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Packers' Marquez Valdes-Scantling turns 3 targets into 133 yards, touchdown

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught 2 passes on 3 targets for 133 yards and 1 touchdown in a 42-24, Week 7 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

What It Means:

Valdes-Scantling's snaps and usage were limited due to knee and ankle issues, but he was efficient as they come in this one. The second-year man caught a 59-yarder down the field early in the third quarter and then followed up with a 74-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the fourth. He figures to be more involved in Week 8 on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs.

MVS scored a season-high 20.3 FanDuel points on Sunday. He has 21 receptions for 416 yards (19.8 per catch) and 2 touchdowns on 37 targets through seven contests.

Austin Ekeler catches 7 passes for 118 yards, touchdown in Chargers' loss

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler caught 7 passes on 8 targets for 118 yards and 1 touchdown in a 23-20, Week 7 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

What It Means:

Ekeler also rushed 5 times for 7 yards and came up half a yard shy of doubling up his touchdown total on the day. He out-gained Melvin Gordon 125-29 despite being out-touched 19-12. Despite Ekeler clearly being a more effective option, the Chargers have stubbornly been force-feeding Gordon, to a fault. The Bolts pay a visit to the Chicago Bears in Week 8.

Ekeler scored 22.0 FanDuel points on Sunday. He has 69 carries for 248 yards (3.6 per carry) and 3 touchdowns this season, with 49 catches (53 targets) for 488 yards and 4 touchdowns.

John Brown finds end zone in Bills' win

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown caught 5 passes on 6 targets for 83 yards and 1 touchdown in a 31-21, Week 7 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

What It Means:

Brown paced the Bills in catches and yards while tying Cole Beasley for the largest target share. He finished with his highest yardage total since Week 1. It was also Brown's first trip to the end zone since the opener. He has at least 50 yards in every game and 5-plus catches in five-of-six outings. The Bills host the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8.

Brown scored 16.8 FanDuel points in Week 7. He's averaging 12.7 FanDuel points per game, with 33 catches on 45 targets for 473 yards (14.3 per catch) and 2 touchdowns.

Ezekiel Elliott gains 147 yards, scores as Cowboys clobber Eagles

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed 22 times for 111 yards and 1 touchdown and caught 6 passes (7 targets) for 36 yards in a 37-10, Week 7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.

What It Means:

Elliott not only topped the century mark for the second straight game and fourth time this season, but he also led the Cowboys in receptions and targets. He's only been kept out of the end zone once in seven games. The offensive line is as healthy as it's been all season, so Elliott could be in line for an even bigger second half after the Cowboys' Week 8 bye.

Zeke scored 23.7 FanDuel points on Sunday. He has 602 rushing yards (4.5 per carry), 6 touchdowns, 176 receiving yards, and 24 catches (30 targets) this season.

Michael Thomas tallies 131 yards on 9 catches in Saints' victory

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas caught 9-of-11 targets for 131 yards in a 36-25, Week 7 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

What It Means:

Thomas was the only Saints player with double-digit targets and his 14.6 yards per catch is the receiver's second-best mark of the season. He has 80-plus yards and/or a touchdown in every game this season while averaging 11.1 targets per contest. The Saints draw Patrick Peterson and the Arizona Cardinals at home in Week 8.

Thomas scored 17.6 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's averaging 17.9 FanDuel points per game this season, with 62 catches (78 targets) for 763 yards (12.3 per catch) and 3 touchdowns.

Teddy Bridgewater tosses 2 touchdowns as Saints maim Bears

New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater completed 23-of-38 passes for 281 yards with 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in a 36-25, Week 7 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

What It Means:

Bridgewater could have had an even bigger line if Ted Ginn managed to bring down what would have been a 30-yard touchdown. He still finished with his second-highest yardage total and recorded multiple touchdowns for the third time this season. The Saints host the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8 in what may be Bridgewater's last start before Drew Brees (thumb) returns following the team's Week 9 bye.

Teddy B scored 19.9 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's completed 67.7 percent of his passes for 1,370 yards (7.0 per attempt) with 9 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in six games (five starts) this season.

Allen Robinson records 87 yards, touchdown for Bears on 16 targets

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson caught 10 passes on 16 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown in a 36-25, Week 7 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

What It Means:

Despite an atrocious effort from Mitchell Trubisky, Robinson still managed another solid line. He has 3 touchdowns over the last two weeks and at least 60 receiving yards in all but one game this season. Trubisky's level of play is a constant concern, but Robinson is doing an impressive job of returning weekly value. The Bears host the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 8.

A-Rob scored 19.7 FanDuel points in Week 7. He has 41 receptions for 464 yards (11.3 per reception) and 3 touchdowns on 59 targets through six games.

David Montgomery only sees 4 touches in Bears' loss

Chicago Bears rookie running back David Montgomery rushed 2 times for 6 yards and caught 2 passes (2 targets) for 13 yards in a 36-25, Week 7 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

What It Means:

Montgomery logged season-lows on the ground and also lost the first fumble of his career. The game script didn't offer any favors, as the Bears finished with just 7 rushing attempts. The third-round pick has failed to reach 40 yards in two straight games after totaling 68-plus yards in the previous three. Chicago hosts the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 8.

Montgomery scored a season-low 0.9 FanDuel points in Week 7. He has 71 carries for 231 yards (3.3 per carry) and 2 touchdowns, plus 11 catches (15 targets) for 85 yards.

Mitchell Trubisky salvages line in garbage time of Bears' loss

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky completed 34-of-54 passes for 251 yards with 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in a 36-25, Week 7 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

What It Means:

Trubisky's 4.6 yards per attempt are much more indicative of his abysmal performance than the final numbers suggest. He was objectively terrible all afternoon before managing a couple scoring drives in garbage time after the game had already been decided. This was the third-year quarterback's only game with more than 231 passing yards this season. Other than 3 touchdowns against the Washington Redskins in Week 3, Trubisky has thrown just 2 TD passes over four games. His career-low 5.2 yards per pass attempt is tied with Josh Rosen for worst in the NFL among all quarterbacks with at least two starts this season. The Bears will host the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 8.

Mitchell scored 20.0 FanDuel points in Week 7. He's completed 64.4 percent of his passes for 839 yards with 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions in five games this season.

Mark Andrews catches 2 on 8 targets in Ravens' win

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews caught only 2 passes on 8 targets for 39 yards in a 30-16, Week 7 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

What It Means:

Andrews once again led the way with a commanding 40.0-percent target share and, but his day was marred by several brutal drops that left a ton of yards on the field. Other than an impressive 33-yard catch-and-run in the first half, it was a day to forget for the 2018 third-rounder. The Ravens are off Week 8 before hosting the New England Patriots the following Sunday night.

Andrews scored 4.9 FanDuel points in Week 7, his second-lowest total of the season. He has 36 catches on 55 targets for 449 yards (12.5 per catch) and 3 touchdowns through seven games.

Jacksonville's Leonard Fournette rumbles for 131 yards in Week 7

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette produced 145 scrimmage yards in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

What It Means:

Fournette carried the Jaguars' offense in Week 7, accounting for 31 total touches and 31% of Jacksonville's offensive production. Expect the Jaguars' star to see a similar workload every week as a locked in three-down back.

In Week 7's victor over the Bengals, Fournette scored 15.5 FanDuel points. For the season, the 24-year old has produced 918 scrimmage yards and one touchdown.

Minnesota's Dalvin Cook scores two touchdowns in Week 7

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook produced 149 scrimmage yards and 2 touchdowns in Sunday's 42-30 victory over the Detroit Lions.

What It Means:

After a quiet Week 6, Cook demolished Detroit's run defense for his fourth 100-yard performance of the season. As long as Cook stays healthy, Minnesota's star running back looks like a premier option every week.

In Week 7's win over the Lions, Cook scored 27.4 FanDuel points. For the season, the young Vikings' back has produced 945 scrimmage yards and 8 touchdowns.

New Orleans' Latavius Murray goes off in Week 7's victory over Chicago

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray produced 150 scrimmage yards and 2 touchdowns in Sunday's 36-25 win over the Chicago Bears.

What It Means:

In his first start of the season, Murray handled 31 touches including five receptions for 31 yards. Expect Murray to start in Week 8 if Alvin Kamara cannot return from his ankle injury.

In Week 7's victory against the Bears, Murray scored 29.5 FanDuel points. For the season, the veteran back has produced 355 scrimmage yards and 3 touchdowns.

Baltimore's Lamar Jackson accumulates 116 rushing yards in Week 7's road victory over Seattle

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson produced 9 completions for 120 yards in Week 7's victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

What It Means:

Jackson made his greatest impact in Week 7 with his legs, rushing over 100 yards for the second straight week. Through seven games this season, Baltimore's young quarterback is averaging around 82 yards on the ground and on pace to exceed 1,000 rushing yards.

In Week 7's win against Seattle, Jackson scored 23.3 FanDuel points. For the season, the 22-year old has produced 136 completions for 1,650 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Houston's Kenny Stills accounts for 105 yards in Week 7

Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills produced four receptions for 105 yards in Week 7's loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

What It Means:

After Will Fuller left in the first half, Stills filled in nicely with a season-high 105 receiving yards. Expect Stills to start on the outside if Fuller is unable to return for Week 8's matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

In Sunday's loss to the Colts, Stills scored 12.5 FanDuel points. For the season, the 27-year old wideout has produced 15 receptions for 293 yards and one touchdown.

Cowboys' Randall Cobb (back) available on Sunday night

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Randall Cobb (back) is active for Week 7's matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

What It Means:

Cobb will return for Sunday's night game against the Eagles after missing time with a back injury.

Cobb's Week 7 projection includes 2.8 receptions for 33.1 yards on 4.1 targets.

Cowboys' Amari Cooper (quad) active for Sunday night's game against Philadelphia

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (quad) is available for Week 7's matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

What It Means:

Cooper will attempt to play in tonight's game despite a nagging quad injury. If he can stay on the field, the explosive Cowboys' receiver should eat against a Philadelphia pass defense rated 24th overall by numberFire's power rankings.

Cooper's Week 7 projection includes 4.7 receptions for 70.1 yards on 7.6 targets.

Jaguars' Dede Westbrook produces 117 scrimmage yards in Week 7's win over Cincinnati

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook hauled in six receptions for 103 yards in Sunday's 27-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

What It Means:

After missing practice time with a shoulder injury, Westbrook exploded in Week 7 with a season-high 103 yards. Jacksonville's reliable slot receiver should have another opportunity to excel in Week 8 against the New York Jets.

In Week 7's win over the Bengals, Westbrook scored 14.7 FanDuel points. For the season, the 25-year old receiver has produced 32 receptions for 383 yards and one touchdown.

Indianapolis' Zach Pascal posts 6-106-2 in Week 7's victory over the Texans

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal produced 6 receptions for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns in Week 7's 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans.

What It Means:

With Parris Campbell inactive, Pascal emerged in Week 7 with a career-high 106 yards and 2 touchdowns. The 24-year old should continue to see snaps at receiver with Campbell sidelined with an abdomen injury.

In Sunday's victory against the Texans, Pascal scored 25.6 FanDuel points. For the season, the Colts' wide out has hauled in 13 receptions for 239 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Titans' Delanie Walker (ankle) questionable to return against the Chargers in Week 7

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker left Week 7's game against the Los Angeles Chargers early with an ankle injury.

What It Means:

Walker came into the game hobbled by an ankle injury and appears to have reaggravated it. He is questionable to return.

Walker didn't record a target before leaving the game.

Colts' Jacoby Brissett throws four touchdowns in Week 7's victory over Houston

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett produced 26 completions for 326 yards and 4 touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Houston Texans.

What It Means:

After a quiet game in Kansas City, Brissett flashed his play-making ability with a season-high 326 yards and 4 touchdowns. Despite the run-first nature of the Colts' offense, the 26-year old quarterback has been impressive this season, averaging 2.3 touchdown passes per game.

In Sunday's win over the Texans, Brissett scored 27.64 FanDuel points. Through six games, the Colts' signal caller has produced 134 completions for 1,388 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins goes over 100 yards in Week 7 loss to the Colts

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught 9 balls for 106 yards and 1 touchdown on 12 targets in a 23-30 loss the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7.

What It Means:

Hopkins turned in his second-best performance of the season in a losing effort against the Colts. Will Fuller left early in the first quarter with a hamstring injury that may have funneled a couple of extra targets Hopkins' way. Hopkins could have had an even bigger day if not for an overturned touchdown catch on a play that was blown dead. Next up for Hopkins in Week 8 is a meeting with the Oakland Raiders.

Hopkins is up to 49 receptions for 508 yards and 3 touchdowns for the season. He is on pace for the fifth 1,000-yard season of his career and his third in a row.

Oakland's Darren Waller accumulates 126 receiving yards and two scores in Week 7

Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller produced 7 receptions for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns in Week 7's loss to the Green Bay Packers.

What It Means:

After five scoreless games, Waller broke his touchdown drought with two in Week 7. Oakland's athletic tight end has quickly emerged as the Raiders' top pass catcher, averaging 8.3 targets per game.

In Sunday's loss to the Packers, Waller scored 28.1 FanDuel points. For the season, the 27-year old has hauled in 44 receptions for 485 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Lions' Marvin Jones catches 4 touchdown passes against the Vikings in Week 7

Detroit Lions' wide receiver Marvin Jones had 10 receptions for 93 yards and 4 touchdowns on 13 targets in a 30-42 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7.

What It Means:

Jones was the focal point of the Lions' passing attack in Week 7, out targeting Kenny Golladay 13-2. All of Jones' touchdown catches came in the red zone as he consistently rewarded Stafford for targeting him in key situations. Next up for Jones in Week 8 is a meeting with a weak New York Giants' secondary.

Jones now has 30 receptions for 387 yards and 5 touchdowns on the season. His 38.3 FanDuel points lead all wide receivers on the early slate and were second to only to Aaron Rodgers.

Packers' Aaron Rodgers torches the Oakland secondary for 429 yards and 5 touchdowns in Week 7

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 25 passes for 429 yards, and 5 touchdowns on 31 attempts in a 42-24 win over the Raiders in Week 7. Rodgers also scored a rushing touchdown.

What It Means:

Rodgers looked like his old self in this one, moving the ball down the field at will against the Raiders. Even with his top pass-catching option still sidelined, Rodgers took over the game and had his best performance of the season. Rodgers threw a touchdown to five different players with Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow, Jimmy Graham, Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams all getting in on the action. Next up for Rodgers in Week 8 is a meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.

Rodgers is up to 2,109 yards, 13 touchdowns and 2 interceptions for the season. His 43.76 FanDuel points were the most by any player at any position on the early slate.

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