Sport Fantasy Football Rankings Week 7, 2020: Model that beat experts says start Mike Williams, sit Ryan Tannehill
Lamar Jackson vs. Patrick Mahomes: Should you draft a QB early in fantasy football?
Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes are the unquestioned top two QBs in 2020 fantasy rankings. Who should you take, and when should you draft them? We have the draft strategy breakdown here.There's a lot that goes into the decision to pick a QB early, though. First, you have to decide whether it's Jackson or Mahomes you want to take. Then, you've got to decide if that player's relative value makes it worth taking them as early as you have to, likely in the second round.
Although the Cleveland Browns were thumped last week by the Pittsburgh Steelers, the production of Browns running back Kareem Hunt cannot be ignored. The four-year veteran has rushed for 387 yards on 83 carries and three touchdowns this season, far eclipsing his 179-yard total over eight games a year ago. With Nick Chubb (knee) on injured reserve, Hunt should be sky-high in the Week 7 Fantasy football rankings against a Bengals team that allows a porous 142.3 rushing yards per game.
Should Hunt be part of your Week 7 Fantasy football picks? And which players face the best Week 7 Fantasy football matchups? Before you lock in your lineups, be sure to.
When it comes to ranking players, their model beat human experts inlast season when there were big differences in ranking. Over the course of a season, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.
Last week, the model was extremely high onrunning back , saying he'd finish as a top-20 player at his position. The result: Drake recorded 20 carries for a whopping164 yards and two touchdowns against the . Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.
Fantasy Waiver Wire Week 7: Mike Williams, Justin Jackson among top free agent pickups after Monday night breakouts
Christian Kirk continued his breakout and Cole Beasley had another solid game on Monday night. Both will be among the top Week 7 fantasy waiver wire pickups. See more potential free agent adds after waivers clear in Yahoo and ESPN leagues on Wednesday morning.Our full free agent list has even more RBs, WRs, and TEs (lots of tight ends this week), including a bunch of guys who should've been picked up last week but might have fallen through the cracks because of their byes (Justin Jackson, Mike Williams, Henry Ruggs).
Now, the model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has revealed its Fantasy football rankings for Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season..
Top Fantasy football picks for Week 7
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One player the model is extremely high on this week:wide receiver . With suffering back spasms in Week 5, Williams had his biggest game of the season. He caught five passes for 109 yards and two scores while playing 77 percent of snaps.
Williams and the Chargers face the Jaguars this week, a team that has been shredded by opposing offenses all season long. Even with Allen back in the lineup this week, Williams is still a must-start since the Jaguars have yielded strong fantasy days to players like Kenny Golladay (4-105), Brandin Cooks (8-161-1), and Tyler Boyd (7-90). Plus, Jacksonville has been gashed for 30 points in five straight games.
Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Week 7 lineup advice, matchups, DFS picks
Can you trust JuJu Smith-Schuster this week? What about Antonio Gibson? SN's Vinnie Iyer is here to answer your tough Week 7 fantasy start 'em, sit 'em questions. Get lineup advice and DFS tips ahead of your must-win matchup.Keep in mind that four more teams — the Ravens, the Colts, the Dolphins and the Vikings — all have byes. That means no Lamar Jackson, Jonathan Taylor, Myles Gaskin, Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson and Dalvin Cook, among others. The big injuries to watch this week are DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), Robert Tonyan (ankle), Darrell Henderson (thigh), Justin Jackson (knee), Aaron Jones (calf), Jamison Crowder (groin), Tyler Higbee (hand), and Sam Darnold (shoulder).
And a massive shocker:quarterback , who threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns last week against the , stumbles big-time and doesn't even crack the top 15 at his position. Tannehill's thriving under center despite Tennessee's heavy reliance on the run, with a 13:2 TD:INT ratio through five games.
He's now thrown three or more touchdown passes in three of his last four outings. However, Tannehill and the Titans face a stiff test at home against theon Sunday.
Pittsburgh features the second ranked total defense, giving up just 285.2 yards per game this season. In addition, the Steelers are tied for second in the league with eight interceptions and have recorded multiple interceptions in their last two outings. With such a tough matchup on Sunday, Tannehill is a player to consider putting on the bench in Week 7.
How to set your Week 7 Fantasy football rankings
The model is also calling for a surprising quarterback you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 10 of its Fantasy football rankings. This pick could be the difference between winning big and going home with nothing..
So who should you start and sit this week? And which surprising quarterback could lead you to victory?, all from the model that out-performed experts big-time last season.
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