Draftstreet Strategy: Week 7

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Published: October 18, 2013

Draftstreet StrategyWeek six brought us some enormous performances, especially from one Vincent Jackson who hopefully helped you earn some cash over at the Draftstreet daily leagues. Now onward to week 7 which has a few promising match-ups…

Draftstreet Tier 1:

Jay Cutler, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers, Andrew Luck, Philip Rivers, Robert Griffin III

My Pick: Aaron Rodgers/Jay Cutler

I will be point blank here. If James Jones can play, I am playing Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers have one heck of an explosive offense, just look at what Rodgers did without Jordy Nelson last year. There is an added bonus when you have Eddie Lacy, who is making defenses think twice about not stopping the run game. If James Jones cannot play because of his sprained PCL, then I am going to switch to Jay Cutler.

Draftstreet Tier 2:

Matt Ryan, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Nick Foles, Ben Roethlisberger, Colin Kaepernick

My Pick: Nick Foles

Foles looked good last week and I will put money on a guy going up against the Dallas Cowboys pass defense. The Cowboys have allowed 14 touchdowns through the air, which ties them for last among the league leaders. Passing touchdowns against is not really a category you want your team leading in. We can probably chalk a little bit of that up to Peyton Manning, but I am still rolling the dice.

Draftstreet Tier 3:

Brandon Marshall, A.J. Green, Demaryius Thomas, Calvin Johnson, Victor Cruz, DeSean Jackson

My Pick: DeSean Jackson

I am loading up on the Eagles for a few reasons: First, they are going against a big-time rival. Second, the last time the Cowboys felt the need to compete; it was against the Denver Broncos. That game almost topped 100 points and I think this will be a high-scoring game. Jackson is averaging 17.5 ppg this year. I will save you a look and let you know that is the most out of this group.

Draftstreet Tier 4:

Matt Forte, Knowshon Moreno, Wes Welker, Reggie Bush, Jordy Nelson, Vincent Jackson, Justin Blackmon, Arian Foster

My Pick: Matt Forte

This is a pick that’s going to win or lose you the week. You could make an argument for any of the above listed. Let’s just say I have a feeling Forte is going to have a good game.

Draftstreet Tier 5:

Eddie LacyGiovani Bernard, Eddie Lacy, Le’Veon Bell, Frank Gore, Doug Martin, Alfred Morris, DeAngelo Williams, Ray Rice

My Pick: Eddie Lacy

The Cleveland Browns defense is still the tops in the league for rushing touchdowns against. Even if James Jones does play, Lacy is going to see more action with Green Bay losing Randall Cobb for a few games. If James Jones does sit, all the more reason to plug him in here.

Draftstreet Tier 6:

Josh Gordon, Eric Decker, Reggie Wayne, Mike Wallace, Hakeem Nicks, Pierre Garcon, Torrey Smith, Andre Johnson

My Pick: Josh Gordon

Gordon is leading this pack in fantasy points per game and it isn’t really close. The Browns are going to toss up the ball a few times to keep the game interesting and it seems like Gordon is demanding the ball.

Draftstreet Tier 7:

Fred Jackson, C.J. Spiller, Trent Richardson, Stevan Ridley, Bilal Powell, Danny Woodhead, Ryan Mathews, Maurice Jones-Drew

My Pick: Ryan Mathews

I am not thrilled about this, but I know the Jags defense is bad against the run and that Ryan Mathews had 22 touches to Danny Woodhead’s 9 last week. I will gamble here and cross my fingers, hoping that Mathews crosses the goal line for the second time this year.

Draftstreet Tier 8:

Roddy White, Alshon Jeffrey, Greg Jennings, Julian Edelman, Kenbrell Thompkins, Rueben Randle, Keenan Allen, Anquan Boldin

My Pick: Keenan Allen

It’s hard to argue against Keenan Allen. Philip Rivers was not even close to hiding who his new favorite target is. That will most definitely continue against a poor Jaguars air defense.

There is no time like the present to get involved over at Draftstreet. If you feel like throwing away your lunch money, please contact me so we can go head-to-head sometime. If not, make sure you grab hold of our defensive team statistical breakdown. I use it every week to dominate the competition. 

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