Week 7 Streaming Options

Bye weeks and injuries galore, we’re all looking to fill in the holes on our roster for Week 7 with streaming options. Here are my favorite streaming options of the week. The order in which these players are listed is the order in which I would start them for this upcoming week.

Week 7 QB Streaming Options

Geno Smith (SEA) v ARI

ESPN 71%, Yahoo 81%, Sleeper 76%

Geno’s fantasy numbers have been relatively underwhelming considering the playmakers surrounding him in this Seattle offense, but he has a great matchup here at home against a Cardinals team that allows the 6th-most points per game to opposing QBs. The Seahawks are projected to score 27 points, and I expect them to try and get their passing game going before facing stiffer competition.

Brock Purdy (SF) @ MIN

ESPN 85%, Yahoo 90%, Sleeper 85%

Purdy was a model of consistency for fantasy football throughout his career up until his matchup against the Browns in Week 6. I attribute the lack of success for the 49ers offense last Sunday to an elite Browns defense more than Brock Purdy suddenly losing his ability to play QB, so I expect much better things against a lesser defense in Minnesota. The Vikings have done well stopping the run so far in 2023, meaning San Francisco may be forced to throw more down near the goal line. Those chances of redzone throwing for Purdy increase if Christian McCaffrey is unable to play on Monday.

Sam Howell (WAS) @ NYG

ESPN 35%, Yahoo 59%, Sleeper 60%

Howell has finished as a top 7 QB in each of the last 2 weeks and can be seen as a viable streaming option moving forward depending on his matchup. If there’s one knock on Howell, it’s the amount of sacks that he takes each week. Outside of his propensity to hold the ball too long, Howell has looked sharp while kept upright. A matchup against a Giants team who has the least sacks in the NFL so far should prove advantageous for the young signal-caller.

Week 7 RB Streaming Options 

D’Onta Foreman (CHI) v LV

ESPN 35%, Yahoo 52%, Sleeper 53%

D’Onta Foreman will likely be the main running back in Chicago for the second week in a row with Roschon Johnson still in concussion protocol and Khalil Herbert on IR. Foreman ran the ball 15 times this past Sunday and averaged 4.3 yards per carry against a stout Minnesota run defense. He should have more chances for success against Vegas in Week 7.

Jaleel McLaughlin (DEN) v GB

ESPN 45%, Yahoo 51%, Sleeper 49%

McLaughlin has been a sparkplug for this Denver offense, averaging 6.5 yards per carry as a undrafted rookie. McLaughlin only saw 9 opportunities against Kansas City last week and scored 5.2 half-PPR points, but in the previous 2 weeks he was able to score over 16 points with just 10 and 13 opportunities. McLaughlin is a big play waiting to happen, and this Green Bay defense has allowed 24.5 points per game to opposing running backs so far this season.

Keaontay Ingram (ARI) @ SEA

ESPN 12%, Yahoo 26%, Sleeper 47%

Ingram led the Arizona backfield in touches following James Conner’s placement on IR, seeing 10 carries and 2 targets. He was the only running back to see the field for Arizona inside the redzone as well, and the Cardinals are projected to score more points against Seattle then they were a week ago in LA.

Kareem Hunt (CLE) @ IND

ESPN 47%, Yahoo 64%, Sleeper 71%

Hunt was a big part of the offense for Cleveland in Week 6, seeing 15 opportunities and scoring a rushing touchdown from 16 yards out. Cleveland’s defense is one of the best in the league, which should provide their offense with plenty of short fields against Indianapolis this week. The Colts also allow over 20 points per game to the running back position.

Week 7 WR Streaming Options

Curtis Samuel (WAS) @ NYG

ESPN 47%, Yahoo 54%, Sleeper 64%

Curtis Samuel has quietly been a solid fantasy option over the last 3 weeks. He’s seen 7 or more targets in 2 of those games and has scored touchdowns in each of them, including multiple plays getting drawn up for him in the redzone. While many expected Terry McLaurin and Jahan Dotson to run the passing game in Washington, Samuel has overtaken Dotson as the #2 man in the receiving corps.

Josh Reynolds (DET) @ BAL

ESPN 24%, Yahoo 43%, Sleeper 48%

Reynolds is still operating as the top outside receiver for Detroit, an offense that remains explosive and will be without lead running back David Montgomery on Sunday. I expect a shootout in Baltimore and for Reynolds to see plenty of targets as he builds on what has been an impressive 2023 so far.

Josh Downs (IND) v CLE

ESPN 34%, Yahoo 35%, Sleeper 52%

Downs’ fantasy stock continues to rise, as he’s getting peppered with targets with Gardner Minshew taking snaps for Indianapolis. He’s seen 6 and 8 targets the last 2 weeks and Indianapolis should have big plans for him as a checkdown option this week against Cleveland. Downs is an every-week flex option in full-PPR leagues.

Darius Slayton (NYG) v WAS

ESPN 2%, Yahoo 4%, Sleeper 9%

Slayton had his best game of the season on Sunday with Tyrod Taylor under center, hauling in 4 of his 6 targets for 69 yards. His downfield usage was encouraging, and I expect Brian Daboll to call plenty of deep shots against a Washington secondary that has allowed a ton of deep passing plays this season.

Week 7 TE Streaming Options

Michael Mayer (LV) @ CHI

ESPN 8%, Yahoo 26%, Sleeper 31%

Mayer has been slowly integrated into this offense, but has found success over the last 2 weeks for Vegas. The highly-touted Notre Dame prospect played over 60% of the snaps in Vegas over the last 2 weeks, and had 75 yards on 5 catches a week ago. The Bears are one of the worst teams against fantasy tight ends, and Mayer has passed the eye test for me.

Gerald Everett (LAC) @ KC

ESPN 27%, Yahoo 25%, Sleeper 24%

Everett has been disappointing so far through 2023, with Donald Parham taking many of the redzone looks at the tight end position in this offense. Everett saw 5 targets last week and found the endzone, and I expect him to keep being involved here in Week 7 as Parham deals with injuries. Going back to his time in Dallas, Kellen Moore has frequently featured his tight ends in the redzone.

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