NFL Fantasy Football: Week 7 Champs and Chumps

Contributed by: Jeff Sperber
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2012 2:03 PM

QB Champs

Josh Freeman: 420 pass yds, 3 pass TDs, 9 rush yds

Since the Bucs’ Week 5 bye, he has 748 yards, 6 TDs, and one pick. Suddenly he’s a borderline fantasy starter.

Drew Brees: 377 pass yds, 4 pass TDs, INT, 1 rush yd and Aaron Rodgers: 342 pass yds, 3 pass TDs

The top two QBs in the NFL played like the top two QBs in the NFL on Sunday. Brees is averaging an insane 349.5 yards per game and Rodgers has a league-leading 19 touchdowns.


QB Chumps

Andy Dalton: 105 pass yds, pass TD, INT, -1 rush yds

One week after putting up 381 yards and tossing 3 TDs against the Browns, we learned that we can only expect those types of numbers from Dalton when he is, in fact, playing the Browns.

Joe Flacco: 147 pass yds, pass TD, 2 INTs, 7 rush yds

With the Ravens’ defense decimated by injuries it’s up to their offense to carry the team. That’s not going to happen.


RB Champs

Chris Johnson: 195 rush yds, 2 rush TDs, 3 rec yds

How do you feel if you traded CJ2K two weeks ago? (This question is being directed towards you, Dan in my fantasy football league.)

LaRod Stephens-Howling: 104 rush yds, rush TD, 45 rec yds

Law Firm 2.0 looked better than the original Law Firm on Sunday. (LaRod, Stephens & Howling sounds like a law firm-- that's how I came up with this. Boy, am I clever!)

Arian Foster: 98 rush yds, 2 rush TDs, 5 rec yds

One of the few top RBs who hasn’t disappointed this season; Foster leads the league in rushing attempts (168), yards (659), and TDs (9).


RB Chumps

Maurice Jones-Drew: 6 rush yds

And you thought the Jaguars couldn’t get any worse. Bye, MJD. You will be missed by Jags' fans and your fantasy owners.

Trent Richardson: 8 rush yds, 11 rec yds

This is what you get for drafting running backs that are on awful, awful, awful teams. (That’s three “awfuls”, not even just two!)

Ray Rice: 42 rush yds, 12 rec yds

See: Joe Flacco analysis above. Actually, that’s not fair. Ray Rice is roughly one million times better than Joe Flacco. Still, he’s underperforming fantasy-wise.

WR Champs

Vincent Jackson: 216 rec yds, rec TD

Who would’ve guessed that Freeman to Jackson would be better than Stafford to Megatron and Cam Newton to Steve Smith?

Randall Cobb: 89 rec yds, 2 rec TDs, 19 rush yds, 38 return yds

Cobb? James Jones? Jordy Nelson? I trust the interactive spinner when predicting which Packers’ receiver will have the best game on any given week.


WR Chumps

Larry Fitzgerald: 29 rec yds

Sure, he doesn’t have a real quarterback throwing him the ball, but what a huge disappointment. Fitzy ranks 16th in receiving yards and has just three touchdowns.

Calvin Johnson: 34 rec yds

How does someone whose nickname is Megatron get dominated by someone whose nickname is Peanut?


TE Champ

Rob Gronkowski: 78 rec yds, 2 rec TDs

It’s hit or miss for Gronk so far this season.


TE Chump

Vernon Davis: 0 and Kyle Rudolph: 0

The “Fantasy Zero Award” for Week 7 goes to Davis and Rudolph. It takes a special kind of player to get you absolutely zero points.


Kicker Champ

Nick Folk: 1/1 FG 20-29 yds, 2/2 FG 40-49 yds, 1/1 FG 50+, 2/2 XP

He was money against the Pats. Too bad he can't play quarterback.


Kicker Chump

Jason Hanson: 1/1 XP

Somewhere out there, there’s someone who needed one point from Hanson in Monday night’s game to win his or her matchup. That someone is very lucky indeed. Everyone else who owns Hanson is less pleased.

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