Week 7 Fantasy Football MVP Predictions

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Oct 9, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans running back

Arian Foster

(23) runs with the ball against the Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Here are my Week 7 fantasy football MVP predictions, with Week 7 going from Oct. 16-21.

Thursday, Oct. 16
New York Jets at New England Patriots (8:25 p.m.)
Tom Brady, QB, NEP
Thursday night games have been one-sided affairs (mostly), and it should be the same this week. The Jets are going to have a hard time operating with just a couple days to create a game plan for the Patriots and Brady. Brady is going to capitalize on this and have another big game.
Projection: 300 yards, 2 TDs

Sunday, Oct 19
(1 p.m. Games)

Oct 12, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back

Justin Forsett

(29) runs with the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens
Justin Forsett, RB, BAL
Atlanta has a dismal run defense, and Forsett will take full advantage of this. Last week, he ran for 111 yards on 14 carries, and look for him have a similar performance against the Falcons.
Projection: 100 yards, 1 TD

Tennessee Titans at Washington Redskins
Justin Hunter, WR, TENN
Hunter has earned more playing time, and is now starting at the the X-position over Nate Washington. He is very athletic, and has the ability to come down with the deep ball. Look for him to have a good game against Washington’s horrific pass defense.
Projection: 4 receptions, 65 yards, 1 TD

Seattle Seahawks at St. Louis Rams
Percy Harvin, WR, SEA
Harvin was stifled by the Dallas Cowboys defense last week, so look for Seattle to get him more involved this week against the Rams.
Projection: 3 receptions, 25 yards, 45 yards rushing, 1 TD

Oct 12, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns running back

Isaiah Crowell

(34) runs with the ball during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Browns at Jacksonville Jaguars
Isaiah Crowell, RB, CLE
Crowell rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown against the Steelers last week. He will play against and even easier run defense in Week 7 in the Jaguars. He is the second string running back behind Ben Tate, but The Browns run the ball a lot, and Crowell gets a lot of touches.
Projection: 85 yards, 1 TD

Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts
Andy Dalton, QB, CIN
This game is going to be a shootout and Dalton is going to have to throw the ball in order to compete in the game. The Colts can put up points in bunches being led by one of the best QBs in the league in Andrew Luck.
Projection: 325 yards, 2 TDS

Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills    
Sammy Watkins, WR, BUF
Watkins took a vacation to Revis Island last week, being maned up on by Patriots Cornerback Darrelle Revis caused Watkins to only catch two receptions for 27 yards. This week will be a lot different, expect Watkins to perform as usual, and have a good game against the struggling Vikings.

Projection: 7 receptions, 90 yards, 1 TD

Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears
Lamar Miller, RB, MIA
Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno has been shutdown for the season and placed on IR due to an ACL injury. This is going to generate more touches for Miller, giving him a feature back role with the team, which is rare these days.
Projection: 85 yards, 1 TD, 3 receptions, 20 yards

New Orleans Saints at Detroit Lions
Brandin Cooks, WR, NO
With Jimmy Graham out this week due to a shoulder injury expect Cooks to get some extra targets. Cooks should be started every week in PPR leagues due to his high volume of targets, and his ability to create a big play at a moments notice.
Projection: 10 receptions, 90 yards, 1TD

Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers
Cam Newton, QB, CAR
Newton’s ankle appears to be healthy because he’s more willing to scramble and rush for yards. He rushed for over 100 yards last week against the Bengals. The Panthers’ QB will be a major rushing threat to opposing defenses going forward this season.
Projection: 250 yards, 2 TDs, 40 yards rushing, 1 TD