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  • Brandin Cooks - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/23/17 5:05am ET

    New England Patriots WR Brandin Cooks caught four passes for 65 yards and scored a touchdown in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Cooks believes the longer the season goes, the more explosive he can be. This was his third touchdown of the season in a crowded Patriots receiving corps, and Cooks makes a good WR2 companion to Chris Hogan.

  • Jay Cutler - QB - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/23/17 5:03am ET

    Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins QB Jay Cutler (ribs) is believed to have suffered two cracked ribs in Week 7 that will keep him out two or three weeks.

    Huddle Up: Matt Moore figures to fill in, but he doesn't have much merit in fantasy.

  • Chris Hogan - WR - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/23/17 5:00am ET

    New England Patriots WR Chris Hogan caught four of his six targeted passes for 71 yards in a Week 7 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Hogan had been hampered in practice by rib issues, but now that he's back to pretty much full speed you can look at Hogan as a No. 3 receiver moving forward.

  • Mohamed Sanu - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/23/17 4:54am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu caught six passes for 65 yards in a Week 7 loss to the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: Considering Sanu came back from a hamstring problem, these numbers aren't bad at all. Sanu is one of the bigger weapons in the Falcons' offense and should merit WR3 or flex status in future weeks.

  • Julio Jones - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/23/17 4:50am ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones had a breakthrough game in Week 7 against the New England Patriots, as he caught nine passes for 99 yards and a touchdown.

    Huddle Up: Fantasy owners rejoiced at seeing Jones get into the end zone. Falcons coach Dan Quinn wanted Jones more involved in the offense and he got his wish on Sunday. Jones missed only four passes and looked like the Jones of old. He remains a strong WR1 despite early struggles.

  • Rex Burkhead - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/23/17 4:46am ET

    New England Patriots RB Rex Burkhead, who missed time due to a rib injury, returned in Week 7 and had six rushes for 31 yards. Burkhead also caught his only pass for 11 yards.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't a bad return for Burkhead, but he remains a flex option due to the state of flux in New England's crowded backfield.

  • Tevin Coleman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/23/17 4:43am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman ran six times for 16 yards in his team's loss to the New England Patriots in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Coleman has been more of a short-yardage back in recent weeks, and no one really had success against the Patriots in terms of rushing scores. Keep Coleman as an RB3 or flex option heading into Week 8.

  • Dion Lewis - RB - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/23/17 4:39am ET

    New England Patriots RB Dion Lewis had 76 yards on 13 carries in a week 7 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Ordinarily that would be great, but in New England's offense it could get you a bench spot next week. This is not a knock on Lewis, it's just a reminder that New England could turn to Rex Burkhead or James White the following week and make Lewis owners mad. It's best to avoid the committee altogether.

  • Devonta Freeman - RB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/23/17 4:34am ET

    Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman ran 12 times for 72 yards in a Week 7 game against the New England Patriots. He also caught three passes for 18 yards.

    Huddle Up: For the second week in a row Freeman was kept from the end zone, but he nearly accounted for 100 yards of total offense. He remains a solid RB1 selection who should find paydirt again real soon.

  • Tom Brady - QB - New England Patriots
    Posted 10/23/17 4:31am ET

    New England Patriots QB Tom Brady was 21-of-29 for 249 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a Week 7 win over the Atlanta Falcons.

    Huddle Up: Brady did most of his damage before the fog rolled in, but he still completed all but eight of his pass attempts. In short, Brady did his usual good job and he will now face a Los Angeles Charges squad that overcame the Denver Broncos' vaunted defense.

  • Matt Ryan - QB - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/23/17 4:25am ET

    Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan finished 23-for-33 for 233 yards and one touchdown in a Week 7 loss against the New England Patriots.

    Huddle Up: This makes two touchdowns in two games for Ryan. Granted, there was fog later in the game as a built-in excuse, but New England's leaky pass defense still came through. Ryan will attempt a better game in Week 8 against a surprising New York Jets squad.

  • A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 10/22/17 8:55pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green finished with three catches for 41 yards in a 29-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: It was the first time all year that Green has been held below 60 yards, but he still led the team in receiving. The entire Cincinnati offense should perform better against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8, and Green should go back to putting up WR1 numbers.

  • Martavis Bryant - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/22/17 8:50pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR Martavis Bryant posted one grab for three yards on two targets in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he ran once for two yards.

    Huddle Up: Bryant has been passed by rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster on the depth chart and he has expressed his unhappiness with his role in recent weeks. A change of scenery might do him some good, but for now his fantasy appeal is nil.

  • Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
    Posted 10/22/17 8:48pm ET

    Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon finished with seven carries for 48 yards and three catches for 20 yards in a 29-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: Mixon still led all backs in carries, and he was efficient with the touches he did receive. The Bengals couldn't establish a rhythm on offense against the Steelers, but Mixon should see a more typical workload against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8.

  • Vance McDonald - TE - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/22/17 8:48pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald posted two receptions for 37 yards on three targets in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: McDonald appears to be getting a lot more comfortable in the system after coming over from San Francisco right before the regular season opener, and Ben Roethlisberger is trusting him more and more. The tight end is usually a big part of Pittsburgh's offensive game plan, so McDonald could be a fantasy standout if he continues to progress.

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster - WR - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/22/17 8:47pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster posted two receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown on three targets in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: Smith-Schuster had the best touchdown celebration of the season when he and Le'Veon Bell had an impromptu game of Hide and Seek after his score. It bested the rookie's game of craps in the end zone on a score earlier in the year. More importantly, that's three scores over the past six games and two or more catches in each of his past six outings. He has emerged as a bona fide WR4 or flex option in most fantasy formats.

  • Le'Veon Bell - RB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/22/17 8:46pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell rushed 35 times for 134 yards in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added three grabs for 58 yards on his three targets.

    Huddle Up: Bell's stat line certainly entertained his owners, and he also entertained fans everywhere with his Hide and Seek touchdown celebration with JuJu Smith-Schuster in the second half. Bell is back as a top fantasy option at his position after a slow start. The Steelers meet the Lions on Sunday Night Football in Week 8.

  • Evan Engram - TE - New York Giants
    Posted 10/22/17 8:36pm ET

    New York Giants TE Evan Engram caught six passes on 12 targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in a 24-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7.

    Huddle Up: With their receiving corps decimated by injuries, the rookie has totaled 142 yards and two scores the last two games. At a thin position, Engram can be treated as a TE1.

  • Ben Roethlisberger - QB - Pittsburgh Steelers
    Posted 10/22/17 8:24pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger completed 14 of his 24 pass attempts for 224 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 7 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't a giant stat line for Big Ben, but it's a huge improvement over his last game at home when he had a career-high five interceptions two weeks ago against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He remains a low-end QB1 or must-start QB2 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 8 in Detroit.

  • Antonio Gates - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
    Posted 10/22/17 8:23pm ET

    Los Angeles Chargers TE Antonio Gates posted just one grab for four yards on his only target in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos.

    Huddle Up: Gates is clearly well behind Hunter Henry now and he is playing out the final days of his illustrious career. It's sad to see a former fantasy stud put out to pasture, but he is best left to the waiver wire in most formats these days.

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