Week 7 Fantasy Blog

Lauren Carpenter
·20 min read



It's Week 7 already and we have another exciting slate of Sunday games. Check here throughout the day for touchdowns, turnovers, and big plays during the 1:00 pm EST and 4:00 pm EST slate of games.

Good luck in Week 7.

Don't forget, the Raiders-Buccaneers game has been moved to 4:05 pm EST and the Cardinals-Seahawks matchup is now the Sunday night game in primetime.

Inactives

Aaron Jones (RB - GB)

Joe Mixon (RB - CIN)

Jamison Crowder (WR - NYJ)

Mike Thomas (WR - NO)

Emmanuel Sanders (WR - NO)

John Brown (WR - BUF)

Jordan Akins (TE - HOU)

Austin Hooper (TE - CLE)

4:00 PM EST Schedule

Buccaneers 45 - Raiders 20

Chiefs 43 - Broncos 16

49ers 33 - Patriots 6

Jaguars 29 - Chargers 39

(7:35) Chargers hang on to win 39-29 for QB Justin Herbert's first NFL victory. Hard to believe considering how lights out he's been playing.

(7:17) Badgley makes a 35-yard field goal. Chargers extend the lead 39-29.

(7:12) Henne runs in a touchdown. The Chiefs are ahead 43-16 after Butker missed the extra point.

(7:08) Backup QB Chad Henne is in for the Chiefs as they have a commanding lead over the Broncos with 37-16. This is not good news for Mahomes managers. He has only score 12 points in traditional QB scoring formats.

(7:05) After being unable to convert on a fourth and one yard to go, the Raiders turn the ball over on downs. The Buccs strike fast with a hard run from RB Leonard Fournette and a touchdown catch by WR Tyler Johnson. WR Chris Godwin also scored a touchdown earlier in the quarter, which I missed. Godwin managers can breathe a sigh of relief.

(7:02) Gordon rushes in a short yard touchdown. TE Noah Fant helped on the drive but he looks hurt as he tries to power through an ankle injury.

Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook is carted off the field.

(6:54) RB Ronald Jones finds the end zone for the Buccaneers after the Raiders turnover. They have a big lead over Las Vegas 38-20 with just over six minutes to play in the fourth quarter.

(6:52) The Chargers capitalize on Westbrook's turnover as Herbert rushes in a touchdown. They are now ahead 36-29. Badgley's extra point is good. I thought it was important to mention that considering he missed one and a field goal already.

(6:50) Brings on the turnovers.

Lock comes back in the game but is intercepted by S Tyron Mathieu who has been all over the place for the Chiefs' defense.

Carr is intercepted for the first turnover of the game. He is slow to get up after a big hit.

Jags WR Dede Westbrook turns the ball over after fumbling, giving the ball right back to the Chargers.

Not to be left out, Stidham also throws an interception.

(6:47) WR Jaylen Guyton strikes again with a 70-yard touchdown for the Chargers in a quick response to the Jaguars' score.

(6:45) Minshew is staving off the critics and the bench with a touchdown pass to WR Chris Conley. The two-point conversion is good and we have another lead change. The Jags are now ahead 29-22 with new life.

Stidham is now in at quarterback for the Patriots and Samuel is also ruled out for the remainder of the game.

(6:40) Backup QB Brett Rypien takes over at QB for the Broncos after Lock takes a hit to his knee.

(6:37) WR Deebo Samuel makes a nice catch but is holding his knee after the play. They can ill afford any more injuries.

Robby Gould kicks a 32-yard field goal to extend the 49ers lead to 33-6.

We are likely to see backup QB Jarrett Stidham for the Patriots soon.

(6:34) Interesting note, Mahomes has thrown a touchdown pass in 16 consecutive games except for today. They lead 27-9 without their QB throwing a TD.

They are unable to find the end zone on this drive and Butker kicks a 26-yard field goal to increase the lead to 30-9.

(6:32) The Chargers retake the lead against the Jaguars with a touchdown for TE Virgil Green. However, he lands horribly on his ankle (be warned: it's hard to watch) and is down on the sideline.

(6:25) The struggle continues for Newton who throws his third interception. His pass to WR Julian Edelman was high and wide and bounced right off the tips of his fingers

(6:15) Edwards-Helaire drops a touchdown pass from Mahomes. Instead, they are forced to kick a field goal on the ensuing drive after the Broncos' turnover.

K Mike Badgley misses a 46-yard field goal for the Chargers as they trail the Jaguars. He also missed an extra point earlier in the game. He leaves four points on the table that the Chargers need right now.

WR Brandon Aiyuk makes a big, over-the-shoulder grab to bring the 49ers down near the 10-yard line. Wilson scores his THIRD touchdown of the game but is writhing on the ground in pain. Without Wilson, RB Jermichael Hasty will see an increased workload with RB Raheem Mostert also out.

Broncos try a flea flicker, but Gordon over throws Lock and the Chiefs recover. It's the third turnover for the Broncos on the day.

(6:09) Jaguars are rallying in the third quarter with a scoop and score by special teams on a blocked punt. They now lead the Chargers 21-16 after a slow start.

TE Darren Waller scores a touchdown after a 44-yard deep pass to Agholor. They trail the Buccs 24-10.

(5:57) WR Scotty Miller is having himself a day, much to the chagrin of Chris Godwin and Mike Evans managers. He has five receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown.

K Ryan Succop kicks a field goal for the Buccs to extend Tampa Bay's lead to 24-10.

(5:50) INJURY UPDATE: RB Phillip Lindsay is heading to the locker room.

James Robinson scores his second touchdown for the Jaguars. They go for two but are unsuccessful. They have cut the lead down to only two points at 14-16 in favor of the Chargers.

(5:47) Newton throws his second interception of the day. The Patriots are quickly imploding in the first half. Garoppolo also throws an interception in the end zone to end the first half. The 49ers are still in the lead 23-3.

(5:40) Wilson for the 49ers looks explosive in the first half as he runs in his second touchdown of the game. They have a commanding lead over the Patriots with 23-3.

(5:30) Holy cow! WR Byron Pringle runs back a kick return for 102 yards for a Chiefs touchdown. There's more than one way to get it done in the snow. They continue to pile on the points, in the lead 24-9.

RB James Robinson rushes in a touchdown and also runs in the two-point conversion. The Jags are down by eight points 16-8 against the Chargers.

(5:23) One moment, I need to look up the spelling. All right, got it. Touchdown to FB Kyle Juszczyk for the 49ers. They lead the Patriots now 16-3.

Broncos TE Noah Fant, who has been trying to play with a high ankle sprain, is looking a touch slow in Denver. TE Albert Okwuegbunam (yes, I looked that up, too) is getting more involved.

WR Scotty Miller for the Buccs comes down with an acrobatic, long touchdown catch from Brady. They extend their lead 20-10 over the Raiders.

(5:20) Herbert throws a touchdown dart to TE Hunter.... oh, no. It's to TE Donald Parham. Sure. They are in the lead 16-0.

QB Gardner Minshew is on the hot seat. If he can't get something going on offense for the Jaguars, we may see a change at quarterback.

(5:14) QB Cam Newton is picked off by the 49ers. This is Newton's fifth interception since Week 2.

Drew Lock is picked off by Chiefs' Safety Daniel Sorensen who runs it in for a touchdown. Chiefs are now off to a ten-point lead against the Broncos.

(5:04) RB Melvin Gordon fumbles in snowy Denver.

The Chargers are using some strange trick plays with direct snaps to players not named Justin Herbert. WR Joe Reed scores his first touchdown for the Chargers on a short yard run. They jump out to a 16-0 lead against the Jaguars in the first quarter.

Robby Gould kicks a field goal for the 49ers. They lead the Patriots 10-3.

(5:02) Brady goes deep to TE Rob Gronkowski who gets tackled at the five-yard line. He is starting to look more like himself every week. He does end up getting a touchdown on the drive and the Buccs take the lead back 14-10.

(4:58) Chiefs are forced to kick a field goal after Mahomes was sacked by Bradley Chubb. The 40-yard kick by Harrison Butker was good.

The Patriots also kick a successful 40-yard field goal.

(4:50) Patriots pick off former teammate QB Jimmy Garoppolo and take it past the 40-yard line.

(4:45) Broncos' WR Tim Patrick is quickly becoming Lock's favorite target as he catches a long pass at the 10-yard line. Lock keeps it himself on the next play and scores a touchdown for the Broncos. They are now tied with the Chiefs at 7-7.

Fullback Nick Keizer catches a check-down pass but fumbles. Denver takes over on offense at the 37-yard line.

(4:41) Raiders kick a field goal after a fumble was overturned to be an incomplete pass. They are ahead for the time being at 10-7.

(4:32) Clyde Edwards-Helaire isn't scared of new teammate Le'Veon Bell taking over. He rushes in a touchdown for the Chiefs after a big, one-handed catch by WR Mecole Hardman. Chiefs lead 7-0.

RB Jeff Wilson squeezes his way into the end zone for the 49ers as they get ahead of the Patriots 7-0.

(4:30) HC Jon Gruden dials up some trickery against his former team with a successful fake punt. The Raiders will continue on offense deep in their own territory.

(4:25) It's a snowy day in Denver as the precipitation comes down in heavy sheets. After QB Drew Lock took over for the Broncos, his only loss was to the Chiefs. Mile High Stadium is also the site of QB Patrick Mahomes career debut two years ago.

(4:23) QB Tom Brady strikes back with a quarterback sneak into the end zone for a touchdown. They are tied at 7-7.

(4:13) QB Derek Carr and the Raiders strike first against the Buccaneers with a touchdown pass to WR Nelson Agholor.

1:00 PM EST Final Scores

Lions 23- Falcons 22

Browns 37 - Bengals 34

Steelers 27 - Titans 24

Panthers 24 - Saints 27

Bills 18 - Jets 10

Cowboys 3 - Washington 25

Packers 35 - Texans 20

(4:08) Browns-Bengals and Lions-Falcons are coming right down the wire.

TE T.J. Hockenson comes up with the winning touchdown against the Falcons who have seen their share of bad luck this season. Normally, this outcome is the other way around. An unsportsman-like conduct penalty against the Lions pushes the extra point back to 48-yards. His kick is good, but there is a flag down. (The drama!) Illegal formation against the Falcons gives the Lions their third win of the year. The comeback king continues.

Donavon Peoples-Jones scores a touchdown for the Browns. Burrow has a shot at a Hail Mary touchdown with 11 seconds. It was close, but the Browns come away with the win.

(4:03) With 30 seconds left to play, the Lions need a touchdown to win. Golladay comes up with a big play and they spike it with three seconds left to play. The reception, however, goes to a booth review.

Titans are driving down the field down, also down by only three points. K Stephen Gostkowski misses the field goal and the Steelers stay alive.

(4:01) The Bengals and Browns have once again flip-flopped leaders with a touchdown pass to Giovani Bernard. They lead 34-31 and a field goal for the Browns will tie it.

Houston has a successful on-side kick with 1:30 left to play but they turn the ball over.

(3:56) Roethlisberger throws an interception in the end zone to give the ball over to the Titans. This game is a nail-biter at 27-24 in favor of the Steelers. However, the Titans have a timeout and the two-minute warning remaining.

Gurley scores a touchdown, much to the delight of the Lions Defense. They will get the ball back with one of the best fourth-quarter comeback kings in QB Matt Stafford. The Falcons two-point conversion was good, they lead by only six.

Will Fuller scores a late TD for Houston against the Packers but they trail the Packers 35-20.

(3:55) Micah Hyde gives WR Breshad Perriman a huge hit right in front of the Jets sideline. Multiple flags are out and the Jets are starting to get chippy. Perriman is down.

(3:48) Packers RB Jamaal Williams has 19 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown. They have a commanding lead 34-13 over Houston.

Oh, and Bass kicked another field goal. It's 18-10. He now has 20 points on the day.

(3:45) Lions turnover! They takeover after just missing a field goal on their previous drive. Prater has a chance to redeem himself and makes a 49-yard field goal. They are now on top of the Falcons 16-14 in a close game and three minutes left to play.

(3:40) Panthers almost made NFL history with a 65-yard field goal attempt that was right in line but came up only inches short of clearing the uprights.

WR Jarvis Landry throws a deep ball to WR Donovan Peoples-Jones on a trick play to bring the Browns into the red zone. RB Kareem Hunt scored the touchdown on a pass from Mayfield.

Prater, in a very un-Prater-like move, misses a field against the Falcons. They trail the Falcons 13-14.

(3:30) RB Derrick Henry, who owns the fourth quarter, nearly scored a touchdown but came up just short with his knee down before the ball crossed the goal line. He does finally get the touchdown, leaping over the top of the pile for the score. They have cut the Steelers' lead to three points at 27-24.

WR Tee Higgins scores a touchdown for the Bengals who are now on top of the Browns 27-24.

Washington extends their lead over Dallas 25-3 with a field goal.

The Bills, who are somehow back on offense after a blink of an eye, settle for yet another field goal. Bass now has 17 fantasy points and there is still six minutes left to play against the Jets. They are on top of the Jets 15-10.

(3:20) Well, I guess it's too much to ask for the Bills kicker to score all of the points. He misses his fifth field goal attempt after making four straight. The Bills are clinging to their lead at 12-10.

Houston's kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn kicks two successful field goal on two drives. They still trail the Packers 28-13.

(3:15) Browns TE David Njoku gets his chance at the end zone with an incredible catch for a touchdown. He has expressed his interest in being traded, so we'll see what his future holds as the trade deadline looms. Browns trail the Bengals 17-20.

Titans come up with a turnover, but couldn't get in the end zone. The 51-yard field goal attempt is good to cut the Steelers lead down to ten points at 27-17.

(3:10) Welcome to the end, WR Curtis Samuel! He rushed in a touchdown for the Panthers who have the game tied at 24-24 with the Saints. The Panthers are giving the Saints a run for their money tied at 24-24.

(3:05) The Bills are struggling to get going on offense except for Bass' three field goals. WR Gabriel Davis comes down with a touchdown catch, but an illegal formation penalty takes the score back off the board. Penalties been plaguing the Bills in the past few games. The Bills have to settle for a field goal, again.

INJURY ALERT: QB Andy Dalton is down for the Dallas Cowboys as a big hit literally took his helmet off. Rookie QB Ben DiNucci takes over under center. Dalton was helped off the field and the defensive player was ejected.

(3:00) Titans WR A.J. Brown scores a 73-yard touchdown on his second reception of the day, making Brown managers feel much better about starting him.

The Bengals are having fun with trick plays as they march down the field, but they are forced to settle for a field goal. They take the lead 20-17.

(2:55) Steelers kick a field goal to extend their lead over the Titans 27-7 and Prater kicks a field goal to bring their game within one point against the Falcons.

(2:50) Steelers get a defensive pass interference call on a pass to WR Chase Claypool who has been quiet on the touchdown front so far today.

(2:47) Houston RB David Johnson puts the first points on the board for the Texans catching a pass in the end zone for a touchdown. They trail 21-7.

Bass is having a busy day. He kicks another field goal for the Bills to bring the score to 9-10. He has been the entirety of the Bills scoring offense.

Bryant or the Browns has his second touchdown of the day. They are now tied with the Bengals 17-17 in an exciting divisional matchup.

(2:31) The Lions hurried up on offense and got within field goal position for Matt Prater to make a 50-yard goal. They trail the Falcons 10-14 entering half time.

(2:26) Bills kicker Tyler Bass, who kicked a long 53-yard field goal earlier, makes another one from 48 yards. The Bills trail by four points to the Jets.

(2:23) Tyler Boyd catches a touchdown for the Bengals who are now tied at 10-10 to the Browns.

Calvin Ridley finds the end zone for the Falcons, they are ahead 14-7 over the Lions.

(2:15) Diontae Johnson scores another touchdown for the Steelers who have firm control of this football game through the first half. Roethlisberger throws an interception with just a few seconds left until half time.

The Saints are trying their best to gain some ground on the Panthers. After a gritty run by Alvin Kamara, and a time out, WR Deonte Harris gets the TD.

Packers find the end zone again, this time to another player no one started, WR Malik Taylor.

TE Logan Thomas should be popping up on your fantasy radars amid a wasteland landscape at the position.

(2:11) I shouldn't be surprised considering Washington is playing the Cowboys, but we are seeing the Football Team near or in the red zone an awful lot.

Bills attempt a 53-yard field goal, this time the kick is good. They finally get on the board against the Jets 3-10.

(2:06) Moore comes up big with another touchdown against the Saints. They take the lead 17-14 over QB Teddy Bridgewater's former team.

McLaurin for Washington comes up with a big 54-yard touchdown catch. The two-point conversion was no good, but they lead 15-3 over the Cowboys.

QB Deshaun Watson gets checked out on the sideline while their field goal attempt was no good against the Packers.

With Hooper sidelined, rookie TE Harrison Bryant has been heavily involved. He scored a touchdown for the Browns to tie the game 10-10 with the Bengals.

(2:00) In an odd twist, the Bills trail the Jets 0-10 after RB Lamical Perine runs in a touchdown. I didn't see that coming.

Steelers extend their lead 17-7 with a field goal.

(1:54) Falcons RB Todd Gurley finds the end zone against the Lions. They are tied at 7-7.

(1:50) The New York Jets are showing up to play. They force a fumble from QB Josh Allen and recover to take over on offense.

WR Corey Davis hauls in a touchdown pass from QB Ryan Tannehill after he took a big hit on the previous play. They are finally on the board 7-14 against the Steelers.

Bengals ick a field goal against the Browns. They lead 10-3.

Beckham has been ruled OUT. WR Jarvis Landry is dealing with a lingering rib issue and TE Austin Hooper was inactive. Mayfield's options are becoming thin.

(1:45) Finally, a big touchdown to pass to WR D.J. Moore (74-yard). They are now down by only four points to the Saints 10-14.

(1:40) Conner nearly rushed in a touchdown but is two yards short. Sorry, Conner managers, it was RB Benny Snell who vultured the Steelers touchdown extending their lead 14-0.

The Browns forced a big turnover against the Bengals, but Cleveland couldn't connect for a touchdown. K Cody Parkey's 42-yard field goal is good. They trail the Bengals 7-3.

Rodgers connects with Adams to enter the red zone, but since we all started TE Robert Tonyan, it was TE Jace Sternberger with a TD. Of course. The Packers are winning 14-0.

Drew Brees also rushes in a touchdown. It's refreshing to see Brees get a chance instead of Swiss Army Knife Taysom Hill.

(1:35) Beckham is now questionable to return with a knee injury.

(1:32) Dallas RB Tony Pollard rips off a 75-yard kick return after Washington scores, bringing Dallas all the way down to the Washington 30-yard line. In what seems to encompass the Cowboys year, they are unable to capitalize on excellent field position. K Greg Zuerlein's kick is good. They trail 3-9.

(1:30) Washington scores a TD after a long pass to TE Logan Thomas, but it's RB Antonio Gibson who gets a rushing touchdown. They lead 9-0 over the Cowboys.

Lions are finally looking at the red zone against the Falcons. Rookie RB D'Andre Swift scores a touchdown for his third touchdown in three games.

(1:23) SAFETY ALERT: QB Andy Dalton is sacked in the end zone for a Washington Safety. They lead 2-0.

(1:20) The Bengals score with a QB sneak from Burrow.

Bills miss a field goal. The Jets (I'm serious) are ahead 0-3.

(1:15) Six teams are currently ready to score. It's a fast start to Week 7. Washington scores the first touchdown of the day with a pass to WR Terry McLaurin, however, the play was reversed on the field. QB Kyle Allen was held short of the goal line and the Cowboys take over.

RB James Conner for the Steelers fumbles but Pittsburgh is able to keep possession. Conner just misses a touchdown pass, but it's WR Diontae Johnson who comes through for the touchdown with a threaded needle pass from QB Ben Roethlisberger.

QB Aaron Rodgers throws a touchdown pass to WR Davante Adams.

Saints TE Jared Cook makes an acrobatic catch for a touchdown.

QB Joe Burrow is picked off in the red zone. Cleveland takes over on offense, but QB Baker Mayfield threw an interception on the ensuing drive. INJURY ALERT: WR Odell Beckham was hurt making a tackle.

QB Sam Darnold is active for the Jets after missing two weeks with a shoulder injury. After driving down the field, they settle for a field goal.