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Week 7 Rankings

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: October 20, 2019, 12:01 pm ET

Week 7 Receivers 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Julio Jones

ATL

LA

2

DeAndre Hopkins

HOU

@IND

3

Cooper Kupp

LA

@ATL

4

Tyreek Hill

KC

@DEN

5

Michael Thomas

NO

@CHI

6

Julian Edelman

NE

@NYJ

7

Keenan Allen

LAC

@TEN

8

T.Y. Hilton

IND

HOU

9

Tyler Lockett

SEA

BAL

10

Kenny Golladay

DET

MIN

11

Adam Thielen

MIN

@DET

12

D.J. Chark

JAC

@CIN

13

Amari Cooper

DAL

PHI

14

Will Fuller

HOU

@IND

15

Courtland Sutton

DEN

KC

16

Robert Woods

LA

@ATL

17

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

@NYG

18

Tyler Boyd

CIN

JAC

19

Brandin Cooks

LA

@ATL

20

Stefon Diggs

MIN

@DET

21

Alshon Jeffery

PHI

@DAL

22

John Brown

BUF

MIA

23

Michael Gallup

DAL

PHI

24

Calvin Ridley

ATL

LA

25

Terry McLaurin

WAS

SF

26

Golden Tate

NYG

ARI

27

Mike Williams

LAC

@TEN

28

Auden Tate

CIN

JAC

29

D.K. Metcalf

SEA

BAL

30

Allen Robinson

CHI

NO

31

Robby Anderson

NYJ

NE

32

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

GB

OAK

33

Marvin Jones

DET

MIN

34

Emmanuel Sanders

DEN

KC

35

Mohamed Sanu

ATL

LA

36

Jamison Crowder

NYJ

NE

37

Dede Westbrook

JAC

@CIN

38

Dante Pettis

SF

@WAS

39

Corey Davis

TEN

LAC

40

Demarcus Robinson

KC

@DEN

41

Cole Beasley

BUF

MIA

42

Marquise Goodwin

SF

@WAS

43

A.J. Brown

TEN

LAC

44

Preston Williams

MIA

@BUF

45

Mecole Hardman

KC

@DEN

46

Geronimo Allison

GB

OAK

47

DeVante Parker

MIA

@BUF

48

Phillip Dorsett

NE

@NYJ

49

Nelson Agholor

PHI

@DAL

50

Darius Slayton

NYG

ARI

51

Willie Snead

BAL

@SEA

52

Jakobi Meyers

NE

@NYJ

53

Demaryius Thomas

NYJ

NE

54

Keke Coutee

HOU

@IND

55

Byron Pringle

KC

@DEN

56

Taylor Gabriel

CHI

NO

57

KeeSean Johnson

ARI

@NYG

58

Randall Cobb

DAL

PHI

59

Albert Wilson

MIA

@BUF

60

Miles Boykin

BAL

@SEA

61

Chris Conley

JAC

@CIN

62

Jake Kumerow

GB

OAK

63

Anthony Miller

CHI

NO

64

Ted Ginn

NO

@CHI

65

Trey Quinn

WAS

SF

66

Kenny Stills

HOU

@IND

67

Trevor Davis

OAK

@GB

68

Paul Richardson

WAS

SF

69

Tavon Austin

DAL

PHI

70

Damiere Byrd

ARI

@NYG

 

WR Notes: It’s unclear if new Rams CB Jalen Ramsey (back) will suit up to face Julio Jones. If not, Jones’ light could scarcely be more green. … DeAndre Hopkins caught nine Week 6 passes … for 55 yards. It wasn’t necessarily a fluke, as Hopkins’ targets have predominantly been short. Nuk hasn’t scored since Week 1. Each new week should be the end of the streak. Week 7 is no different. … Cooper Kupp’s domination came to a screeching Week 6 halt along with the rest of the Rams’ offense. The Falcons, who have allowed an 8.6 YPA, 71.4 completion percentage, and 15:2 TD:INT ratio — all while notching just five sacks — promise to get the party started again. … Tyreek Hill has a stiff Week 7 test in Chris Harris after going 5/80/2 on just 29 snaps against the Texans. … Michael Thomas continues to ace every test. @CHI will be his toughest yet. Only the Bills are permitting fewer receiver fantasy points than the Bears, who have faced a slate that includes Davante Adams, Courtland Sutton, Terry McLaurin, Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Thomas’ high-volume, underneath usage does render his floor matchup-proof.

With Josh Gordon’s (knee) status in serious doubt, the stars are aligning for a 12-14 target week for Julian Edelman. The Jets have had no answers for Edelman in recent vintage. … As Ian Hartitz points out, Keenan Allen’s targets decline has coincided with Melvin Gordon’s return. Hunter Henry’s presence isn’t going to help, either. The Titans are a below-average matchup. … The Texans have long struggled to contain T.Y. Hilton, and they have stopped hardly anybody in the receiving department this season, granting the seventh most receiver fantasy points. Hilton is good and rested coming off the Colts’ bye. Vegas is forecasting a 48-point over/under. … Tyler Lockett could see a heavy dose of Marlon Humphrey. I have to admit, I am feeling a wee bit of Stockholm Syndrome with this ranking. SEA/BAL should just be such a good overall scoring environment. … The Vikings have remained predictably stout through the air, but there is only so far I can fade someone drawing as many deep, not to mention overall, targets as Kenny Golladay. I also think this could become a sneaky shootout in Detroit’s domed environs.

Just as soon as I say that, I do fade Adam Thielen a bit. Thielen has yet to draw more than eight targets. … The WR3 in standard and WR6 in PPR, D.J. Chark is allowed one underwhelming game. The pathetic Bengals, who will be missing both of their starting corners, should bring him immediately back to life. … I had a hard time finding the right spot for Michael Gallup. You could argue he belongs in the top five. Through four games, he’s third in the league in yards per game (97). With Amari Cooper (quad) likely sitting, Gallup will be the No. 1 wideout vs. the Eagles’ vaporized secondary. The obvious reason for the hedge is that Cooper’s absence will make life much more difficult for the sophomore … Will Fuller: When you left 3/103/3 on the field via drops last week, that wasn’t tilting at all! Hang your hat on Fuller’s jaw-dropping usage. …The Chiefs’ defense is getting worse, and Courtland Sutton is getting better. Sutton’s 76 yards in Week 6 were his third fewest of the season. The sophomore is having an inarguably excellent campaign.  

Robert Woods’ floor is eroding while Brandin Cooks’ ceiling is lowering. Both trends figure to be put on hold for this week’s trip to Atlanta. … Larry Fitzgerald’s floor could not be more firmly established. Hopefully he finally touches the ceiling for the first time since Week 2. Awful against every position, the Giants have been particularly bad at defending the slot. … Tyler Boyd enters the week third in targets. Auden Tate had the more productive Week 6, and profiles as a legitimate WR3 vs. the Jaguars’ officially Jalen Ramsey-less defense. Check out Ian’s cut up of his Week 6 grabs. … So Stefon Diggs Will Fuller’d to the mean in Week 6. His hot streak potential is curbed by his expected date with Darius Slay. … John Brown checks in 20th in wide receiver air yards despite the Bills’ Week 6 bye. You would think that if he was ever going to cash them into real yards, it would be at home vs. the Dolphins’ experiment. … The Week 7 risk for Terry McLaurin is that the Redskins’ passing attack is completely nonfunctional against the 49ers’ dominant front seven. If Case Keenum can buy himself any time, McLaurin will have a chance to get some numbers.

Evan Engram’s return curbs Golden Tate’s WR3 appeal only ever so slightly. Wideouts continue to catch everything thrown their way vs. Arizona. Sterling Shepard’s (concussion) return, of course, would be a bigger deal for Tate. As of Thursday, I do not have Shep ranked. … As Robby Anderson reminded last week, he is always just one play away from a huge day. That one play will be extremely difficult to find vs. the Patriots. … With Davante Adams (toe), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (knee, ankle) and Geronimo Allison all legitimately questionable, the Pack’s No. 1 wideout could be … Allen Lazard? DFS folk hero status awaits. … If Christian Kirk (ankle) returns from his two-game absence, he will be a potentially low-owned DFS option in a tissue-soft matchup. … Corey Davis gets a one-week bump in the ranks. Marcus Mariota had been bad enough that it is worth giving all Titans pass catchers a second chance. … Demarcus Robinson would seem to have the most stable role of the Chiefs’ non-Tyreek Hill/Sammy Watkins pass catchers. Watkins (hamstring) is out again. … Randall Cobb (back) could remain sidelined along with Amari Cooper (quad). That’s Devin Smith’s music playing … or Tavon Austin’s. … I would almost rather bet on Jakobi Meyers’ unknown upside than Phillip Dorsett’s always mediocre floor. … One of these months, the 49ers will figure out their receiver corps.                                                                  

Patrick Daugherty
Patrick Daugherty is a football and baseball writer for Rotoworld.com. He can be found on Twitter .