Starts of the week:
- D’Andre Swift:
After a week 1 drop, the lions have not really taken the chance on giving the talented rookie running back more volume, until last week where Swift tallied up 27.30 points (PPR). 14 rushing attempts for 116 yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, along with 3 receptions. His best statline by far for this season. I see Swift repeating this performance in a lot of flex spots for week 7 as he matches up against one of the worst defenses in the league in the Atlanta Falcons.
- Giovanni Bernard:
With Joe Mixon recently being ruled out for Sunday’s game with an aggravated foot injury, the veteran running back will face off against the Cleveland Browns in the lead back role. Gio has already been effective this year in the RB2 spot for the Bengals, so look for a lot of targets as Cleveland’s defensive line will get to Joe Burrow and he will have to check down to the Running Back.
- Justin Jackson:
After an injury to the Chargers lead back Austin Ekler, it looked like rookie running back Joshua Kelley was in line for the main workload in that offense. We were mistaken as Jackson ended up getting 15 rushing attempts and 71 yards, along with 5 receptions for 23 yards. It seems so far that Herbert in his young career throws to the running back a lot and because of that I see a repeat in stats for Jackson this week but with a touchdown added to it. What makes this play even better this week is that they face the underwhelming Jacksonville Defense. They are among the worst against running backs so far this year. Get him in your lineup!
Players to STAY away from:
- Kenyan Drake:
Kenyan is coming off a HUGE week for fantasy managers that were not happy to say the least with his production before Week 6. As he was drafted to be a low end RB1, he has been someone you had to put in your lineup but he just kept disappointing you. He put up 30 fantasy points in week 6 and now has most fantasy managers confused on what to do with him. THIS IS A TRAP. I see this as a set up for disappointment, so I believe you should stay away from Drake until you see more consistency.
- Hayden Hurst:
Now I know a lot of you are probably desperate at the tight end position looking for some extra points at a thin inconsistent position, and Hurst is coming off a 15 point game last week, so some of you might be chasing points. I see Hurst as an inconsistent player and will only disappoint you this week against a Detroit defense. I find myself starting Rob Gronkowski or Jared Cook over Hurst. Stay away from Hurst this week.