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Corner Lockdown – Week 7

Bold Predictions

Christine Michael will post less than 60 total yards.

Everyone is already anointing Michael as a fantasy savior, but I don’t see it. Dallas is still going to be in a lot of passing situations due to being behind in games and the backfield is very crowded with Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden. Michael looks like he will get the start on Sunday, but don’t expect a ton of touches. Randle will still get some early down work while McFadden will be in on most third downs. Michael is new to the offense and I want to see him in game action before I start him in fantasy. He does have a very good matchup against the New York Giants, but he’s going to need a touchdown to save his fantasy day. Keep him on the bench for Week 7.

Vincent Jackson has 100 yards and a touchdown in Week 7.

Tampa Bay WR Vincent Jackson.

There has been no one more inconsistent this season than Jackson, as half his season production came in one game. This more has to do with the rocky play of rookie quarterback Jameis Winston than it does with the play of Jackson. Although, Mike Evans is now healthy and is the No. 1 wide receiver in Tampa Bay, Jackson is still a very solid option and is going to have a big game this week. The Washington secondary has been depleted by injuries and the only solid player left is Bashaud Breeland. He will be guarding Evans most of the time, so Week 7 is one of those games where you want Vincent Jackson in your fantasy lineup.

Shark Sleepers

Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota

Diggs has exploded onto the fantasy scene over the past two weeks with 13 receptions for 216 yards. Perhaps, the even more impressive number, is that Diggs has received 19 targets over that span which is very impressive for a rookie. With Charles Johnson under-performing and injured, Diggs should have a lock on the starting spot opposite the overrated Mike Wallace. Keep in mind that Minnesota still wants to run the ball a good amount, but Diggs is a good bet for double-digit targets and a chance at 100 yards against Detroit. He’s a solid flex play this week.

Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, New York Jets

Fitzpatrick has been quite the surprise in 2015. In the fantasy world, he’s averaged more than 16 points per game and has thrown two touchdown passes in four of the Jets’ five games. Fitzpatrick is doing a great job of managing games and getting stud receiver Brandon Marshall the ball as much as possible. He should be in line for another solid performance in Week 7 as New England allows the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. So for those of you who own Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning or Andy Dalton, look to Fitzpatrick to cure your bye week blues.

Lock of the Week

Willie Snead, WR, New Orleans

Snead was fairly quiet in Week 6, posting just four catches on five targets for 55 yards. It was somewhat concerning that New Orleans was home and had a beatable defense, but Snead will bounce back in a big way this week. New Orleans heads to Indianapolis and there are two main reasons I love Snead this week. First off, this game should be an offensive shootout with a lot of big fantasy numbers for players. Secondly, Indianapolis’ stud corner Vontae Davis will most likely be matched up with Brandin Cooks, leaving Snead to torch the rest of the weak secondary. I wouldn’t be shocked if he went off for more than 100 yards and a score this week.

Revis Island

The New York Jets travel to New England in Week 7 for their toughest test of the young season. Revis will most likely be following slot superstar Julian Edelman around for most of the game. Owners have a tough decision on their hands with Edelman. You have to bench 95 percent of wide receivers lining up against Revis, but I think you have to roll with Edelman based on the offense he’s in and the quarterback throwing him the ball. Don’t expect a huge day, but he will be serviceable in point per reception formats.

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Shark Staff Writer since 2008 hailing from Syracuse, NY. Die hard New York Jets fan.