The Week 7 wide receiver rankings are here help you make tough decisions this week. Whether it is deciding which of your options to start with or who you should be looking to pick up this week to cover your byes and injuries. Our team will be here the rest of the year ranking the offensive positions, defensive positions and team defense to try and help you win your fantasy football leagues.
Below the table, I’ll be highlighting some pick ups for this week (if they are still available) and sneaky-starts for your bye-week needs. Last week, my sneaky starts led to 2 starting WR finishes (Gabriel & Rogers) and a flex play (Robby Anderson).
Josh Gordon, NE @ CHI (94%)
Alright, this isn’t the sneakiest of picks but if you don’t have him in your lineup yet PLEASE START HIM NOW. I said please! Gordon’s targets have gone from 2 -> 5 -> 9. Brady trusts him and he’s an undeniable talent. It’s only a matter of time before he breaks the big one. He has the speed to beat the defense deep or take a screen pass for 75 yards at any moment. Get him in your fantasy lineups and take him in DFS this week.
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Taylor Gabriel, CHI vs NE(42%)
Keeping Gabriel here for another week. His ownership has doubled from 21% -> 42% but hopefully you grabbed him or still can. See week 6 notes below:
I’m not telling you to chase Gabriel’s 7-104-2 game from week 4, but I do think he’s 1) getting the trust of Trubisky and this improving offense and 2) ridiculously fast after the catch.
He’s averaging 7.5 targets a game which is similar to Jimmy Graham, Sterling Shepard, George Kittle, Will Fuller, and plenty of other top pass-catching options. This offense is dynamic and creative, and Gabriel knows what to do when he gets the ball with a little space. He’s a great bye-week fill-in player and is pushing every week FLEX status.
Christian Kirk, ARI vs DEN (19%)
Kirk is rounding into form much earlier than expected. It’s hard to believe that the decline is finally here for Fitz, but Rosen clearly prefers Kirk at the moment. Although Denver’s defense is stout, they have allowed a 100-yard receiver the last two weeks. Kirk has a good chance at making that number three.
Chester Rogers, IND vs BUF (19%)
I’m keeping Rogers here from last week. His ownership has gone from 7% -> 19% which is not high enough. After seeing 11 targets in weeks 4 & 5, he saw 10 last week. Target monsters generate fantasy value – plain and simple. Andrew Luck throws the ball an absurd amount of times, so get Rogers in your lineup!
Cameron Meredith, NO @ BAL (9%)
Meredith is quietly on the up-and-up within a dangerous passing offense. He was extremely-hyped in Chicago back in 2015/2016 and proved his value in the 2016 season. He’s getting stronger and stronger coming back from his torn ACL last year. He is still just 26 years old and he is a great target for Brees. He is 6’3″, 207 pounds, and can fly (4.5 40-yard dash). You 100% should be stashing him, but I’d feel comfortable starting him as a bye-week FLEX option against Baltimore.