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Week 7 Reactions: Fantasy Leaps of Faith

Andrew M. Laird

Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Senior Soccer Editor and a fantasy football contributor. He is also a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Football Writer of the Year Award.

No matter how much work you put into your fantasy football team each week, we're constantly reminded that the players we enlist in our lineups are human beings and that anything can happen on any given Sunday.

If you came into the day hoping for a big performance by Carson Palmer against the Rams, you weren't given much of a chance after he was knocked out in the second quarter with what was later diagnosed as a broken arm. The Cardinals were down 13-0 at the time, and backup Drew Stanton could do very little after taking over as the Rams went on to win 33-0. The dominant performance by the Rams in London included completely shutting down Adrian Peterson, who finished with 11 carries for 21 rushing yards and one reception on four targets for 12 receiving yards. Fantasy managers who picked up Peterson from the waiver wire before or after last weekend's huge 134-yard, two-touchdown performance were left severely disappointed, with the sole positive coming out of the ga

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