NFL Breakdown – Week 7

Week 6 was a fast paced, exciting week, with plenty of ups and downs to satisfy even the most difficult critic. We are starting to get to crunch time here, where we are close to it being too late for teams to turn things around. Week 7 should certainly end up being interesting, with bye weeks from vastly different teams and a game in London. What will the week give us? Let’s find out now!

Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers 

This is Thursday Night Football at its best, as two divisional rivals are set to square off. The Packers have been struggling as of late, but this defense should be enough to get them back on track. The Packers secondary continues to suffer setbacks and injuries, so this could be a little more closely contested than it appears.

New York Giants vs. Los Angeles Rams – London

On paper, at first at least, this seemed like it would be a great game to stream Case Keenum. Then you realize the game is in London, and I don’t have the same affinity to do it. I think it could very well end up being a low scoring game, though the Jaguars and Colts did have a high scoring game across the pond.

New Orleans Saints @ Kansas City Chiefs

After a huge performance out of the Saints this past week, they now hit the road where it is no secret that they are far loss potent. There should still be some decent fantasy production in this game though, so I would certainly not completely rule it out of your decision making process.

Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans

This is one game that I have a tough read on. Overall, I am not a fan of either team, and I think this could end up being a lower scoring game. The Browns were able to shut down DeMarco Murray last week, at least relatively speaking, but he gets a nice bounce back spot here against a horrid Colts defense.

Minnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia Eagles

This should be a relatively low scoring games if the defenses are able to hold up. We’ve only seen the Eagles have one down week, but the Vikings have yet to show any real weaknesses on defense. If any game had little fantasy relevance, it would be this one.

Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals

This could be an interesting situation, as the Browns are dealing with an injury to Terrelle Pryor, who is definitely there top fantasy producer. This game says tricky fantasy situations all over it, as it could end up being a Jeremy Hill type game when DFS’ers will be on everyone else in the game.

Washington Redskins @ Detroit Lions

This is one game that could have some pretty good fantasy potential. For one, let’s hope that Jordan Reed plays, as the Lions have been awful against tight ends, and he is one of the best in the game. The Lions passing game has a lot of appeal as well, seeing as how the running game is in absolute shambles.

Oakland Raiders @ Jacksonville Jaguars

If there was ever a time for the Jaguars passing game to get right, it will be this weekend. Part of me wants to believe that it will happen, but I am hesitant. Still, there is a good chance that this game should provide a good deal of fantasy goodness on both sides of the ball in both cash games and tournaments.

Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins

This should be an interesting divisional matchup, as both teams are coming off rather big victories, whether it be the score or quality of opponents. On the surface, Miami seems completely outclassed, but I think they will continue to put up a fight like they did against the Steelers this past weekend.

Baltimore Ravens @ New York Jets 

This should be another interesting game, as the Jets will be on a short week, and we will also see week two of the Ravens new offense. They didn’t look bad or good, in my opinion, last week, and the matchup will be more beneficial for the passing game. I think we could find some fantasy success here.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ San Francisco 49ers

This to me has some of the top fantasy implications on the week. I think we could grab some lower owned plays from this game and could be successful in tournaments. These are two pretty bad defenses, and even though the offenses are questionable, I think we should still have some good fantasy performances in this game.

San Diego Chargers @ Atlanta Falcons

It has certainly seemed as if the afternoon games as of late are where the fantasy production is coming from. Again this is a battle of two absolutely brutal defenses, but also two offenses that can get things done. I like using a lot of plays from this game, and I expect many of these options to be highly owned.

New England Patriots @ Pittsburgh Steelers 

This game would have been one to circle and highlight just two weeks ago, but with Ben Roethlisberger out, things, at least in my mind, have changed significantly. We’ve seen Landry Jones in the past, and quite frankly, he isn’t a quality pro level backup. This is in Pittsburgh, but I don’t see things ending well.

Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals

Sunday will end with a battle between two defensively minded division rivals. This is going to be one of those interesting situations for our Sunday tournaments, as the past few weeks have seen some pretty appealing fantasy matchups, but this isn’t one of them. Therefore, we could find some sneaky tournament options in this game.

Houston Texans @ Denver Broncos

Brock Osweiler will make his way back to his original team in what should be a low scoring Monday night game. Osweiler has looked mostly bad this year, and the Broncos defense has looked good. This is a long, long week for Denver, last appearing on Thursday Night Football, and should be ready to take it to the Texans.