Welcome back for another edition of the Stock Report.
We are halfway through October, and a third of the way through the football season and yet each week the stock of many players change each Sunday.
Whether you are 6-0 or 0-6, you need to be constantly working your roster to keep your chances of winning at their peak.
Most of these players I wouldn’t suggest plugging into your starting lineups in seasonal leagues in Week 7, but most are just guys that you need to keep an eye on to see how they progress. They also can be guys that you could plug into your daily lineups if you need a bargain to fill out your teams.
Let’s get to the stock report and discuss players that you should be keeping an eye on or adding to your Fantasy roster.
Week 7 Stock Report
Ryan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets
Coming into the season I don’t think anyone thought that Ryan Fitzpatrick would have any sort of Fantasy value. But with his connection with both Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, Fitz certainly has been a decent value. He had three total touchdowns on Sunday and now has had two touchdowns or more in four of five games this season. He isn’t going to be Aaron Rodgers, but if you have Peyton Manning or another struggling quarterback, Fitz might be able to help you out.
Brian Hoyer, Houston Texans
Hoyer was just seven yards short of his second straight three hundred yard game and he now has five touchdown passes in the last two weeks. DeAndre Hopkins is one of the best receivers in football, and as long as Hoyer continues to force feed him, he will be successful. After Hopkins he has a bunch of average receivers, but all in all Hoyer could be successful. There’s no way that you should start him over a solid quarterback, but he looks to be worth a roster spot for bye week fill ins.
Landry Jones, Pittsburgh Steelers
Michael Vick left with a hamstring injury and when he left he had less than 10 passing yards in almost the entire first half. When Jones came in it appeared that all hope was lost for Pittsburgh as he totally doesn’t look or sound like an NFL quarterback. However, he quickly flipped the script on me as he led the Steelers to multiple scoring drives and gave them the victory. He clearly liked Martavis Bryant and I believe he should be starting next week whether Vick is healthy or not.
Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts
Bradshaw didn’t have a huge role in his first week for the Colts, but they definitely signed him because they needed a spark. Gore is having a good season, but the Colts clearly feel like they need more in the offense. He is a decent change of pace back and is a good pass receiver out of the backfield. He didn’t have a huge debut Sunday night, but his role should increase as the weeks go on.
Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
In his second game, Diggs was great again for the Vikings. After a six catch debut, Diggs was even better in Week 6 as he hauled in seven catches for 129 yards. He hasn’t been able to score a touchdown yet, but clearly Diggs has formed a chemistry with Teddy Bridgewater. If you are looking for help at wide receiver, I would certainly be looking Diggs way.
Justin Hunter, Tennessee Titans
He hasn’t had a huge breakout game yet, but Hunter certainly is starting to carve out a role in the Titans passing game. He has seven catches and nearly 100 yards in his last two games and is starting to gain some confidence from Marcus Mariota. The talent has always been there from Hunter, but he just needed some consistency. The foundation has been laid for him, now can he gain a bigger role in the offense?
Bryan Walters, Jacksonville Jaguars
Clearly, the Jags have very little movement with their running game, and the season will go as far as the arm of Blake Bortles will take them. While Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns are definitely the top two receivers on the team, Walters is trying to get himself some Fantasy value in PPR leagues. After collecting four catches for 64 yards in Week 5, he doubled his catches with eight for 87 yards on Sunday. You can expect Bortles to have at least 40 attempts per week which should offer ample opportunities for three receivers to have Fantasy value in deep PPR leagues.
Lance Moore, Detroit Lions
The Lions, like the Jaguars, have almost no running game to speak of and therefore are going to rely heavily on their quarterback. Teams like this will allow their third receiver to have Fantasy value, but only in deeper leagues. Moore has 11 catches for over 150 yards and a touchdown over the last two weeks and in games where the Lions are going to be forced to air it out, Moore might not be a terrible option.
Ben Watson, New Orleans Saints
Watson had a huge game on Thursday against the Falcons as he had 10 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown. I certainly don’t think that Watson is going to take the role that Jimmy Graham once held in this offense, but if Drew Brees starts to trust him, he could at least be bye week insurance for your starting tight end. He was always a decent tight end in New England, and in a passing offense in New Orleans he could hold some value.
That’ll do it in the Week 7 Stock Report. Check back next week and see if I have any new additions to the stock report.
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