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Today’s Pigskin Week 7 NFL fantasy football rankings

08 November 2015: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) sits on the bench while the defense is on the field during the NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. The Carolina Panthers go 8-0 after a win over the Green Bay Packers 37-29. (Photo by Dannie Walls/ Icon Sportswire).
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So… last week was weird in the fantasy football world. Here are some wide receivers that finished with 100-plus yards and at least one touchdown: Golden Tate, Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright, and Cameron Meredith (without the TD).

More interesting is that the guys that are getting a ton of targets, aren’t producing huge numbers, such as Kelvin Benjamin and DeAndre Hopkins.

And for anyone that hoped Julian Edelman would match his fantasy numbers from the last couple seasons once Tom Brady came back, too bad. The Patriots run their offense through tight ends now and Edelman no longer has that value and is closer to a WR-4 at this point.

Here are my five players to worry about going forward:

C.J. Anderson
The Broncos offensive line is beat up and doesn’t look as good as back in Week 1. To pile on the bad news, Anderson was outplayed by Devontae Booker last game. Yes, the guy that fumbled on his first NFL carry could finish the season as Denver’s starting running back.

Aaron Rodgers
I’ve been down on Rodgers most of the season, but everyone else is starting to follow suit. He had one good half and that came against a secondary that just allowed Case Keenum to look good (the Lions).

However, on the other end of that with home games against the Bears and Colts coming up, he’ll have a couple good performances and everyone will think he’s back. But that’s when to sell high. Rodgers has to play the Seahawks in Week 14 and the Vikings in Week 16 (aka the fantasy playoffs). Sell him after the Colts game. Trust me.

Zach Ertz
Everyone was high on Ertz this season and when he came back from injury a couple weeks ago, people still thought he would be awesome. Instead, against the Lions and Redskins the last two weeks, Ertz has four catches for 59 yards. Hopefully, he’s not your TE-1.

Isaiah Crowell
If you didn’t sell Crowell after his hot start, you may be out of luck after going for just 38 yards on 22 carries the last two games. With a tough upcoming schedule, it doesn’t look to be getting any better for him either.

Jeremy Kerley
This looks like I’m taking the easy way out, but Kerley was a WR-2/3 with Blaine Gabbert at quarterback. Now, with Colin Kaepernick, his value in the slot is all but gone it appears.

Looking ahead

For the upcoming week, I think we may see the revival of Blake Bortles as the Jaguars host a bad Raiders secondary.

The Buccaneers will continue their run-first trend against the 49ers and it’ll work, whether it’s with Doug Martin or Jacquizz Rodgers. It’s a nice matchup for Jameis Winston, but don’t forget that they didn’t let him pass all that much last game and that’ll be the case again since San Francisco won’t be getting out to any big leads.

Kirk Cousins hasn’t looked good lately, but that shouldn’t matter against the Lions. And while Matt Jones could be in for another good game, there’s a chance Washington is playing from behind, which means more work for Cousins.

And for something to look forward to, Brock Osweiler plays in another primetime game, this one against his former Broncos. It could be a rough game on the road for the Texans.

As of note, the Giants and Rams play in London on Sunday morning.

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