Start Em Sit Em Week 7

Start Em Sit Em Week 7 NFL

Start Em Sit Em Week 7 2015 by Utter-Fantasy Writer & Illustrator Doug Bowles

Like other fantasy prognosticators, below are my Start Em Sit Em Week 7 2015 players, minus the obvious. ( No one needs to read that I think fantasy owners should start most of the Indy players at home vs #32 ranked New Orleans defense ) 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!

Bye Week 7- CHI- CINN- DEN- GB

Quarterbacks Start Em Week 7


SD P Rivers (vs OAK) – Start Rivers every week regardless of the match up, he is the #1 ranked QB in the NFL

DET M Stafford (vs MINN) – Stafford has had a very rough start to the season, but the 1st benching of his career seems to have kicked him into gear finally, throwing for 405 yards & 4 TDs Week 6 ( albeit against Chicago)- I like his match up at home vs MINN

MIA Ryan Tannehill (vs HOU) – All of the Miami players seem to be embracing the new coaching change, and well they should be. Houston’s defense isn’t great this season, so Tannehill should satisfy fantasy owners Week 7

HOU B Hoyer ( at MIA)- Hoyer is averaging 293 yards and 2 TDs in the last 3 games

JACK B Bortles ( vs BUFF in UK)- Did You Know… JACK QB B Bortles is currently the #6 QB in the NFL throwing 138/242 for 1,630 yards- 13 TDs- 7 INTS and averaging 2 TDs- 271 yards a game


Running Backs Start Em Week 7


Mark Ingram ( at IND)- High scoring offenses vs bad defenses leads to nice opportunities for RBs at the goal line, which Ingram gets ( 2 short TD runs Week 6)

IND Frank Gore ( vs N.O.)– Same as above

NE L Blount (vs NYJ)– Blount is moving in the right direction in the NE offense and RB D Lewis isn’t 100%- Despite facing a tough NYJ defense, I predict 2 TDs for Blount Week 7

OAK Lat Murray ( at SD)- The Chargers record is 2-4 because their offense is great, their defense stinks ( 30th vs the run)- Murray should near 20 carries and a nice stat line for Week 7

ARI Chris Johnson (vs BALT)- Fantasy owners may be worried about RB Ellington’s return, but they shouldn’t be. CJ is the starter

Sleeper- Lamar Miller ( vs HOU)- New coaching staff knows the way to win is by a good running game


Wide Receivers Start Em Week 7


PITT M Bryant ( at KC )- Bryant is a special talent ( similar to HOU’s D Hopkins) and teams are throwing all over KC this year

ARI John Brown (vs BALT)- 28 targets in the past 3 games- WR L Fitz is cooling off, Brown is heating up

OAK Amari Cooper ( vs SD)- The Raiders will be spending 4 qtrs trying to keep up w/ the Chargers offense- OAK is rested from their Week 6 BYE

Sleeper- IND Andre Johnson (vs N.O.)- The Saints are #32 vs the pass, so in a high scoring game, AJ will have opportunities

Sleeper- DET Lance Moore ( vs MINN)- TD receptions in his last 2 games- for whatever reason, Stafford seems to be looking for him over G Tate ( who only has 1 TD reception all season)


Tight Ends Start Em Week 7


SD Antonio Gates ( vs OAK)- The Raiders are the worst team vs the TE position- Gates is a great play Week 7

KC T Kelce ( vs PITT)- With WR J Maclin in the league’s concussion protocol, TE Kelce should see even more targets Week 7 ( 0 TDs since Week 1 however)

MIA Jordan Cameron ( vs HOU)- I think new HC Dan Campbell’s 2 goals to kick start this team was 1) Get RB L Miller running 2) Get TE J Cameron involved in the offense- TE Cameron had 0 TDs with HC Philbin- His 1st TD reception Week 6 under HC Campbell


Defense Start Em Week 7


ATL (at TENN)- Even if rookie QB M Mariota suits up (knee), he won’t be close to 100%, and if QB Mettenberger starts, the Falcons will make it rough on him

ST L ( vs CLEV)- The Browns are just a bad team and the Rams are currently the #7 ranked defense

Sleeper  JACK ( vs BUFF in UK)- Buffalo will be playing without a ton of their starters ( QB T Taylor, WRs S Watkins and P Harvin are all OUT Week 7)



Quarterbacks Sit Em Week 7


CLEV J McCown ( at ST L)- He’s had some good games this season but DEN made it rough for him Week 6, and ST L will also Week 7

MINN  Teddy Bridgewater (at DET)- The Lions defense hasn’t been playing great ( ranked 29th) but neither has QB Bridgewater ( only 3 TD passes all season )

NYJ Ryan Fitz (at NE )– The Pats won’t completely shut QB Fitz down, but his stats won’t be great ones Week 7 ( NE is 9th vs the pass…..29th vs the run…expect a lot of NYJ RB C Ivory)

QB Colin Kaepernick (vs SEA)- His mid-season renaissance ends Week 7


Running Backs Sit Em Week 7


ALL JACK RBs ( vs BUFF)- The Jags will have to win this game thru the air, rather than relying on 2 back-up RBs with RB Yeldon likely OUT ( D Robinson and T Gerhart)

ALL DET RBs ( vs MINN)–  A team with 4 RBs is a team with none for fantasy owners- NO DET RB has scored a rushing TD since Week 1

KC Chad West ( vs PITT)- I don’t believe KC’s ultra conservative, predictable offense will give RB West enough opportunities to produce for fantasy owners Week 7, especially with sharing carries with RB K Davis and facing PITT’s #5 rush defense

SD Melvin Gordon ( vs OAK)- The Raiders are 7th vs the run, and Gordon’s fumbling issues probably haven’t been fixed in one week


Wide Receivers Sit Em Week 7


SF Torrey Smith ( vs SEA)- Smith is TOO unpredictable and facing SEA

MIA WRS other than J Landry ( vs NYJ)–  One week it’s D Parker, the next K Stills, and the next R Matthews. Too many mouths to feed. I’ll only trust WR J Landry for my fantasy team

DAL Terrance Williams (at NYG)- Even with erratic play at the QB position, Williams as the #1 WR currently in DAL should be putting up better numbers than he has been. Too unreliable. MAYBE new QB M Cassel finds a way to get Williams the ball Week 7, but I don’t win fantasy championships betting on MAYBEs


Tight Ends Sit Em Week 7


IND TEs Allen & Fleener ( vs N.O.)- In only one game this season, has the INDY TEs been a factor, and that was when QB Hasselbeck was starting

PHIL Z Ertz ( vs CAR)- The Panthers are stingy vs opposing TEs and Ertz has 0 TDs this season


Defense Sit Em Week 7


KC Defense ( vs PITT )- The Chiefs can’t stop the pass and won’t be able to stop RB LeVeon Bell

TENN Defense ( vs ATL)– ATL QB Matt Ryan isn’t making many mistakes ( only 4 INTs all season)