Marvin Jones - WR - Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones caught three passes (on four targets) for 29 yards during the team's win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 7.
Huddle Up: After averaging a little more than 58 receiving yards per game over the first month, Jones has just 37 yards combined over the last two games. While Kenny Golladay may be part of the issue, the true culprit is the development of Kerryon Johnson, who has given Detroit its first real running threat since *checks notes* Barry Sanders (sorry James Stewart)! It's hard to envision the Lions returning to a pass-heavy approach on a regular basis, which means Jones' downturn could be a new norm. Hold him for now, but if Jones doesn't start seeing more work soon it could be time to drop him.
Sammy Watkins - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins caught four of his seven targets for 74 yards in Week 7 versus the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: It's been pretty clear for most of the season Watkins needs an injury to either Tyreek Hill and/or Travis Kelce to be anything more than a complementary piece in this offense. He has scored only once despite starting in perhaps the league's most explosive aerial attack and topped 70 yards receiving in only three of seven games this season. He'll be a fringe WR3 in many leagues in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos.
Erik Swoope - TE - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts TE Erik Swoope caught a 17-yard touchdown pass against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Swoope has just seven receptions in five games this year, but three of them are touchdowns -- one in each of the last three games. If he could just get a little more play between the 20s he might be someone to consider in deeper leagues.
LeSean McCoy - RB - Buffalo Bills
Updating previous reports, Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (head) has been placed in the NFL's concussion protocol after suffering a head injury during the team's loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: After a slow start McCoy had turned it the past two weeks, but now the 30-year-old back is banged up again. He'll need to clear the protocol before he's eligible to return. If you're looking for a silver lining, McCoy will get an extra day to recover as the Bills host New England on Monday Night Football in Week 8.
Tyler Boyd - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd turned a season-low four targets into three catches for 27 yards in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Boyd has emerged as the team's primary slot receiver, but he saw plenty of time on the perimeter in this one in favor of A.J. Green as Cincinnati tried desperately to get its offense going. This performance marks the second time in three October games Boyd has been held under double digits in PPR fantasy points after erupting for 26 catches and 349 receiving yards in four September contests. Boyd should be able to manage WR2 production in Week 8 versus the sad secondary of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Anthony Miller - WR - Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller was targeted seven times against the New England Patriots in Week 7, catching two passes for 35 yards.
Huddle Up: While Mitchell Trubisky clearly feels more comfortable throwing to tight ends and running backs at this point, Miller was the team's most active wide receiver with his seven targeted passes topping Allen Robinson (five). The rookie probably has the most upside of any Chicago wideout and is a decent stash option if you can spare the roster space.
Sony Michel - RB - New England Patriots
Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) will undergo an MRI on his injured knee Monday, Oct. 22.
Huddle Up: What once looked like a position of strength continues to be thinned by injuries. New England already has Rex Burkhead and Jeremy Hill on IR so they'll be hoping for good news on Michel's knee. Keep an eye out for updates, and if Michel does miss time look for James White to become the main man in the Patriots' backfield.
Travis Kelce - TE - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught all five of his targets for 95 yards in Week 7 versus the Cincinnati Bengals.
Huddle Up: Kelce has not scored in three straight games, but that's about the only fault owners likely have with him at a position in which finding a player who can top five catches and 50 yards in a week - as he has in six consecutive contests - has proven to be a difficult chore. He last scored a touchdown against the Denver Broncos in Week 4, and he is a good bet to do so again when the Broncos visit Arrowhead Stadium in Week 8. Kelce will be an obvious top-five play for that game.
Joe Mixon - RB - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon ran 13 times for 50 yards in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He added three catches for one yard.
Huddle Up: Not exactly what fantasy owners were hoping for against one of the worst defenses in the league. To his credit, very little of the blame falls on Mixon, who was basically a victim of game flow after the Chiefs built a 31-point lead early in the third quarter. Mixon will be on the RB1/RB2 borderline in Week 8 when the Bengals host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Albert Wilson - WR - Miami Dolphins
Updating previous reports, Miami Dolphins WR Albert Wilson (hip) will likely miss at least a few weeks and could be done for the season with what Wilson's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, branded a 'significant' injury.
Huddle Up: Well, that escalated quickly. Wilson had been a pleasant surprise for the Dolphins and was coming off arguably the best game of his career in Week 6. Wait for a more official update from the Dolphins before taking any action, but if it's gonna be long term there's no reason to carry Wilson on your roster. As for the next man up, you'd have to think it'd mean more action for Danny Amendola and maybe Adam Gase will break the glass on DeVante Parker.
Tyreek Hill - WR - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill caught seven of his 10 targets for 68 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Hill added two carries for eight yards.
Huddle Up: Hill's score came early in the fourth quarter when his defender got caught up on a pick play inside the 5-yard line. Opponents are being forced to pick their poison against the Chiefs on a weekly basis. Cincinnati chose to make sure Hill didn't get behind the defense, so Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce were slightly more productive from a yardage standpoint. Hill's upside is as high as any receiver's in the league, and he should be a strong WR1 play again in Week 8 versus the Denver Broncos.
A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green turned 14 targets into seven catches for 117 yards in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: Green was about the only thing that was working for the Bengals in Arrowhead Stadium. He had over 100 yards in the first half alone, but he faded along with the rest of the offense in the second half. As he has in previous years, the 30-year-old has proven he can excel even when Andy Dalton struggles to maintain consistency, which was the case in this contest. Owners should have no problem firing him up as a top-five overall receiver play against the woeful Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary in Week 8.
Kareem Hunt - RB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt ran 15 times for 86 yards and a touchdown in Week 7 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Hunt also caught five of his six targets for 55 yards and two more scores.
Huddle Up: Hunt was spectacular in this one, consistently showing off his impressive combination of balance and power. There were at least three occasions in which a Cincinnati defender had him squared up for a negative play and the second-year back found a way to break the Bengals' will. Hunt has also been much more active in the passing game over the last two weeks, making him an elite fantasy play once again. That is exactly where he will be in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos.
John Ross - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals WR John Ross (groin) departed early in Week 7 versus the Kansas City Chiefs due to a groin injury and did not return.
Huddle Up: Ross was making his return from a groin injury that had sidelined him the previous two weeks. It's quickly shaping up to be another lost season for the last year's No. 9 overall pick, who just cannot seem to stay healthy. Ross should be on waivers in most non-dynasty formats.
Patrick Mahomes - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes finished 28-of-39 for 358 yards and four touchdowns to go along with one interception in Week 7 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Mahomes added 45 yards on four carries.
Huddle Up: Mahomes really didn't have to do much on three of his four scores, as Kareem Hunt powered his way into the end zone for the first two and Tyreek Hill gave himself about two or three yards of separation on his final score. The second-year quarterback forced an underthrow into what amounted to be triple coverage to Hill for his lone miscue, but there's not much else he didn't right. Riding a streak of six consecutive 300-yard passing games, Mahomes will be an elite option once again in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos.
Willie Snead - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR Willie Snead caught three of his seven targets for a season-low 23 yards and gained 13 yards on his only carry in Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Snead is rarely a great threat to score a touchdown or gain many yards after the catch, but he had been a steady threat for the Ravens with at least seven targets in each of his first six games. While the looks were there again in Week 7, he just wasn't able to do much with them. While this effort is a disappointment for owners hoping for low-end WR3 production from him, he should be able to reach that level in PPR leagues in Week 8 when he faces the Carolina Panthers.
Alex Collins - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Alex Collins rushed 11 times for 38 yards and caught three passes for 10 yards in a 24-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 7.
Huddle Up: Collins remains the lead back in Baltimore, but he hasn't topped 68 yards rushing all year. He has become a touchdown-dependent option.
Matt Breida - RB - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers RB Matt Breida (ankle) posted five runs for 15 yards in the Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Rams, and he left the game briefly due to an ankle injury. As soon as he returned he fumbled.
Huddle Up: Breida has been banged up over the past couple of weeks, but he has been trying to play through injury. It hasn't resulted in very good statistics, so it's best to reserve him in most fantasy leagues.
Marquise Goodwin - WR - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin finished with two receptions for 24 yards on five targets in the Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: After a breakout game on Monday Night Football in Week 6, he took a big step back in a lopsided loss. He still has some fantasy appeal as a WR4 or flex option heading into Week 8 against the Arizona Cardinals.
George Kittle - TE - San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle rolled up five receptions for a game-high 98 yards and a touchdown on eight targets in the Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Kittle was slowed in practice by a knee injury this past week, but he didn't show any ill effects of the injury. He has four or more catches in each of his past four outings, and 79 or more receiving yards in five of his seven contests overall. He has emerged as a TE1 in all fantasy formats this season. The 49ers travel to meet the Cardinals in Week 8. He had five grabs for 83 yards in the first meetings against Arizona on Oct. 7.