Fantasy Football Sleepers: Dalton is gold against the Browns

Cameron Jourdan

Sports Blogger

@CJourdan81

 

Here’s how the sleepers for last week scored. Scoring is based off ESPN Fantasy standard scoring

Marcus Mariota: 33 points

Latavius Murray: 0 points (Injured)

Jeremy Kerley: 1 point

Charles Clay: 5 points

Sebastian Janikowski: 4 points

Tennessee Titans: 6 points

 

Week 7 picks

 

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton should be in your fantasy lineup this week. (Football Schedule, Flickr)

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton should be in your fantasy lineup this week.
(Football Schedule, Flickr)

Quarterback: Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

Last week’s points: 23, This week’s projected: 21

Dalton is 11th in total fantasy points by quarterbacks, and he played well against New England. On Sunday, the Bengals face a Browns defense that is allowing the third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Dalton is a lock as a QB1 this week.

 

Running back: Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins

Last week’s points: 32, This week’s projected: 12

Ajayi had an amazing week against the Steelers’ defense, rushing for over 200 yards and two touchdowns. Miami faces a Buffalo defense that is one of the best against the run Sunday, but Ajayi has the second most touches in the league over the last two weeks, so expect his production to stay high.

 

Wide receiver: Kenny Britt, Los Angeles Rams

Last week’s points: 28, This week’s projected: 12

Britt caught seven of eight targets for a season-high 136 yards and two touchdowns against the Lions. Britt ranks 16th in fantasy points for wide receivers this season. Expect his numbers to remain high against a Giants defense that’s in the lower half of pass defense in the league.

 

Tight end: Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins

Last week’s points: 11, This week’s projected: 13

With right end Jordan Reed inactive, Davis stepped up in Week 6 by finding the end zone, and proving to be a big target for quarterback Kirk Cousins. The Lions’ defense has allowed seven touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season, and with Reed being out again Sunday, Davis has huge sleeper value.

 

Kicker: Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons

Last week’s points: 6, This week’s projected: 10

Bryant remained perfect on the year against Seattle, making one field goal attempt and all three extra point attempts. Bryant ranks fourth among fantasy kickers this year, and San Diego has given up seven or more fantasy points to kickers every week this year. Bryant should be in your lineup this week.

 

Defense: Los Angeles Rams

Last week’s points: 0, This week’s projected: 7

The Rams’ defense forced nine turnovers the first four games but hasn’t forced one in its previous two contests. On Sunday, the Rams face a Giants offense that’s in the top 10 in the league in turnovers and sack allowed, so it’s a lock to start the Rams defense.

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