Just in time for Thursday and early Sunday decision making our Week 7 NFL Ranks are here. As always, check below for a brief discussion of some key areas where I differ from ECR.
Week 7 NFL Ranks
Week 7 NFL Ranks Discussion
- I’m down on Aaron Rodgers relative to ECR simply because a short week without a run game isn’t a great scenario for him to ‘get right’. Generally, these games are low scoring and I think we’ll see the same in a Packers’ win. Even with 98 yards from Ty Montgomery, largely out of the backfield, last week he still hasn’t topped 300 yards this season. 250 and 2 scores won’t be much better than QB11.
- After watching Spencer Ware continue to roll in Jamaal Charles’ return, it’s hard to rank him as anything but a top-5 option this week against New Orleans. The Saints continue to be awful against the run (they gave up two scores to Jonathan Stewart last week, and he rarely scores once) and I see a big dose of both backs in this game. 100 yards and a score feels like floor for Ware, who is averaging well over 5 YPC and should approach 20 carries again, as long as the Saints to jump out to an early lead… unlikely on the road.
- To that end, I’m down on Brandin Cooks this week given the team’s struggles away from the Superdome. Cooks has gone over 100 and scored twice, but otherwise has been held under 70 yards in his three other games, including both of New Orleans’ road games.
- I’m all in on Hunter Henry as TE3 this week. He’s benefitting from the absence of a pass catching back and the injury to Keenan Allen and should continue to net lots of targets against a Falcons team that