So sometimes lock down corners get the doors blown off by receivers you just wouldn’t expect it from. Or in the case of the Dallas Cowboys corners, get injured and are replaced by second string players. This was the case in the Robbie Anderson 92 yard touchdown. Both Cowboy Cornerbacks were missing and Anderson went off big time. These things cannot be accounted for and if you played Anderson, congratulations. Heres how my selections went this week. It’s a down week if you ask me, one good due to injury and some bad. Trust the process. Thats what its all about, faith in how you make these decisions. If your process is right the results will follow. 

Robbie Anderson – projected points 9.2 – Actual 21.0. Up 128%.
Golden Tate – projected points 12.3 – Actual 19.2. Up 56%.
Kenny Golladay – projected points 13.1 – Actual 14.6. Up 11%.
Emmanuel Sanders – projected points 8.9 – Actual 0.5. Down 94.4%

Emmanuel Sanders had only one catch in the first half against the Titans. He left before half time and didn’t return for the second half. I can’t claim victory for that one. The Cowboys Cornerbacks got injured and the Giants decided Tate was the only player capable of catching the pig skin. These things happen. Onward we go to this weeks selections. 

Allen Robinson Vs The Saints 

The Saints D is legit. They are holding everyone they play against. So far through 6 games this season they are only allowing 20.5 Fantasy Points Per Game to opposing Quarterbacks. This, in turn, is affecting the Wide Receivers. They held the high flying D.J Chark to 5.8 Fantasy points and Dede Westbrook to 6.8 Fantasy points in week 6. In week 5 only Chris Godwin managed a decent fantasy score (28). Mike Evans was held to zero receptions off three targets. 
The Bears could see Mitch Trubisky back under centre this week. Mitch has averaged just 22 pass attempts per game this seasons when healthy. Robinson should see 5-7 receptions with Mitch back. Is that enough to see decent production against Marshon Lattimore? Unlikely. The Bears offence has been poor so far this year and I think they struggle again against a well oiled Saints Defence. 

Michael Thomas Vs The Bears 

On the other side of the above game The bears are only allowing 17.0 FPPG to opposing receiving corps. That is a league third best. With Michael Thomas being predominantly the only pass catcher in New Orleans the bears will double cover the star Receiver. This could mean tough sledging for Thomas. 
That being said Thomas has been getting on average nine receptions a game, along with nearly 100 receiving yards. He is 100% the go to guy for Bridgewater and his average depth of target is within 10 yards. This means he is the safety valve and should still be serviceable. I wouldn’t expect a huge day but Thomas shouldn’t kill you this week. Just don’t expect the 40 odd points from a few weeks back. 

Terry McLaurin Vs The 49ers 

Whilst Rookie McLaurin has been torching defences the San Fran 49ers defence has also been blowing up offences. They are allowing just 29.1 points per game in the NFL. The 9ers are also only allowing 125 yards to receivers through the first six weeks. they have had a bye week but this is impressive numbers none the less. The defensive front is getting to the Quarterback fast and this is creating trouble for the opposing receivers. 
McLaurin has averaged 4.6 receptions a game, 81.6 yards and one touchdown a game. Those numbers are within what the Niners have given up this season on a per game basis. However they are allowing just 19.7 FPPG to all opposing receivers. Thats where this hurts McLaurin. His ceiling is capped not only by a ransacking D-line but whom ever is under centre for the Redskins come Sunday. Start McLaurin sure, be wary however that he won’t be top 15 this week. 

Dede Westbrook Vs The Bengals

This is surprising, very surprising. The hapless Bengals are giving up the least points to opposing wideouts in the league. 28.4 real life points to receivers. They are fourth in the League in giving up Fantasy points to pass catchers. Just 17.4 FPPG on a weekly basis. This has to be because the Bengals cannot defend for toffee and are having the ball ran down their throat. Nevertheless the Jags have one of the most heavily used running backs in Leonard Fournette and he should see plenty of work this week. 

Dede Westbrook has come forward into Fantasy relevance once more. His last two weeks have seen him have 11 and eight receptions respectively. We all feared he would vaporise into the abyss once Nick Foles got injured. Fantasy draft darling Dede lost his way but has bounced back recently. D.J. Chark is still the dog for the Jags. With the Bengals allowing a measly amount of Fantasy points to receivers and Chark getting the most looks Dede could suffer this week. Expect the Jags to run the rock and the receivers to score low Fantasy points for your team this week. 

Heres to a better week seven for my Lock Down selections. 

Until next week, Keep Rushing 

-Stocks @5yardrush