Six weeks have flown by and Fantasy managers are starting to understand what direction their team is heading. Because, they are starting to understand who to trust and who not to trust on their Roster. The trouble is we have reached the six team bye weekend. However, because of the teams on bye, very relevant fantasy players are taking a well earned rest. Whilst the Bills, Chargers, Cowboys, Jags, Steelers & Vikings are all on bye we still need a dub! Starts and Sits Week 7 is more important than ever.
Injury upon injury is also going to be a factor heading into Week 7. But fear not. Because I have you covered with the important Starts and Sits Week 7 to offer some direction and clarity.
Starts and Sits Week 7 Quarterbacks
My top ranked Quarterbacks for Week 7 are:
- Mahomes @ TEN
- Murray vs HOU
- Brady vs CHI
- Jackson vs CIN
- Stafford vs DET
Start QB 1- Ryan Tannehill
Ryan Tannehill and the Titans face the Chiefs at home with the Chiefs allowing 24.95 fantasy points against the QB position this season. Tannehill should have all his weapons to better his Week 6 performance. Therefore, I predict a 10 ten finish against the Chiefs in a game where Tannehill will have to throw more often to keep up.
Start QB 2- Joe Burrow
Joe Burrow travels to the Ravens. However, the Ravens are ticking on both offence and defence. As a result, they are only allowing an average of 18 points to the QB position this season. Burrow has solid weapons at his disposal and I see this being a multi touchdown weekend for him. Because, he will need decent volume in order to keep pace with Lamar on the other side.
Sit QB 1- Mac Jones
The Patriots are a run first team. And, with the Jets giving up 28 fantasy points per game to the RB position this season, you can bank on Mac Jones’ average of 13.3 fantasy points not increasing this weekend.
Sit QB 2- Jameis Winston
Jameis Winston is very hit and miss. Because at times he can be a world beater. However, against a poor run defence on the road, I can’t advise you to start him this week.
Starts and Sits Week 7 Running Backs
My top ranked Running Backs for Week 7 are:
- Henry vs KC
- Kamara @ SEA
- Jones vs WAS
- Henderson vs DET
- Fournette vs CHI
Start RB 1- Josh Jacobs
The Eagles are ranked 6th worst against the RB position giving up 25 points per game to the position this season. In addition to this, Jacobs returned to top form with some decent amount of touches. I believe he is a top 10 back in week 7.
Start RB 2- Cordarrelle Patterson
Fresh off of his bye week, Patterson and the Falcons head to Miami to face a Dolphins D allowing 26 points to RB’s this season. Patterson has been unlocked this year and will see decent usage in this match up. I expect him to finish as an RB 1 on the week.
Start RB 3- Damien Harris
Harris was impressive against the Cowboys. For instance, he averaged 5.61 yards per carry. And, against the Patriots, he should be able to maintain a similar volume. Because, the Patriots are a run first team and the Jets have struggled this year stopping the run.
Sit RB 1- Elijah Mitchell
In a week where turning to Mitchell vs. the Colts is more a necessity rather than a choice, I can not blame you for putting him in your line up. However, be warned. Because, we cannot trust the Rookie to be guaranteed enough usage to be relevant. Also, the Colts have the 4th best Run Defence on the year so it may favour Shanahan to go more pass heavy in Week 7.
Sit RB 2- Alex Collins
Against a stout Run D, Collins having a hip issue and Rashaad Penny returning, I’d have to say sit. Because, no matter how much you loved him as an option last week, you cannot trust him in Week 7.
Sit RB 3- Davontae Booker
Davontae Booker just doesn’t get big numbers. Whilst Elliott and Cook had success against the Panther’s Run D, Booker does not have the burst or speed to hurt the Panthers.
Start and Sits Week 7 Wide Receivers
My top ranked Wide Receivers for Week 7 are:
- Adams vs WAS
- Hill @ TEN
- Hopkins vs HOU
- Kupp vs DET
- Samuel vs IND
Start WR 1- Davonta Smith
Smith is the Eagles number 1 WR target and the chemistry is building between him and Hurts. Looking to rebound after last week’s disappointing display I have him as a high end WR 2 this week.
Start WR 2- Jaylen Waddle
No one would have blamed you for sitting Waddle last week in the UK match up against the Jags and he did go missing for a large spell of that match up but the connection is growing, the talent is real and the Falcons are among the 8 worst against the WR position.
Start WR 3- Tee Higgins
Higgins is not seeing the same level of targets as last year. However, this is mostly because the LSU connection between Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase is legit. I see him bouncing back this week with a TD in what could end up a shoot out.
Sit WR 1- Tyler Boyd
Boyd vs BAL, as just mentioned the Chase/Burrow connection is strong and as I believe Higgins will eat I don’t think there is room for Boyd to get it done moving forward. He will have weeks where he pops but you will lose more than you win in trying to guess when that will happen.
Sit WR 2- Brandon Aiyuk
It looks like the 49ers will try and pass more in Week 7. However, I have yet to see anything that makes me trust Aiyuk in a lineup just yet. I would recommend sitting this week.
Start and Sits Week 7 Tight Ends
My top ranked Tight Ends for Week 7 are:
- Kelce @ TEN
- Waller vs PHI
- Andrews vs CIN
- Pitts @ MIA
- Gesicki vs ATL
Start TE 1- Ricky Seals-Jones
Until Logan Thomas returns, Seals-Jones will have his work load. Also, the Packers are average against the TE position in terms of points allowed to the position. However, the volume should be there. And, let’s face it, with the 6-team bye week and the TE position being awful, there isn’t much else to choose from.
Start TE 2- Dallas Goedert
With Zach Ertz being traded away, that leaves Goedert as the No. 1 TE in Philly. Because he should be a featured player in the Eagles passing attack, and the Raiders are the 5th worst against the TE position this season, this makes for an easy must start this week. And most weeks.
Sit TE 1- C.J Uzomah
Burrow recently said “I can rely on him to be there when needed” but I couldn’t disagree more. However, despite recent numbers being good. predicting when it will happen is anyone’s guess. Stay away.
Sit TE 2- Cole Kmet
Just think about the Rookie Justin Fields. Because, he’s at the start to his professional career and now he gets to face the outrageous pass rush of the Bucs. So, whilst you could build a case as to why dump-offs to Kmet makes sense, my advice is “yes think about it but please do not act on it”.
– Colin McDonnell (@UKFantasyBaller)