Week seven brings us some quality matchups with some high powered offenses squaring off. We also have four teams on bye-weeks, and for those looking for streaming options, there are a few that might still be available on waivers. We are approaching the halfway mark in fantasy leagues for most leagues, time to make moves if you’re behind in the standings.
Justin Herbert QB Los Angeles Chargers (vs Jaguars)
It seems like the Chargers had no plans on starting Herbert this season, but after his hot start, they will continue to roll with him. He’s thrown for seven touchdowns in his last two games while tossing just one interception. Coming off a bye-week, the Chargers will play host to the Jaguars, a team that’s giving up 274 passing yards per game and has allowed 12 passing touchdowns on the year. Teams usually attack the Jags on the ground, but they’ve also allowed production to quarterbacks, and Herbert seems like he is capable of taking over a game if it comes to that.
James Conner RB Pittsburgh Steelers (at Titans)
Minus week one, where he exited early, Conner has been as steady as they come this year. He has over 100-yards in three of his last four games and has scored in each game during that span. This week he gets a matchup with the Titans, who allow 112.4 rushing yards per game and have surrendered five touchdowns on the ground. Chase Claypool has vulture a few touchdowns from him in recent weeks, but Conner is still in a great spot this week.
Kareem Hunt RB Cleveland Browns (at Bengals)
After a lackluster effort a week ago against a stout Steelers defense, Hunt gets an easier matchup this week against the Bengals. The Bengals are giving up 119 rushing yards per game and have allowed four touchdowns on the year. Hunt hasn’t found the end zone since his two touchdown effort in week four, but the usage is there as he is averaging 16 touches per game. He also had two scores the last times these two teams met in week two.
Terry McLaurin WR Washington Football Team (vs Cowboys)
This is not a good Football team right now, but McLaurin is still seeing plenty of action to warrant being started in lineups. Yes, he’s only scored once on the year, yes he’s played with three different starting quarterbacks this year, but this week he gets a matchup with the Cowboys. The Cowboys are allowing 181 receiving yards per game and have given up 11 touchdowns on the year. McLaurin has seen seven or more targets in each game this year and has two 100-yard efforts so far. This is an excellent spot for him against a terrible Cowboy secondary this week.
Christian Kirk WR Arizona Cardinals (vs Seahawks)
Kirk exploded last week, going for 86 yards and two scores on just three targets. We knew it was a good spot, and this week he gets another plus matchup against the Seahawks. They’ve allowed a league-high 108 receptions to receivers and 294 yards a game, also the most in the league. This is a lousy defense when it comes to defending the pass. If Kirk could get a little more volume in this offense, he could thrust himself into becoming a weekly starter, but for now, he’s in lineups this week for sure.
T.J. Hockenson TE Detroit Lions (at Falcons)
The tight end position is frustrating at times. Hockenson has proven that he can get the job done, but he still goes missing in games. He’s scored now in back-to-back games but has under 20 yards in both. It seems he either goes for over 50 yards or scores a touchdown, but never both. This week, he’s going against a Falcons team that has given up the most touchdowns to tight ends and has allowed the second-most yardage to the position. Perhaps this is the week he can go for 50 and a score; either way, this is a smash spot for him.