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CSC’s fantasy studs and duds from Week 7

Brees impresses without top two receivers in victory over Panthers

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Of course Drew Brees would have arguably his best game of the season with both Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders sidelined with injury/Covid-19 complications. The offense and run defense look to still be elite, but the pass defense is cause for concern for the Saints. They were torched by DJ Moore on a 74 yard TD and also struggled to contain both Robby Anderson and Curtis Samuel, as each receiver had 6 catches on the day. The Saints defense unfortunately looks like it could be one you would look to exploit with your pass catchers or QBs on a week by week fantasy basis. But hey, the Saints won their third game in a row and sit at 4-2 so lets focus on the good for now.

STUD: Drew Brees

Brees tied his best fantasy total of the year with 23 points, which would have been 25 if backup tackle James Hurst didn’t let up a strip sack on Brees’s blind side. Brees completed 80% of his passes, throwing TDs to Jared Cook and Deonte Harris and scoring one himself on his signature leap over the goal line. The Saints seem to have found a steal in UDFA Marquez Callaway out of Tennessee, as the rookie led the Saints receivers with 8 catches on Sunday. An extra weapon in Callaway could provide much needed depth to the Saints WR group and benefit the fantasy outlook for Brees going forward, especially if Thomas is still banged up and Sanders remains in quarantine through next week.

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dud: Mike Davis

Davis I’m sure made Panthers fans very anxious to see if Christian McCaffrey will be able to suit up on Thursday night against Atlanta in a game the Falcons are sure to blow another lead in. The Saints run defense are who we thought the were in that they are one of the best units in the NFL. Davis ran only 7 times for 12 yards, more than half of which was gained on one play. He managed to catch 5 balls but only gained 24 yards receiving. If McCaffrey is able to go Thursday night, Davis would go from solid RB1 to a borderline FLEX play. If McCaffrey is still unable to play however, Davis would look to get back on track against a very average Falcons defense come Thursday.

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STUD: Alvin Kamara

Kamara was held out of the endzone for the second straight week Sunday, but still managed to put up 18 fantasy points, good enough for 4th among RBs on Sunday afternoon. Kamara had his second game of the year gaining at least 65 rushing and receiving yards, and also tied Marquez Callaway for the most receptions on the day. He very much looks like the best back in the league, but is going to have to find the endzone consistently if he wants to finish as the top scoring fantasy RB this year.

STUD: D.J. Moore

Moore is continuing to silence any doubt his fantasy owners may have had about him through the first four weeks of the season. The Panther receiver had his third straight game with exactly 93 receiving yards, and managed to score twice against the Saints shaky pass defense. He and Robby Anderson look to be one of the more underrated pass catching duos in the league as they continue to gain traction with Teddy Bridgewater. They each should be considered among the best WR2s in the league and maybe even WR1s depending on the matchup.

Season Standings

Kamara gets back on the board with his first STUD performance since week 3 as he continues to distance himself from the pack in the race for Saints fantasy MVP. Brees has broken a tie with the Saints D/ST and moved into solo 2nd place behind Kamara.

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