Week Seven Fantasy Starts and Sits

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Zack reviews his official starts and sits ahead of tomorrow’s week seven NFL games.

Starts

Andrew Luck
For as bad as Andrew Luck has been turnover wise one has to admit they’re adapting offensively. Luck should be able to limit his turnovers this week against Buffalo as the Bills are not an opportunistic defense.

Baker Mayfield
Mayfield has endured his growing pains the last four weeks with turnovers. Without key wide receivers that’s an indicator to lean on for a new phase of development this week. Expect Mayfield to have one of his best games of the season.

Kenny Golladay
Golladay has quickly ascended himself as a top fifteen receiver. Matthew Stafford loves to air it out to him and that is a prime weakness of the Dolphins secondary. They’ve given up big plays in recent weeks to the Bengals, Patriots, and last week against the Bears.

Chris Hogan
With Rob Gronkowski likely out the Patriots will expand their need to utilize proper routes with their receivers. Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman are the cogs, but Hogan remains a viable threat especially this week. Look for Hogan to have a solid fantasy day overall.

Bilal Powell

Injuries to the Jets starting wide receivers has created an even higher need for the Jets to run the ball. They’ll face a Vikings team that has been susceptible defensively. While Crowell has been the current fantasy leader for the Jets, Powell is steady and consistent. This is the type of matchup to gravitate towards Powell.

Alfred Blue
Blue should be a flex option a handful of times this year. Lets face it the Jacksonville Jaguars defense is not what it has been. Teams have been able to run the ball. With Houston’s safe approach offensively look for Blue to have a solid output.

Sits

Jared Goff

The Rams octane offense has had some cracks that you would expect from a team that’s been on the road three consecutive weeks. Even though that this week’s matchup is in their home state of California I expect a downfall of play offensively. San Francisco has been poor defensively but this is also a divisional game where scouting will give them an edge.

Tarik Cohen
The entire fantasy football community is four weeks behind on Tarik Cohen. With his fantasy stock as hot as ever it’s time to look at other flex options of intrigue to avoid the classic start just because everyone else says to.

Al Kamara
Nearly everyone in the fantasy world was blown away that Al Kamara was not featured at a high rate against the Redskins. Guess what with Mark Ingram back in the fold it’s likely to remain the same. Last year Kamara made the most of limited weekly touches. With fifteen total touches a game it’s not feasible to expect the high rate Kamara did last year. The Ravens defense is fast and should negate his open field runs.

Adrian Peterson
Give credit to Adrian Peterson for how he has made this year more advantageous than last season. Washington’s utilized him better and he has shown a hunger that he does not want this to be his last stop. Yet Dallas’s defense is as good as they look on paper. This is going to be a very tough game for Peterson to be effective at all.

Odell Beckham
As bad as the Falcons defense has been Beckham should be on the radar to flourish this week. After all the Falcons secondary is near the bottom of football. Yet you can’t change the efficiency of Eli Manning over night. He has lost it and is now much like an older ace pitcher in MLB. The occasional quality game is the unpredictable. This predicted start is not one of them.

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