Ryan Mathews rushed 14 times for 56 yards and added 27 yards on one catch Week 7 against the Vikings.
Mathews worked as the No. 1 back, but he ceded seven carries to Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood while losing a lot of red-zone work to Sproles. He did get loose for two long plays, but he understandably struggled to gain consistent yardage against the best defense in the league. Mathews also fumbled late in the fourth quarter with the Eagles trying to run out the clock for the second time in three weeks. He should have an easier time next week against the Cowboys, but the backfield rotation limits his weekly upside.
Matt Jones rushed 10 times for 27 yards in the Redskins' Week 7 loss to the Lions, also losing a fumble.
Mike Wallace caught 10-of-13 targets for 120 yards in the Ravens' Week 7 loss to the Jets.
Wallace has seen extreme volume consistently over the last month, and this was his most efficient effort to date. His highlight was a 53-yard catch in double coverage in the second quarter. Despite Joe Flacco's struggles, Wallace has played himself into the every-week WR3 conversation. The Ravens go on a Week 8 bye, then they will take on the Steelers in Week 9. It's unclear whether Steve Smith Sr. (ankle) will return by then.
Andy Dalton completed 19-of-28 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' Week 7 win over the Browns.
Dalton did the vast majority of his work in the first half, as he was held under 90 yards passing after the break with the Bengals salting the clock away. His first touchdown was a 44-yard hookup with Brandon LaFell on a blown coverage by the Browns, and the second score was a Hail Mary heave to A.J. Green as time expired in the second quarter. Green caught the ball among four Browns defenders, tipping it to himself as he fell to the ground. Dalton still took three sacks and held onto the ball way too long at times. He's already been sacked more times this season than last year. Dalton will be a borderline QB1 next week at home against the Redskins.
Carson Wentz completed 16-of-28 passes for 138 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Eagles' Week 7 win over the Vikings.
Wentz was not good in this one. He turned the ball over three times in the first half, fumbled twice more, and routinely missed open receivers. The defense and special teams chipped in with four takeaways and a kick-return touchdown, however, and the running game did the heavy lifting on a touchdown drive in the third quarter. Wentz has struggled for two games in a row, but he has a nicer matchup next week against the Cowboys. He will have some back-end streamer appeal in that game.
Joe Flacco completed 25-of-44 passes for 248 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Ravens' Week 7 loss to the Jets.
In arguably the best matchup Flacco will get all year, he flopped. He was picked off twice in the second half and got no help from his receivers with the exception of Mike Wallace, lacking rhythm in the passing game and failing to execute in scoring position. Flacco has good matchups forthcoming against the Steelers and Browns, but his performance to date suggests he won't be a strong fantasy play. Flacco has consistently played poorly coming back from last year's torn ACL.
Matthew Stafford completed 18-of-29 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown in Detroit's 20-17, Week 7 win over the Redskins.
He added two rushes for 32 yards. With the Lions trailing 17-13 with 1:05 remaining, Stafford led the Lions on a six-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to steal the game. The score was Stafford's only of the afternoon, but he was delivering darts, and was once again hurt by a number of bad drops from his receivers. Stafford has just two 300-yard games in seven starts, but has been playing at a near MVP level. He'll be a mid-range QB1 for next week's trip to Houston.
Kevin Hogan completed 12-of-24 passes for 100 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Browns' 31-17, Week 7 loss to the Bengals, adding 104 rushing yards and one touchdown.
Cody Kessler was concussed in the first half, forcing Hogan into quarterback duties. The only offense Cleveland had was using Hogan and Isaiah Crowell on read-option plays. It had the Bengals' defense all out of sorts early, with Hogan running for a 28-yard touchdown and Crowell scoring a short one. Cincinnati eventually figured it out, and Hogan collapsed for most of the second half. If Kessler can't get cleared, Hogan will be under center against the Jets in Week 8.