This Week on the Field: Fantasy Football Tips for Week 7

With another week full of injuries to vital players, fantasy owners need to start switching up their rosters with new players who are going to rise to the occasion.

The Packer’s loss was the most tragic of all during Week 6. They lost, the one and only, Aaron Rodgers, for what it looks to be as the rest of the season. This was definitely not something the Packers were expecting going into week 6. What does this mean for Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Martellus Bennett, without their future hall of famer quarterback passing to them? Fantasy owners, I would suggest picking up some new wide receivers or Ty Montgomery (the Packers running back).

Although Ezekiel Elliot is eligible to play in week 7, it doesn’t guarantee he’ll be back for a few weeks due to his ongoing legal investigation. With that being said, it’s looking promising for the back-ups, Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden. They will have a chance to step in for approximately six games if Elliot’s suspension continues.

On the subject of running backs, the New York Giants had to highly depend on the running game this past week. With a total of three wide receivers out (including their starting running back) and Paul Perkins out, Orleans Darkwa stepped up his game by notching up 117 years in 21 carries. Backing him up was Wayne Gallman gaining 27 yards in 9 carries.

For the Steelers, Big Ben proved why he’s still out on the field this past Sunday. He has JuJu Smith-Schuster who is on the rise recently, racking up 192 yards within the 2017 season thus far. It looking like he’s making his way to the number two receiving role in the Steelers offense (understandably behind Antonio Brown). On the other hand, Martavis Bryant has been a little salty recently due to the lack of attention he’s receiving within the offense (he was even looking to be traded). Especially after Sunday’s game against Kansas City, he’s not too content with getting only three targets (the same amount as the Rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster).

Adrian Peterson, made his debut in Arizona and he certainly didn’t disappoint the Cardinal fans. The 32 year-old ran for 134 yards in 26 attempts. I would unquestionably think twice about overlooking Peterson as a bench player for your fantasy teams.