Here we go, week seven of the NFL and fantasy season. Many fantasy leagues are at about the halfway mark. The next couple of weeks are make-it or break-it weeks. I hope that you have been paying attention to our starts ‘n’ sits. In addition, have you been scouring the waiver wire week in and week out? If so, you should be feeling pretty well in your league. If not, there is still time. Here are your week seven starts ‘n’ sits.
Baker Mayfield – Cleveland Browns
This should make Browns fans happy. They have a relevant fantasy QB—at least for a week. The Browns play the 32nd ranked pass defense in the NFL, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There should be many opportunities for him to find wide-open WRs. The only thing that worries me in this play is the Bucs playing with a new DC. Sometimes that change sparks the team.
Tevin Coleman – Atlanta Falcons
I was not high on Coleman during the draft season. I felt that Davonta Freeman would see more action. Now that Freeman is on IR, Coleman is the man. Look for Coleman to have a solid performance against a struggling New York Giants defense on Monday Night.
Chris Godwin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Many leagues undervalue Godwin. He has scored 13+ FP in four games this season. They have a matchup against the Cleveland Browns. The Browns have allowed over 800 yards and 7 TDs to opposing slot receivers.
George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers
Kittle is a solid start in week seven. Even though he has a matchup against the vaunted Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are vulnerable over the middle. This is where Kittle makes his living. The Rams have given up 10 TDs in this area this season.
Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs
Butker has been excellent over the last three weeks. He has scored a combined 37 points in those games. If a kicker is averaging 12 FPPG, you cannot ask for much more from that position.
The Colts should have some success against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have given up a fantasy high 13 PPG to opposing defenses. They also lead the NFL in sacks allowed with 24.
Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints
Many of you might think I am crazy. It does not matter who he plays; you never sit Drew Brees—until now. The Ravens are once again the best defense in the NFL from top to bottom. That makes Brees a no-go.
Nyheim Hines – Indianapolis Colts
Hines is seeing a diminished role with the return of Marlon Mack. This is causing many fantasy owners to actually release him. Look for this trend to continue.
Cole Beasley – Dallas Cowboys
Beasley had a solid stat sheet in week six. This week against the Washington Redskins, Beasley will struggle to produce the same stats. The Skins have only allowed the fourth-fewest points, least yards, and one TD to the slot.
Charles Clay – Buffalo Bills
Clay is not a big play this week against the Colts. There are plenty of other options out there who are better to play than Clay. Charles is not in charge this week.
Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers
Gould had great production in the shootout against the Green Bay Packers. Many would like to lean on him again this week. Not against the Rams. They are only allowing 7 FPPG to kickers.
The Bears are a weekly start in normal situations. The New England Patriots are not a normal situation. Tom Brady has many weapons at his disposal, and it is showing. They are starting to hit their stride, making it tough on the Bears in week seven.
So there you have your week seven lineup. I hope you had a great week six and carry it over to week seven. Good luck.
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