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Jacksonville's Leonard Fournette rumbles for 131 yards in Week 7

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette produced 145 scrimmage yards in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

What It Means:

Fournette carried the Jaguars' offense in Week 7, accounting for 31 total touches and 31% of Jacksonville's offensive production. Expect the Jaguars' star to see a similar workload every week as a locked in three-down back.

In Week 7's victor over the Bengals, Fournette scored 15.5 FanDuel points. For the season, the 24-year old has produced 918 scrimmage yards and one touchdown.

Minnesota's Dalvin Cook scores two touchdowns in Week 7

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook produced 149 scrimmage yards and 2 touchdowns in Sunday's 42-30 victory over the Detroit Lions.

What It Means:

After a quiet Week 6, Cook demolished Detroit's run defense for his fourth 100-yard performance of the season. As long as Cook stays healthy, Minnesota's star running back looks like a premier option every week.

In Week 7's win over the Lions, Cook scored 27.4 FanDuel points. For the season, the young Vikings' back has produced 945 scrimmage yards and 8 touchdowns.

New Orleans' Latavius Murray goes off in Week 7's victory over Chicago

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray produced 150 scrimmage yards and 2 touchdowns in Sunday's 36-25 win over the Chicago Bears.

What It Means:

In his first start of the season, Murray handled 31 touches including five receptions for 31 yards. Expect Murray to start in Week 8 if Alvin Kamara cannot return from his ankle injury.

In Week 7's victory against the Bears, Murray scored 29.5 FanDuel points. For the season, the veteran back has produced 355 scrimmage yards and 3 touchdowns.

Baltimore's Lamar Jackson accumulates 116 rushing yards in Week 7's road victory over Seattle

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson produced 9 completions for 120 yards in Week 7's victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

What It Means:

Jackson made his greatest impact in Week 7 with his legs, rushing over 100 yards for the second straight week. Through seven games this season, Baltimore's young quarterback is averaging around 82 yards on the ground and on pace to exceed 1,000 rushing yards.

In Week 7's win against Seattle, Jackson scored 23.3 FanDuel points. For the season, the 22-year old has produced 136 completions for 1,650 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Houston's Kenny Stills accounts for 105 yards in Week 7

Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills produced four receptions for 105 yards in Week 7's loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

What It Means:

After Will Fuller left in the first half, Stills filled in nicely with a season-high 105 receiving yards. Expect Stills to start on the outside if Fuller is unable to return for Week 8's matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

In Sunday's loss to the Colts, Stills scored 12.5 FanDuel points. For the season, the 27-year old wideout has produced 15 receptions for 293 yards and one touchdown.

Cowboys' Randall Cobb (back) available on Sunday night

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Randall Cobb (back) is active for Week 7's matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

What It Means:

Cobb will return for Sunday's night game against the Eagles after missing time with a back injury.

Cobb's Week 7 projection includes 2.8 receptions for 33.1 yards on 4.1 targets.

Cowboys' Amari Cooper (quad) active for Sunday night's game against Philadelphia

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (quad) is available for Week 7's matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

What It Means:

Cooper will attempt to play in tonight's game despite a nagging quad injury. If he can stay on the field, the explosive Cowboys' receiver should eat against a Philadelphia pass defense rated 24th overall by numberFire's power rankings.

Cooper's Week 7 projection includes 4.7 receptions for 70.1 yards on 7.6 targets.

Jaguars' Dede Westbrook produces 117 scrimmage yards in Week 7's win over Cincinnati

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook hauled in six receptions for 103 yards in Sunday's 27-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

What It Means:

After missing practice time with a shoulder injury, Westbrook exploded in Week 7 with a season-high 103 yards. Jacksonville's reliable slot receiver should have another opportunity to excel in Week 8 against the New York Jets.

In Week 7's win over the Bengals, Westbrook scored 14.7 FanDuel points. For the season, the 25-year old receiver has produced 32 receptions for 383 yards and one touchdown.

Indianapolis' Zach Pascal posts 6-106-2 in Week 7's victory over the Texans

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal produced 6 receptions for 106 yards and 2 touchdowns in Week 7's 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans.

What It Means:

With Parris Campbell inactive, Pascal emerged in Week 7 with a career-high 106 yards and 2 touchdowns. The 24-year old should continue to see snaps at receiver with Campbell sidelined with an abdomen injury.

In Sunday's victory against the Texans, Pascal scored 25.6 FanDuel points. For the season, the Colts' wide out has hauled in 13 receptions for 239 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Titans' Delanie Walker (ankle) questionable to return against the Chargers in Week 7

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker left Week 7's game against the Los Angeles Chargers early with an ankle injury.

What It Means:

Walker came into the game hobbled by an ankle injury and appears to have reaggravated it. He is questionable to return.

Walker didn't record a target before leaving the game.

Colts' Jacoby Brissett throws four touchdowns in Week 7's victory over Houston

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett produced 26 completions for 326 yards and 4 touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Houston Texans.

What It Means:

After a quiet game in Kansas City, Brissett flashed his play-making ability with a season-high 326 yards and 4 touchdowns. Despite the run-first nature of the Colts' offense, the 26-year old quarterback has been impressive this season, averaging 2.3 touchdown passes per game.

In Sunday's win over the Texans, Brissett scored 27.64 FanDuel points. Through six games, the Colts' signal caller has produced 134 completions for 1,388 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Texans' DeAndre Hopkins goes over 100 yards in Week 7 loss to the Colts

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins caught 9 balls for 106 yards and 1 touchdown on 12 targets in a 23-30 loss the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7.

What It Means:

Hopkins turned in his second-best performance of the season in a losing effort against the Colts. Will Fuller left early in the first quarter with a hamstring injury that may have funneled a couple of extra targets Hopkins' way. Hopkins could have had an even bigger day if not for an overturned touchdown catch on a play that was blown dead. Next up for Hopkins in Week 8 is a meeting with the Oakland Raiders.

Hopkins is up to 49 receptions for 508 yards and 3 touchdowns for the season. He is on pace for the fifth 1,000-yard season of his career and his third in a row.

Oakland's Darren Waller accumulates 126 receiving yards and two scores in Week 7

Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller produced 7 receptions for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns in Week 7's loss to the Green Bay Packers.

What It Means:

After five scoreless games, Waller broke his touchdown drought with two in Week 7. Oakland's athletic tight end has quickly emerged as the Raiders' top pass catcher, averaging 8.3 targets per game.

In Sunday's loss to the Packers, Waller scored 28.1 FanDuel points. For the season, the 27-year old has hauled in 44 receptions for 485 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Lions' Marvin Jones catches 4 touchdown passes against the Vikings in Week 7

Detroit Lions' wide receiver Marvin Jones had 10 receptions for 93 yards and 4 touchdowns on 13 targets in a 30-42 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7.

What It Means:

Jones was the focal point of the Lions' passing attack in Week 7, out targeting Kenny Golladay 13-2. All of Jones' touchdown catches came in the red zone as he consistently rewarded Stafford for targeting him in key situations. Next up for Jones in Week 8 is a meeting with a weak New York Giants' secondary.

Jones now has 30 receptions for 387 yards and 5 touchdowns on the season. His 38.3 FanDuel points lead all wide receivers on the early slate and were second to only to Aaron Rodgers.

Packers' Aaron Rodgers torches the Oakland secondary for 429 yards and 5 touchdowns in Week 7

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 25 passes for 429 yards, and 5 touchdowns on 31 attempts in a 42-24 win over the Raiders in Week 7. Rodgers also scored a rushing touchdown.

What It Means:

Rodgers looked like his old self in this one, moving the ball down the field at will against the Raiders. Even with his top pass-catching option still sidelined, Rodgers took over the game and had his best performance of the season. Rodgers threw a touchdown to five different players with Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow, Jimmy Graham, Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams all getting in on the action. Next up for Rodgers in Week 8 is a meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.

Rodgers is up to 2,109 yards, 13 touchdowns and 2 interceptions for the season. His 43.76 FanDuel points were the most by any player at any position on the early slate.

Arizona's Chase Edmonds explodes for three scores in Week 7

Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds produced 150 scrimmage yards and 3 touchdowns in Week 7's 27-21 victory over the New York Giants.

What It Means:

Edmonds carried the Cardinals in Week 7, accounting for 57% of Arizona's offensive production. If David Johnson remains banged up, fire up Edmonds in all formats with high confidence.

In Week 7's win over the Giants, Edmonds scored 34 FanDuel points. For the season, the 23-year old back has produced 387 scrimmage yards and 5 touchdowns.

Falcons' Matt Ryan exits Week 7's game early with an ankle injury

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan left Week 7's game against the Los Angeles Rams early with an ankle injury.

What It Means:

Ryan's awful day got even worse when he was forced to leave the game in the fourth quarter. He had a noticeable limp while making his way to the locker room. Matt Schaub took over following Ryan's injury.

Before leaving the game, Ryan completed 16 passes for 159 yards and 1 interception on 27 attempts.

Lions' Kerryon Johnson (knee) ruled out of Week 7 game against the Vikings

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson has been ruled out against the Minnesota Vikings with a knee injury.

What It Means:

Johnson suffered the injury in the second quarter of the game. He went to the locker room and returned with a knee brace and tried to get loose by riding a stationary bike but was unable to return. Ty Johnson and J.D. McKissic split work in his absence.

Before leaving the game, Johnson had 5 carries for 23 yards and 0 catches on 1 target.

Ravens' Marquise Brown (ankle) officially inactive for Week 7

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown is officially inactive for Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks.

What It Means:

Brown was expected to be out following his lack of practice participation during the week. Brown has now missed two games in a row with an ankle injury he suffered against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5. With Brown out, Willie Snead could see more work against a Seahawks pass defense rated 25th overall by our power rankings.

Our models project Snead for 8.3 FanDuel points in Week 7. He is priced at $4,600.

49ers' Matt Breida questionable to return against the Redskins with a head injury

San Francisco 49ers running back Matt Breida is questionable to return against the Washington Redskins in Week 7 with a head injury.

What It Means:

Breida is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return.

Before leaving the game, Breida had 8 carries for 35 yards and 1 catch for 1 yard on 1 target.

Atlanta's Devonta Freeman ejected for throwing punch in Week 7

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman was ejected from Week 7's game against the Los Angeles Rams.

What It Means:

Freeman was kicked out of Week 7's game in the third quarter after throwing a punch at Rams' Aaron Donald. Brian Hill and Kenjon Barner will take over at running back.

Before exiting Week 7's game, Freeman produced 25 scrimmage yards on nine touches.

Source: Jason Butt

Vikings' Adam Thielen (hamstring) will not return in Week 7

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen will not return on Sunday in the team's Week 7 game against the Detroit Lions.

What It Means:

Thielen left in the first quarter with a hamstring injury, which he suffered after colliding with a wall on a touchdown catch. He was originally considered questionable to make it back on the field, but he won't return as the Vikings trail Detroit in a divisional matchup.

Before exiting, Thielen had one catch for 25 yards, a touchdown and 9.0 FanDuel points.

Texans' Will Fuller (hamstring) will not return in Week 7

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller has been ruled out of Week 7's game against the Indianapolis Colts with a hamstring injury.

What It Means:

Fuller left the game on the Texans' first possession after making a catch. He went to the locker room and was considered questionable to return before being downgraded to out.

Fuller had one catch for 6 yards before leaving the game.

Detroit's Kerryon Johnson (knee) questionable to return against Minnesota

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson (knee) was forced to leave Week 7's game against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter.

What It Means:

Johnson is questionable to return after exiting with a knee injury. Expect Ty Johnson to see more work if Johnson is forced to sit.

Before exiting, Johnson produced 23 rushing yards on five attempts.

Falcons' Ito Smith questionable to return against the Rams with a head injury

Atlanta Falcons running back Ito Smith is being evaluated for a head injury.

What It Means:

Smith got tossed to the ground while trying to pass protect in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams. He is questionable to return.

Before leaving the game, Smith had 1 carry for 7 yards.

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