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NFL 2017: Who was the offensive player of Week 7?

Another three nominees to choose from as the best offensive player of Week 7


Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys

With his suspension put on hold for another two weeks, Elliott made his field time count on Sunday, accounting for three of the Cowboys’ six touchdowns in a 40–10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. On his way to a 147-yard rushing performance, he ran in two scores on the ground, before taking his only catch 72 yards to the house for the third.

With 219 total yards, Elliott beat his previous best – 209 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10 of last season – by a full 10 yards. However, it’ll take a few more of those performances if the Cowboys are to overhaul the Eagles at the top of the NFC East.

Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders

He may not have totally restored his reputation as an elite receiver, but with his performance against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night, Amari Cooper sure made the football world sit up and take notice of him again. The third-year veteran had failed to follow up on a 62-yard showing in Week 1, picking up just 84 yards and no touchdowns over the next five games. But with scores of 38 yards and 45 yards in the first quarter, Cooper was over 100 yards with his first four catches of the night.

Finishing the night with 210 total yards, Cooper set a new career high for receiving yards in a game, as well as the second-most in a game in Raiders history and the most by any player in the 2017 season.

Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

Sitting in the number 1 seed in the NFC as things stand, the Philadelphia Eagles have been one of the most impressive teams in the league this season, largely thanks to the performances of Carson Wentz. In a key divisional matchup against Washington on Monday night, Wentz was slow to get going, throwing an interception on Philadelphia’s opening drive, before recovering to throw for 268 yards and four touchdowns, as the Eagles ran out 34–24 winners.

But while his passing yardage was a little low, he made up for it by leading the Eagles in terms of rushing yards, picking up 63 on the ground – just one fewer than their four running backs put together.

  1. POLL: Who was the Week 7 offensive player of the week?

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Tom Parry-Jones

Despite growing up as a soccer fan, Tom is now a fully fledged NFL reporter, having followed the sport since 2008 and started writing on the NFL in 2012. His primary focus is the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL 2017: Who was the offensive player of Week 7?

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