HALL'S CALLS: WEEK 7

 

Ohhhh yeahhhh baby! Feeling good about this week's picks! Let's get right to it:

 

QB

Safe- Tom Brady ($7,900)

He leads every QB in almost every statistic since he's been back. He's put up back-to-back 30 point performances. The Steelers, sans Large Benjamin, don't have what it takes to keep him off the field. The Steelers pass rush is abysmal, currently ranked 30th in the NFL with only 8 sacks.

 

Value-  Marcus Mariota ($6,000)

Do you expect the Colts defense to slow down a guy who's averaging 3 TD passes, 60 rushing yards and .5 rushing TDs over the past couple of weeks? Me neither. Look out, the Flyin' Hawaiian might go for 30 again!

 

RB

Safe- LeSean McCoy ($7,600)

Shady is a BIG reason why the Bills are now 4-2 under Anthony Lynn as OC and undefeated since Rex kicked Greg Roman to the curb. Since Week 3, Shady is averaging 118 rushing yards and over 1 TD per game. They'll need another win this Sunday versus a division rival Dolphins team that just lost their best defender, Reshad Jones, to IR.

 

Value- Terrance West ($4,800)

I tried so hard to find you a true value here that I went all the way to Towson. The past 3 weeks West is averaging almost 20 points per game and he's coming off a season high in carries, receptions and targets. Oh, and by the way, Flacco hasn't thrown for most of the week with a sore shoulder, so expect the Ravens to keep it on the ground and out of Flacco's hands as much as possible Sunday.

 

WR

Safe- Mike Evans ($7,800)

The man is averaging Antonio Brown & Julio Jones fantasy points at a $1,500 discount. Evans averages 12.4 targets per game this season and that number should only go up with news of Vincent Jackson going on injured reserve this week.

 

Value- Ty Montgomery ($3,000)

I know what you're thinking... he didn't even record a catch until last week, when he had 9 (!). But hear me out. Ty won't win you money on his own and he won't set the world on fire with 30 points. What he will do is give you 12 points on dump off catches from Aaron Rodgers, who's confidence is in tatters right now. With Eddie Lacy missing the next few weeks with an ankle injury, whispers suggest Montgomery might actually be taking some snaps at RB this week.

 

TE

Safe- Bobby Gronkowski ($7,200)

Back-to-back games with over 100 yards receiving. I don't think Gronk liked the rumblings that Bennett was going to take his TE1 spot. I don't expect a different result when the Pats go into Pittsburgh and face a bottom-tier pass defense.

 

Value- Hunter Henry ($3,400)

"If this be treason, make the most of it." Ok, it was actually American Patriot Patrick Henry who said that, but it does feel borderline treasonous to start a Chargers Tight End not named Antonio Horatio Gates. Henry has been hot lately, putting up double digit points at the TE spot since Week 3. Henry gets to face off against a Falcons defense ranked 31st against Fantasy TEs.

 

DST

Safe- Broncos DST ($3,800)

You almost feel bad for Osweiler here. That is, until you remember he makes $72 million for being a bad QB and Edward Cullen's stunt double.

 

Value- Cardinals DST ($3,000)

The Seahawks come to town this week and I'm sure the Cardinals aren't intimidated. Zona's coming off back-to-back performances in which they put up double digit fantasy points as a defense.

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