"Hash Marks" Harris: Week 7 Report

I had some other good calls last week, including Tom Brady, Greg Olsen and Devonta Freeman. I hope they helped your team secure a victory.

Here's a recap of Week 6's best performers and my Week 7 likes.

Week 6 Top Performers

QB – Matthew Stafford, Detroit –It took six weeks but the Lions got their first win thanks to Stafford's 405 passing yards and four scores. He added 37 rushing yards.

RB – Devonta Freeman, Atlanta –He was my No. 1 back last week, and again, he went off with 100 rushing yards and one score, and 56 receiving yards and one score.

WR – DeAndre Hopkins, Houston –He's been the best receiver in the game since Week 3, and his last outing, 10 receptions for 148 yards with two scores, has only added to his stellar season.

TE – Greg Olsen, Carolina –He was one of my top-three tight ends last week. Olsen recorded 131 yards and seven receptions with one score in a huge win at Seattle.

Defense/Special Teams, Miami –Miami's defense and special teams units had their best outing of the season, forcing four turnovers and recording one defensive touchdown. They also had six sacks.

K – Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh –In his second career game, he took home AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. He made all four field goals and one extra point for a total of 17 fantasy points.

Week 7 Likes:


Andrew Luck vs. New Orleans –I've failed so many times this season picking him to light it up, but I think he's finally healthy, and he's facing the 31st ranked team when it comes to giving up fantasy points to opposing QBs.

Russell Wilson at San Francisco –I have faith Wilson gets his team turned in the right direction, and it starts this Thursday night. San Francisco gave up 441 yards and three touchdowns in Week 5, and 343 yards and two scores in Week 6.

Carson Palmer vs. Baltimore –Palmer made too many mistakes last week in Pittsburgh, but he will be focused on getting things right for this game. Oh yeah, the Ravens are dead last, giving up an average 22.3 fantasy points per game to opposing QBs.

Running Backs

Todd Gurley vs. Cleveland –Gurley has two straight 100-yard games, and he is coming off of a bye. Cleveland has allowed at least 150 rushing yards in four-of-six games this season.

Latavius Murray at San Diego –The Chargers are dead last, giving up 29.6 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. They have allowed at least 100 rushing yards in five straight games.

Frank Gore vs. New Orleans –New Orleans has allowed at least 100 rushing yards in five-of-six games this season, including three straight games allowing at least one rushing touchdown.

Wide Receivers

DeAndre Hopkins at Miami –Hopkins has four straight 100-yard games and has recorded at least 20 fantasy points per game in that span. Until he fails, he's the No. 1 fantasy option at WR.

Antonio Brown at Kansas City –Brown's production has tailed off significantly. But this week he faces a Chiefs' team that gives up an average of 37.7 points per game to opposing WRs.

Odell Beckham, Jr. vs. Dallas – Beckham Jr. was only targeted once in the second half in a loss last Monday. That will change on Sunday. He will be the main target and will have a solid game.

Tight Ends

Gary Barnidge at St. Louis –He's been the best tight end when it comes to fantasy production since Week 3 and that won't change this week.

Antonio Gates vs. Oakland –His QB, Philip Rivers, has the most passing yards in the NFL. Gates is facing a team that allows the most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends.

Travis Kelce vs. Pittsburgh –Kelce hasn't scored since Week 1, but he is facing a team that has a history of struggles when it comes to defending athletic tight ends.

Defense/Special Teams

Pittsburgh at Kansas City –The Steelers are 6 in turnover differential. Though they give up yards, they don't give up a lot of points. And the Chiefs don't score many points.

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco –Despite a win last week, the 49ers are not a good team. Colin Kaepernick turns the ball over too much. Seattle is desperate for a win.

Carolina vs. Philadelphia –The Eagles have committed multiple turnovers in five-of-six games this season. Carolina is riding high after a big win in Seattle.


Stephen Gostkowski vs. N.Y. Jets –Gostkowski has scored double-digit fantasy points in four straight games, totaling 62 fantasy points in that span.

Chris Boswell at Kansas City –Boswell has 24 fantasy points in his first two NFL games, and he is coming off of an AFC Special Teams Player of the Week performance.

Steven Hauschka at San Francisco –Hauschka has totaled double-digit fantasy points in four-of-six games this season, including 31 in his last three games.

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