Oct 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall (15) celebrates a fourth quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Fantasy Football: Week 7 Rankings


Need help with preparing for your fantasy football league? The Fantasy Guru is here once again to give you a few tips on how to play the crazy game of fantasy football.

This is the toughest week of the year for byes with a total of six teams – the Broncos, Falcons, Chiefs, Dolphins, Eagles and Chargers – not reporting for week 7. The emphasis on depth on your fantasy team and making the right line-up choices is more crucial than ever. A few rankings should help – so check these out.

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Quarterback

  • 1. Aaron Rodgers @ STL
  • 2. Robert Griffin III @ NYG
  • 3. Eli Manning vs WAS
  • 4. Tom Brady vs NYJ
  • 5. Drew Brees @ TB
  • 6. Jay Cutler vs DET
  • 7. Andrew Luck vs CLE
  • 8. Ben Roethlisberger @ CIN
  • 9. Matthew Stafford @ CHI
  • 10. Tony Romo @ CAR
  • 11. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs TEN
  • 12. Josh Freeman vs NO
  • 13. Cam Newton vs DAL
  • 14. Joe Flacco @ HOU
  • 15. Christian Ponder vs ARI
  • 16. Matt Hasselbeck @ BUF
  • 17. Sam Bradford vs GB
  • 18. Andy Dalton vs PIT
  • 19. Alex Smith vs SEA
  • 20. Carson Palmer vs JAC

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Running Back

  • 1. Arian Foster vs BAL
  • 2. Maurice Jones-Drew @ OAK
  • 3. Trent Richardson @ IND
  • 4. Ray Rice @ HOU
  • 5. Matt Forte vs DET
  • 6. Stevan Ridley vs NYJ
  • 7. Darren McFadden vs JAC
  • 8. Chris Johnson @ BUF
  • 9. Doug Martin vs NO
  • 10. Alfred Morris @ NYG
  • 11. C.J. Spiller vs TEN
  • 12. Ahmad Bradshaw vs WAS
  • 13. Adrian Peterson vs ARI
  • 14. Frank Gore vs SEA
  • 15. Benjarvus Green-Ellis vs PIT
  • 16. Darren Sproles @ TB
  • 17. Steven Jackson vs GB
  • 18. Shonn Greene @ NE
  • 19. Vick Ballard vs CLE
  • 20. Steven Jackson vs GB
  • 21. Mikel Leshoure @ CHI
  • 22. Alex Green @ STL
  • 23. Pierre Thomas @ TB
  • 24. Philip Tanner @ CAR
  • 25. William Powell @ MIN
  • 26. Rashard Mendenhall @ CIN
  • 27. Fred Jackson vs TEN
  • 28. Marshawn Lynch @ SF
  • 29. Ben Tate vs BAL
  • 30. Toby Gerhart vs ARI
  • 31. Daryl Richardson vs GB
  • 32. Felix Jones @ CAR
  • 33. Michael Bush vs DET
  • 34. Jonathan Stewart vs DAL
  • 35. Mike Goodson vs JAC
  • 36. Cedric Peerman vs PIT
  • 37. Danny Woodhead vs NYJ
  • 38. Montario Hardesty @ IND
  • 39. Brandon Bolden vs NYJ
  • 40. Bernard Pierce @ HOU

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Wide Receiver

  • 1. Victor Cruz vs WAS
  • 2. Brandon Marshall vs DET
  • 3. A.J. Green vs PIT
  • 4. Calvin Johnson @ CHI
  • 5. Percy Harvin vs ARI
  • 6. Larry Fitzgerald @ MIN
  • 7. Mike Wallace @ CIN
  • 8. Steve Smith (Carolina) vs DAL
  • 9. Wes Welker vs NYJ
  • 10. Jordy Nelson @ STL
  • 11. Marques Colston @ TB
  • 12. Vincent Jackson vs NO
  • 13. Denarius Moore vs JAC
  • 14. Hakeem Nicks vs WAS
  • 15. James Jones @ STL
  • 16. Reggie Wayne vs CLE
  • 17. Andre Johnson vs BAL
  • 18. Torrey Smith @ HOU
  • 19. Antonio Brown @ HOU
  • 20. Steve Johnson vs TEN
  • 21. Dez Bryant @ CAR
  • 22. Miles Austin @ CAR
  • 23. Anquan Boldin @ HOU
  • 24. Leonard Hankerson @ NYG
  • 25. Donnie Avery vs CLE
  • 26. Josh Gordon @ IND
  • 27. Michael Crabtree vs SEA
  • 28. Kendall Wright @ BUF
  • 29. Lance Moore @ TB
  • 30. Santana Moss @ NYG
  • 31. Jeremy Kerley @ NE
  • 32. Brandon Gibson vs GB
  • 33. Sidney Rice @ SF
  • 34. Randall Cobb @ STL
  • 35. Chris Givens vs GB
  • 36. Kenny Britt @ BUF
  • 37. Stephen Hill @ NE
  • 38. Brandon Lloyd vs NYJ
  • 39. Dominik Hixon vs WAS
  • 40. Nate Burleson @ CHI

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Tight End

  •  1. Rob Gronkowski vs NYJ
  • 2. Owen Daniels vs BAL
  • 3. Fred Davis @ NYG
  • 4. Jason Witten @ CAR
  • 5. Aaron Hernandez vs NYJ
  • 6. Jimmy Graham @ TB
  • 7. Scott Chandler vs TEN
  • 8. Dennis Pitta @ HOU
  • 9. Kyle Rudolph vs ARI
  • 10. Vernon Davis vs SEA
  • 11. Martellus Bennett vs WAS
  • 12. Jared Cook @ BUF
  • 13. Heath Miller @ CIN
  • 14. Brandon Pettigrew @ CHI
  • 15. Jermaine Gresham vs PIT
  • 16. Coby Fleener vs CLE
  • 17. Jermichael Finley @ STL
  • 18. Greg Olsen vs DAL
  • 19. Dustin Keller @ NE
  • 20. Brandon Myers vs JAC

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 As always, check out the Fantasy Mailbag on Friday – if you want your email to be answered send it to [email protected] – and be sure to follow me on Twitter @chrissmithsz for fantasy advice and commentary on Sunday’s games.

Until next week, this is the Fantasy Guru signing off.

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  • Doug

    Well done Chris. Bold pick with Cutler but he showed some life before the bye, could see it happening. Interesting RB rankings as well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/GizzyDJ Chris Smith

      Yeah Cutler is one of those who can have his very good days. This week feels like one of those.