Fantasy Football: Week 7 Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em
Welcome Back fans of the NFL. Here we are back for another year of fantasy football. It is time to get those lineup set and chase down that money. That is if you are playing for money. Here at the IroniqMedia, we do not bring you the heavy starters. You should not need any help starting those. We bring the players that you may have a question starting or sitting. Thus, without further ado here are your week seven starts and sits.
Bye Week – Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings
Start: Teddy Bridgewater – Carolina Panthers
Last week Bridgewater was a bad matchup. This week he has a more favorable fantasy matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Bridgewater is a great stream start this week if you are facing a bye week with your regular starter. The Saints have allowed 20 or more fantasy points to every QB they have faced in 2020.
Sit: Baker Mayfield – Cleveland Browns
Mayfield is struggling right now. He was so bad last week that Coach Kevin Stefanski benched his young QB. Mayfield was 10 of 18 for 119 yards and 2 picks before getting the hook. This week against a Cincinnati Bengals defense is a good place to sit Mayfield. The Bengals are the 10th ranked fantasy defense against QBs. This, along with his injury, keeps Mayfield on the bench.
Start: Devin Singletary – Buffalo Bills
Singletary has been a miss for the past couple of weeks. However, there is nothing like a matchup against the New York Jets to cure your fantasy ails. The Jets have allowed three RBs to score at least 18 fantasy points this season. This makes Singletary a nice RB2 start this week.
Sit: Le’Veon Bell – Kansas City Chiefs
Do not rush out and start Bell right away. He is going to be a situational role player at best. I do not see him taking over for rookie sensation Clyde Edwards-Helaire anytime soon. If at all. Besides, a matchup against the Denver Broncos this week is not a solid one either. The Broncos are allowing the third-fewest fantasy points to RBs on the season.
Start: Chase Claypool – Pittsburgh Steelers
Claypool is on fire. I normally do not chase points but this is different. Claypool has earned the respect of Ben Roethlisberger. He also has 61 fantasy points over the last two weeks. Thus, getting Claypool into your fantasy lineup is necessary.
Sit: Michael Gallup – Dallas Cowboys
Gallup is a no go this week against the Washington Football Team. He has seen his targets diminish with the acquisition of CeeDee Lamb. Additionally, the Washington secondary has played surprisingly well. Only two WRs that they have faced this season have scored more than 12 fantasy points this season. Therefore, keep Gallup on the bench.
Start: T.J. Hockenson – Detroit Lions
Hockenson found the end zone last week in a Week 6 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. In saying that, I would find a way to get Hock in your fantasy lineup in week 7. A very TE friendly matchup is in store. The Falcons have had 3 TEs score 21 or more fantasy points this season. Look for The former Iowa Hawkeye to have a big game.
Sit: Eric Ebron – Pittsburgh Steelers
Ebron scored a modest 3 fantasy points last week against the Browns. This week against the Tennessee Titans is not a strong matchup either. The Titans are one of the best on the season against the TE position. While you may have to stream Ebron with bye weeks in place, it is possible to find better production elsewhere.
Start: Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers are well-rested after their bye week. While they are still missing some key parts, they could get Melvin Ingram back this week. That will help their pass rush get after Gardner Minshew. The Jacksonville Jaguars are currently the fifth-ranked team in sacks allowed through six weeks. Pressure forces turnovers too.
Sit: Seattle Seahawks
While the Seahawks are scoring points on offense, their defense is not well for fantasy team. In 3 out of 5 games this season, the Lime Green Team is averaging just seven fantasy points on defense. With this and a game against the Arizona Cardinals in play, I would fade the team from the Great Northwest this weekend.
Offense: Todd Gurley – Atlanta Falcons
Gurley should have one of his better days as a member of the Falcons this week. A week seven game against the Detroit Lions should offer Gurley the chance to score some fantasy points for you. The Lions are allowing the sixth-most FPPG to the RB position.
Defense: New England Patriots
The Patriots are coming off a week in which they allowed six FGs to the Denver Broncos. Meanwhile, the San Francisco 49ers are on the slate in week seven. While they seemed to have found some footing last week, I would still lean on the Patriots in week seven. The Niners’ offense is banged up and Bill Belichick will get after it.
There you have it, your week seven starts and sits for the 2020 NFL Season. We are going to be here for 16 weeks. We hope to help win some games during that time.
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