We escaped Week 6 without too many major injuries. The Philadelphia Eagles, however, weren’t quite as lucky. They were already down plenty of skill players and lost a couple more, but at least neither was season-ending. Each week this column will analyze a player at each position rostered in 50 percent of Yahoo leagues or less. This group of players is basically a dream stream team. For reference, the threshold used for Wins and Losses in this article will be if the quarterbacks can score 15 plus points and if the rest can score 10 plus PPR points. Here is the stream team for Week 7.
Week 7 Stream Team: Boston Scott, Travis Fulgham, and More
Week 6 Recap
- Andy Dalton (DAL) v ARI – 13.04 points – L
- Ryan Fitzpatrick (MIA) v NYJ – 18.04 points – W
- Kirk Cousins (MIN) v ATL – 29.72 points – W
- Totals – Week: 2-1 / Year: 11-7
- J.D. McKissic (WAS) @ NYG – 14.40 points – W
- La’Mical Perine (NYJ) @ MIA – 5.60 points – L
- Rex Burkhead (NE) v DEN – 1.40 points – L
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 6-10-2
- Mecole Hardman (KC) @ BUF – 0 points – L
- Laviska Shenault Jr (JAX) v DET – 4.10 points – L
- Tim Patrick (DEN) @ NE – 17.10 points – W
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 6-12
- Jimmy Graham (CHI) @ CAR – 8.40 points – L
- Eric Ebron (PIT) v CLE – 2.90 points – L
- Trey Burton (IND) v CIN – 21.90 points – W
- Totals – Week: 1-2 / Year: 3-14-1
- Grand Totals – Week: 5-7 / Year: 26-43-3
Week 7 Stream Team
Quarterback – Teddy Bridgewater (CAR – 45%) @ NO
Teddy has been a solid contributor all season so far. He’s currently averaging 18.36 fantasy points per game and hasn’t had a game lower than 11.44 so far. The rushing aspect he’s brought has been a nice surprise so far. It’s been a bit inconsistent but his 121 rushing yards are tenth most at the quarterback position. That’s more than guys like Deshaun Watson, Gardner Minshew, and Joe Burrow. If Bridgewater is able to continue to chip in with his legs, those are just extra bonus points on top. He’s been decent as a passer as well but hasn’t capitalized in the touchdown department. This week he gets to travel to New Orleans to face the Saints in the dome. The Saints are usually a solid defense, but they’ve allowed the fourth-most points to the quarterback position this season. This should also be a situation where Teddy and the Panthers are chasing points and he’s passing the ball more often which should bode well for those that slot him in their starting spot.
Honorable Mentions – Andy Dalton (DAL – 45%) @ WAS, Kyle Allen (WAS – 3%) v DET
Running Back – Boston Scott (PHI – 24%) v NYG
I’m not sure if people are scarred from his Week 1 performance, but I’m legitimately shocked to see Scott with such a low roster percentage. This is a guy that is going to be a three-down workhorse, involved in the passing game, and should see 15-20 touches in a favorable matchup. It might only be one week, but that’s all we need here and might be all that a lot of fantasy managers need. This week’s matchup against the Giants is nothing to be scared of. The Giants are mid-pack in terms of fantasy points allowed to running backs this year. With four teams on bye and injuries abound, fire up Scott as a solid RB2 on Thursday night.
Boston Scott’s two best games last season came against the Giants.
W14: 16 touches, 128 yards, TD
W17: 23 touches, 138 yards, 3 TD
2020 W7 opponent: NYG
* Corey Clement was not on the team last season
— John Paulsen (@4for4_John) October 20, 2020
Honorable Mentions – Joshua Kelley (LAC – 45%) v JAX, J.D. McKissic (WAS – 19%) v DAL
Wide Receiver – Travis Fulgham (PHI – 50%) v NYG
Sticking with that Thursday night matchup, we’ll highlight Scott’s teammate, Travis Fulgham. Injuries have decimated the Eagles playmakers for a second straight season. Miles Sanders, Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, Jalen Reagor, Zach Ertz, and Dallas Goedert are all out for this one, not to mention injuries to the offensive line. With a lot of their playmakers out, Fulgham has stepped up in a big way. He’s scored a touchdown in three straight games now and has now seen 23 targets in the past two games alone. He’s turned those targets into 16 receptions for 227 yards and two scores. Carson Wentz has shown a lot of trust in him as well, going to him in jump ball and contested-catch situations. This matchup against the Giants could be fantasy friendly as well as long as he doesn’t see shadow coverage from James Bradberry. All things considered, plug Fulgham in on Thursday night as the main pass-catching option for Philadelphia.
Eagles players with a rec TD in each of their first 3 games since 2004:
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— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) October 18, 2020
Honorable Mentions – Keelan Cole (JAX – 30%) @ LAC, Tim Patrick (DEN – 19%) v KC
Tight End – Darren Fells (HOU – 9%) v GB
The tight end position continues to be completely brutal. We’re looking for any warm body down in this range at this point. Most of these guys we are just hoping for a touchdown and who better to hope for a touchdown from than Fells? That’s two straight games with a score now. In the most recent game, he saw a season-high seven targets as well. Fells was able to turn that into six catches for 85 yards and the aforementioned score. Deshaun Watson has always looked to the tight end position, especially inside the ten-yard line. With Jordan Akins out, Fells continues to run more routes and play a bigger route. If Akins misses again, I like Fells chances for a third straight score in what should be a high scoring game against the Packers.
Honorable Mentions – Eric Ebron (PIT – 49%) @ TEN, Logan Thomas (WAS – 17%) v DAL