Colts WR Chester Rogers caught 2-of-3 targets for 30 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Titans.
Rogers didn't make a big impact despite Phillip Dorsett's absence, and will be tough to trust as a fantasy dart-throw play in Week 8 against Kansas City.
Alex Smith completed 17-of-24 passes for 214 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions and rushed four times for seven yards Sunday in the Chiefs' Week 7 win over the Saints.
Smith was aggressive in the first half, shredding the Saints’ patchwork secondary for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 10-of-15 passing. Once the Chiefs built a comfortable lead, he was able to kill clock by handing off to Spencer Ware. Smith’s first touchdown of the afternoon came on a short screen that Ware took 46 yards to house. His second came on a deep ball to Tyreek Hill, who blew past an overmatched Ken Crawley for the 38-yard score. Smith has another plus matchup on tap next week against the Colts.
Colts TE Erik Swoope caught 2-of-5 targets for 51 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Titans.
Swoope made catches for gains of 34 and 17 yards, giving the Colts' some big-play ability in the absence of Dwayne Allen, Phillip Dorsett, and Donte Moncrief. A former basketball player, Swoope lacks re-draft fantasy appeal but is a name to keep in mind. The 24-year-old is worth a look in Dynasty leagues.
DeSean Jackson caught 5-of-8 targets for 35 yards in the Redskins' Week 7 loss to the Lions.
Jackson ended up second on the team in targets, but was frankly invisible, sometimes seeming to run behind Ryan Grant. Playing through all variety of minor injuries, Jackson has 130 yards over his past four games. Even with Jordan Reed (concussion) sidelined, Jackson hasn't been able to get going from a fantasy standpoint. He'll be a low-end WR3 for next week's London game against the Bengals.
Chris Conley absorbed both of his targets for 29 yards Sunday in the Chiefs' Week 7 win over the Saints.
He wasn’t asked to do much on Sunday as the Chiefs let running back Spencer Ware do most of the heavy lifting. Conley has yet to score a touchdown this year, though he’s already set a new career-high with 227 receiving yards over six contests. Conley won’t be more than a WR4/5 against the Colts next week.
T.Y. Hilton secured 7-of-12 targets for 133 yards and a touchdown in the Colts' Week 7 win over the Titans.
He also had a late-game touchdown negated by a penalty back at the line of scrimmage. Hilton was simply uncoverable by the Titans' secondary, which lost LCB Perrish Cox (concussion) early in the game and had no chance of containing Hilton's deep speed. Hilton will get another solid matchup in Week 8 against the overrated Chiefs' secondary. That game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium, where Hilton has positive home-game splits throughout his career.
Travis Kelce snagged two-of-three targets for 24 yards Sunday in the Chiefs' Week 7 win over the Saints.
All three of his targets came in the first half. Kelce was a victim of game-flow this week, as the Chiefs built a lead and coasted in the second half by handing it off to workhorse Spencer Ware. In total, the Chiefs threw just 24 passes compared to 28 rushing attempts. Kelce should be in for a bounce-back game next week against the Colts.
Jeremy Maclin secured four-of-five targets for 40 yards Sunday in the Chiefs' Week 7 win over the Saints.
Blessed by the fantasy gods with another sublime matchup (he faced the Raiders’ league-worst pass defense a week earlier), Maclin predictably fell flat. He snoozed through the first half, hauling in just one of two targets for eight yards. He was marginally more involved in the second half but mostly took a backseat to Spencer Ware, who enjoyed another brilliant game out of the Chiefs’ backfield. He did tip away an onside kick late in the fourth quarter, but obviously that didn’t show up on the stat sheet. Even in a decent matchup against the Colts in Week 8, it’s hard to trust Maclin as anything more than a hit-or-miss WR3.