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Fantasy Football Week 7: Top 5 wide receiver rankings

By William Schneiderhan
FOXBOROUGH, MA - OCTOBER 14: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a touchdown pass against the defense of Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots in the third quarter at Gillette Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - OCTOBER 14: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a touchdown pass against the defense of Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots in the third quarter at Gillette Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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FOXBOROUGH, MA – OCTOBER 14: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a touchdown pass against the defense of Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots in the third quarter at Gillette Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA – OCTOBER 14: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a touchdown pass against the defense of Devin McCourty #32 of the New England Patriots in the third quarter at Gillette Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Here are the top 5 wide receivers you should start in fantasy football for Week 7 of the NFL season.

The Week 6 edition of top five wide receivers featured two players who finished as top 10 scorers in ESPN PPR standard scoring leagues. Davante Adams was the second highest scoring WR in the NFL with 35.2 fantasy points.

Adam Thielen came in as the fifth highest scoring receiver with 29.3 points. Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham Jr, and A.J. Green finished outside the top 10.

Brown still had himself a fine day with 21.5 points, Green went 15.5 and Beckham only went for 10.4. Yes, last week’s edition didn’t do too well.

Let’s see who makes the cut this week in Week 7 fantasy football.

NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 08: Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints reacts during the second half against the Washington Redskins at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 8, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA – OCTOBER 08: Michael Thomas #13 of the New Orleans Saints reacts during the second half against the Washington Redskins at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 8, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

5. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints were on a bye week during Week 6. Therefore, Michael Thomas got time to get himself back into form.

Thomas was easily the best receiver in the NFL over the first three weeks of the NFL season. However, he had two down games in Weeks 4 and 5.

The Saints travel to Baltimore to play the Ravens, a game that marks a tougher match up for the Saints receivers. But, that won’t stop Thomas from having himself a nice game.

Thomas will have fresh legs coming off the bye week. The Ravens defensive backs will do what they can do frustrate him, but that won’t prevent him from being a big piece in this game.

Next: 4. Tyreek Hill

FOXBOROUGH, MA – OCTOBER 14: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates a touchdown pass with Kareem Hunt #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA – OCTOBER 14: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates a touchdown pass with Kareem Hunt #27 of the Kansas City Chiefs against the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

4. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

Tyreek Hill has become a hot commodity in fantasy leagues. While some owners may view him as too risky, he has paid dividends for those owners who have started him.

The Kansas City Chiefs own probably the most dynamic offense in the NFL. A large part of that is due to Hill’s game breaking speed.

Hill is inconsistent though, which is expected for a player of his style. He has gone for 39+ fantasy points twice but has only gathered under 15 three times.

However, the Chiefs host the Cincinnati Bengals this week. Meaning, we will be in for another shootout.

Next: 3. A.J. Green

3. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

A.J. Green finds himself on this week’s list for the same reason that Hill’s name appears. That reason? The Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs game is going to be a shootout.

This game will feature dominant offenses that are headlined by star quarterbacks and deadly skill position players. Green and Andy Dalton will be just as good as Patrick Mahomes and Hill.

Green is overdue for a classic Green game. He hasn’t caught a touchdown in two weeks.

Look for Green to catch a ton of balls during this primetime matchup. We may have another instant classic on our hands.

Next: 2. Julio Jones

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 14: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Ryan Smith #29 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 14: Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Ryan Smith #29 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

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Could this be the week Julio Jones finally hauls in a touchdown catch? Fantasy owners all over have been left thinking “what could have been” regarding Jones’ fantasy score if he would catch more touchdowns.

Jones has had a great start to the season when it comes to catches and yards. But, the zero in the TD column is very concerning.

The Atlanta Falcons host the New York Giants in Week 7. If there was ever a week for Jones to do it, it’s this week.

Yes, the Giants have a decent enough defense and their secondary is solid on paper. But, the team has been bad and the defense has been torched. So, lock Jones in.

Next: 1. Adam Thielen

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 14: Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 14: Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the third quarter of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

1. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings

Yes, last week’s number one is also this week’s number one. Adam Thielen has been the most dominant wide receiver so far in 2018.

Thielen has racked up 100+ receiving yards in every game so far. Yes, six games, six games of going for 100+ yards.

Meaning, Thielen has scored 20+ points in five straight weeks. His lowest score of the year was 16.2 points in Week 1.

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Thielen has another streak going too, as he has caught a TD in three straight games. Fantasy owners who have him are loving life, and that won’t change when the Minnesota Vikings head to the big apple to play the New York Jets.

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