Cordarrelle Patterson caught all seven of his targets for 67 yards and a touchdown Week 7 against the Eagles.
Patterson's touchdown came deep into garbage time, but it was a nice post route and he held on through a big (and illegal) hit for the score. The touchdown was his second in as many games and he now has at least six targets in three straight. Still, he is most a screen and gadget player for an underwhelming passing offense. He is not worth using outside of deeper leagues.
Anquan Boldin caught 3-of-4 targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 7 win over the Redskins.
Michael Thomas notched 10 catches for 130 yards on 13 targets Sunday in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.
As he’s been most of the season, Thomas was the most reliable target in a loaded arsenal of Saints’ pass-catchers. The second-round rookie erupted for a career-high in yards while leading the team in targets for the third time in four games. Sunday ended his three-game touchdown streak but it was still a marvelous performance for Thomas, who is quietly emerging as perhaps the most polished receiver in this year’s rookie class. His one blunder was on the final play of the game when he failed to get out of bounds, costing the Saints a chance at a Hail Mary. Thomas deserves WR3 consideration next week, even against Seattle’s vaunted secondary.
DeMarco Murray rushed 25 times for 107 yards and a touchdown and caught 3-of-5 targets for 20 yards in the Titans' Week 7 loss to the Colts.
Murray was basically the lock of the week in DFS and proceeded to hit, even in a game where the Colts played surprisingly decent run defense and prevented Murray from hitting any runs of longer than 14 yards. On Thursday Night Football in Week 8, Murray will take on a Jaguars defense that has been weaker versus the run than the pass. He is an elite RB1 play every week.
Mark Ingram produced 62 yards on 16 carries and caught four passes for 20 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.
It was an eventful afternoon for Ingram, though not necessarily for all the right reasons. Ingram was mostly bottled up in the run game, averaging an underwhelming 3.88 yards per carry including 3.29 per attempt in the first half. He shined in the third quarter, extending a drive with a nice catch on third down before punching in a three-yard touchdown on a screen pass from Drew Brees. Ingram was thinking touchdown again in the fourth quarter but committed a costly fumble on the Chiefs’ seven-yard line. That play proved to be the final nail in the Saints’ coffin. Ingram will remain on the RB1 borderline next week against Seattle.
Latavius Murray had 18 carries for 59 yards and two touchdowns and caught 2-of-5 targets for four yards in Oakland's Week 7 win over Jacksonville.
Murray came into the game questionable after missing the last two weeks with turf toe. DeAndre Washington started, but he was the clear featured back with 20 touches. Murray looked fully healthy but averaged only 3.3 YPC despite the Raiders giving him a heavy workload. Oakland is going to remain a committee going forward, but Murray was the clear preferred option on early downs and in the red-zone. Murray is a touchdown-dependent RB2 for Week 8 against the Bucs.
Marcus Mariota completed 22-of-37 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns and rushed twice for 14 yards in the Titans' Week 7 loss to the Colts.
We'll take the fantasy points, but Mariota's on-field performance wasn't great. He struggled with accuracy and decision making a lost a game-ending fumble that was returned to the house by Robert Mathis. Mariota gets a tougher Week 8 draw against an underrated Jaguars pass defense in Week 8. That game will be played on Thursday Night Football. Mariota will be a shaky QB1 investment.
Coby Fleener corralled both of his targets for 44 yards Sunday in the Saints' Week 7 loss to the Chiefs.
He broke off a 30-yard gain late in the second quarter but wasn’t heard from again after that. Fleener has had a couple big games this season but with so many mouths to feed in New Orleans, he’s going to get lost in the shuffle some weeks. He’ll be on the back end of the TE1 spectrum next Sunday against Seattle’s famous Legion of Boom.