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Kyle Yates’ Last-Minute Week 7 Cheat Sheet (2020 Fantasy Football)

by Kyle Yates | @KyleYNFL | Featured Writer
Oct 24, 2020

We’re heading into a crazy week in the NFL. Are you prepared and ready to make your tough lineup decisions?

If not, don’t stress out about it. I’m here with my quick-hitting thoughts to help you get ready for your fantasy matchups heading into week seven! If you’d like a little bit more in-depth studying, you can also find my weekly rankings here or my weekly fantasy projections article with projections and notes for every fantasy relevant player in the NFL here.

Here are some last-minute quick-hit items designed to help you live your best fantasy life in Week 6:

5 Players I Like More Than ECR

David Montgomery: Montgomery is simply receiving too many touches in this offense to ignore. Even though it’s a tough matchup, Montgomery should still see enough work in the receiving game to present a safe floor. Montgomery lands at RB12 in my rankings, while ECR has him at RB15.

Justin Jackson: Assuming that Jackson’s healthy, he belongs in your starting lineup as a safe RB2 with upside. Jackson is at RB14 in my rankings and RB21 in ECR.

Diontae Johnson: If Johnson’s fully healthy, which all reports indicate that he is, he’s simply going to see too many targets to finish as WR48, which is where ECR has him ranked. I’m significantly higher on Johnson this week and I have him at WR20.

Keelan Cole: Cole simply presents too safe of a floor to rank him outside the top-36 WRs. He’s producing solid numbers every single game and he has the talent to present some upside too. Cole lands at WR32 in my week 7 rankings and WR42 in ECR.

David Njoku: While I expect ECR’s ranking (TE27) to rise as more experts adjust for Austin Hooper‘s unexpected absence, I believe that Njoku should be viewed as a solid streaming candidate this week. He’s not a must-start player, but in the TE landscape right now, if you’re hurting and need a player to pick up and play, Njoku has a great matchup and should see plenty of targets. He lands at TE16 in my rankings.

5 Players I Like Less Than ECR

Robert Tonyan: The experts are very optimistic on Tonyan and his involvement in this game against Houston by ranking him all the way up at TE6. While I like Tonyan and think you can plug him into your lineup as a low-end TE1/high-end TE2, TE6 is a little too aggressive for me. I have him at TE14 this week.

Robert Woods: It’s not a significant difference, but Woods lands at WR24 this week versus WR19 in ECR. I’m not expecting great things from Jared Goff and this Rams passing attack against the Bears defense. This hurts the Rams receivers and I believe we need to be a little bit more cautious with Woods in this matchup.

Mike Evans: Evans is a non-factor in this offense when Godwin is on the field. Now that we have Gronk getting back up to NFL speed, Brady’s essentially only looking Godwin and Gronk’s way. Evans is a touchdown-dependent WR2 that could really hurt your fantasy team if he doesn’t find the end zone. He has the talent to prove me wrong, but I’m significantly lower on Evans than consensus this week. Evans is WR16 in ECR. I have him at WR28.

D’Andre Swift: Swift is talented. If he were in a different offense, it’d be easy to recommend his as a must-start option. However, with Adrian Peterson still involved, Swift’s unlikely to see enough carries to return RB18 value, which is where he’s being ranked in ECR. I still believe you can start him, as evidenced by my RB23 ranking, but I’m not as optimistic.

Devin Singletary: Singletary has not looked great the past couple of weeks and now Zack Moss should continue to take more of a role in this offense as he recovers from his injury, especially around the goal line. Singletary’s far from a sure thing at the RB position, but ECR has him at RB20. I have him at RB30.

Desperation Pickups

Russell Gage: If you’re in need of a WR, Gage has a fantastic matchup this week.

Tre’Quan Smith: This changed slightly with the Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders news, but if Smith is still available on your waiver wire somehow, pick him up. He’s a must-start option now.

Malcolm Brown: If you’re in need of a RB, Brown’s a fine option to throw into your lineup and hope that he gets plenty of work in the receiving game.

Adam Humphries: Humphries doesn’t have as high of a ceiling with Corey Davis returning to the lineup, but he’s going to see enough targets to not hurt your lineup.

JaMycal Hasty: If you’re in need of a RB, Hasty’s worth the dart throw to see if he receives the majority of the work on the ground in this 49ers offense.

David Njoku: As mentioned above, Njoku’s a fine option to pick up and plug into your lineup this week due to the matchup and Austin Hooper’s absence. He’s barely rostered in Yahoo leagues and could be picked up as soon as you read this article.

5 Receiver/Cornerback Matchups to Watch

Calvin Ridley/Jeffrey Okudah: The Lions are going to do their best to slow down the Falcons receivers. I’ve come from the future to tell you that it’s not going to work.

Allen Robinson/Jalen Ramsey: Ramsey’s a shadow corner and Robinson’s one of the better receivers in the entire NFL. This should be a matchup to watch on MNF.

Tee Higgins/Denzel Ward: An up-and-coming receiver versus a top-5 draft pick? Should be a matchup worth watching.

Kenny Golladay/Kendall Sheffield: The Falcons corners are no match for Golladay and Matthew Stafford. Golladay should put on a show in this matchup.

Will Fuller/Jaire Alexander: Fuller has been extremely consistent this season and he now gets a tough matchup against a highly rated CB from PFF in Alexander. Who comes out victorious in this duel?

5 Important Things I Learned This Week

David Montgomery presents too safe of a floor to not be trusted as a low-end RB1 each week.

Will Fuller has been extremely consistent this season and needs to be viewed as a solid WR2 with WR1 upside every week.

Jared Goff has not succeeded against the Bears defense previously.

Diontae Johnson is being undervalued by the fantasy community.

D’Andre Swift’s fantasy stock is ridiculously high right now.

5 Bold Predictions For Week 6

Justin Jackson finishes as a top-10 RB.

Mike Evans finishes outside the top-36 WRs.

Devin Singletary finishes outside the top-36 RBs.

Robert Tonyan finishes outside the top-12 TEs.

Latavius Murray finishes as a top-20 RB.

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Kyle Yates is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from Kyle, check out his archive and follow him @KyleYNFL.

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