Week 7 fantasy feedback

» Case Keenum acquitted himself fairly well today in Kansas City. But injuries to Arian Foster and Duane Brown are reasons for concern going forward. Fortunately, the Texans have a bye next week.

» It’s been feast or famine for Anquan Boldin owners this season. They ate fairly well today.

» It was refreshing to see Le’Veon Bell produce against a Ravens defense that has been improving steadily since Week 1. The Steelers have found their primary RB, which is equally good news for fantasy owners.

» After staying away from Ray Rice in recent weeks, it seemed a near certainty that the Ravens would feature him against a Steelers defense that’s struggled against the run. He only has 12 carries for 38 yards. It’s starting to get harder to trust Rice … and it’s not totally his fault.

» In the past few weeks, the 49ers have returned to a power running game. Frank Gore is seeing better numbers and this week Colin Kaepernick is getting involved.

» It was all going Jay Cutler’s way … until today. The Bears have a bye in Week 8, but you might need to start thinking about other options in case his groin injury is serious.

» Jordan Reed is working his way up the tight end ranks. After his 19.40-point day in Week 7, he’s not a bona fide TE1 just yet, but he’s getting harder to ignore.

» Fantasy owners should be reasonably happy with Alfred Morris‘ 95 rushing yards. But all they’ll see is Roy Helu‘s three rushing touchdowns. And they’ll curse #Shanahanigans.

» Terrance Williams had six catches for 71 yards and a touchdown. He’s officially taken the No. 2 receiver job from Miles Austin, who hasn’t had a reception since Week 3. 

» Michael Vick can’t return soon enough for the Eagles and fantasy owners. Nick Foles was awful before leaving with an injury. Matt Barkley was even worse. That will have a huge impact on the effectiveness of LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson going forward.

» If today is any indication, Chris Ivory has regained his status as the New York Jets running back of choice. Bad news if you picked up Bilal Powell.

» Welcome back, Gronk! Eight catches for 114 yards is the level of production we’ve been waiting for. Tom Brady, however? Fewer than eight fantasy points in two of his past three games. He’s officially a matchup-based option now.

» Daniel Thomas: 12 carries; Lamar Miller: 9 carries. Miller has become an untenable headache for fantasy owners.

» The Bengals hadn’t allowed a 300-yard passer in seemingly forever. Matthew Stafford scoffs at your research.

» The Rams got Tavon Austin more involved this week. He would have scored a touchdown had it not been called back because of a penalty. I’d still like to see a little more before I trust him in my lineup again.

» As long as Mike Glennon is Tampa Bay’s starting QB, Vincent Jackson needs to be in your starting lineup. Glennon has been locked on to his number one target quite a bit in the past two weeks.

» If anyone can has any rhyme or reason why Matt Ryan would have a huge day without Julio Jones and Roddy White and completing just two passes to Tony Gonzalez, I’d love to hear it. Certainly didn’t see that coming.

» Same ol’ Jaguars. This week they allowed Ryan Mathews to rush for 100-plus yards and a score. Mathews has been better this season, but the Jags will make you look like a quality front-line fantasy starter.

» Jay Cutler does little against Washington before leaving with an injury. Nick Foles has been a bust against Dallas. Tony Romo hasn’t been much better against the Eagles. Sometimes, there’s just no figuring this game.

» After slumping for a number of weeks, A.J. Green has been huge the past two weeks. But it’s fair to wonder if he’s not a matchup-based starter. Then again, he wasn’t a big factor against Green Bay, either. He’s been hard to figure.

» Hey Cowboys and Eagles … we’re still. waiting for the offensive explosion. Any time now.

» More than 100 receiving yards for Harry Douglas in the first half? Either he’s avoided Revis Island or he’s way better than we ever imagined.

» Defenses are leading the way early. Washington, Buffalo, Atlanta, New England and Carolina have all scored defensive touchdowns. And the Rams have a safety. It could be one of those days.

» More Lamar Miller headaches. Daniel Thomas is seeing the bulk of the carries early on and is being more productive with them.

» Just a reminder that Bill Belichick hates your fantasy team: Brandon Bolden had the first three Patriots carries today — including for a one-yard touchdown run.

» As expected, Roddy White is among the inactives for Week 7. It’s the first game he’s missed in his career. Gronk is active for the first time this season. Among the other notable names not playing this week:  Steven JacksonDeMarco MurrayMichael Vick and Danny Amendola.

» And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for … Rob Gronkowski is expected to start today! Let the fantasy congregation say … amen.

– Follow Marcas on Twitter @MarcasG

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