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Fantasy predictions for every Week 7 matchup

Will this be the week Patriots WR Julian Edelman breaks through? Will Geno Smith's promotion affect Brandon Marshall's production? NFL Nation reporters give their insights for each Week 7 game.

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1dKevin Seifert

Scouting the NFL's Week 7 officiating crews

From Jeff Triplette's pre-snap movement calls to Walt Coleman's lack of throwing the flag, Kevin Seifert reveals trends for all 17 officiating crews.

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2dBill Barnwell

Blame Grigson, not Luck, for Colts' mess

"When you pay Andrew what we did, it's going to take some time to build on the other side of the ball," said Colts GM Ryan Grigson, who has had plenty of time and not much to show for it in Indy.

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Neil Jamieson

Football Kit Mashups: From A to Zenit

Football. And football. Same name, two totally different sports. But one thing they do have in common is iconic uniforms that help shape team identities. With the club season in full swing (and amid international break monotony), we had some fun.


James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins are going with their old-school end zones today in addition to their throwback jerseys.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

No real surprises here, though it does mean RB Latavius Murray is active for the first time since Oct. 2. Also, RT Matt McCants is active for the first time since the season opener.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints LT Terron Armstead is back in the lineup today at Kansas City after missing the past three games with a knee injury. DE Paul Kruger is also back from a back injury. RB/KR Marcus Murphy is the only healthy inactive for the Saints today. They previously ruled out six players with injuries (CB Delvin Breaux, CB Sterling Moore, LB Stephone Anthony, LB Dannell Ellerbe, OL Andrus Peat, RB Daniel Lasco).

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

A cause that hits close to home: Eagles DT Beau Allen, who will be starting today in place of Bennie Logan, wearing a pink ribbon in his hair for the Vikings game. His mother, Susie, is a breast cancer survivor. (Photo courtesy of Allen's Twitter account.)

KC Joyner ESPN Insider 

Quarterbacks with the least favorable matchups in fantasy football Week 7 (0-100 scale, with 100 being the most favorable): Russell Wilson (10), Carson Wentz (25), Carson Palmer (33), Drew Brees (33)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Great opportunity for Zach Zenner and Justin Forsett today, with Theo Riddick and Dwayne Washington INACTIVE. Zenner would be roughly RB32 for me now, so he's a good flex-play plug-in.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars will give Myles Jack the start at otto (strongside linebacker). CB Prince Amukamara and DE Yannick Ngakoue also will start. With Grant inactive, look for Marqise Lee to return kicks.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins, as expected, are down to their third tight end today in backup Marqueis Gray. This is a big spot for him with both Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims out with concussions.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

Redskins inactives: TE Jordan Reed, QB Nate Sudfeld, WR Rashad Ross, CB Dashaun Phillips, S Josh Harris, OL Vinston Painter and DE Anthony Lanier. The Redskins kept undrafted rookie Maurice Harris active in his first game. He can play the Z position. With DeSean Jackson playing with an ailing shoulder they kept Harris active just in case. Ross can play it as well but the team has really liked Harris' progress.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

One positive for the Rams: defense playing pretty well, after giving up a combined 61 points the last two weeks.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets inactives: Mo Wilkerson, Darron Lee, Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenberg, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Brent Qvale and Jeremy Butler.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens QB Joe Flacco, who is active, has yet to come on the field to warm up. Flacco, who is dealing with a right shoulder injury, is normally on the field by now.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Haden will miss his second game in a row and third in the last five. Going back to last season, Haden has not played in 14 of the Browns last 23 games.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans inactives: TE Jace Amaro, LB Aaron Wallace, CB Cody Riggs, DB Curtis Riley, G Sebastian Tretola, WR Harry Douglas, DL Austin Johnson.

Mike DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars inactives: QB Brandon Allen, CB Josh Johnson, RB Corey Grant, OL Bryce Harris, WR Bryan Walters, TE Neal Sterling, DE Chris Smith.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets DE Mo Wilkerson (ankle) is inactive. Curious situation.

Pat McManamon ESPN Staff Writer 

Full list of Browns inactives: QB Josh McCown, WR Corey Coleman, CB Joe Haden, DB Marcus Burley, FB Dan Vitale, LB Corey Lemonier, TE Seth DeValve

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwayne Washington is OUT today for the Lions. That means Zach Zenner and Justin Forsett will handle the workload. Expect Zenner to get a lot of work for Detroit. He is now a valuable late fantasy pickup if you need a back:

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ravens first-round pick Ronnie Stanley is inactive for fourth straight week with foot injury. The starting left tackle was a full participant in every practice this week and listed as questionable. Rookie fourth-round pick Alex Lewis is expected to start at LT.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Pleasant weather on the field at Hard Rock Stadium 74 degrees with only moderate humidity.