The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings Week 7 (WR & TE)

October 16, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 7 Fantasy WR and TE Power Rankings. It’s a look at the top 20 WRs and TEs this season, ranked based on their performance so far. As always we will take a look ahead to see who will benefit or struggle based on this week’s match ups, and we’ve added something new this week too, it’s a formulary ranking for this week for your top 73 wide receiver and top 50 tight end plays for week 7. You’ll want to check it out.

 

Week 7 QB and RB Power Ranks and Weekly Previews

 

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Fantasy WR Power Rankings Week 7

 

The power rankings are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of who to start this week, match up information is listed below the rankings. Last weeks rankings are in parenthesis.

 

  1. Anquan Boldin (1) – AZ – 366 yds 5 TD

 

  1. Larry Fitzgerald (3) – AZ – 546 yds 5 TD

 

  1. Terrell Owens (4) – DAL – 367 yds 5 TD

 

  1. Greg Jennings (5) – GB – 653 yds 4 TD

 

  1. Brandon Marshall (2) – DEN – 521 yds 3 TD

 

  1. Reggie Wayne (7) – IND – 468 yds 4 TD

 

  1. Roddy White (13) – ATL – 566 yds 3 TD

 

  1. Santana Moss (8) – WAS – 443 yds 3 TD

 

  1. Andre Johnson (NR) – HOU – 488 yds 2 TD

 

  1. Chris Chambers (6) – MIA – 226 yds 5 TD

 

  1. Laverneus Coles (9) – NYJ – 318 yds 4 TD

 

  1. Hines Ward (10) – PIT – 316 yds 4 TD

 

  1. Issaac Bruce (12) – SF – 303 yds 4 TD

 

  1. Steve Smith (14) – CAR – 374 yds 1 TD

 

  1. Calvin Johnson (16) – DET – 377 yds 3 TD

 

  1. Lee Evans (15) – BUF – 432 yds 2 TD

 

  1. Plaxico Burress (NR) – NYG – 317 yds 2 TD

 

  1. Bernard Berrian (NR) – MIN – 436 yds 2 TD

 

  1. TJ Houshmandzadeh (11) – CIN – 400 yds 3 TD

 

  1. Jehrico Cotchery (17) – NYJ – 328 yds 3 TD

 

Dropped from Rankings: DeVry Henderson – NO; Kevin Walter – HOU; Chansi Stuckey – NYJ

 

Week 7 Wide Receiver Match Up Advantages and Disadvantages

 

WRs Who Should Thrive in Their Week 7 Match Ups: Andre Johnson vs. DET; Terrell Owens & Roy Williams @ ST.L; Plaxico Burress vs. SF; Tory Holt vs. DAL; Steve Smith & Mushin Muhammad vs. NO; Bernard Berrian @ CHI

 

Sleeper WRs Based On Week 7 Match Ups: Derrick Mason, Mark Clayton & Demetrius Williams @ MIA; Antonio Bryant, Ike Hilliard & Michael Clayton vs. SEA; Kevin Walter & Andre Davis vs. DET; Patrick Crayton @ ST.L; Bobby Wade @ CHI; Steve Smith & Amani Toomer vs. SF; Donnie Avery & Dane Looker vs. DAL; Justin Gage, Brandon Jones & Justin McCairens @ KC; Bobby Engram, Courtney Taylor & Billy McMullen @ TB

 

WRs Who Could Struggle With Their Week 7 Match Ups: Lance Moore & DeVry Henderson @ CAR; DeWayne Bowe vs. TEN; Greg Jennings & Donald Driver vs. IND; TJ Houshmandzadeh, Chad “Lost His” Johnson & Chris Henry vs. PIT; Hines Ward & Santonio Holmes @ CIN; Calvin Johnson @ HOU; Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne & Anthony Gonzalez @ GB; Santana Moss & Wes Welker vs. DEN; Santana Moss & Antoine Randle-El vs. CLE; Laverneus Coles & Jehrico Cotchery @ OAK

 

WRs Who You might Want To Avoid This Week: Devard Darling vs. TEN; Greg Camarillo, Ted Ginn Jr. & Derek Hagan vs. BAL; Mike Furrey & Shaun MacDonald @ HOU

 

Hybrid Formulary Weekly Wide Receiver Rankings

 

For those who missed yesterday’s QB and RB rankings (you can click the link at the top of the page), this is the first edition of these rankings. They are meant to rank your best starts for the week. I got them by taking the average fantasy ppg. rankings from one scoring format and doubling them, that gives more weight to the individual players tendencies rather than the defense that they are playing against. Next, I took the defensive points against rankings from another scoring format and added that to the offensive numbers we just generated. Those with the lowest numbers should be best set up for success this week. I am anxious to see how this shakes out.

 

Here are the top 73 WR plays for this week. I know that 73 is an odd number, I started with 100 and took out the players on byes and those who I felt strongly wouldn’t play. Pay attention to the injury reports on Friday and adjust as you see fit.

 

  1. Andre Johnson (13)
  2. Terrell Owens (18)
  3. Bernard Berrian (23)
  4. Brandon Marshall (24)
  5. Lee Evans (27)
  6. Reggie Wayne (28)
  7. Santana Moss (28)
  8. Steve Smith (28) *CAR
  9. Plaxico Burress (30)
  10. Greg Jennings (32)
  11. Laverneus Coles (37)
  12. Issaac Bruce (40)
  13. Sinorice Moss (44)
  14. Kevin Walter (47)
  15. Hines Ward (48)
  16. Chris Chambers (49)
  17. Calvin Johnson (53)
  18. Jehrico Cotchery (53)
  19. Mushin Muhammad (54)
  20. Eddie Royal (56)
  21. Vincent Jackson (61)
  22. TJ Houshmandzadeh (64)
  23. Brandon Lloyd (68)
  24. Justin Gaga (72)
  25. Amani Toomer (74)
  26. DeWayne Bowe (79)
  27. Braylon Edwards (80)
  28. Marvin Harrison (80)
  29. Randy Moss (81)
  30. Patrick Crayton (82)
  31. DeVry Henderson (86)
  32. Ike Hilliard (86)
  33. Antoine Randle-El (92)
  34. Malcolm Floyd (95)
  35. Lance Moore (97)
  36. Santonio Holmes (98)
  37. Derrick Mason (101)
  38. Bryant Johnson (102)
  39. Wes Welker (105)
  40. Greg Camarillo (107)
  41. Roy Williams (108)
  42. Chansi Stuckey (108)
  43. Antonio Bryant (108)
  44. Bobby Wade (113)
  45. Donnie Avery (117)
  46. Domenick Hixon (118)
  47. Devin Hester (120)
  48. Tory Holt (121)
  49. Sydney Rice (131)
  50. Rasheid Davis (134)
  51. Steve Smith (142) *NYG
  52. Mark Clayton (143)
  53. Anthony Gonzalez (144)
  54. Josh Reed (147)
  55. Arnaz Battle (148)
  56. Derek Hagan (149)
  57. Justin McCairens (150)
  58. Dane Looker (151)
  59. Jabar Gafney (151)
  60. James Jones (154)
  61. Johnnie Lee Higgins (155)
  62. Chad “Lost His” Johnson (158)
  63. Ashley Lelie (163)
  64. Michael Clayton (166)
  65. Ronald Curry (167)
  66. James Hardy (169)
  67. Bobby Engram (172)
  68. Marty Booker (174)
  69. Jordy Nelson (178)
  70. James Thrash (184)
  71. Antonio Chatman (194)
  72. Ted Ginn Jr. (197)
  73. Brandon Jones (198)

 

 

Fantasy TE Power Rankings Week 7

 

The power rankings are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of who to start this week, match up information is listed below the rankings. Last weeks rankings are in parenthesis.

 

  1. Jason Witten (1) – DAL – 497 yds 2 TD

 

  1. Antonio Gates (2) – SD – 252 yds 4 TD

 

  1. Anthony Fasano (4) – MIA – 209 yds 2 TD

 

  1. Tony Scheffler (3) – DEN – 259 yds 2 TD

 

  1. Chris Cooley (6) – WAS – 345 yds 1 TD

 

  1. Tony Gonzalez (5) – KC – 193 yds 2 TD

 

  1. Zach Miller (11) – OAK – 199 yds 1 TD

 

  1. Owen Daniels (13) – HOU – 308 yds 0 TD

 

  1. Kellen Winslow (8) – CLE – 170 yds 1 TD

 

  1. Bo Scaife (7) – TEN – 226 yds 1 TD

 

  1. John Carlson (NR) – SEA – 190 yds 1 TD

 

  1. Mercedes Lewis (NR) – JAX – 151 yds 2 TD

 

  1. LJ Smith (NR) – PHI – 77 yds 2 TD

 

  1. Dustin Keller (10) – NYJ – 84 yds 2 TD

 

  1. Visanthe Shiancoe (9) – MIN – 155 yds 2 TD

 

  1. Alex Smith (20) – TB – 152 yds 2 TD

 

  1. Heath Miller (12) – PIT – 175 yds 1 TD

 

  1. Greg Olsen (41) – CHI – 222 yds 1 TD

 

  1. Dallas Clark (16) – IND – 153 yds 0 TD

 

  1. Billy Miller (NR) – NO – 185 yds 0 TD

 

Dropped from Rankings: Dante Rosario – CAR; Jerramy Stevens – TB; Donald Lee – GB

 

Week 7 Tight End Match Up Advantages and Disadvantages

 

TEs Who Should Thrive in Their Week 7 Match Ups: Dallas Clark @ GB; Tony Scheffler @ NE; Owen Daniels vs. DET; Zach Miller vs. NYJ; Dustin Keller @ OAK; Robert Royal vs. SD

 

Sleeper TEs Based on Week 7 Match Ups: Chris Baker @ OAK; Ben Watson & David Thomas vs. DEN; Casey Fitzsimmons & Dan Campbell @ HOU

 

TEs Who Could Struggle With Their Week 7 Match Ups: Jason Witten @ ST.L; Greg Olsen vs. MIN; John Carlson @ TB; Alex Smith & Jerramy Stevens vs. SEA; Bo Scaife @ KC; Visanthe Shiancoe @ CHI; Todd Heap @ MIA

 

TEs Who You Might Want to Avoid This Week: Vernon Davis @ NYG; Kellen Winslow & Steve Heiden @ WAS; Desmond Clark vs. MIN; Kevin Boss vs. SF; Alge Crumpler @ KC

 

Hybrid Formulary Weekly Tight End Rankings

 

Here are this week’s tight end rankings using the same formula as the wide receiver rankings above and the quarterback and running back rankings in the link at the top of the page. It’s basically 2 parts player performance and 1-part opponents’ defense. Here are your 50 best tight end plays for this week according to the stats.

 

  1. Zach Miller (16)
  2. Tony Scheffler (20)
  3. Anthony Fasano (24)
  4. Jason Witten (26)
  5. Dustin Keller (27)
  6. Owen Daniels (29
  7. Chris Cooley (31)
  8. Tony Gonzalez (34)
  9. Antonio Gates (37)
  10. Heath Miller (41)
  11. Billy Miller (42)
  12. John Carlson (43)
  13. Kellen Winslow (43)
  14. Jerramy Shockey (50)
  15. Robert Royal (51)
  16. Bo Scaife (54)
  17. David Martin (54)
  18. Dallas Clark (55)
  19. Kevin Boss (58)
  20. Dante Rosario (59)
  21. Jerramy Stevens (62)
  22. Visanthe Shiancoe (64)
  23. Vernon Davis (65)
  24. Greg Olsen (69)
  25. Alex Smith (70)
  26. Casey Fitzsimmons (71)
  27. Mark Campbell (72)
  28. Daniel Graham (72)
  29. Donald Lee (75)
  30. Steve Heiden (75)
  31. Dan Campbell (85)
  32. Tony Humphrey (87)
  33. Chris Baker (89)
  34. Darnell Dinkins (89)
  35. Nate Jackson (90)
  36. Delanie Walker (91)
  37. Derek Schouman (93)
  38. John Gilmore (94)
  39. Todd Yoder (97)
  40. Desmond Clark (99)
  41. Michael Gaines (99)
  42. Jim Kleinsasser (100)
  43. Dan Wilcox (107)
  44. Jeff King (107)
  45. David Thomas (107)
  46. Martellus Bennett (108)
  47. Daniel Coats (108)
  48. Todd Heap (113)
  49. Bubba Franks (113)
  50. Reggie Kelly (14)

 

Check back tomorrow for the Defense / Special Teams and Kicker rankings and match ups. And catch me on with Drew around 9:45 tomorrow for the fantasy rundown.

 

Peace,

T

(thryl@wnst.net)

 

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