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2022 NFL Week 7 Spoilers

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A very split week saw a 7-7 record. I was going to (and I mentioned it in last week's article) pick both the Jets and Giants to win their games.
I've learned my lesson and this week I'm going with my gut - no second guesses! Let's take a gander...


Last Week's Record: 7-7


2022 Season Record: 55-39


Lock of the Week: 3-3


Upset of the Week: 3-3


Exact Scores Predicted: 0



Best Fantasy Advice: Sit WR Garrett Wilson, 1 ppr pt (1 rec 8 yds)


Worst Fantasy Advice: Start RB Jeff Wilson, 0 pts (7 rsh 25 yds 1 fumble)

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New Orleans (2-4) @ Arizona (2-4)

The Saints are a team in flux in regards to their offense. Alvin Kamara has been a primary focus both on the ground and in the passing game. Rookie receiver Chris Olave will be returning to the field, but Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry may not.

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Despite Arizona's average at best defense, they have done an excellent job against opposing number one receivers (thanks to cornerback Byron Murphy).

I don't expect Olave to put up elite numbers, but I think the Saints will find a way to get it done.

Saints, 30-27


Cleveland (2-4) @ Baltimore (3-3)

It'll be ground game vs ground game with Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt taking on the 7th ranked rush defense and Lamar Jackson facing Cleveland's 24th rushing defense.

Wide receiver Rashod Bateman should return this week to team with Devin Duvernay and Mark Andrews in the passing game. Desean Jackson was just signed as well, although who knows if he'll have an impact this week.

Amari Cooper could have a nice game against Baltimore's 28th ranked pass defense.

Lamar hits Mark Andrews for the game winning touchdown in a tight rivalry game.

Ravens, 24-20


Tampa Bay (3-3) Carolina (1-5)

Both of these teams are a wreck this season. The Panthers just traded away wide receiver Robbie Anderson to Arizona, taking away a seldom used deep threat from Baker Mayfield.

The Bucs still have a top 10 defense, and should tee off on the 32nd ranked offense. While Tom Brady may not be putting up the great numbers we normally expect, he'll put up more than enough points to handle Carolina.

Bucs, 33-13


Atlanta (3-3) @ Cincinnati (3-3)

Two teams performing opposite of their preseason projections, the Falcons and Bengals have been shocking for different reasons.

I can see this game going down to the wire, with Marcus Mariota getting both Drake London and Kyle Pitts involved frequently throughout. The running game should be fine as well, with Mariota and rookie running backs Caleb Huntley and Tyler Allgeier controlling the ground game against Cincinnati's 21st ranked rushing defense.

Falcons, 27-24

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Detroit (1-4) @ Dallas (4-2)

Following a near-comeback on Sunday night, the Cowboys welcome the return of Dak Prescott. With their great pass rush, Dak shouldn't have to do much to secure this victory. I expect a nice game from this defense, Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard.

Cowboys, 24-17


NY Giants (5-1) @ Jacksonville (2-4)

The New York Giants has been one of the biggest surprises of the season thus far and for good reason. Their defense is much improved and Saquon Barkley is back to his former self this year.

Jacksonville has started off hot, but sits at 2-4 entering this game. Barkley will lead the Giants to a relatively easy win as their shockingly successful start to the season continues.

Giants, 28-17


Indianapolis (3-2-1) @ Tennessee (3-2)

Both of these teams are inconsistent, but find themselves battling for the division lead. Matt Ryan has the occasional impressive throw for the Colts, but overall he has been a major disappointment all season.

For Tennessee, Derrick Henry has been back on track with two straight 100+ yard games. That trend extends to three this week.

Titans, 27-14


Green Bay (3-3) @ Washington (2-4)

Green Bay is struggling to get going this year. Aaron Rodgers just doesn't look like himself and he's missing Davante Adams. After their back to back losses to the New York teams, the Packers head to Washington to face the Commanders... the Carson Wentz-less Commanders.

Taylor Heinicke is a solid backup to be sure, but I'll take my pick on Rodgers getting the win in this one, as the 22nd ranked defense allows 376 yards per game.

Packers, 20-14

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NY Jets (4-2) @ Denver (2-4)

The Jets have played tremendous football this season, as shown by their record. Rookie running back Breece Hall has been the key to this offense (60+ combined yards in every game, including a touchdown in each of the last three), and quarterback Zach Wilson has done a good job at limiting his mistakes and managed the offense well in the last two games. Corey Davis, Garrett Wilson and Elijah Moore provide a solid trio of wideouts as well.

They'll be facing off with the 5th overall defense, however. The Broncos have an elite unit, but the sluggish offense and coaching holds them bad greatly.

This has the makings of a usual low scoring Bronco loss at home.

Jets, 21-17


Houston (1-3-1) @ Las Vegas (1-4)

The Raiders are better than their record suggests. Coming off the bye week, Las Vegas looks to continue utilizing running back Josh Jacobs and getting the ball into the hands of Davante Adams.

Houston has a very susceptible defense (30th) and poor offense (29th), so the Raiders and their 9th overall offense should be able to handle them.

Raiders, 29-16


Seattle (3-3) @ LA Chargers (4-2)

We just saw a stifled Charger offense on Monday night against Denver, but that's definitely more of a compliment toward the Bronco defense than a knock on the offense.

Their 8th ranked offense should get back on track, as they rank 3rd in the passing game as opposed to Seattle's 22nd pass defense, especially with the return of top receiver Keenan Allen.

The Seahawks could take this game however, if rookie Kenneth Walker gets going on the ground (88 and 97 rushing yards in each of their last two games) and they can control the clock.

Chargers, 28-21


Kansas City (4-2) @ San Francisco (3-3)

Following a close loss to Buffalo, the Chiefs look to get back in the win column in San Francisco. We saw Patrick Mahomes get the ball to both Juju Smith-Schuster (5 targets for 5 catches, 113 yards 1 touchdown) and Mecole Hardman (4 targets for 3 catches, 42 yards 1 score). If the Chiefs can continue this offensive versatility, it will open up the field even more for weapons like Travis Kelce or even Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

The 49ers won't be able to keep up offensively with Jimmy Garoppolo under center. Early turnovers and a consistent running game is their only hope.

Chiefs, 30-13

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Pittsburgh (2-4) @ Miami (3-3)

Another battle of below average teams, Miami is the squad with offensive gamebreakers. Tua Tagovailoa should be back, which only means good things for this offense. Tyreek Hill has hauled in 8 receptions for 94 yards or better in 4 of their 6 games so far. Despite their upset over the Bucs last week, Pittsburgh simply can't compete if Hill can get going.

Dolphins, 20-16


Chicago (2-4) @ New England (3-3)

Don't look now, but the Patriots appear to have a great defense again. They have allowed 15 total points in the last two weeks combined.

Bailey Zappe has looked extremely impressive, filling in for Mac Jones. His 309 yard, 2 touchdown performance last week paired well with Rhamondre Stevenson doing damage on the ground. We should see something similar to last week's stats as they face off against Chicago's 29th ranked rush defense.

Patriots, 24-6


BYE WEEKS:

Philadelphia Eagles (6-0)

Buffalo Bills (5-1)

Minnesota Vikings (5-1)

Los Angeles Rams (3-3)

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Fantasy Starts:

- Rb Josh Jacobs, Raiders: vs Texans

Jacobs has had heavy utilization over the last two games. In each one, he has at least 26 total touches and 175 yards or more.

Houston does not have a good defense, so Jacobs should have his way with the football in his hands.


- Patriots Defense: vs Bears

New England has dominated both the Lions and Browns, allowing 15 combined points. Facing off against an offense who struggles as much as the Bears do should only help this defensive trend continue.

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Fantasy Sits:

- WR Chris Olave, Saints: @ Cardinals

Olave is a great young receiver, but the Cardinals have been stout against opposing number one receivers:

Week 1 - JuJu Smith-Schuster: 6 rec 79 yds

Week 2 - Davante Adams: 2 rec 12 yds 1 td

Week 3 - Cooper Kupp: 4 rec 44 yds

Week 4 - D.J. Moore: 6 rec 50 yds

Week 5 - A.J. Brown: 3 rec 32 yds

Week 6 - D.K. Metcalf: 2 rec 34 yds

I don't expect Chris Olave to be the break out from this pack, as Byron Murphy has proven himself to be a top tier cornerback.


- Rb Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs: @ 49ers

Edwards-Helaire isn't a great running back. Sure he's been pretty good for fantasy for the most part this year, but he's been touchdown reliant.

The 49ers have a stout rushing defense, which should force Mahomes to beat them through the air... and of course he will.

Game of the Week:

Ravens 24, Browns 20


Lock of the Week:

Patriots 24, Bears 6


Upset of the Week:

Falcons 27, Bengals 24


Player of the Week:

WR Tyreek Hill, Dolphins: vs Steelers

10 targets, 7 rec 105 yds 2 td


Favorite point spread:

Giants (+3.0) @ Jaguars

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