Tom Brady completed 19-of-26 passes for two touchdowns with no interceptions and rushed five times for 13 yards Sunday in the Patriots' Week 7 win over the Steelers.
It wasn’t his most prolific work but Brady was undoubtedly solid in Sunday’s win. Brady’s first touchdown of the afternoon came on a simple screen pass to James White, who slalomed through a sea of defenders for a 19-yard score. His second score came midway through the third quarter on a 36-yard deep bomb to Rob Gronkowski. Brady recognized the mismatch and easily hit Gronkowski in stride just as he beat his man in coverage. New England leaned heavily on the run, which limited Brady’s chances in the second half. Touchdown Tom will be a top-five quarterback option against Buffalo in Week 8.
James White corralled two-of-five targets for 32 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Patriots' Week 7 win over the Steelers.
White got off to a nice start with a 19-yard touchdown in the first quarter but that would prove to be his only highlight of the afternoon. He took a backseat in this one to LeGarrette Blount, who exploded for a season-high 127 yards and two touchdowns. White still plays an important role as the Patriots’ passing-down back but the unpredictability of New England’s offense will hamper him at times. He’ll get the Bills in Week 8.
Julian Edelman nabbed nine of 11 targets for 60 yards Sunday in the Patriots' Week 7 win over the Steelers.
Edelman recorded a season-high in catches but only managed 6.7 yards per reception. Seven of his nine grabs came before halftime. Edelman gave the ball back to Pittsburgh by committing a costly fumble on a fourth-quarter punt return. Dating back to last season, Edelman has now gone his last eight regular season games without a touchdown. He’ll look to end that drought next week at Buffalo.
Chris Hogan tallied two catches for 25 yards on two targets Sunday in the Patriots' Week 7 win over the Steelers.
Hogan coughed it up on the Patriots’ first play from scrimmage, resulting in the game’s first turnover. He reeled in a 13-yarder early in the second quarter but wasn’t targeted again after that. Sunday extended Hogan’s touchdown drought to six games. He’ll have plenty of motivation to play well next week when he returns to Buffalo. Hogan remains well off the fantasy radar.
Jacob Tamme's lone catch in Atlanta's Week 7 loss to the Chargers was a 17-yard touchdown.
Tamme drew three targets. With Atlanta going with more of a rotation at tight end, Tamme has six catches for 37 yards over his past four games. His TE2 moment has come and gone.
LeGarrette Blount turned 24 carries into 127 yards and two touchdowns and added one catch for seven yards Sunday in the Patriots' Week 7 win over the Steelers.
Blount set the tone with 13 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown in the first half. His TD came on a three-yard scamper early in the second quarter. Blount kept the engine running in the second half by contributing his longest run of the day on a 25-yard burst midway through the third quarter. He capped the outing with another touchdown early in the fourth quarter, this time punching it in from five yards. Blount has already established a new career-high in touchdowns with eight, which puts him in a three-way tie with David Johnson and Melvin Gordon for the league lead. He’ll be in play as an RB2 next week against a Buffalo run defense that just allowed 214 yards to Jay Ajayi.
Mohamed Sanu caught 2-of-4 targets for 16 yards in Atlanta's Week 7 loss to the Chargers.
It was an utter flop of a day from a receiver who hasn't cleared 50 yards since Week 1. Even in PPR, Sanu is a last-gasp WR4.
Dontrelle Inman caught 3-of-6 targets for 58 yards in the Chargers' Week 7 win over the Falcons.
The yards were Inman's second most of the season. Inman is a full-time member of the Chargers' pass catcher rotation, but it isn't translating to fantasy value. Even in PPR, he can't be trusted as a WR5.