Whole Nine Yards: Week 7 Rankings

By Zac Bellman
Special to the Tribune

logoQB rankings:

  1. Peyton Manning (Broncos) at Indianapolis – Returning to the house he helped build in Indy, expect Peyton to light it up like he used to while still in a Colts uniform.
  2. Philip Rivers (Chargers) at Jacksonville – Jacksonville held Manning to a season-low 295 yards, but Rivers should easily put up 250 yards and a couple scores.
  3. Nick Foles (Eagles) vs. Dallas – Shoots up into the rankings with four total TD’s against Tampa Bay, and he faces the 30th ranked pass defense in Dallas.
  4. Andrew Luck (Colts) vs. Denver – Not the best matchup for Luck after a rough outing against San Diego, but he will have to pass 40-50 times to keep up with his predecessor.
  5. Tony Romo (Cowboys) at Philadelphia – Drops a few spots due to a rough outing against the Redskins, but he had over 500 yards and five TD’s with no picks in two games against the Eagles last year.
  6.  Jay Cutler (Bears) at Washington
  7. Aaron Rodgers (Packers) vs. Cleveland
  8. Russell Wilson (Seahawks) at Arizona
  9. Matt Ryan (Falcons) vs. Tampa Bay
  10. Eli Manning (Giants) vs. Minnesota
  11. Cam Newton (Panthers) vs. St. Louis
  12. Matthew Stafford (Lions) vs. Cincinnati
  13. Tom Brady (Patriots) at New York Jets
  14. Robert Griffin III (Redskins) vs. Chicago
  15. Josh Freeman (Vikings) at New York Giants

RB rankings:

  1. Adrian Peterson (Vikings) at New York Giants – Should be relied on heavily as Josh Freeman adjusts to the offense.
  2. Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) vs. Houston – The Chiefs continue to revolve their offense around runs and short passes to Charles, and the Texans provide a forgiving matchup.
  3. LeSean McCoy (Eagles) vs. Dallas – Will benefit from Michael Vick’s absence meaning he will get more carries with Nick Foles under center.
  4. Matt Forte (Bears) at Washington – Forte has already hauled in 33 catches this year and with RG3 still not playing up to his capabilities the Bears should control this game.
  5. Eddie Lacy (Packers) vs. Cleveland – Firmly controls the starting role in Green Bay and is averaging over 100 yards the last two games.
  6. Frank Gore (49ers) at Tennessee
  7. Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks) at Arizona
  8. Reggie Bush (Lions) vs. Cincinnati
  9. Danny Woodhead (Chargers) at Jacksonville
  10. Knowshon Moreno (Broncos) at Indianapolis
  11. C.J. Spiller (Bills) at Miami
  12. Joseph Randle (Cowboys) at Philadelphia
  13. Brandon Jacobs (Giants) vs. Minnesota
  14. Arian Foster (Texans) at Kansas City
  15. Ryan Mathews (Chargers) at Jacksonville

WR rankings:

  1. DeSean Jackson (Eagles) vs. Dallas – Jackson has adjusted well to Nick Foles and has three touchdown grabs in the last two games with him under center.
  2. Reggie Wayne (Colts) vs. Denver – Wayne has been a steady contributor that Andrew Luck always seems to find for at least five receptions.
  3. Dez Bryant (Cowboys) at Philadelphia – Philly is giving up the most fantasy points in the league to wide receivers and Bryant caught three TD’s in two games against them last year.
  4. Vincent Jackson (Buccaneers) at Atlanta – Mike Glennon is starting to exploit the matchup nightmare that is Vincent Jackson to the tune of 14 targets last week.
  5. Justin Blackmon (Jaguars) vs. San Diego – Missed some practice this week but he’s coming off a 190 yard performance and faces a good matchup against the Chargers’ 25th ranked pass defense.
  6. Victor Cruz (Giants) vs. Minnesota
  7. Antonio Brown (Steelers) vs. Baltimore
  8. A.J. Green (Bengals) at Detroit
  9. Jordy Nelson (Packers) vs. Cleveland
  10. Hakeem Nicks (Giants) vs. Minnesota
  11. Brandon Marshall (Bears) at Washington
  12. Demaryius Thomas (Broncos) at Indianapolis
  13. Calvin Johnson (Lions) vs. Cincinnati
  14. Pierre Garcon (Redskins) vs. Chicago
  15. Harry Douglas (Falcons) vs. Tampa Bay


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