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Roll with Jets Jermaine Kearse, Browns Duke Johnson in Week Seven

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Austin Webster October 19, 2018 10:41PM EDT

Matchups to Exploit in Week Seven

Week Seven is here. What players are in the best spots to lead teams to wins in Fantasy? This week we have slot wide receivers who can be very effective, and outside wide receivers with huge upside due to their big play potential. Also, some running backs are trending in the right direction over the past few weeks and appear ready to break out in Week Seven.

WRs vs CBs

Jarvis Landry vs M.J. Stewart

It has been tough sledding for Landry over the past few weeks, but the matchup against the Buccaneers is the perfect spot for him to get back on track. He will see M.J. Stewart in coverage. He has allowed five touchdowns in coverage, tied for the most by a corner in the NFL. Landry should be able to get the better of him most of the game. Also, it has not been that Landry’s targets are going down, they have been very consistent with 10 in each of the last three games. With a lot of targets again this week, Landry will be very effective against one of the worst secondaries in the NFL.

Jermaine Kearse vs Mackensie Alexander

A perfect storm of events has Kearse ready to produce again in Week Seven. Quincy Enunwa, who had been a big part of the Jets offense, is out for this week. Also, the Vikings placed their slot cornerback, Mike Hughes, on injured reserve. This lands Kearse in a great spot with him likely seeing a lot of targets and having the most favorable matchups of the Jets’ receivers. He showed off his potential last week after Kearse went down with nine catches for 94 yards. There is the chance the Jets get down against the Vikings, and have to turn more to the passing game to catch up as well. Kearse is a great value play in Daily Fantasy this week and he can return WR2 value.

John Brown vs Ken Crawley

 After Michael Crabtree benefited from seeing the lesser of two cornerbacks last week, it is John Brown’s time to eat. He will see mostly Ken Crawley in coverage. He has been a disaster for the Saints this season. He has allowed 345 yards, which is the seventh most among cornerbacks. Crabtree will be the one dealing with the tougher task against Marshon Lattimore. This is due to Lattimore likely sticking to his primary side as the right corner, where Crabtree usually lines up. I expect Joe Flacco to take a lot of deep shots to Brown, who already ranks third in wide receiver air yards with 924.

 Brandin Cooks vs Ahkello Witherspoon

 Similar to John Brown, Cooks is in a perfect spot for his big-play potential. He will avoid Richard Sherman, who has been good in coverage this year, and he’ll see a lot of Ahkello Witherspoon. Sherman typically sticks to his left side of the field, which is where Robert Woods lines up more. It is a matchup that favors Cooks, as Witherspoon has struggled in coverage this year and Goff should test him a lot. Also, Cooks has the ability to see more targets this week with Cooper Kupp out with an injury. He has yet to see over 10 targets in a game, but this seems like the game when he will be able to do so. With Cooks’ big upside, I can see him posting a 7/150/1 line.

 Keke Coutee vs Tyler Patmon

The Cowboys exposed the way to attack the Jaguars defense. It is to go after them in the slot against Tyler Patmon, who is not nearly the corner A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey are. The Cowboys targeted Cole Beasley 11 times, and he racked up 95 of 101 yards in the slot. With DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller seeing tough coverage, Coutee should be in line for more targets. Also, a major concern in this matchup is the offensive line holding up for the Texans. The pass rush of the Jaguars will likely limit deeper developing routes, making Coutee a popular check-down option for Deshaun Watson.

RBs vs LBs

Kerryon Johnson vs MIA

Kerryon Johnson’s upside has been limited due to him giving up most of his receiving duties to Theo Riddick and LeGarrette Blount taking the goal line work. We should be able to see some of that upside tapped this week with Riddick out. This gives Johnson a chance to get around five catches against a Dolphins’ team that is allowing the third-most receptions to running backs. He has already been very effective running the ball and with the receiving ceiling elevated, he can eclipse 100 yards. He is tremendous value in Daily Fantasy.

Tarik Cohen vs NE

Two of the biggest strengths of the Patriots defense is their cornerback play, and their run defense. That means the game script for the Bears offense should include a lot more Tarik Cohen compared to Jordan Howard. Matt Nagy has been leaning that way the past two games already with Cohen getting 48 and 49 percent of the snaps. He has totaled 14 catches in those two games and should be able to get a good amount of catches again this week. The Patriots linebacker corps lacks speed, so a shifty back like Cohen could expose them.

Joe Mixon vs KC

 This one is more obvious, but worth mentioning as Mixon is a Top Five back this week. The Chiefs have arguably the worst run defense and struggle a lot against receiving backs, too. Mixon will be able to do both of those things against them with Giovani Bernard out again. He should get close to 80 percent of the snaps in a big game for the Bengals. I also expect over 20 touches leading to over 100 yards and he’ll get into the end zone.

Peyton Barber vs CLE

 Peyton Barber had question marks around him with Ronald Jones looming last week, but he put those to rest with 17 touches to Jones’s four. He also tied his season high of 62 percent of the snaps. If Barber can get those kind of touches again this week, he can be productive against the Browns. They have allowed the third most rushing yards to running backs this season. This game has a good chance of being a shootout, giving Barber the opportunity to find the end zone again. His floor isn’t great if they abandon the run game, but he has one of the best running back matchups this week.

Duke Johnson vs TB

It has been a frustrating year for Duke Johnson with limited work, but this could be the week where he gets some more touches in a great matchup. His snaps have been trending up with 51 and 47 percent the last two weeks, and he has been very effective with his touches, which could lead to more. The Browns receiving corps has struggled a lot recently and they should continue to use Johnson more as a receiver. He has four catches in two of the last three games, and could see a five catch effort this week with some carries in the Browns-Buccaneers shootout. There is potential for a few more rushes with Carlos Hyde gone.

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