NFL's Hot & Cold Stats Through Week 7

Marshawn Lynch keeps getting HOTTER and has a great chance to shred the Jets in week 8!

Scout.com compiles the HOT 'n COLD players through each week of the NFL season (fantasy owners take note). Check below for a grid of stats & commentary through week 7 and be sure to check back for further updates each week.

 
 

QUARTERBACKS

HOT - Let's do another projection for Brady: 61 TDs / 4857 yards and a passer rating of 137.9 if he keeps his current pace for 16 weeks...wow! Tony Romo is busting out some nice stats, but Brady is overshadowing everyone else (think Tomlinson last year). Derek Anderson should be rested from his bye week and will get a chance to heavily pad his numbers in the dome against the Rams. Brett Favre has just 9 TDs, but his 1700+ passing yards are enough to put him on the hot list...Favre gets a chance to showcase on MNF against the Broncos in week 8.

COLD - Take away McNabb's 381 yard / 4 TD game against Detroit and McNabb has just 3 TDs over his other 5 games (and a mere 213 yard yardage average). Jason Campbell is really struggling...his passing TDs match his INTs at 5 with a passer rating of just 78.5. Drew Brees has improved over the last couple of games, but just enough to move him from the freezer to the fridge...Brees has 10 INTs against only 5 TDs through 6 games. Vince Young, Marc Bulger, and Alex Smith are all likely to play this week, although none of the trio has done much of anything (even when healthy)...the three combine for 6 TDs / 14 INTs / and an average passer rating between the three of just over 60.

Quarterbacks Hot/Cold Through Week 7

QB

Pass Comp

Pass Att

Pass Yards

TDs

169
229
2125
27
Tony Romo
150
239
1984
16, 2 (run)
Derek Anderson
101
184
1496
14, 2 (run)
141
224
1717
13
138
202
1578
11, 2 (run)
137
227
1525
13
143
233
1705
11
105
166
1303
13
Brett Favre
160
247
1715
9
122
205
1447
7
Jason Campbell
100
168
1181
5, 1 (run)
Drew Brees
159
247
1394
5
98
148
1141
6
135
213
1407
4
Vince Young
73
114
703
3, 1 (run)
Marc Bulger
95
173
990
2
Alex Smith
43
84
461
1

 

RUNNING BACKS

HOT - Tomlinson is back and rested from his bye week - expect L.T. to have a huge 2nd half. Ronnie Brown deserves this last week on the HOT list, but paid the ultimate price in week 7 with a torn ACL...Brown was having a great season with a horrible team. LaMont claims his back feels better than it has all season and will put it against a test against a tough Titan run D. Adrian Peterson may be the top rookie sensation through the first half of the season, but Marshawn Lynce isn't far behind...look for Lynch to destroy the Jets this weekend and have an even bigger 2nd half of 2007 with more touches in Buffalo's offense.

COLD - Come on Benson! - 3 yards per carry and only 2 TDs on 136 rushes?...that's awful. The Bears and Jets would have both been better off if Thomas Jones would have stayed in Chicago. Fred Taylor is over the hill, Rudi Johnson is hurt and about to lose his job to a more versatile back, and Tatum Bell is out of favor in Detroit. Steven Jackson and Laurence Maroney both came into the season with top 5 expectations, but injuries have had them shelved for most of the year - neither has a TD, but that should change this week as each is capable of a bustout game against beatable opponents.

Running Backs Hot/Cold Through Week 7

RB

Rush Att

Rush Yards

Rcptns

Rec Yards

Total Yards

TDs

122
527
25
210
737
7, 1 (pass)
Ronnie Brown
119
602
39
389
991
5
Adrian Peterson
108
670
11
187
857
6
146
639
24
153
792
3
83
477
18
133
610
6
89
490
31
299
789
3
156
605
7
68
673
4
100
492
15
82
574
5
113
495
22
214
709
2
104
406
14
102
508
5
127
457
10
82
539
4
136
416
12
94
510
2
Thomas Jones
131
487
10
72
559
0
78
296
10
107
403
1
Fred Taylor
72
352
4
16
368
0
Rudi Johnson
62
185
8
92
277
1
Tatum Bell
44
182
14
63
245
1
Steven Jackson
69
233
8
57
290
0
Laurence Maroney
60
283
0
0
283
0

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

HOT - Coach Bill Belichick calls Randy Moss the smartest and most capable wide receiver he's ever coached....and Belichick is getting no argument here. Brady is tossing Moss' direction against double and triple coverage and still connecting for TDs (10 in just 7 games - remember that 13 TDs led the NFL among WRs in 2006). Plaxico Burress and T.J. Houshmandzadeh are both playing unbelievably and showing no sign of a decrease in numbers. Braylon Edwards is on fire and gets a superb matchup this week (indoors at St. Louis). Steve Smith isn't seemingly bothered by catching TDs from 3 different QBs. Chad Johnson and Terrell Owens are capable of exploding for a 3-TD game at any time (although Owens will spend week 8 on a bye).

COLD - Marvin Harrison is banged up and is seeing limited touches to help the healing process...Harrison started slow in 2006 prior to finishing at the top of the NFL's wide receiver list, but his knee sprain in week 5 seems to be hurting his chances of a surging recovery. Javon Walker is probably done for the year after last week's foot surgery. Many were very high on Lee Evans, but Evans is struggling with only 211 yards and no touchdowns.

Wide Receivers Hot/Cold Through Week 7

WR

Rcptns

Rec Yards

TDs

Randy Moss
44
732
10
Plaxico Burress
35
550
8
T.J. Houshmandzadeh
51
548
8
Braylon Edwards
29
552
7
Chad Johnson
39
680
3
Steve Smith
35
496
6
Terrell Owens
34
556
5
47
524
5
29
506
4
37
500
4
29
499
3
Marvin Harrison
20
247
1
18
216
1
16
186
1
9
183
1
Javon Walker
19
230
0
17
214
0
Lee Evans
17
211
0
14
207
0
14
142
0

 

TIGHT ENDS

HOT - Jason Witten is off in week 8 and will likely yield his TE top spot to Antonio Gates and/or Dallas Clark (who are both on fire and also ranked with Witten in the top 15 in receiving stats - incredible for 3 TEs to have produced these stats at this point in the season). Kellen Winslow may have the most talent among anyone on this list and will get a chance to heavily improve his numbers in a great matchup at St. Louis in week 8. Benjamin Watson has been dinged, but will again deliver when he returns healthy to Tom Brady's offense.

COLD - Vernon Davis gets Alex Smith back at QB and is desperate to prove his worth to all whom he boasted. L.J. Smith should return this week from injury and is anxious to get off of START...maybe Smith can produce something this week and help McNabb out of his incredible rut. Amazing that Jerramy Stevens was playing in the Superbowl just a short time ago...my how the mightly disappear and are essentially forgotten so quickly.

Tight Ends Hot/Cold Through Week 7

TE

Rcptns

Rec Yards

TDs

Jason Witten
42
540
4
Antonio Gates
43
547
3
Dallas Clark
30
366
6
42
506
3
Kellen Winslow
29
506
2
22
291
4
Benjamin Watson
18
222
5
20
188
4
17
209
1
16
174
0
Vernon Davis
12
105
0
11
87
0
L.J. Smith
5
34
0
Jerramy Stevens
6
33
0

 

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