It’s crazy to think with week seven of the NFL season approaching, we are more than half way through the majority of our fantasy football seasons. We’ve gone from all of the off the field drama involving the suspensions of key players to major injuries that have affected many teams. We can chalk it all up to just another day in the life of a fantasy football team owner.
With everything that has gone on over the last several weeks, one thing we do hope for all of our fantasy football followers is that you’re enjoying the season. We hope you enjoy the articles we put out there along with the little bit of insight we give to player production on any given week. We know we aren’t always going to be right when it comes to our predictions but we try and give the best advice possible when determining who we think will Boom or Bust.
The following teams will be resting their aching bones this week and you will need to find suitable replacements for players who are off:
Philadelphia Eagles Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Let’s now move on to our week seven Busts:
My Quarterback Bust of the week: Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers – Kaepernick has been a bit of a disappointment this season for his fantasy owners. He did however come through in a big way this past Monday night when he took on the St. Louis Rams. He passed for 343 yards to go along with 3-scores on the night. This week when the 49ers travel to the thin air of Mile High Stadium, I think things will get a little bit tougher for fourth year quarterback out of Nevada. The Denver Broncos have a very good pass defense. They have allowed only seven passing touchdowns in their last six games. Look for Colin to find it tough in week seven. The last two quarterbacks the Denver Broncos have faced: Week 6 – Geno Smith, New York Jets – 23 of 43 passing for 190 yards and 2-touchdowns; Week 5 – Drew Stanton, Arizona Cardinals – 11 of 26 passing for 118 yards and no touchdowns.
Other recommended quarterbacks to Bust are: Phillip Rivers vs. Kansas City Chiefs; Drew Brees vs. Detroit Lions
My Running back Bust of the week: Jerick McKinnon / Matt Asiata, Minnesota Vikings – The Buffalo Bills have one of the best run defenses in the entire NFL. They are only one of two teams who have yet to give up a rushing touchdown all season. (Kansas City Chiefs being the other) Opposing offenses are only averaging a mere 2.8 yards per carry on the ground against the Bills this season. Add in the fact that the current backfield in Minnesota is in a bit of a shamble, and it spells disaster for me for the Bills running game this week. The Buffalo Bills run defense against the last two opponents they’ve faced: Week 6 – New England Patriots, 22 carries for 37 yards and no score; Week 5 – Detroit Lions, 17 carries for 61 yards and no score.
Other recommended running backs to Bust are: Branden Oliver vs. Kansas City Chiefs; Ronnie Hillman vs. San Francisco 49ers
My Wide Receiver Bust of the week: Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers – Only giving up 224 yards per game to team’s opposing wide receivers through the air, the Green Bay Packers will make Benjamin’s day a bit tough in Green Bay on Sunday. Okay? Not only are the Packers giving up one of the fewest amount of yards through the air, they have also only given up seven touchdowns through the first six games of the season. The Green Bay Packers pass defense against the last two opponents they’ve faced: Week 6 – Miami Dolphins, 12 receptions for 156 yards and 2-scores; Week 5 – Minnesota Vikings, 13 receptions for 130 yards and no touchdowns.
Other recommended wide receivers to Bust are: Malcom Floyd vs. Kansas City Chiefs; Michael Floyd vs. Oakland Raiders
My Tight End Bust of the week: Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers – It’s been a bit of an up and down year for the 12th year tight end out of Kent State. The 34-year-old Gates has still proven to his fantasy owners that he still has what it takes to get them points. This week it’ll be a bit different though when the Chargers host the Chiefs. The Chiefs have one of the best pass defenses in the NFL coming into week seven. They are also coming off of their bye week and should be all healed up and ready to go. The Kansas City Chiefs pass defense against the last two opposing team’s tight ends: Week 5 – San Francisco 49ers, 2 receptions for 16 yards; Week 4 – New England Patriots, 2 receptions for 31 yards and 1-score.
Other recommended tight ends to Bust are: Vernon Davis vs. Denver Broncos; Dwayne Allen vs. Cincinnati Bengals
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