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Week 7 Quick Hits

Dynasty recap from Week 7 NFL action.


The Beast has been a Randall Cobb supporter since the 2011 Draft and he's been nothing short of dynamic. You're not likely to get him in a Dynasty league at a discounted rate because of what he's been able to do in just his 2nd season. If his owner is even willing to consider moving him, though, overpaying a bit is recommended. It will pay dividends long term.

Maurice Jones-Drew went down with a first quarter foot sprain on Sunday and gave way to Rashad Jennings, who figures to take over as the bell cow in the meantime. Jennings has been on the Dynasty radar for a while and he's got potential to be a nice fill-in. He tore his ACL last year, but looks to be back to pre-injury form. Keep in mind he is already 27 years old (the same age as MJD, by the way), but he has plenty of tread left on his tires and has shined in previous spot duty.

Victor Cruz is for real, in case anyone was still wondering.

Martellus Bennett is an ideal back-up TE in Dynasty leagues. He's got ideal size, enough speed and the trust of Eli Manning. He's still only 25 years old and it wouldn't surprise if he got a multi-year deal from the Giants this offseason.

Fellow New York TE Dustin Keller also fits this bill. He's very solid, but lacks elite upside.

Doug Martin started off the season slowly, but has been solid in two games since the Bucs bye week. Very solid RB2 upside with potential for more. Legarrette Blount should not be any type of threat or factor to his workload.

Andy Dalton
put up a dud on Sunday night against the Steelers, but his play this season has reaffirmed his upside as a solid QB2. He'll never be elite because he lacks the physical tools, but with a developing young offense, he's a perfect back-up to your fantasy starter.

Torrey Smith
still lacks consistency, but he's getting more involved in the intermediate passing game. He's still a top notch deep threat, but more possession type targets will help fantasy numbers week to week. Improvement from Joe Flacco in that area would also help Smith. He's a frustrating Dynasty QB, who flashes QB1 upside but really should be considered a fantasy back-up.

Josh Gordon
is raw, but the talent is obvious. He's already the most explosive talent on a Browns offense that includes rookie workhorse Trent Richardson. It remains to be seen if he can become a complete receiver, but the upside is certainly there for big time numbers moving forward.

Vick Ballard may not be an exciting prospect, but he has enough skills to get the job done. Donald Brown is average at best, so Ballard has a real opportunity to carve out a future role. TY Hilton is in a similar situation with the solid but unspectacular Donnie Avery playing ahead of him. TY is the one to own in Dynasty leagues, he's got WR3/4 upside.

The potentially dynamic receiving duo of Titus Young and Ryan Broyles are going to give Dynasty owners an extended look during the season's 2nd half. With Nate Burleson out for the season after breaking his leg, Young moves into the starting lineup and Broyles into the WR3 spot. Young was a breakout candidate after a head-turning summer, but he's underwhelmed thus far. To be fair, the entire offense has underwhelmed. Ryan Broyles made the first three catches of his career on Monday night, including a TD. He could develop into a PPR machine in future seasons.