Fantasy Football Start ’em Sit ’em Week 7

We are now near the halfway point in the fantasy regular season and it is time to shift gears in order to make a deep run in the playoffs. Trades are likely popping off in your leagues as many teams are looking to mix things up, especially if they are at the bottom of the standings. What you should be doing is hoarding players with upside at the scarcest positions, RB and TE.

For example, if you have an elite QB like Patrick Mahomes or Lamar Jackson, and also have the luxury of having a backup QB like Tannehill or Herbert sitting on your bench, now is the time to flip them for an RB2/RB3 with upside like JK Dobbins or Le’Veon Bell. Chances are there is a team in your league who is desperate for a QB if they recently lost Dak or if they drafted one late and that is their one big weakness.

Use that weakness as leverage to acquire more RB depth because there is a high probability that one or more of your RB’s will get injured for one or multiple weeks before the playoffs start. If you did not draft an elite TE and got stuck with Hayden Hurst or busted by taking Zach Ertz early, you would be smart to address this now before it’s too late.

Go get a player like Dallas Goedert if he is still available on waivers or make a trade for someone like Jonnu Smith whose value took a hit recently with injury. Jimmy Graham who is not a flashy TE but has proven to receive a lot of targets in the Bears offense is also another under-the-radar option. While the other teams are sleeping, it’s your job to quietly make the bold moves necessary to build a foundation for another championship run.

Week 7 Start ’em

Tee Higgins – Bengals WR

The rookie wideout from Clemson has quickly emerged as a go-to target for Joe Burrow and is coming off his first 100-yard receiving game with 6 receptions on 8 targets against the Colts in Week 6. Higgins is young, fast and has elite size for a WR and is one of the best at high-pointing a ball over smaller defensive backs.

With AJ Green looking like he is at or near the end of his career in Cincy, it is only a matter of time before Higgins assumes the rule of WR1 for the Bengals due to his pedigree and the draft capital used on him in the second round (33rd overall). His last touchdowns came in Week 2 which means he is due for a trip to the end zone against a Browns team that is in disarray and primed for a shootout in the battle for Ohio.

Tee Higgins Week 7 Projections: 11 targets, 9 receptions, 157 receiving yards, 2 receiving TD’s

QBs to Start

Justin Herbert
Matt Ryan
Carson Wentz
Matthew Stafford
Joe Burrow
Ben Roethlisberger

RBs to Start

Kareem Hunt
James Conner
James Robinson
Todd Gurley II
Mike Davis
Kenyan Drake
Melvin Gordon III
D’Andre Swift
Ronald Jones II
David Montgomery
Jerick McKinnon
Boston Scott
Phillip Lindsay
Devonta Freeman
JaMycal Hasty
Latavius Murray
James White
Justin Jackson
Jamaal Williams

WRs to Start

Will Fuller V
Tyler Lockett
CeeDee Lamb
DJ Chark Jr.
Chase Claypool
DJ Moore
Tyler Boyd
Deebo Samuel
Terry McLaurin
Jamison Crowder
Brandin Cooks
Darius Slayton
Cole Beasley
Laviska Shenault Jr.
Mike Williams
Travis Fulgham
Keelan Cole
Russell Gage
Randall Cobb

TEs to Start

Eric Ebron
Hayden Hurst
Hunter Henry
TJ Hockenson
Austin Hooper

Ryan Tannehill Sit em Week 7

Week 7 Sit ’em

Ryan Tannehill – Titans QB

Tannehill has picked up where he left off last season, and is quietly putting together a Top 5 QB campaign (currently 8th in total points). Coming off a 4 TD performance against the Texans on MNF, Tannehill is a hot commodity and has proven to be solid QB1 for the Titans. In Week 7 he faces a Steelers defense led by TJ Watt that has held opposing teams under 18 points on the season. Fade Tannehill and the Titans offense not named Henry if you want to get the win this week.

Ryan Tannehill Week 7 Projections: 210 passing yards, 1 passing TD, 2 INT’s

QBs to Sit

Drew Brees
Jared Goff
Teddy Bridgewater
Andy Dalton
Gardner Minshew II
Derek Carr

RBs to Sit

Joe Mixon
Antonio Gibson
Devin Singletary
Leonard Fournette
Le’Veon Bell
Darrell Henderson Jr.
JD McKissic
Adrian Peterson
Tony Pollard
Damien Harris
Gio Bernard
Zach Moss
Kerryon Johnson
Duke Johnson
Rex Burkhead
Benny Snell
Joshua Kelley
Brian Hill
Malcolm Brown
Chris Thompson

WRs to Sit

Julian Edelman
Robert Woods
Diontae Johnson
Cooper Kupp
Emmanuel Sanders
Brandon Ayiuk
Michael Gallup
Juju Smith-Schuster
Henry Ruggs III
Jarvis Landry
Mecole Hardman
Tim Patrick
Adam Humphries
Scotty Miller
Greg Ward
Christian Kirk
Sammy Watkins
Marvin Jones Jr.
DeSean Jackson

TEs to Sit

Robert Tonyan
Jonnu Smith
Tyler Higbee
Noah Fant
Evan Engram

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 Mike Mital 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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