Fantasy Football Rankings & Tiers For QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Kickers & Defenses In Week 7

Fantasy Football Rankings & Tiers For QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, Kickers & Defenses In Week 7 article feature image

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Week 7 is awash with injuries and the most byes we’ll see in a single week this season. Six NFL teams — the Bills, Cowboys, Jaguars, Chargers, Vikings and Steelers — will all get some much needed rest this week, but where does that leave our fantasy squads? Fear not, that’s why I outline my fantasy football rankings into tiers — and why I do that twice each week: After setting my early projections on Wednesdays, then again after a robust round of updates on Saturdays.

Let’s dive into my early Week 7 tiers for each position: Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, kickers and defenses. Be sure to check out my real-time rankings at any point here before my final tiers go up on Saturday.

Fantasy Rankings & Tiers

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Fantasy QB Rankings & Tiers

Tier 1

Patrick Mahomes (@ TEN)
Lamar Jackson (vs. CIN)
Kyler Murray (vs. HOU)

Tier 2

Jalen Hurts (@ LV)
Tom Brady (vs. CHI)
Matthew Stafford (vs. DET)

Matthew Stafford has the #RevengeGame narrative going for him this week as he faces his former team. He should have his way against a Lions defense that currently ranks 25th in Football Outsiders' DVOA against the pass.

Tier 3

Aaron Rodgers (vs. WAS)

Heading into 2021, facing the Football Team seemed like an imposing matchup. However, they have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing QBs. In addition, their pass defense ranks 28th in DVOA, thanks mainly to William Jackson III (who Washington signed this offseason to a three-year, $42 million deal) looking like a bust. I expect Rodgers to pick apart this secondary with ease.

Tier 4

Ryan Tannehill (vs. KC)
Derek Carr (vs. PHI)
Matt Ryan (@ MIA)