Utter-Fantasy Start Em and Sit Em recommendations for fantasy football players in your fantasy league, based on Week 7 match ups. Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 7 2016 players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy football owners should start the NFL #1 QB Matt Ryan at home vs the Chargers) For the Record- I don’t claim to have anymore insight on the games than the fantasy league owners reading these, but I do enjoy sharing my “IMOs” on them, as well as reading yours Good Luck this week!
Start Em Sit Em Week 7 2016
Quarterbacks NFL Start Em Week 7 2016
DET QB Matt Stafford ( vs WASH )- Although Washington is better against the pass than the run, the Lions do not rush the ball much. 31 passes Week 6 vs 19 carries. Stafford should have a very good day.
SD QB Philip Rivers ( at ATL)- The Falcons defense is near the bottom as usual, and this has the makings for a shoot out. Currently the #8 QB in the NFL.
JACK QB Blake Bortles ( vs OAK ) – Bortles was the #12 QB for Week 6, and this week he is at home vs the Raiders, who have the 4th WORST defense in the NFL.
TB QB Jameis Winston ( at SF)- The 49ers haven’t been able to slow anyone down. Winston is playing better since his Week 5 Bye.
NO Brainers….NE QB Tom Brady ( at PITT)- NO QB Drew Brees ( at KC)-
Running Backs NFL Start Em Week 7 2016
ATL RBs D Freeman/Tevin Coleman ( vs SD)- Both should have a very good day vs the #21 San Diego run defense.
BALT RB Terrance West ( at NYJ)- The Jet’s defense is pretty good vs the run, but QB Geno Smith is starting for New York, and will likely struggle against the #6 BALT defense. West should get lots and lots of opportunities.
LAR RB Todd Gurley ( vs NYG)- the Rams running game needs this one to get back on track. The Giant’s defense is only average, and Gurley has been getting TDs in every other week. This is the week he is suppose to score again.
TB RB Jacquizz Rodgers ( at SF)- With Doug Martin (hamstring) out, Jacquizz Rodgers is expected to start Week 7 against the 49ers. You saw in Week 6 that the Bucs do not mind giving Rodgers 25 touches in a game.
KC RB Spencer Ware ( vs NO)- Although RB Jamaal Charles is playing again, Week 6 proved that Ware is still a big part of this offense.
No Brainer…..TENN RB De Murray ( vs IND)
RB Sleepers Week 7...
CINN RB Jeremy Hill ( vs CLEV) – Hill’s match ups of late have been horrendous, but this week it’s actually a good one. He may be ready to bust out in one.
SF RB Mike Davis ( vs TB)- Coach Chip Kelly said he’ll use a running back rotation due to Carlos Hyde (shoulder) OUT Week 7 against the Bucs.
Wide Receivers NFL Start Em Week 7 2016
GB WR Ty Montgomery ( vs CHI)- Montgomery “will get the majority of the running back reps” Thursday night against the Bears with GB RBs E Lay and Starks OUT. Montgomery caught 10-of-12 targets for 98 yards and rushed three times for six yards Week 6 against the Cowboys.
DET WRs Golden Tate/ Marvin Jones ( vs WASH ) – This is another game that could be a shoot out. At home, both Tate and Jones could have big games.
NO WRs B Cooks/ Michael Thomas ( at KC )- The Chief’s secondary can give up big plays, and we know Brees loves Cooks, but Thomas has also been a favorite of Brees’ over the past couple weeks.
OAK WRs A Cooper/ M Crabtree ( at JACK)- Another wide receiver duo where both could have big games vs a bad Jag’s defense.
LAR WR Kenny Britt ( vs NYG)- The Giant’s are 19th vs the pass, and LAR QB Case Keenum and Britt are on the same page of late.
WR Sleepers Week 6…MINN WR Adam Thielen ( at PHIL)- Not a great match up, but before their Week 6 Bye, MINN QB Sam Bradford clearly had chemistry with WR Thielen. ( 7 catches/ 127 yards and 1 TD Week 5)
Tight Ends NFL Start Em Week 7 2016
SD TE Hunter Henry ( at ATL )- I have been banging the drums on this guy for 4 weeks now, and still only owned in 35% of Yahoo leagues. Currently the #3 tight end in the NFL, and has 16 targets, 218 receiving yards and 3 TDs in the past 3 weeks.
IND TE Jack Doyle (at TENN)- QB A Luck raves about TE Doyle and TE Dwayne Allen has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle and is considered week to week.
No Brainer: TENN TE Delanie Walker ( vs IND)-
Defenses NFL Start Em Week 7 2016
NE (at PITT) – PITT QB B Roethlisberger is OUT, and QB Landry Jones is starting. The Pat’s defense should feast.
BUFFALO (at MIA) – QB Ryan Tannehill has only 1 touchdown pass in the past 3 weeks, while throwing 3 INTS.
No Brainer DEF starts: BALT (at NYJ)….MINN ( at PHIL)
Quarterbacks NFL Sit Em Week 7 2016
MIA QB Ryan Tannehill ( vs BUFF)- Tannehill is struggling badly over the past 3 weeks. Tannehill has only 1 touchdown pass in the past 3 weeks, while throwing 3 INTS.
PHIL QB C Wentz ( vs MINN)- This will be a tough one for Wentz, facing the #2 defense in the NFL. The Vikings defense is relentless.
HOU QB Brock Osweiler ( at DEN)- Although Osweiler redeemed himself in Week 6 with a late 4th qtr victory, he struggled badly in Week 6, and there’s no doubt he will at Denver.
ARI QB C Palmer ( vs SEA)- Palmer only had 213 passing yards and 1 TD in Week 6, and he could see similar numbers facing Seattle’s #1 defense.
NOTE: I’m also little worried about IND QB A Luck ( at TENN) The Titans have the 10th best DEF and Luck’s receiving corps are a MASH unit.
Running Backs NFL Sit Em Week 7 2016
NYJ RB Matt Forte ( vs BALT )– SO many reasons to sit Forte week 7. He is not playing particular well of late and he’s facing the #1 run Raven’s defense. QB Geno Smith is starting.
MINN RB Jerick McKinnon ( at PHIL)– McKinnon’s match up is not a good one, and RB M Asiata get the goal line carries. Hopefully you have an RB with a better match up.
PHIL RB Ryan Mathews ( vs MINN)- Same reason as above with McKinnon. Mathew’s match up is a tough one, and hopefully you have an RB in a better situation. The Vikings are the #2 defense in the NFL.
CHI RB J Howard ( at GB) – Howard will get plenty of opportunities in Week 6 but I really think Chicago struggles badly in this. Start Howard if you must, but I would like a better match up. The Packer’s are #3 vs the run.
Sit Em if you can…….DEN CJ Anderson ( vs HOU)
Wide Receivers NFL Sit Em Week 7 2016
MIA WRs J Landry/ Stills and Parker ( vs BUFF)- Maybe in a PPR league you start Landry, but QB Tannehill is playing poorly and Buffalo has the #12 defense vs the pass.
HOU WRs De Hopkins/ Fuller/ Strong- It’s not easy recommending fantasy football owners to “Sit” WR Hopkins, but against INDY last week, Hopkins only had 71 receiving yards. It gets EVEN harder in Week 7 at Denver. Start Hopkins happily Week 8 vs the Lions.
CLEV WR Terrelle Pryor ( at CINN )- Pryor has a tough match up and he is not playing healthy. Browns HC Hue Jackson said he’s “very hopeful” Terrelle Pryor (hamstring).
KC WR Jeremy Maclin ( vs NO )- Even in this sensational match up, Maclin is undependable. Maclin hasn’t had a TD reception since Week 1, and the Raiders were a sensational match up in Week 6 ( only 3/ 49 yards )
I also do not like any ALL TENN WRS ( vs IND )-
Tight Ends NFL Sit Em Week 7 2016
PITT TE Jesse James ( vs NE)- New QB Landry Jones MAY be forced to lean on TE James, but the Pat’s are great against the tight end position. Find a better match up and a more reliable QB at the helm.
SEA TE Jimmy Graham ( at ARI )- Start him if you must, as Graham is playing well…BUT…Arizona is the #1 defense against tight ends playing against them.
MINN TE Kyle Rudolph ( at PHIL)- Rudolph was shut down in Week 5, and Philadelphia is #2 defense against tight ends playing against them.
Defenses NFL Sit Em Week 7 2016
PITT (vs NE) – With PITT QB B Roethlisberger out, the Steelers will have a tough time trying to slow down the Pats, because Pittsburgh’s defense will be on the field a lot, and they will get tired.
CHI ( at GB)- Even with the Packer’s struggling to find anyone to run for them in their backfield, the Bears defense is not a good start in week 7.
JACK (vs OAK) – I would not start either of these teams.
No Brainer DEF sits: SD ( at ATL)….NO ( at KC)