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Fantasy Football: Rising and Falling for Week 7

Here's a look at some players who are trending in the right direction and some that you should probably worry about.


RISING


Quarterbacks


Joe Burrow, Bengals: Since his four-interception game to start the season he's had just one more pick. He's accounted for at least two touchdowns in all but one week and is coming off a game in which he tossed for three scores.


Josh Allen, Bills: It's hard to believe he's still considered a rising player, but he's thrown for seven touchdowns over the last two games and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. His chemistry with Gabe Davis is growing and only adds to the rapport he has with Stefon Diggs.


Marcus Mariota, Falcons: He's not the type of quarterback you'd start without serious consideration, but he's coming off a three-score performance against a tough 49ers defense. He's rushed for at least 50 yards in back-to-back games.


Running backs


Rhamondre Stevenson, Patriots: He rushed for less than half the yards in Week 6 than he did last week, but he scored twice this time around for one of the top performances of the week out of the position.


Breece Hall, Jets: Hall is another repeat performer as he rushed for a career-high 116 yards and scored for the third week in a row. How about those 4-2 Jets.


Kenneth Walker, Seahawks: Another rookie who's beginning to light up the fantasy scoreboard, Walker has improved his rushing yardage every week. He's posted rushing totals of 10-19-29-88-97 after missing the first game. Walker also logged a career-high 21 rushes and scored for the second week in a row Sunday.


Wide receivers


Ja'Marr Chase, Bengals: OK, that's more like it. Chase logged a season-high 132 yards with two scores in the win over the Saints. It was his first 100-yard game since the first week of the season.


Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins: Last week he was on our FALLING list after back-to-back poor performances. He gets some redemption this week, real-life critical fumbles notwithstanding, after making six catches for 129 yards.


Justin Jefferson, Vikings: He's not so much rising as he is maintaining a torrid pace. Jefferson notched his fourth 100-yard game of the season Sunday, catching six passes for 107 yards against the Dolphins.


FALLING


Quarterbacks


Carson Wentz, Commanders: He's either throwing for over 300 yards and multiple TDs or laying down a dud. Week 6's performance was definitely a dud as he managed just 99 yards and hurt his finger.


Zach Wilson, Jets: His return has hurt players like Garrett Wilson, who hasn't been as productive since the QB's return. Zach Wilson hasn't thrown a touchdown pass since Week 4.


Cooper Rush, Cowboys: We mentioned last week that he's done well to guide the Cowboys to four wins, but his three-interception performance Sunday night wasn't totally unexpected given the defensive prowess of the Eagles.


Running backs


Kareem Hunt, Browns: He had fewer than double-digit carries for the first time this season on the way to just 12 rushing yards. Hopefully the Browns coaching staff realizes they're better off when Hunt and Nick Chubb are running the ball.


Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs: Edwards-Helaire started the season as an efficient player, doing the most with his touches. The last two weeks he's managed just 68 total yards on 21 touches.


Aaron Jones, Packers: Jones had his least amount of yards gained from scrimmage in the loss to the Jets and hasn't scored since Week 2.


Wide receivers


Isaiah McKenzie, Bills: He caught just two passes for nine yards in his return to the field against the Chiefs. A lot of fantasy managers were happy with his contributions in the slot for the Bills, but he has to bounce back from the Week 6 performance.


D.J. Moore, Panthers: Moore is in fantasy football hell right now, playing for a team that just fired its coach and has issues keeping a quarterback healthy. He logged his second game this season with single-digit receiving yardage in Week 6.


Diontae Johnson, Steelers: He started the season steady, but he has just 99 yards over the last three games. Johnson caught five passes for just 28 yards in the win over the Bucs.



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