Fantasy Football Week 7: Start ‘em, Sit ‘em, Sleepers
QB Josh Freeman (TB) v. Bears
The Bears are allowing the 5th most fantasy points to QBs this season. Freeman has been a disappointment this season but he makes a good bye week play.
RB Ryan Matthews (San Diego) vs Jets
The Jets can stop the pass, but not so much on the run, San Diego is coming off a bye and Matthews should have fresh legs.
WR Brandon Marshall (Miami) vs Broncos
Marshall looked good against the Jets last week, and I like the “revenge” factor of him playing against the Broncos, who are allowing the most fantasy points to WRs and 2 passing TDs per game.
TE Kellen Winslow (Tampa Bay) vs Bears
Good: Schaub, Green-Ellis, Garcon
Bad: S. Jackson
QB Phillip Rivers (SD) v. Jets
The Jets can stop the pass as mentioned above, and should focus on the run game. You likely won’t bench Rivers but keep expectations low as the Jets allow the fewest fantasy points to QBs.
QB Cam Newton (Carolina) vs Redskins
The Redskins have only allowed 4 passing TDs this season, Newton may still be a viable play for his rushing and he seems to be the Panthers goal-line back as well.
RB Steven Jackson (St. Louis) vs Cowboys
This is the 2nd week in a row for S-Jax on the list, the Cowboys allow the 3rd fewest fantasy points to RBs. The Rams will be starting a new WR in Brandon Lloyd, may get WR Mark Clayton back from the PUP list, and Sam Bradford is also dealing with an ankle injury, I just don’t like the Rams this week.
WR Anquan Boldin (Baltimore) vs Jaguars
Boldin had a huge games last week, but the Ravens bread and butter has been the run game and the Jaguars are allowing the 2nd least fantasy points to WRs. (Editor’s note: I still haven’t gotten over having Boldin on my fantasy team last year and his consistent let-you-down inconsistency.)
Hail Marys / Sleepers
Last week’s Hail Marys that made us look
Average: D. Thomas, Shiancoe
QB Tim Tebow (Den) v. Dolphins
I would start Tebow no matter what, but that’s me. Tebow has had 2 weeks to prepare against a poor Dolphins team, he adds great value as a runner. The Broncos did just trade their top WR Brandon Lloyd.
TE Dallas Clark (Indianapolis) vs Saints
Dallas Clark has been a disappointment, but I think that’s more a result of Indy’s lack of QB talent. Clark has a decent matchup this week against the Saints who allow 69 ypg to TEs.
RB DeMarco Murray (Dal) vs Rams
Murray takes over for an injured Felix Jones, against a Rams D allowing 132 ypg to RBs. Murray will split carries with Tashard Choice but should be on the better side of the share.
QB Christian Ponder vs Packers
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