Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 7 (2019)

And just like that we are now halfway through fantasy season and many of you are now at an important crossroads. If you are reading this, you are in need of guidance so I am going to assume that you are not in first place leading the pack.

If you were one of the millions of people who watched the show ‘Game of Thrones’ you remember an important phrase that warned everyone of impending doom…’Winter is coming!’
In the fantasy football world the equivalent of this warning is The BYE weeks are coming! Similar to Westeros, if you do not prepare for this dangerous time you will be left on the outside looking in come playoff time.

Do yourself a favor and check the bye weeks of your key players and make sure that you have enough running backs or wide receivers to start each week. If not, get ahead of it and make a trade to balance out your positional depth.

If you are picking up a quarterback or tight end off free agency, double check and make sure you are not picking up a player with the same bye week as your current starter (it happens more than you think).

Now is the time to handcuff your key players if you haven’t already, because one injury is all it takes to bring down an unprepared fantasy backfield. Look ahead early and often and you will gain a slight edge on your opponents that could be the difference between postseason glory or the consolation bracket.

Week 7 Start ’em

Michael Gallup – Cowboys WR

With star wideout Amari Cooper likely to miss Week 7 with a thigh contusion, Gallup is poised for a breakout performance against at Jerry’s World against an Eagles defense that is allowing the most fantasy points to wide receivers on the year.

The Cowboys offense is coming off a tough loss to Sam Darnold and the Jets, and will look to rebound in a big way. In order to have success through the air, Dak will have to rely on his second year wideout who may be the only viable option in the passing game if Cooper can’t suit up.

Michael Gallup Week 7 Projections: 15 targets, 10 receptions, 163 receiving yards, 2 receiving TD’s

QBs to Start

Jared Goff
Josh Allen
Kyler Murray
Dak Prescott
Carson Wentz
Daniel Jones
Gardner Minshew II

RBs to Start

Saquon Barkley
Mark Ingram II
Sony Michel
Devonta Freeman
Marlon Mack
Miles Sanders
Todd Gurley II *If Healthy
Josh Jacobs
Damien Williams
Matt Breida
Devin Singletary *If Healthy
Derrick Henry
Melvin Gordon III
Philip Lindsay
Tevin Coleman
Royce Freeman
Jamaal Williams
James White
Brandon Bolden
Malcolm Brown *If Gurley OUT

WRs to Start

Julian Edelman
Stefon Diggs
T.Y. Hilton
Robert Woods
Brandin Cooks
Calvin Ridley
Tyler Boyd
Kenny Golladay
Tyler Lockett
Allen Robinson II
Courtland Sutton
AJ Green *If Healthy
Terry McLaurin
Golden Tate
Christian Kirk
DJ Chark
Mike Williams
Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Will Fuller
John Brown
Larry Fitzgerald
Hollywood Brown
Tyrell Williams
Emmanuel Sanders
Cole Beasley
Allen Lazard *If Adams or Allison OUT
Jakobi Meyers *If Dorsett OUT
Darius Slayton *If Shepard OUT
Dante Pettis

TEs to Start

Evan Engram
Mark Andrews
Austin Hooper
Hunter Henry
Jason Witten
Gerald Everett
Dawson Knox

Kerryon Johnson carrying the ball

Week 7 Sit ’em

Kerryon Johnson – Lions RB

Johnson and the Lions offense are coming off a tough loss to the Packers on MNF due to not one but two phantom hands to the face calls which cost them the game. Johnson was largely disappointing, touching the ball just 13 times on the ground for a paltry 34 yards rushing.

He was able to salvage his night with a TD, but it wasn’t a performance that many of his owners were looking for. In Week 7, the sledding gets tougher on the ground as the Lions face a Vikings defense that didn’t allow a rushing TD from an Eagles running back. With a short week to prepare, I predict another less than stellar performance from the second year starter.

Kerryon Johnson Week 7 Projections: 14 rushing attempts, 42 rushing yards, 0 rushing TD’s, 2 receptions, 17 receiving yards, 0 receiving TD’s

QBs to Sit

Sam Darnold
Jacoby Brissett
Kirk Cousins
Andy Dalton
Teddy Bridgewater
Derek Carr
Ryan Tannehill

RBs to Sit

Le’Veon Bell
Austin Ekeler
David Montgomery
LeSean McCoy
Joe Mixon
Chase Edmonds
Adrian Peterson
Tarik Cohen
Chris Thompson
Latavius Murray
Kenyan Drake
Jordan Howard
Frank Gore
Mark Walton
Nyheim Hines
Rex Burkhead
Raheem Mostert
Ito Smith
Rashaad Penny
Darrel Williams
Darrel Henderson Jr.
Wayne Gallman

WRs to Sit

Robby Anderson
Josh Gordon
DeSean Jackson
Sterling Shepard
Jamison Crowder
Phillip Dorsett II
Marvin Jones
Corey Davis
Mohamed Sanu
Taylor Gabriel
Auden Tate
Dede Westbrook
Mecole Hardman
Byron Pringle
DeVante Parker

TEs to Sit

Chris Herndon
Jimmy Graham
Jared Cook
TJ Hockenson
Darren Fells
Vernon Davis
Luke Willson
Ben Watson

If you have any questions about your lineup for this week, you can find me on our Facebook group, Fantasy Couch Fam. My name is Michael Anthony on there by the way.

Make sure to watch the Week 7 waiver wire video in case there are any players on waivers or free agency that you might have missed.

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