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NFL Week 7 recommendations below:
Knile Davis, GB RB
Knile Davis was the heir apparent to Jamaal Charles before he only ordered an 8 piece meal from KFC for new coach Andy Reid. Since then, the Chiefs invested money in Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West. A change of scenery is exactly what the talented running back needed. With Eddie Lacy and James Starks looking to be on the shelf this week, Davis could step into a full workload he has already proven more than capable of handling.
Mike Davis, SF RB
Any RB in Chip Kelly’s system is going to warrant some value. With Carlos Hyde exiting in the third quarter, Davis took over and looked to have established himself as the handcuff over Shaun Draughn. Davis is one of those guys who may get looked over by everybody else in your league, but a soft matchup against the Bucs looks too good to pass up if Hyde is unable to play.
Dion Lewis, NE RB
Lewis is eligible to return to practice this week after being on IR for the first 6 weeks of the season. After seeing James White ball out, it’s hard not to stash the guy who was doing the same thing last year before getting hurt. The Pats have the luxury of bringing him along slowly with the offense firing on all cylinders, but Lewis is still a great add if you have someone to churn at the end of your bench.
Kenny Brit, LA WR
Britt was headed for a breakout year before tearing his ACL a few years ago. He was also stuck on a team that thought Jeff Fisher was a good coach. Well, he’s still stuck on a team that thinks Jeff Fisher is a good coach, but at least the Rams are putting his prototypical WR1 frame (6’3” 223 lbs) in the best position to succeed. The best part is there is no viable threat to steal targets from him. Tavon Austin and Brian Quick will continue to underachieve so if you missed on him last week, go ahead and take a second look.
Ty Montgomery, GB WR
The sophomore receiver brought in 10 receptions against the Cowboys and seemed to be benefitting from the Packers struggling to complete even check-down passes with a hobbled Eddie Lacy. With Randall Cobb and Eddie Lacy popping up on the injury report, someone has to help get the offense back on track.
Kendall Wright, Ten WR
Wright played only 22 of 62 snaps and turned in an 8/133/1 line. Even with the Titans’ underwhelming receiving corps, Wright is a shifty slot receiver who everybody seems to have forgotten about (including the Titans, based on that limited snap count). Wright is 3 years removed from his lone 1000 yard season, making him just as likely to disappear again as he is to explode.
Vernon Davis, Was TE
It’s amazing Jordan Reed hasn’t been forced to retire considering he suffered his 6th concussion of his relatively young career last week. Vernon Davis is 3 seasons removed from a 13 touchdown campaign, but showed he probably still runs a 4.4 forty weighing 250 pounds and being 32 years young. Washington looks to be getting its offense back on track, making Davis an attractive option for a touchdown and some receptions next week if Reed is held out.
TJ Yeldon/Chris Ivory, Jac RB
The Jaguars overachieved last year and are rapidly regressing to their mediocre mean. The Jags have a great matchup against the Raiders and Titans in the next two weeks presenting your last chance to get any type of trade value out of these running backs.
Jay Ajayi, Mia RB
Trade this guy now! His value will never be higher than right now. On top of that, his next matchup is a stingy Bills defense followed up by a bye week. By that time, Arian Foster will be healthy and at the very least splitting carries with Ajayi.
Isaiah Crowell, Cle RB
Crowell almost looked like a solid RB2 for the first few weeks of the season, but then he remembered he was on the Browns. He’s turned in 2 pretty bad games in a row and the schedule doesn’t get any easier. While he’s better on your bench than the waiver wire, he’s a good sell candidate as soon as he puts up some points.
Julian Edelman, NE WR
Edelman isn’t even a top 50 receiver on the season. He barely looked like a top 3 option on his team last week with Gronk/Bennett/White soaking up 20 receptions. Edelman has always provided value by catching 6+ balls a game so he may not deserve a starting gig in your lineup right now, but should probably stay on your bench until Tom Brady redevelops that PPR connection love.