Fantasy Football Week 7 Quarterback Preview: Streamers, projections, matchups that matter, and more


All of the talk in Week 7, regardless of position, is going to be about the lack of quality options due to the byes and injuries. At quarterback, it’s no different. While last week may have made you swear off streaming, in Week 7 it’s more of a necessity than a choice.

Josh Allen, Justin Herbert, Dak Prescott, and Kirk Cousins are all on a bye. What’s worse is that some of last week’s top options have difficult matchups. It’s really tough to trust Joe Burrow against the Ravens or Carson Wentz at San Francisco. 

Now there are decent streaming options available, and I’ll get to a few of them below, but the top option is just above the roster rate we’d generally consider a “streamer”. 

Matt Ryan is coming off a bye and facing a Miami Dolphins defense that just surrendered 319 passing yards to Trevor Lawrence. Their secondary is plagued by injuries, which is at least part of the reason they’ve allowed 1,755 passing yards this season, the fourth-highest mark in the league. Lawrence and fellow rookie Mac Jones are the only quarterbacks the Dolphins have held below 20 Fantasy points this season.

But it’s not just about the matchup with Ryan. He really seemed to be settling into Arthur Smith’s offense before the bye. Ryan has at least two touchdown passes in four straight games and has averaged 292 passing yards since Week 2. He did that against some bad secondaries, but he’ll likely face another in Week 7. 

Ryan is available in about a third of leagues, so look for him before targeting the guys below.

Let’s get to the rest of the Week 7 preview:

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Numbers to know

  • 3.3%Patrick Mahomes has a career-high 3.3% interception rate.
  • 40.2%Jalen Hurts has a 40.2% share of the Eagles‘ rush attempts, by far the highest mark in the league for a quarterback.
  • 79.7Sam Darnold’s passer rating in 2021. His career passer rating is 78.7. The rushing touchdown mirage is fading fast.
  • 44.5 — 44-year-old Tom Brady is averaging more than 44 pass attempts per game.
  • 9.2Matthew Stafford is averaging a career-best 9.2 yards per attempt. It’s unlikely the Lions slow him down.
  • 341Derek Carr has thrown for at least 341 yards in four of his six starts.

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Matchups that matter

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Heath’s projections

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