Week 7: Start 'Em

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Week 7: Start 'Em

While we're not projecting starting type stats for these players, they have good potential and could surprise. This week's picks include Profiled players include Nick Foles, Ryan Tannehill, Joseph Randle, Danny Woodhead, and Zac Stacy.

There were lots of questions going into the season about whether Nick Foles could successfully run Chip Kelly's offense. So far Foles has put those questions to rest, passing for 542 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions despite only playing parts of three games and only once being a starter. This week Foles faces a Cowboys defense giving up the third most passing yards per game this season, so Foles should have no problem putting up another big fantasy game. If you need help at QB, look at Foles.

Tannehill has been showing steady improvement in his second year in the NFL and if he continues on this pace he will have no problem passing all of last season's stats. Two weeks ago Tannehill passed for 300 yards for his second time this season. Last week he was on a bye, so he should be well rested and playing with a ton of confidence. Look for him to build on that this week in the division matchup vs. the Bills - who just finished losing to the Bengals, giving up 337 yards and three touchdowns to Andy Dalton. IF you need a QB this week, give Tannehill a look

DeMarco Murray went down with an injury - no surprise there - in the middle of last week's game vs. the Redskins and in stepped rookie Joseph Randle. While Randle failed to gain even 20 yards despite 11 carries, he did score his first NFL touchdown and there should be plenty more opportunities coming his way in week seven. The Cowboys face an Eagles defense that has holes all over the place and has been giving up the fourth most points per game this season. With Murray hurt and back up Lance Dunbar already hurt, look for Randle to get most of the touches this coming week.

Danny Woodhead has been one of the big fantasy surprises of 2013, especially in point per reception leagues. Each week the Chargers start the game giving Ryan Matthews a chance to show what he can do, and each week he sucks once again and the Chargers bring in Woodhead to try and save the day. A savior Woodhead is not, but a solid fantasy performer in PPR leagues, he most definitely is. Woodhead is a receptions machine, with 36 through the first six games. He also has 410 total yards and three touchdowns. With how bad the depth is at fantasy running back this season, Woodhead has become a worthwhile start if you need help at RB2 or flex. If that's the case, give Woodhead a look.

The St. Louis Rams went into the season in search of a running back they could count on, now that Steven Jackson is no longer part of the team. They tried out Daryl Richardson and Isaiah Pead and even Benny Cunningham and all of them fell flat on their faces. After barely touching the ball over the first four games, the Rams gave Stacy the start two games ago and so far he hasn't been a disappointment, helping the Rams to two victories. In two starts, Stacy has rushed for 157 yards as well as catching two passes for 11 yards. Stacy has given the Rams a more balanced attack and St. Louis will continue to rely on him. If you need a RB2 or flex, Stacy might just do the trick.