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Fanrun Fantasy: Week 7 Recap + Week 8 Projections

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Welcome to Fanrun Fantasy, the most complete fantasy football recap/preview on the internet. If you want to win, you’re in the right place. Throughout this season, we’ll recap the top scorers, the biggest disappointments, and project the biggest “booms” for the upcoming week.

Fanrun Fantasy Week 7 Top Performers

QBs

Justin Herbert – 38.48 pts vs. LAC

Kyler Murray – 37.1 pts vs. SEA

Tom Brady – 36.86 pts @ LV

RBs

Jeff Wilson Jr. – 32.0 pts @ NE

James Robinson – 31.7 pts @ LAC

Alvin Kamara – 22.8 pts vs. CAR

WRs

Tyler Lockett – 53.0 pts @ ARI

Davante Adams – 44.6 pts @ HOU

Diontae Johnson – 29.0 pts @ TEN

TEs

Harrison Bryant – 21.6 pts @ CIN

Rob Gronkowski – 17.2 pts @ LV

Darren Waller – 17.0 pts vs. TB

D/ST

Kansas City Chiefs – 21.0 pts @ DEN

Washington Football Team – 17.0 pts vs. DAL

Buffalo Bills – 16.0 pts @ NYJ

Ks

Tyler Bass – 21.0 pts @ NYJ

Matt Prater – 15.0 pts @ ATL

Zane Gonzalez – 15.0 pts vs. SEA

Biggest Week 7 Disappointments

These players far underperformed their week 7 projections

Ezekiel Elliott – The Dallas RB remains on this list as Zeke is disappointed yet again. The Cowboys’ star tailback only scored a mere 6.1 points following a 21.6 point projection.

Patrick Mahomes – The Kansas City QB was held to a relatively low scoring out despite the Chiefs blowing out the Broncos. At this point in the season, many fantasy players are relying on Patrick Mahomes to produce at least 20 fantasy points per week. For that reason, the former MVP lands on this list after a 12 point performance following a 21.2 point projection.

Cam Newton – The New England QB had a horrendous week against the 49ers. To start the season, Scam Newton looked great, but since his rendezvous with COVID, the former Heisman Trophy winner has been atrocious. The Patriots’ triggerman has laid two eggs in back-to-back weeks scoring -0.18 pts after a 17.3 point projection.

Biggest Week 7 Surprises

Jeff Wilson Jr. – The 49ers’ RB  had himself a day filling in for injured tailback Raheem Mostert. Wilson carried the ball 17 times for 112 yards and 3 TDs. This netted him 32.0 points after a 6.3 point projection. Unfortunately for San Francisco, Wilson’s breakout performance will be short-lived as he is already listed as out for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.

Scotty Miller – The Buccaneers’ WR made a mockery of the Las Vegas defense on his way to a great showing on Sunday afternoon. Miller scored 22.9 fantasy points after a 5.6 point projection.

Harrison Bryant – The Browns’ TE made the most of his opportunities on Sunday filling in for the injured Austin Hooper, who had to go under the knife for an appendectomy this past weekend. Bryant outperformed his billing by scoring 21.6 points following a 6.4 point projection.

Week 8 Big Booms

Last week’s Fanrun Fantasy “Big Booms” went 1-for-3 with Christian Kirk (20.7 pts) feasting on the laughable Seahawks secondary. As for the other two “Big Booms,” they had average days with Ronald Jones II and Matthew Stafford scoring 10.6 pts and 18.4 pts, respectively.

Brandon Aiyuk – The 49ers’ WR had a breakout game last week against the New England Patriots. Expect this to continue for the rookie as San Francisco will travel to Seattle for a Sunday afternoon bout this week. The Seahawks pass defense has been horrendous this year, giving them the worst fantasy mark in the league against wideouts. Additionally, the 49ers will be without Deebo Samuel as he is out with injury, making Aiyuk Jimmy Garoppolo’s top target alongside George Kittle.

Todd Gurley II – The Falcons’ RB is starting to become a reliable fantasy option this year. The former Los Angeles Ram also had 25 points in his last meeting against the Carolina Panthers in week 5. Combine that with Carolina having the 3rd-worst fantasy defense against RBs this year, and Gurley should have a great showing on TNF.

Jimmy Graham – The Bears’ TE has had a pretty good 2020 campaign. Expect this to continue against a Saints defense that gives up nearly 19 points a game to opposing TEs this season.

Week 8 Big Busts

Last week’s Fanrun Fantasy “Big Busts” went 0-for-3 with Hayden Hurst, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and Derek Carr, all having average performances. None of the three had great days, but they also didn’t have poor enough performances to constitute a bust.

Mark Ingram – The Baltimore RB has been disappointing all year from a fantasy perspective, and this week should be no different as the Ravens meet the stanch Pittsburgh Steelers defensive front seven. Expect Ingram to struggle once again.

Matthew Stafford – The Lions’ QB will have a hard time handling the solid Colts’ defense. The Indianapolis defense is the No. 1 defensive unit against QBs in terms of fantasy points. Do not expect the former Georgia Bulldog to have any sort of success on Sunday.

Julian Edelman– The New England WR has had a rough go of it the past few weeks. Expect this to continue against a Buffalo Bills defense that has been pretty solid in pass coverage. Couple that with Scam Newton’s recent struggles, and you have a recipe for a Patriots debacle Sunday afternoon.

Summary

That’s the end of the seventh edition of Fanrun Fantasy. Check back next week for the next edition.