Week 7 Stock Watch
Kyler Murray-Arizona Cardinals
The Number One pick from the 2019 NFL draft is putting up veteran numbers despite being a rookie with only six games experience. Murray totaled 29 and 25 fantasy points the last two weeks and has an easy road to even more points with match-ups against the Giants, Saints, and Buccaneers in three of the next four weeks. Murray proved he can win games for the Cardinals and fantasy football squads without using his rushing ability in Week 6 where he posted a career high three touchdowns against the Falcons.
Jamaal Williams, Green Bay Packers
Fantasy managers are taking notice to Williams’ monster performance on Monday Night Football. Our partners at FantasySp show he already has a 10% increase in ownership compared to last week. Against the lions, Williams picked up a combined 136 yards and a touchdown off of 18 combined touches. That’s 27 points in a PPR league for those doing some math at home. The Packers running back was dropped by a lot of teams after that nasty neck and concussion he suffered in week 4 but he returned healthy and will now develop a timeshare with Aaron Jones.
Robby Anderson, New York Jets
Now that Sam Darnold has returned to action, Anderson jumps right back into WR3 territory with some serious WR1 upside. His consistency will always remain a problem given his big play nature but when he hits, he hits big. In Week 6, Anderson hauled in five catches off eight targets for 125 yards and a touchdown.
Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints
Back to back weeks with a touchdown, Cook finally seems to be dialed in to the Saints playbook. Given the state of the tight end position, fantasy managers will take his 14 points in the PPR format straight to the bank every week. Will his positive TD production continue? It just may. He faces the Bears, Cardinals, Falcons, and Buccaneers defenses the next four games, all of which struggle to cover the tight end.
Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
If you’ve watch Mariota play the last few years and saw the team pickup Ryan Tannehill you probably already knew this day was coming. Mariota has been benched in favor of Tannehill who will start in Week 7. Mariota has just three touchdowns in his last four games and they all came in the game against the Falcons in Week 4. The straw that broke the camel’s back was his sub-optimal performance agains the Broncos where he threw two interceptions while completing just seven of 18 attempts for 63 yards.
Frank Gore, Buffalo Bills
The Ageless wonder is coming off a bye so how can his stock be falling?Simple answer: Devin Singletary. The Bills rookie is finally practicing after missing the team’s last few games with a hamstring injury. The rookie rusher is much more explosive than the 35 year old running back and will soon take over as the team’s leading rusher. We’d like to thank Gore for his year’s of fantasy football excellence, however it is only a matter of time before the younger back takes over full time and pushes Gore off to a complimentary role.
Brandin Cooks, Los Angeles Rams
With just four catches in his last two outings, Cooks has not been the major playmaker we’ve all be accustomed to watching. He has just one touchdown all season (Week 2) and one game of over 100 yards (Week 3). The lack of production the last three weeks amounts to 12 points in the non-ppr format. His current pace puts him at 915 yards on the year which would be his first sub-1,000 yard season since his rookie year in 2014.
Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks
Typically I avoid putting injured players on the stock down list but truth is, the tight end position is so thin in fantasy football I can only use Delanie Walker and OJ Howard so much. A breakout start his second year in the league, Dissly was quickly becoming one of Russell Wilson’s favorite targets all over the field, especially in the red-zone. In just six games, Dissly leads all tight ends with four touchdowns and is currently fourth for the position in fantasy points. But his four scores and 50 fantasy points on the year is where it will end. The Seahawks tight end will now land on injured reserve after tearing his Achilles tendon in Week 6 against the Browns. Dissly’s rookie season also ended prematurely after he tore his right patellar tendon.