Each week we will make predictions on who we think will potentially outperform and underperform their weekly fantasy projections. (These projections are provided by Sit or Start Fantasy Football using standard PPR scoring.) We make these predictions to help you figure out which players can help you win your matchup and/or to nudge you in the right direction for that lineup decision you’ve been sitting on all week. Let’s see who’s going to be this week’s heroes and zeroes.

 

First, full disclosure from our Week 6 selections:

Heroes:

Carson Wentz, QB, Eagles

Week 6 Projection: 15 pts

Actual -- 21 pts                

 

Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks

Week 6 Projection: 15 pts

Actual -- 13 pts

 

Zeroes:

Le’Veon Bell, RB, Jets

Week 6 Projection: 19 pts

Actual -- 12 pts      

 

George Kittle, TE, 49ers

Week 6 Projection: 15 pts

Actual -- 19 pts


We went 2 for 4 for the second week in a row as we hit on our projections for Carson Wentz and Le’Veon Bell. Wentz had a good game against the Vikings throwing for over 300 yards and two touchdowns, while Bell went for 50 yards and a touchdown in what ended up being a stunning upset over the Cowboys. We missed on Tyler Lockett, who caught all 5 of his targets for 75 yards, but was held out of the end zone. We also missed on George Kittle who had a good game against the Rams with eight catches for 103 yards, especially considering up to this point in the season the Rams had not allowed more than four catches to a tight end in a single game. So let’s try to get back to perfection in Week 7’s version of Heroes and Zeroes. This week we will focus on:


Heroes


Kyler Murray, QB, Cardinals

Week 7 Projection: 20 pts

The Cardinals play at the Giants this week in a battle of teams under .500. Murray had a nice game last week, completing 73% of his passes with 340 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Cardinals are starting to play well on offense under new coach Kliff Kingsbury. The fact of the matter is the Giants have given up the fifth most fantasy points to quarterbacks, the fifth most yards per game and have allowed the sixth most points this season. Murray is back in New York for the first time since he won the 2018 Heisman Trophy and with him grasping this “Air Raid” offense better each week, look for him to outperform his projection as the Cardinals win their third game in a row.


Derrick Henry, RB, Titans

Week 7 Projection: 15 pts

The Titans welcome in the Chargers this week to Nissan Stadium. Last week against the Steelers, the Chargers gave up a total of 208 yards and two touchdowns to running backs James Conner and Benny Snell Jr. The Chargers have also given up the ninth most fantasy points to running backs and the tenth most rushing yards this season. Henry has been one of the few bright spots on the Titans offense this year. In their previous two games the Titans have scored a total of 7 points and have announced a quarterback change this week going from Marcus Mariota to Ryan Tannehill. Henry has been more involved in the passing game this year and is currently on pace for a career-high in catches. Look for Henry to have a solid day against the Chargers and outperform his projection.


Zeroes

 

Allen Robinson, WR, Bears

Week 7 Projection: 14 pts

The Bears play at home versus the Saints this week. The Saints are red-hot, coming off four straight wins with backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The Bears are coming off their bye following a disappointing loss against Oakland. Allen Robinson will be matched up this week against Marshon Lattimore, the Saints talented cornerback. In his last three games Lattimore has shutdown Amari Cooper, Mike Evans, and D.J. Chark. The Saints defense has been average this season but Lattimore is playing at a Pro Bowl level. Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is a game-time decision, but regardless of who is throwing Robinson the ball, Lattimore has been a true shutdown corner the last 3 weeks. Robinson has had at least 60 yards receiving in all but one game, but don’t expect him to get that much this week.


Jared Cook, TE, Saints

Week 7 Projection: 7 pts

Staying with the Bears and Saints game from above, Jared Cook goes up against the strong Bears defense this week. Cook has not had a good year: he doesn’t have more than 41 receiving yards in any game. Even though the Saints haven’t been playing teams with great defenses, the one defense they played who was decent (Seattle) held him to one catch for 7 yards. Cook did find the end zone the last two games, but the Bears have not given up a touchdown to a tight end since week one. Overall, the Bears' defense also has not allowed more than 46 receiving yards to a tight end all season. The Saints may win this game, but it probably won’t be because of Cook’s effort. Look for him to underperform his projection this week.