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Fantasy Review: Week 7

James Morris hails from Rio Rancho, NM and has been playing fantasy sports for well over a decade. Not only does he write the Bengals fantasy section, but he also does the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Diego Chargers fantasy sections, as well as the Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz fantasy basketball sections in the NBA. Last season James finished with an 82 percent accuracy rating for fantasy predictions and will be here to answer any questions you may have about your specific team. Just send him an email and he will reply back the same day with your answer.

Week 7 was filled with some drama and some dramatics as we officially have an Alex Smith sighting in San Francisco, Larry Johnson may just have found a way out of Kansas City, and Cedric Benson asks the Bears "How you like me NOW?"


Carson Palmer: Palmer torched the Bears to the tune of 233 yards and 5 touchdowns to take the No. 1 spot for QBs in Week 7. I've said it before and I will say it again: Palmer is every bit as talented as Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, he just needed players around him to step up.

Tony Romo: Romo became a household name, and then the haters took over and tried to bring him down. But, alas, Romo came out this weekend and exploded for 311 yards passing, 31 yards rushing, and threw 3 TDs to rack up nearly 50 points in standard scoring formats.

Ricky Williams: Hey, when did Sticky Ricky become worth playing in fantasy leagues? He didn't, but this weekend you saw him score 3 TDs and run for 80 yards while on your bench. The problem is Week 7 will make you want to play him in Week 8 and he is little more than a flex option. That being said, three scores is three scores.

Shonn Greene: Leon Washington is out for the rest of this season and Greene made a case for why he needs to be a major player in this Jets offense. He ran the ball 19 times for 144 yards and 2 TDs. That is a 7.6 YPC average, and while he is good, he isn't that good.

Miles Austin: Last game Austin busted out his Tecmo Super Bowl game and racked up 10 catches for 250 yards and 2 TDs; this week he found a way to catch six passes for 171 yards and two more scores. Hopefully you had him active for this one like I suggested. 

DeSean Jackson: The guy can catch, the guy can run, and the guy can score. That is why D-Jax is a WR1 in any format. Monday night Jackson ran for 67 yards and a score and then he caught a 57-yard pass for another TD. His lack of receptions worries me a little, but two scores is two scores. 

Vernon Davis: Did I call it or did I call it? I knew the guy had some crazy athletic skills, but I didn't think he would go get seven catches for 93 yards and 3 TDs this weekend. His success killed Frank Gore's value in Week 7.

New York Jets Defense: The Jets proved that the only thing the Raiders proved last week by beating the Eagles was that even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. The Jets defense held the Raiders to 0 points while getting 3 sacks, 2 INTs, and two fumbles recovered.


Larry Johnson: Not because he did anything on the field (16 carries for 49 yards), but getting off the Chiefs roster before they start looking up at the Cleveland Browns earns you a spot in the winner's circle every time.


Shaun Hill: Well, he started the day off by throwing for 45 yards and no TDs, and he ended it by losing his gig to draft bust Alex Smith. Hill entered the season as my sleeper and now it looks like he slipped into a coma. I certainly didn't mean for the 49ers to read my article and sit Hill as I suggested though.

Matt Cassel: The Chiefs already have one shoutout in this article, so why not another? Cassel cashed in on his big season in New England and is now stinking it up in K.C. as he finished Sunday with 97 yards passing, a TD, and 3 INTs. Now that is $63 million wasted!

Frank Gore: Glorious ... hardly. Gore rushed the ball just 13 times for 32 yards this weekend making him the biggest bust of Week 7. Houston is 21st against the run, and the Niners run Gore just 13 times? No wonder they lost.

Clinton Portis: I've been saying it since Week 1; Portis just isn't the same back we've become accustomed to over the past few years. The Redskins are a terrible team and Portis is suffering along with his fantasy owners. If you can find someone to trade for him, pull the trigger.

Hines Ward: Ward entered this game as the league's leading receiver, but was targeted just three times and managed a single catch for a whopping 3 yards. This isn't the norm for Ward and owners should feel safe with his value over the rest of the season.

Steve Breaston: Ha, the fantasy guys for the Denver Broncos predicted Breaston as a must start in Week 7. You see, I have this rule: Never put a No. 3 WR on the must start list because he is very likely to see two targets for one catch and 23 yards.

Visanthe Shiancoe: The problem with playing a guy like Shiancoe is he isn't targeted enough (20th for TEs) to be counted on from week-to-week, yet people get all excited when they see touchdowns three straight weeks. I don't trust him because is nothing more than a checkdown option for Brett Favre.

Chicago Bears Defense: One of my friends, Chris, is a HUGE Bears fan and now he isn't talking to me because I called this game in last week's article. The Bears gave up 45 points to the Bengals and didn't record a sack or INT in the game. What a difference Brian Urlacher makes when he is not on the field.


Marion Barber: Marion was a victim of Tony Romo and Miles Austin this weekend as he managed to gain just 47 yards on the ground and was held scoreless. It is tough for owners to walk away with four fantasy points from a solid RB1 candidate.

Matt Forte: OK, I am officially waiving the white flag with Forte. The Bears offense has no identity and Forte is becoming the forgotten man as he rushed just six times for 24 yards and caught four passes for 25 yards. I expect this from a backup RB, but not from a guy that was projected in the top 5 for fantasy RBs in the preseason.

Well, I went 13-for-16 on my picks this weekend missing on Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Frank Gore. But, I told you last week I would get back into the 80 percent range and that is just what I did with an 81.25 accuracy rating this week. Try and find that on one of the "other" sites! You can now follow me on Twitter!

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