Torrey Smith - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Torrey Smith did not record a single catch in the team's Week 7 win Monday, Oct. 23, opposite the Washington Redskins. He was targeted just once by QB Carson Wentz.
Huddle Up: Wow, that's a really bad sign for Smith's prospects moving forward, considering the Eagles managed to put up a season-high-tying 34 points on the scoreboard. It also shouldn't be that surprising since Smith had registered only one catch in three of the prior six games. He's declined significantly from what he once was and doesn't need to be owned outside the deepest of formats.
Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley finished with just 16 rushing yards on seven carries -- both season lows -- in the team's Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 23, versus the Philadelphia Eagles. He also caught both of his targets for 14 yards.
Huddle Up: Once again, the 25-year-old was outplayed by teammate Chris Thompson, who has emerged as the running back to own from Washington's backfield. It's not that surprising, as Kelley still has not even scored a touchdown yet in 2017, and has only topped 30 total yards in a game once all season. He shouldn't be started outside the deepest of leagues, and even then, it should only be in a desperate situation.
Jordan Reed - TE - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed posted season highs across the board in the team's Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 23, against the Philadelphia Eagles, logging eight catches on 10 targets for 64 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Where has this been all year? Owners who drafted Jordan Reed had to be excited about getting one of the best tight ends in all of football, but it took seven weeks for their investment to finally deliver what used to be a trademark performance for the five-year veteran. Additionally, tonight's two scores were miraculously the first two for Reed this season. Hopefully this will get him going after being a big disappointment early on.
Chris Thompson - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson ran seven times for 38 yards and also picked up 26 yards through the air on five catches in the team's Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 23, against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also scored his second receiving touchdown of the season.
Huddle Up: Predictably, Thompson got less carries with Rob Kelley returning to action in this one, but he still made the most of his workload, delivering a useful performance for his owners after all. Even when Kelley is healthy, Thompson typically outplays him, so he's still worth deploying as a fine FLEX option no matter what. Kelley did nothing with his touches again, making it possible that the team leans on Thompson more in the coming weeks.
Kirk Cousins - QB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 30 of 40 passes for 303 yards, while also tossing three touchdown passes and one interception in the team's Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 23, versus the Philadelphia Eagles. In addition, he picked up 18 rushing yards on three carries.
Huddle Up: Cousins has now registered 300-yard efforts in three of his last four games, amassing 10 touchdowns compared to just two interceptions over that span. He's typically a lower-end QB1 to roll with, but ever since his disappointing performance in the season opener, Cousins has actually been amongst the best quarterbacks in all of football. If he keeps up his recent play, he'll continue to be a viable option for all leagues.
LeGarrette Blount - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount managed to pick up a season-low 29 rushing yards on 14 carries in the team's Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 23, against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: A disappointing game for sure -- and it's also severely disappointing that he only has one touchdown on the year -- but owners shouldn't be thinking about giving up on Blount. The Eagles are one of the league's highest-scoring offenses, and as long as the former Patriot continues to lead the backfield in carries, he should start to come through for owners much sooner than later.
Alshon Jeffery - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery finished with just two catches on six targets for 37 yards in the team's Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 23, versus the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: As usual, Jeffery saw a fine amount of targets, but also as usual, he just wasn't able to do anything with them. The good news with the former Chicago Bear is that he's still a regular in what has been a very potent offense, garnering six or more targets in all but one game, but he has just two touchdowns to show for it, while averaging less than 50 receiving yards per contest. Still, it's not time to give up on him, as the Eagles continue to score in bunches every week. He'll break through at some point.
Nelson Agholor - WR - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor caught four of five targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 23, opposite the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: For the third straight game, Agholor made it into the end zone, and he now has five touchdowns on the campaign, which is just remarkable considering he had three touchdowns combined in his first two years in the league. With Carson Wentz posting an MVP-caliber season thus far, Agholor has vaulted into an acceptable WR3 option for most leagues.
Zach Ertz - TE - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz hauled in all five of his targets for 89 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 23, against the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: The targets tied a season low, but who cares? A case can be made that Ertz has been the best tight end in all of football this year, and he's shown no signs of slowing down, having secured at least one touchdown in three straight games. He's also recorded 55 or more receiving yards in all but one of his outings in 2017. Philadelphia's offense just continues putting up crooked numbers on a weekly basis and Ertz has been a big reason for that.
Carson Wentz - QB - Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz connected on 17 of his 25 passes for 268 yards, registering four touchdowns and one interception. He also ran eight times for a team-high 63 yards.
Huddle Up: Impressively, he also became the first Eagles quarterback to throw for three or more touchdowns in three consecutive games since 1953. Wentz has truly been a marvel this season, solidifying himself as a legit weekly QB1. In fact, led by the second-year quarterback, the Eagles have scored more than 25 points in all but one of their games this season. Just keep firing him up under center in all leagues if you have him.
C.J. Prosise - RB - Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks RB C.J. Prosise (ankle) aggravated his ankle injury during the team's Week 7 game and is considered day-to-day, according to head coach Pete Carroll.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Prosise has a chance to play in Week 8. He could be limited if he does play and probably can be avoided by fantasy owners. J.D. McKissic would see more time if Prosise sits out again and could be a flex option in deeper point-per-reception leagues.
Rob Kelley - RB - Washington Redskins
Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 7 game.
Huddle Up: Kelley probably will be sharing playing with Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine against the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelley should receive a decent amount of touches during the game but is probably not a strong fantasy option against the Eagles.
Ben Watson - TE - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens TE Benjamin Watson (knee) was limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Watson should be able to play and could see a decent amount of targets because of the injuries the team has at wide receiver. He has posted at least 50 yards only once this season and is not a great option for fantasy owners this week.
Mike Wallace - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR Mike Wallace (concussion) was limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Wallace's status for Week 8 is uncertain since he will have to pass all of his concussion tests before the game. He has not posted great numbers so far this season and can be avoided even if he is active.
Breshad Perriman - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR Breshad Perriman (concussion) was limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Perriman will have to pass all of the concussion tests before he is cleared to play, so his availability for Week 8 is uncertain. Owners can keep an eye on the situation, but Perriman should not be a starting option in any fantasy leagues this week.
Jeremy Maclin - WR - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) was limited during the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: Maclin has missed the last two games but appears to have a chance to play this week. He likely would be the No. 1 receiver for the Ravens if he plays but should be avoided in all leagues.
Terrance West - RB - Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens RB Terrance West (calf) did not participate in the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 23.
Huddle Up: It looks like West will miss another game, so Alex Collins and Javorius Allen will continue to share work at running back. Collins can be a flex option in standard leagues, while Allen is more valuable as a flex option in point-per-receptions leagues.
Carson Palmer - QB - Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (arm) believes he may be able to return in four to six weeks, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Arians said the team will wait to see what the doctors say but that Palmer could be designated to return if he is placed on the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: It appears that Palmer will be out at least a month and probably will be out longer. Drew Stanton will be the starting quarterback for the time being but should not be an option in any fantasy leagues and likely will hurt the fantasy value of the Cardinals pass catchers.
Andrew Luck - QB - Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) will not practice this week and will only participate in rehabilitation for his injured shoulder, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.
Huddle Up: Luck is expected to be out for quite some time still and could miss the whole season, so this isn't shocking. The Colts clearly want their franchise quarterback to be fully recovered before he plays. Jacoby Brissett deserves bye-week starting consideration, otherwise he is in QB2 territory.
Alex Smith - QB - Kansas City Chiefs
Huddle Up: Smith has arguably been the biggest surprise of the 2017 season. He's been a completely different player from a production standpoint. It may not feel right, but Smith has cemented himself as an every-week QB1 option.