A.J. Green - WR - Cincinnati Bengals
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Keenan Allen - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen managed three receptions for 41 yards on a team-high seven targets in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Allen has at least three catches in each of his seven games this season to satisfy fantasy owners in PPR leagues, but he hasn't visited the end zone since Week 1 in the first meeting with the Broncos. As such, treat him mostly as a WR3 until he starts to produce better results.
Travis Benjamin - WR - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers WR Travis Benjamin posted a 42-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter of the Week 7 game against the Denver Broncos on his only target and he ripped off a 65-yard punt return to open the scoring in the first quarter.
Huddle Up: Benjamin is a speed burner, and it would be a good idea to try and get the ball in his hands a little more often. For now fantasy owners should only target him as a WR5 with some upside going forward.
Hunter Henry - TE - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers TE Hunter Henry racked up four receptions for 73 yards on five targets in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Henry has been held out of the end zone over the past two games, but he has racked up nine grabs for 163 yards on 12 targets. He has emerged as a solid TE1 in most fantasy formats. The Chargers will travel to meet the Patriots in Week 8.
Melvin Gordon - RB - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon rushed 18 times for just 38 yards in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos while adding one catch for six yards on four targets.
Huddle Up: Gordon really struggled against a good Denver defense. There will obviously be much better days. He'll look to bounce back in Week 8 on the road against the Patriots and he remains a solid RB1 in all fantasy leagues despite this egg laying.
Philip Rivers - QB - Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers completed 15 of his 26 pass attempts for 183 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 7 against the Denver Broncos.
Huddle Up: Rivers didn't throw for a high yardage total, but he also didn't turn it over and was sacked just three times, getting pretty decent protection along the way. He'll look to keep it rolling in Week 8 against a New England Patriots pass defense which has been very shaky up until Week 7.
Demaryius Thomas - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas posted just two receptions for nine yards on six targets in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Thomas had a long catch and run negated by an offensive pass interference call or his stat line would have been much different. He'll look to get back on track next Monday night in Kansas City. For now, he is best used as a low-end WR2 in most fantasy leagues.
Bennie Fowler - WR - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos WR Bennie Fowler managed five receptions for 45 yards on his five targets in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Fowler is the de facto No. 2 receiver behind Demaryius Thomas with Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) sidelined. He is still only worth a look as a WR4 or flex play in deeper fantasy leagues while Sanders is on the shelf.
A.J. Derby - TE - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos TE A.J. Derby racked up six receptions for 66 yards on seven targets in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Derby had a team high in yardage and targets, but he is still best used as a low-end TE2 in most fantasy leagues until this type of production becomes a regular occurrence.
Jamaal Charles - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB Jamaal Charles rushed four times for just two yards in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Chargers while adding four grabs for 20 yards.
Huddle Up: The run game has been stifled in Denver, as opposing defenses are stacking the box and daring Trevor Siemian to beat them through the air. It isn't happening right now. Charles is only worth using in the very deepest of fantasy leagues heading into Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
C.J. Anderson - RB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson rushed 10 times for 44 yards in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Chargers while adding one catch for 17 yards on two targets.
Huddle Up: Anderson started out on fire, but opposing defenses are starting to stack the box and dare Trevor Siemian to beat them through the air. It's bad news for Anderson and the Denver backs, as the passing game has yet to earn that respect and open things up on the ground.
Trevor Siemian - QB - Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian completed 25 of his 35 pass attempts for 207 yards, no touchdowns and one interception in the Week 7 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Huddle Up: Siemian was harassed all day, and he was sacked five times while also losing a fumble. The Broncos offense has really struggled and Siemian has went from four touchdowns and talk of the town in Week 2 to two TDs and five INTs over the past four games and on the hot seat.