Fantasy Preview: Week 7 Early Slate 1

  • Browns (+6.5) @ Ravens (-280): O/U 46

    Buccaneers (-675) @ Panthers (+13): O/U 39.5

    Falcons (+6.5) @ Bengals (-295): O/U 47

    Lions (+7) @ Cowboys (-325): O/U 49


    Browns @ Ravens

    Key Storylines/What to Watch

    The Browns season is full of mysteries that have hindered their season and it doesn’t get any easier this week as they travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens. As fantasy managers, we will be watching for the Browns to have success or struggle running the ball as Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are the players we have invested in or are facing this week in our matchups. Jacoby Brissett will need to be better and make plays passing the ball since the Ravens are known to give up yards through the air. The Ravens are coming off another brutal defeat adding to their total of three losses by four or less points. They’ll look to bounce back against a division rival while being atop their division with a 3-3 record.


    Top Starts

    RB Nick Chubb: Chubb has proven to be matchup-proof, running for over 100 yards in four of his six games so far and will be heavily relied upon by the Browns if they want to win this game and try to have a serviceable record by the time Deshaun Watson returns from suspension.


    QB Lamar Jackson: With the quarterbacks we have on bye this week, Lamar will be the top option at the position this week as the Ravens will have Rashod Bateman returning from injury. Jackson’s numbers with and without Bateman are a major factor this season and he should have a big fantasy day if they are to win as expected.


    WR Amari Cooper: Cooper may have bailed us all out last week with the touchdown at the end of the game, but he is clearly the top option in this offense and if the run game gets halted, they will need to get Cooper going against a defense that gives up receiving yards to the position.


    Boom/Bust Dart-Throw

    WR Devin Duvernay: Even with Bateman returning, the Ravens tell us they want to make Duvernay a focal point of the offense. With his usage as of late, we should take them at their word and fire up Duvernay as a WR3/Flex in all formats.


    RB Kenyan Drake: Drake seems to have taken over the backfield while J.K. Dobbins looks to recover to 100%. As long as Dobbins is out, the vet can be started as a RB2 in fantasy even with the reports of Justice Hill returning to practice.


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    Buccaneers @ Panthers

    Key Storylines/What to Watch

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