Fantasy football Week 7 has arrived, so who should I start? Who should I sit? We have some answers right here in our start ’em sit ’em fantasy football guide, for some players who have awesome matchups, and some who should be riding the bench in Week 7.
Fantasy Football Week 7: Start ‘Em
Jimmy Garoppolo, quarterback, San Francisco 49ers
Jimmy Garoppolo returns from a bye and looks healthy, making him a sneaky QB fantasy start ’em in Week 7 playing the Colts. To date, the Colts have given away the sixth-most QB fantasy points, which presents Jimmy G the perfect opportunity to score big, while he aims to keep his starting job.
Damien Harris, running back, New England Patriots
Sometimes an iffy call, Harris is a fantasy start for Week 7 playing the New York Jets. Look for Harris, who last rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown, to torch the Jets, currently allowing the most RB fantasy points through five games.
Mike Davis, running back, Atlanta Falcons
Davis makes a decent flex start at RB in Week 7, coming from his best fantasy performance yet back in Week 5. Even sharing the backfield with target hog, Cordarrelle Patterson, Davis should generate fantasy points facing a Dolphins defense that is yielding 158.5 RB yards per game.
Darnell Mooney, wide receiver, Chicago Bears
For those in a pinch at WR in Week 7 due to byes and injuries, Mooney might be able to help. Facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7, and a defense that given away 185.5 wide receiving yards per game, start Mooney in a flex spot. The Bears are going to have to throw to play catch up.
Denver Broncos defense
In Thursday Night Football, The Broncos play the Cleveland Browns, whose offense is a walking injury, headed into Week 7. There should be plenty of fantasy points scored by Denver, facing a gimpy Baker Mayfield and two backup running backs this game.
Fantasy Football Week 7: Sit ‘Em
Geno Smith, quarterback, Seattle Seahawks
Smith is a Week 7 sit ’em fantasy QB heading into a Monday Night Football Prime Time matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Through five games, the Saints have surrendered the second-fewest fantasy points as well as a mere five passing touchdowns to their opposing quarterbacks. Yuck.
Davis Mills, quarterback, Houston Texans
Mills has combined for 555 passing yards and three TDs over his last two games, making him a decent fill-in as a fantasy QB. But Week 7 Mills is a QB sit playing the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards have given up the fifth-fewest passing yards per game and have held their opponents to only 18.2 points on offense per game.
D’Andre Swift, running back, Detroit Lions
Swift is a talented player and full of potential. However, he is a borderline fantasy sit in Week 7, next going up against a challenging Rams defense in LA. Until Jared Goff’s performances improve, he could continue to tank Swift’s fantasy value moving forward.
Plus, look for the Rams to stick it defensively to their former QB in this intriguing double-revenge matchup. This makes Goff a sit too in Week 7.
Devontae Booker, running back, New York Giants
Facing the Carolina Panthers in Week 7, sit Booker and look for another flex option. Booker will face a Panthers defense that has allowed only two RB touchdowns to be scored in six games. With the Giants’ offense a hot mess as of late, it will most likely have to abandon the run game to keep up.
Tee Higgins, wide receiver, Cincinnati Bengals
Outside of Ja’Marr Chase, Higgins has been looking like an afterthought. He’s hardly startable at all in most formats, which makes Higgins a fantasy sit in Week 7. In this game, Higgins will play the Ravens whose defense ranks within the top-five in defending wide receivers.
Robert Tonyan, tight end, Green Bay Packers
It might be time to permanently sit Tonyan in Week 7, as a TE who has combined for three catches and 18 yards in his last two games. Aaron Rodgers seems to find other ways to spread the ball around and until this changes (if it changes), Tonyan is not startable, no matter who is on the Packers’ schedule for the week.