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Fantasy Football 2013 Positional Rankings: Week 7

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

So through the first five weeks of the fantasy football season, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham had pretty much been setting the pace. So what happened in Week 6? Manning was held in check by the Jaguars, Brees had an average game against the Patriots while Graham has held without a catch for the first time this season. And while Cam Newton led all scorers, other top performers at quarterback included Eagles backup Nick Foles, Tampa Bay rookie Mike Glennon, and Thad Lewis, a guy who started the season on the Bills' practice squad. At tight end it was a pair of undrafted rookie tight ends — the Lions' Joseph Fauria and Buccaneers' Timothy Wright. Welcome to the weekly roller coaster that is fantasy football.

So what's in store for this week? Well, with New Orleans and Oakland on bye, owners will have to make do without Brees and Graham, as well as Darren Sproles, Marques Colston, Terrelle Pryor, Denarius Moore, etc. The schedule finds Denver in Indianapolis as Manning faces his former team for the first time. Dallas will get its shot at Philadelphia's porous defense, which could translate into decent games for Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, as well as the Eagles' main playmakers, including Foles. There also are other divisional matchups that bear watching, and not just because of the fantasy implications. Most notable of these is New England going to New York to face the Jets for a second time and the renewal of the Ravens-Steelers rivalry in the Steel City.

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any website can give you.

2013 NFL Week 7 Fantasy Football Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams


Week 7 Waiver Wire

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

0 points allowed = 12 points
1-6 points allowed = 10 points
7-13 points allowed = 8 pts
14-20 points allowed = 6 points
21-27 points allowed = 2 pts
28+ points allowed = 0 points
Safeties = 2 points
Fumbles recovered = 2 points
Interceptions = 2 points
Sacks = 1 point
Defensive/Special Teams TDs = 6 points

PATs = 1 point
39 yards and under = 3 points
40-49 yards = 4 points
50-59 yards = 5 points
60+ yards = 6 points