Luke Kuechly interception
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 7 team IDP rankings.
Bye Week: Detroit, Houston
1. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
2. Tyvon Branch, Arizona Cardinals
3. C.J. Mosley, Baltimore Ravens
4. Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks
5. Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh Steelers
6. Demario Davis, New York Jets
7. Telvin Smith, Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers
9. Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars
10. Reshad Jones, Miami Dolphins
11. Everson Griffen, Minnesota Vikings
12. Alec Ogletree, Los Angeles Rams
13. Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings
14. Mark Baron, Los Angeles Rams
15. Jatavis Brown, Los Angeles Chargers
16. Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings
17. Cameron Jordan, New Orleans Saints
18. Zach Brown, Washington Redskins
19. Myles Jack, Jacksonville Jaguars
20. DeMarcus Lawrence, Dallas Cowboys
21. Julius Peppers, Carolina Panthers
22. Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers
23. Von Miller, Denver Broncos
24. Khalil Mack, Oakland Raiders
25. Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals
26. Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs
27. Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
28. Landon Collins, New York Giants
29. Devin McCourty, New England Patriots
30. Wesley Woodyard, Tennessee Titans
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Jared Goff
Sometimes because of match-ups you have to roll out less than ideal lineups, especially when your players are nicked up. That’s the nature of the beast. Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here are some of the under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you.
Bye Week: Detroit, Houston
Blake Bortles, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars – Colts rank 30th against the pass.
Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams – Cardinals rank 26th against the pass and have allowed 13 touchdowns.
Brett Hundley, QB, Green Bay Packers – Saints rank 28th against the pass. Hundley has the weapons to work with.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Denver Broncos – Flex play against the Bolts, who are allowing 152.5 yards per game.
Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts – Jags allowing 145.7 yards per game. Robert Turbin is injured so Mack should get a few more touches. Gore gets a bump in value as well.
Latavius Murray, RB, Minnesota Vikings – Ravens rank 30th against the run.
Eddie Lacy and Thomas Rawls, RBs, Seattle Seahawks – Giants rank 25th against the run. One or both could be a flex play. Risky options though.
Cole Beasley, WR, Dallas Cowboys – San Fran ranks 27th against the pass.
Taylor Gabriel, WR, Atlanta Falcons – I think Julio goes off, but the Pats rank last against the pass with 300 yard passers each game.
Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee, WRs, Jacksonville Jaguars – Colts rank 30th against the pass.
Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams – Cardinals rank 26th against the pass and have allowed 13 touchdowns. Maybe Sammy Watkins makes an appearance.
Martellus Bennett, TE, Green Bay Packers – Young QBs tend to lean on TEs. Saints rank 28th against the pass.
George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers – C.J. Beathard threw Kittle’s way against Washington and will likely focus in against the Cowboys, who have allowed 11 passing scores.
Zach Miller, TE, Chicago Bears – Scored in back-to-back games. Both a little fluky, but he remains a top option for Mitchell Trubisky.
New York Jets Defense – Miami is scoring just 12.2 points per game…and Jay Cutler.
Pittsburgh Steelers Defense – Cincy scoring 16.8 points per game and have 11 turnovers.
Tennessee Titans – Browns are scoring 15.7 points per game. Revolving QB door. League-high 16 turnovers with 18 sacks allowed.
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Bobby Wagner return
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 7 team defense rankings.
Bye Week: Detroit, Houston
1. Seattle Seahawks
2. Denver Broncos
3. Minnesota Vikings
4. Jacksonville Jaguars
5. Carolina Panthers
6. Kansas City Chiefs
7. Tennessee Titans
8. Philadelphia Eagles
9. Pittsburgh Steelers
10. Miami Dolphins
11. Dallas Cowboys
12. Baltimore Ravens
13. Buffalo Bills
14. Los Angeles Rams
15. Los Angeles Chargers
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Jake Elliott
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 7 kicker rankings.
Bye Week: Detroit, Houston
1. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles
2. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
3. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
4. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
5. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
6. Graham Gano, Carolina Panthers
7. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
8. Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
9. Ryan Succop, Tennessee Titans
10. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
11. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
12. Phil Dawson, Arizona Cardinals
13. Giorgio Tavecchio, Oakland Raiders
14. Kai Forbath, Minnesota Vikings
15. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers
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Gronk Grab
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 7 tight end rankings.
Bye Week: Detroit, Houston
1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
4. Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
6. Evan Engram, New York Giants
7. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, New York Jets
8. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers
9. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
10. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
11. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
12. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
13. Benjamin Watson, Baltimore Ravens
14. Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
15. Ed Dickson, Carolina Panthers
16. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
17. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
18. Zach Miller, Chicago Bears
19. Tyler Croft, Cincinnati Bengals
20. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts
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2017 NFL Picks – Week 7

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Here are the Lester’s Legends NFL Picks. These picks are straight up and for fun. I went 7-7 last week and my Lock Pick (Houston) won. I’ll take the Titans for my Survivor League pick.
Overall Record: 55-36 (.604)
Lock Picks: 5-1 (.833)
Winner Locks: ATL (W), OAK (W), GB (W), SEA (W), PITT (L), HOU (W)
Bye Week: Detroit, Houston
Kansas City over Oakland
Tampa Bay over Buffalo
Carolina over Chicago
Tennessee over Cleveland (Winner Lock)
New Orleans over Green Bay
Indianapolis over Jacksonville
Arizona over Los Angeles Rams
New York Jets over Miami
Minnesota over Baltimore
Dallas over San Francisco
Seattle over New York Giants
Pittsburgh over Cincinnati
Denver over Los Angeles Chargers
Atlanta over New England
Philadelphia over Washington
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Antonio Brown Grab
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 7 wide receiver rankings
Bye Week: Detroit, Houston
1. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
3. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
4. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
5. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
6. Brandin Cooks, New England Patriots
7. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
9. Chris Hogan, New England Patriots
10. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
11. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
12. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
13. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
14. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
15. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
16. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
17. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
18. Pierre Garcon, San Francisco 49ers
19. Devante Adams, Green Bay Packers
20. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
21. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
22. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
23. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
24. Terrelle Pryor, Washington Redskins
25. Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers
26. DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
27. Rishard Matthews, Tennessee Titans
28. John Brown, Arizona Cardinals
29. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
30. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
31. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
32. Jermaine Kearse, New York Jets
33. Eric Decker, Tennessee Titans
34. Taylor Gabriel, Atlanta Falcons
35. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
36. Devante Parker, Miami Dolphins
37. Ted Ginn, Jr., New Orleans Saints
38. Robby Anderson, New York Jets
39. Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars
40. Paul Richardson, Seattle Seahawks
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Leonard Fournette
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 7 running back rankings.
Bye Week: Detroit, Houston
1. Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars
2. Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh Steelers
3. Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys
4. Kareem Hunt, Kansas City Chiefs
5. Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
6. Devonta Freeman, Atlanta Falcons
7. Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers
8. Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears
9. DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
10. Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
11. Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins
12. Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers
13. LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills
14. Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15. Adrian Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
16. Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings
17. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers
18. Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
19. C.J. Anderson, Denver Broncos
20. Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts
21. LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles
22. Tevin Coleman, Atlanta Falcons
23. Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
24. Marshawn Lynch, Oakland Raiders
25. Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
26. Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
27. Orleans Darkwa, New York Giants
28. Javorius Allen, Baltimore Ravens
29. Dion Lewis, New England Patriots
30. Robert Kelley, Washington Redskins
31. Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
32. Matt Forte, New York Jets
33. Duke Johnson, Cleveland Browns
34. Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers
35. Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers
36. James White, New England Patriots
37. Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
38. Alex Collins, Baltimore Ravens
39. Latavius Murray, Minnesota Vikings
40. Mike Gillislee, New England Patriots
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Brady Color Rush
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 7 quarterback rankings.
Bye Week: Detroit, Houston
1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
4. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
5. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
6. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys
7. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
8. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
9. Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins
10. Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
11. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs
12. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
13. Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo Bills
14. Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers
15. Jay Cutler, Miami Dolphins
16. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
17. Brett Hundley, Green Bay Packers
18. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals
19. Josh McCown, New York Jets
20. Case Keenum, Minnesota Vikings
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Orleans Darkwa
There were some unheralded heroes this week. There always are. Let’s take a look at them and see if they are worthy of your fantasy rosters.
Bye Week: Detroit, Houston
Get ‘em
Nelson Agholor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles – Largely owned, but he is averaging 53.5 yards per game with TDs in four of six games.
Robby Anderson, WR, New York Jets – 4 of 12 targets for 76 yards. Averaging 61.5 yards in last four games.
John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals – 3 of 4 targets for 63 yards, TD. Second straight game with a score.
Alex Collins, RB, Baltimore Ravens – 15 carries for 74 yards.
Orleans Darkwa, RB, New York Giants – 130 total yards. Established himself as the Giants lead back.
Eric Decker, WR, Tennessee Titans – 7 catches for 88 yards. Finally establishing himself?
D’Onta Foreman, RB, Houston Texans – 12 carries for 59 yards.
Ted Ginn, Jr., WR, New Orleans Saints – 4 catches for 66 yards, TD. Worth owning, but not necessarily a starting option.
Marqise Lee, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – 5 of 10 targets for 83 yards. Depth option.
Dion Lewis, RB, New England Patriots – 52 yards, TD. Starting to earn more touches. Risky option though.
Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams – 5 of 7 targets for 70 yards. Averaging 65.3 yards the past four games.
Don’t Sweat ‘em
Devontae Booker, RB, Denver Broncos – 4 catches for 78 yards.
Darren Fells, TE, Detroit Lions – 2 of 4 targets for 26 yards, TD. 3 scores in last two games.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 290 yards, 3 TDs replacing Jameis Winston. Only a desperation play if Winston is out next week.
Maarvin Hall, WR, Atlanta Falcons – 40-yard TD.
Jeff Heuerman, TE, Denver Broncos – 2 catches for 24 yards, TD.
Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, New Orleans Saints – 2 catches for 27 yards, TD.
Chris Ivory, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars – 9 catches for 74 yards, TD. Only a handcuff option.
Jeremy Kerley, RB, New York Jets – 2 of 3 targets for 61 yards, TD.
Troy Niklas, TE, Arizona Cardinals – 2 catches for 20 yards, TD.
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Oakland Raiders – 60 total yards, TD.
Aldrick Robinson, WR, San Francisco 49ers – 2 of 5 targets for 66 yards, TD.
Dion Sims, TE, Chicago Bears – 2 of 4 targets for 42 yards, TD.
Kenny Stills, WR, Miami Dolphins – 4 catches for 49 yards, TD.
Taywan Taylor, WR, Tennessee Titans – 2 of 4 targets for 61 yards, TD.
De’Anthony Thomas, WR, Kansas City Chiefs – 3 of 4 targets for 61 yards, TD.
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