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CORNER LOCKDOWN: Week 7

Bold Predictions

Allen Robinson is the highest-scoring WR in Week 7.

Robinson hasn’t exactly been an elite WR1 thus far in 2016 and is coming off a season-low three receptions for 49 yards. Look for him to change that this week in a game where offense should be a constant. Robinson gets an Oakland pass defense who ranks 31st in yards allowed per game to opposing wide receivers. He’s been getting plenty of targets, he just hasn’t been converting at a high percentage yet. Robinson explodes for 150 yards and a touchdown in Week 7.

Expect a below average day out of Drew Brees.

I understand Brees is having a great year and it’s nearly impossible to bench him ever, but temper expectations on Sunday. He’s on a noticeable trend this season: huge numbers at home, bad numbers on the road. In three homes games, Brees is averaging close to 30 fantasy points per game. In two away games, around 13. The Saints travel to Kansas City this week and there’s just something about playing there. They don’t have the best defense, but Andy Reid always slows the game down. I don’t expect a big game out of Brees this week at all.

 

Shark Sleepers

Ty Montgomery, WR, Green Bay

Montgomery could end up being quite the find for fantasy owners. The Packers have injuries all over the place and with news that running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks are going to miss several weeks, Montgomery now becomes relevant. He’s expected to play some running back, aside from his usual receiver position. He had 10 catches last week and has a plus-matchup on Thursday against Chicago. Not only is he worth picking up, but he should be started in most formats in Week 7.

Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Tampa Bay

Starter Doug Martin should play this week, but Rodgers is worth an add based on Martin’s injury history. Filling in for Martin two weeks ago, Rodgers had 30 carries for 101 yards and five catches for 28 yards. Tampa Bay had a bye last week and get a great draw against San Francisco on Sunday. If Martin can’t go, Rodgers is a must-start based on volume. At the very least stash him on your bench.

 

Lock of the Week

Hunter Henry, TE, San Diego

Even with Antonio Gates back in the mix, Henry has worked his way into the TE1 discussion. Over the last three weeks, he has 13 receptions for 218 yards and three touchdowns. Henry has established himself as the favorite target of Philip Rivers and has a great matchup against Atlanta this week. Tight ends have been putting up big numbers against the Falcons so far this season so treat Henry as a locked in TE1. 80 yards and a score are on the horizon for him in Week 7.

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