Week 7 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Week 6 saw a whole lot of fantasy heartbreak, I know I personally fell victim to the Amari Cooper injury and career worst game from Cooper Kupp. Week 7 starts off with the Chiefs on Thursday so maybe we get some fireworks early in the week. Here are the Week 7 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em at each postition.
Start 'Em of the Week
Dak Prescott vs. Philadelphia- Yes, he might be without Amari Cooper, but we have seen all year long that the best way to attack the Eagles is through the air. Kirk Cousins, who has been asleep for most of the year, just through for 4 touchdowns against them in Week 6. I expect this to be a relatively high scoring game, so I trust Dak will cash in with a couple touchdowns and cross the 20 point mark.
Josh Jacobs vs. Green Bay- Before the bye, Jacobs put in work against a great Bears defense. He now faces a Packers team that gives up an average of 21 points to opposing running backs. With some injuries to wideouts and wanting to prevent a shootout, I believe Jacobs gets a nice dose of touches and puts together a good fantasy day.
Courtland Sutton vs. Kansas City- Very quietly, Courtland Sutton is the 12th best wideout in fantasy. Now he faces a Chiefs team that bleeds points to receivers. Obviously we expect the Chiefs to put up points, so with game script in his favor and a great matchup, Sutton is set up for a huge day.
Jason Witten vs. Philadelphia- Tight end is a brutal position, so finding a sneaky start is tough. If Amari Cooper sits this week, then Witten becomes a very intriguing streamer. The Eagles are middle of the pack against tight ends, but an increased target share could allow Witten to get things going.
Sit 'Em of the Week
Tom Brady at New York Jets- This game should be handily won by the Patriots. If that is the case then Brady shouldn't see much volume, which limits production. We did just see the Jets defense clamp down the Dallas offense as well, so I would advise streaming for upside rather than start Brady.
Melvin Gordon at Tennessee- The Chargers offense has been a mess the past couple of weeks and part of me wonders if they go back to what was working, which is feeding the ball to Ekeler and Keenan Allen. Either way, Gordon faces a tough matchup and it is tough to see any part of this offense working right now until something changes.
Allen Robinson vs. New Orleans- Marshon Lattimore locked up Mike Evans a couple weeks ago and has been solid this year. Not to mention that the Bears offense has looked off all year. Robinson has been consistent so far, but this is one of his toughest matchups to date. I would find another flex if possible.
Darren Waller at Green Bay- You will probably have to start Waller due to the state of the tight end position, but man this is a tough matchup. Green Bay is one of the best defenses against the pass, and especially tight end. Injured to wideouts might get him even more of a target share, but it also means the Packers defense will key in on the only playmaker in this passing offense.