Injuries weren’t too bad in week 6, save two season-ending ones to Victor Cruz and Stevan Ridley. Shane Vereen, Rueben Randle, and Odell Beckham Jr. will be the biggest beneficiaries of those injuries.
Considering byes, this week will see Philly and Tampa Bay sitting out. That Eagles offense will cause some holes in fantasy rosters, no doubt. If you’re looking for some help this week, check out the sleepers below. Whether due to favorable match-ups or an increase in opportunity, these players could have big week 7’s:
Andre Holmes, WR, Oakland Raiders
Over his last two games, Holmes has nine catches for 195 yards and three touchdowns. Those are WR1 numbers. Holmes should continue to build chemistry with Derek Carr this week against the Cardinals who have been terrible against the pass so far this season.
James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers
Looks like Eddie Lacy has underperformed enough to create a bit of a timeshare with Starks — by some reports, even a 50/50 split. Week 7 against the Panthers, who have allowed a league-worst 5.5 yards per carry, could be Starks’ coming out party.
Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Palmer is back from a weird nerve/neck issue that held him out for a few weeks. This week he should go bananas in Oakland against a Raiders D that has allowed the second-highest completion percentage on deep balls this year. If there’s one thing Palmer is known for, it’s his bombs down field.
Rueben Randle, WR, New York Giants
Randle’s targets should go way up now that Victor Cruz is out for the year. He’s still available in almost half of all fantasy leagues despite receiving the second-most red zone targets of all players so far this season. Only Jordy Nelson has more.
Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs
Consider: 1) Kelce leads all tight ends in YAC and 2) Kelce’s week 7 opponent, San Diego, allows the second most YAC per reception to opposing tight ends. Kelce is also available in just about half of all fantasy leagues.
Josh Hill, TE, New Orleans Saints
Another TE sleeper is Jimmy Graham’s backup, Josh Hill. With Graham’s questionable heath, Hill has the potential to step up this week against the Lions who have allowed the 16th-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. If you missed out on Kelce and need TE help, Hill is available in almost all leagues.