Week Winning Stats | Week 7

by Bradley Stalder · Fantasy Football
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Returning from Protocol

Concussions are a serious matter. When NFL players are suspected of having sustained a concussion, they undergo a specific protocol before returning to action. If they cannot meet the necessary requirements of the protocol, however, they are prevented from fully practicing and playing.

I recently had a similar experience when I suffered a concussion. I had to follow a step-by-step process, meeting certain criteria before I could resume my work. That’s why there was no Week 6 version of this article, nor were my regularly scheduled PlayerProfiler video programs aired. Nevertheless, I’m thrilled to delve into Week Winning Stats that are practically guaranteed to lead you to victory in Week 7.

Taysom Hill set a career high with 8 targets and 7 receptions

Juwan Johnson sustained a calf injury, and Foster Moreau returned after missing two games due to an ankle injury. Notably, Taysom Hill‘s involvement marked a significant shift. He played more pass snaps than in any NFL game since 2020. Hill’s potential upside hinges on his rushing ability, but his value gets a boost in the coming weeks with Johnson expected to miss extended time. With Derek Carr recovering from his AC joint injury, Hill only needs one target to make a game-changing play. Therefore, Hill should be a top priority as a streaming option, given the renewed emphasis on tight end usage.

Christian Watson leads all WRs with 11.4 Yards After Catch Per Reception among WRs with at least 10 targets

Despite not posting elite fantasy points in two weeks back from a hamstring injury, Watson has consistently delivered strong WR2-level performance. It’s clear Watson is due to break out. He currently ranks No. 16 in Yards Per Route Run (YPRR) and is the top WR in Dominator Rating. He is also No. 2 among receivers in Yards Per Reception (YPR) among WRs, No. 3 in Win Rate vs. Man Coverage among, and No. 15 in Air Yards Share.

One limiting factor for Watson is Jordan Love‘s accuracy. Love has the lowest completion rate among quarterbacks at 55.6-percent. Watson also leads all wide receivers with three interceptions on passes thrown his way. However, as fantasy managers head into the post-bye week period, expect Watson to continue showcasing big-play potential. His chemistry with Jordan Love will improve. Watson has a promising outlook for his performance in the near future.

Chuba Hubbard is Top-10 among running backs in Yards Per Attempt (4.50) and Yards After Contact Per Attempt (3.31), among RBs with 50-plus carries

In the recent game against Miami, Hubbard assumed the primary running back role for the Panthers. He had 20 touches, accumulated 90 yards, and scored a touchdown. Miles Sanders has dealt with several injuries in the past few weeks, but Hubbard has been more effective even before Sanders got injured.

As long as Sanders is limited or sidelined, Hubbard remains a strong FLEX option with top-18 RB consideration. The Panthers’ confidence in Hubbard is evident. They allocated 78-percent of snaps and 76-percent of the rushing workload to him, No. 3 among running backs in Week 6.

Evolving Roles

Whether you find yourself with a 1-5 record or a strong 5-1 start in your fantasy season, the essential factor for future success lies in identifying week-winning statistics and trends. While the process of discerning vital information can be challenging amidst the noise, keep a close eye on the evolving roles of Taysom Hill and Chuba Hubbard, as well as the burgeoning potential of Christian Watson to steer your team to victory in Week 7 and beyond.

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