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Week 7

BYE WEEK: CAR, CLE, GB, SD

Player Notes: San Diego sent a 2008 second round draft pick to Miami for
Chris Chambers.
Marty Booker now becomes Miami’s default go to guy and
Ted Ginn Jr and
Derek Hagan will have their roles increased. Chambers arrival in San Diego means that
Vincent Jackson is no longer the clear cut number one receiver and San Diego also put
Eric Parker on the injured reserve, ending his season.
Plaxico Burress (NYG) aggravated his ankle during last Monday’s game and said afterward that it was sore enough for him to worry about hi status for this weeks game. Plaxico also joins Jerry Rice as the only receivers to catch at least one touchdown pass in the first six games of a season since 1970. Coach Scott Linehan said he is real optimistic about
Isaac Bruce (STL) suiting up for this weeks game after missing the last two games and that would be a boost for Saint Louis who could be without
Drew Bennett after he left last weeks game with a hamstring injury.
Marvin Harrison (Ind) returned to practice on Monday.
Calvin Johnson (Det) returned to practice on Monday.
Brandon Jones (Ten) underwent knee surgery on Monday and is expected to miss 2-3 weeks.
Anquan Boldin (Ari) practiced fully on Wednesday and is expected to play this week.
Santonio Holmes and
Hines Ward (Pit) are expected to return this week. Coach Gary Kubiak said he’s “very, very hopeful about
Andre Johnson’s  (Hou) chances to play this week and Johnson reportedly did some running and cutting during Wednesday’s practice but still remains questionable.
Javon Walker (Den) was limited in practice on Wednesday but remains optimistic about playing this week.
Reggie Brown (Phi) had a full practice on Wednesday.
Santana Moss (Was) pulled himself from last weeks game after poor play and cramping, was a full go on Wednesday and looks like he’ll play this week.
Koren Robinson (GB) was reinstated Wednesday after a year long suspension for violations of the substance abuse policy.
Bernard Berrian (Chi) switched agents on Wednesday and is now represented by the infamous Drew Rosenhaus.
David Boston (TB) was arrested over the weekend on charges of felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor domestic battery. Ted Ginn Jr (Mia) may start at one of the receiver positions now that Chris Chambers has been traded.
Amani Toomer (NYG) caught his 587th career reception last week making him the leading receiver in team history. He also tied the team record with 48 career touchdown receptions.

Injury Watchlist: A list of injuries reported throughout the week, some teams did not report and player status will be reported when the official injury report is released on Friday.

Ari: Anquan Boldin (hip), Sean Morey (concussion) – Bal: Derrick Mason (knee), Demetrius Williams (knee) – Buf: Peerless Price (neck), Sam Aiken (hamstring) – Cin: Antonio Chatman (hamstring) – Dal: Terry Glenn (knee) – Den: Javon Walker (knee) – Det: Calvin Johnson (back) – Hou: Andre Johnson (knee), Harry Williams (quadricep) – KC: Eddie Kennison (knee) – NE: Donte Stallworth (knee), Kelley Washington (hamstring) – NYJ: Laveranues Coles (calf) – NYG: Plaxico Burress (ankle), Steve Smith (shoulder) – Phi: Reggie Brown (finger), Greg Lewis (ankle) – STL: Torry Holt (knee), Isaac Bruce (hamstring), Drew Bennett (hamstring), Dane Looker (thigh), Dante Hall (ankle) – Sea: Deion Branch (foot), DJ Hackett (ankle) – TB: Joey Galloway (team decision), Ike Hilliard (shoulder) – Ten: Brandon Jones (knee) – Was: Santana Moss (hamstring)

Favorable Matchups:

Atl @ NO: New Orleans ranks as the worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They are ranked as the 7th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. They give up the big play with 9 touchdowns out of 53 receptions to the receiver position. While the NFL average is about 9.5% of passing plays going for a touchdown to the receiver position, New Orleans is giving up almost double that at 17%. They average almost 2 touchdowns allowed per game to the receiver position.

TB @ Det: Detroit ranks as the 8th worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They rank as the 2nd worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. They have allowed 857 yards and 5 touchdowns to the receiver position thru 5 games.

Dal vs Min: Minnesota ranks as the 2nd worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They rank as the 6th worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. They have allowed 910 yards and 8 touchdowns to the receiver position thru 5 games. Minnesota allows 13% of passing plays to go for a touchdown to the receiver position.

NYJ @ Cin: Cincinnati ranks as the 3rd worst fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They rank as the 3rd worst fantasy group against the quarterback position. They have allowed 841 yards and 9 touchdowns to the receiver position thru 5 games. Cincinnati allows 14% of passing plays to go for a touchdown to the receiver position.

Unfavorable Matchups:

Ari @ Was: Washington ranks as the 2nd best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They rank as the best fantasy group against the quarterback position. They have only allowed 520 yards and 1 touchdown to the receiver position thru 5 games. Washington only allows 2% of passing plays to go for a touchdown to the receiver position. Lower your expectations.

Pit @ Den: Denver ranks as the best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They rank as the 16th best fantasy group against the quarterback position. They have only allowed 335 yards and 4 touchdowns to the receiver position thru 5 games. Lower your expectations.

Ind @ Jac: Jacksonville ranks as the 6th best fantasy group against the receiver position on a per game basis. They rank as the 8th best fantasy group against the quarterback position. They have only allowed 700 yards and 1 touchdown to the receiver position thru 5 games. They have only allowed 2% of passing plays to go for a touchdown to the receiver position. Lower your expectations.

Watchlists: Players that may be available or are worth keeping an eye on.

Marques Hagans – STL: Last Week: 10 targets, 5 receptions, 50%RC (reception conversion), 74 yards and 0 touchdowns. Benefits from injuries to nearly the entire receiving corps. Former college quarterback, with talent and is starting to catch on. Had 13 receptions, 166 yards and 3 touchdowns in the preseason.

DJ Hackett – Sea: Suffered a high ankle sprain in week 1. Started the year as the 2nd wideout on the team after beating out the guys starting now in place of injured players. Has an outside chance of playing this week but more likely will after their week 8 bye.

Chris Henry – Cin: Returning from suspension in 2 weeks. Probaly the best 3rd wideout in the league. He is a dynamic player in an explosive offense. Had 14 receptions, 195 yards and 2 touchdowns in the preseason.

Biggest Bust of the Year Watch:

Lee Evans – Buf: 31 targets, 12 receptions, 38%RC, 113 yards, 0 touchdowns

Mark Clayton – Bal: 26 targets, 13 receptions, 50%RC, 104 yards, 0 touchdowns

Reggie Brown – Phi: 31 targets, 14 receptions, 46%RC, 170 yards, 0 touchdowns

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