World-Herald fantasy football writer Cameron Carlow and staff writer Jake Anderson provide insight following Week 7′s NFL action.
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Chris Johnson, RB, Titans: With nearly 200 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Johnson has shown quite a bit more stability of late. He’s finally paying back owners for spending their first-round pick on him.
Vincent Jackson, WR, Buccaneers: Josh Freeman and Jackson are finally on the same page. Jackson followed up a two-touchdown performance against Kansas City with 216 yards and a touchdown against the Saints. Keep him in your lineup.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings: Peterson scored his first touchdown since Week 1, and he racked up 153 rushing yards with it. Those are impressive numbers, especially against a solid Arizona defense, and he should continue to produce.
Brandon Weeden, QB, Browns: After a rocky start to the season, Weeden has thrown two touchdown passes in three straight games and appears to have a consistent deep threat in Josh Gordon. Weeden would be a good bye week fill in or a low-end starter if you’re desperate.
LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB, Cardinals: Stephens-Howling became the first Cardinals rusher to break 100 yards this year, and he is still the only running back on the team to score a touchdown — he scored his second on Sunday. With Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams out, Stephens-Howling has taken over the starting role.
Santana Moss, WR, Redskins: Moss had his best game of the season with 67 yards and two touchdowns. Still, he only had three catches. After two touchdowns in the previous six games, he’s not consistent enough to trust.
Fred Jackson, RB, Bills: The query of Jackson vs. C.J. Spiller has turned out about even. Jackson had nine carries vs. Spiller’s 12, but Jackson had a touchdown. Regardless of who you have, it’s a win-win, as both catch the ball out of the backfield, too.
Jeremy Kerley, WR, Jets: Kerley had season highs in receptions (7) and yards (120) against the Patriots, and he should see his targets increase. He’s a low-end No. 2 when you add in his potential on special teams.
Doug Martin, RB, Buccaneers: Martin has totaled more than 100 yards in back-to-back games. His recently showcased ability to add receiving yards keeps him relevant.
David Thomas, TE, Saints: Jimmy Graham’s replacement had only two receptions for 27 yards against the Bucs, but he added a red-zone touchdown and could continue to get looks from Drew Brees, depending on how long Graham is out.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars: Jones-Drew suffered a sprained foot against the Raiders and will be out at least this week. Hopefully his injury passes quickly, but nothing is certain as of yet. Look for another option if you can.
>> Also: Frank Gore, RB, 49ers; Blaine Gabbert, QB, Jaguars; Felix Jones, RB, Cowboys; Fred Davis, TE, Redskins; Trent Richardson, RB, Browns; Nate Burleson, WR, Lions
Rashad Jennings, RB, Jaguars: With Jones-Drew out for Week 8, Jennings is the one to grab this week. Jacksonville likes to run the ball — with or without MJD — and Jennings will benefit from it. He had over 100 total yards and a touchdown in Jones-Drew’s absence on Sunday.
>> Also: Stephens-Howling; Danny Woodhead, RB, Patriots; Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Titans; Titus Young, WR, Lions; Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Raiders