Week 7 Preview

It’s crunch time in the fantasy world. Choose the right players and you could be opening a gap between you and the rest. You don’t want to be relying on a six-game winning streak at the end of the season to give you any hope of a play-off spot.

You’ve used your draft and traded guys off your roster.The foundations are in place and now the decisions you make will define your season.

We’re in Week 7 and we’ve got form to guide us. I’m coming into the week 4&2. My strength has been in the magnificent Philip Rivers. He’s having the season of his life and this week he’s got a tricky test against division rivals KC. The Chiefs are looking good, but I can’t see The Chargers slipping up at home. San Diego’s form has auto-picked Rivers and Gates in recent weeks. Gates has been up and down this season, but when he’s hot he’s really hot so it’s a risk I take.

It’s nice to have Jamaal Charles back after his bye. My weak spot is in the back field. I’m starting Blount this week, but a voice keeps telling me to should start Antone Smith. I traded for him late and all he’s done is sit on my bench. He has a couple of big runs in each game. Runs that take him into double digits. My concern is he’ll have a week when those runs don’t happen and that week will be the one when I start him. I’ll play him next week because it’ll make the Wembley visit even more fun.

I’m expecting Sammy Watkins to clock up some yards this week. I can’t see Minnesota’s D being able to rush the pass. Kyle Orton is at home and Buffalo is sold out. It could be a big weekend in west New York.

Speaking of the west, I’ve made a few bold predictions in the NFC West this week. The Cardinals have been grinding out results in recent weeks and I think they’re going to get found out in Oakland. Derek Carr was impressive last week and Sparano had them looking rejuvenated. I can’t see Arizona leaving the Black Hole with a W. As for Seattle, they looked ordinary at home to Dallas. The Cowboys might be on a fine run, but they’re not an outstanding team. The Seahawks appear to have been found out. The trade of Harvin baffles me and I think morale will be low. They’ve got a division game against a team that looked good during parts of their game against the 49ers on Monday.The loss of Harvin takes away any dynamism from The Seahawks’ offense and The Rams’ strength is on defense. That’s why I’m going for a Rams win.

Call me biased, but I’m picking San Francisco to win on the road at Mile High. Kaepernick has upped his game and the he’s got a wealth of options on offense. The game might be decided by the kickers and Phil Dawson’s already kicked four field goals from 50+ yards this year. He’s at altitude, so who knows how far he’ll kick it!

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