Week 7 is here, and with that comes six teams on a bye week! Can we get a little balance, please, NFL? No, we can’t. That means you are probably looking to fill some spots. So here we go, let the fun begin. These are the WR vs. CB matchups I find interesting in Week 7.
Week 7 WR Matchups
Romeo Doubs vs Broncos
Romeo Doubs is going against Damarri Mathis… And if you didn’t know by now, Mathis is not good. Doubs has been productive and is getting targets. If you are scrambling for a player, Doubs can fill that spot. Doubs is averaging almost 11 yards a catch, while Mathis is allowing 12 yards per catch. Mathis has a completion rate of almost 75%. Jordan Love and Doubs will be looking for a bounce-back game after struggling against the Raiders before the team’s bye week. With Patrick Surtain II covering Christian Watson, Doubs should have a bigger role. Doubs has seen two weeks with double-digit targets, and this week should be another. With rumors of the Broncos tanking and a defense that went from top 10 last season to one of the worst, this will be the week the Packers get back on track.
Chris Godwin vs. Falcons
Chris Godwin has been good this year, and I feel he’s not talked about enough. The problem is he hasn’t seen the endzone yet this season. As a fantasy player, he has not disappointed, averaging between 10-12 points per game depending on scoring. Now imagine a touchdown added to that. This is the week that happens. Godwin is facing Dee Alford, who is allowing, on average, 13 points to opposing receivers per game. He has allowed 66% of the passes his way to be caught, and Godwin is catching 73% of his targets. With Mike Evans struggling to get targets in the last two games, Godwin has benefited from this. Baker Mayfield has surprised everyone and has no problem throwing the ball and getting it to Godwin, and this week will be no different.
Rashee Rice vs. Chargers
I’ve hyped Rashee Rice up for a couple of weeks now, I’m going to again this week. The Chiefs are playing the Chargers, and Vegas has this as the second-highest-scoring game this week. That’s good for fantasy football! In the last two games, Rice has caught 88% of his targets and saw the end zone once. As I see it, he should start to see more targets and get more involved. This week, he’s facing Asante Samuel Jr., who in the last three weeks has been targeted 26 times and allowed 16 catches and almost 12 yards a completion. This is the game in which the Chiefs decide to see what Rice can do.