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JJ’s faves and fades: Week seven fantasy football advice

By Jacob Johnson


Dak Prescott: The Dallas Cowboys are in a freefall now, and have a huge matchup this Sunday with the Philadelphia Eagles. Luckily for Prescott, the Eagles have one of the worst secondary units in the league; they’re giving up and average 280 YPG and last week got torched by Kirk Cousins for four touchdowns and 300+ yards. Prescott is currently the 6th ranked fantasy QB, and in a seemingly must win game for the Cowboys expect their game plan to air it out.

David Johnson: David Johnson has enjoyed an excellent bounce back year with Kyler Murray after a disappointing 2018-19 campaign. Last week against the Falcons, Johnson racked up a touchdown on the ground and through the air, and had 68 yards receiving with 34 yards rushing. He’s been a dynamic player for the Cardinals and I expect that to continue this week against a suspect Giants defense that’s slightly better than the Atlanta defense he just faced. The Giants are giving up on average well over 100 yards rushing per game and come in as the second worst pass defense in the league. I fully expect Johnson to put up RB1 numbers this week.


Alvin Kamara: It may be due to Drew Brees’ absence, but Kamara is not putting up the same mind blowing numbers that he has put up in his previous two years in the league. While the numbers haven’t been terrible, the Saints as a team have a tough task ahead of them this week: the Chicago Bears and that scary run defense of theirs. The Bears are allowing the fifth least rushing yards per game (83 YPG) and are giving up an average of 13.8 PPG to opposing offenses. I wouldn’t go as far as benching Kamara due to his undeniable playmaking ability, but expect the Bears to come into Sunday’s game with a game plan for stopping Kamara on the run. Put him in your flex if you have RB depth.

Jimmy Graham: As a Packers fan, I’ve finally given up on Graham after these last two weeks with Davante Adams out. He simply looks worn out and tired. It’s not his fault but he simply isn’t the same player he used to be. He’s not fast enough to get open in Matt LaFleur’s play action heavy offense, and hasn’t been anywhere close to the red zone threat that people expected him to be coming into Green Bay two years ago. Not only do I hate Graham this week, I hate him for the rest of the season. I’ve already dropped him in my league and I wouldn’t blame you if you did the same.

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