Week 7 Starts & Sits

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Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Week 7 Start Sit lineup advice

October 21, 2021

Clayton Cadieux

Week 7 Start Sit lineup advice

The bye week gauntlet is upon us, and although it may be tough to bench some of these players you might wanna look elsewhere. This is my Week 7 Start/Sit article where I drop my advice on who to play and who to sit. Let me know what you think @fffromupnorth on Twitter.


QB Start of the Week

Tua Tagovailoa (Dolphins)

Tua looked great in his first game back last week against the Jaguars. His 329 and two touchdown performance was easily his best game of the season. Tua should continue to perform at this level going into Week 7 against a Falcons defence that is allowing over 26 Fpts per game to opposing QB. Look for his rapport with Mike Gesicki and Jaylen Waddle to continue this week and start him with confidence.

(Projections: 290 Passing Yards, 2 Pass TDs, 40 Rushing Yards, 1 TD)


Jamies Winston (NO @ SEA)

Winston has thrown for almost 900 yards and 12 touchdowns through five games. Now coming off the Saints bye week, Winston could get two of his weapons back. Both Michael Thomas and Tre’Quan Smith could return from IR this week which would bolster this passing game. Even if they don’t, I’m still firing up Winston against a Seahawks defence that has given up 20 FFPG to quarterbacks through six weeks.

(Projections: 275 Passing Yards, 2 Pass TD, 30 Rushing Yards)


Other QB Starts

Taylor Heinicke (WFT @ GB)

Carson Wentz (IND @ SF)

Derek Carr (LV vs. PHI)


QB Sit of the Week

Geno Smith (SEA vs. NO)

After a rough outing on Sunday night against the Steelers, Smith now has to face the Saints in Prime Time on Monday. This Saints defence is no joke, they have only given up five passing touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks. On top of that, they are only giving up the fourth-fewest fantasy points to the position through five weeks. I’m not trusting Smith even during this bye week.

(Projections: 205 Passing Yards, 1 Passing TD, 2 INT)


Other QB’s to Sit

Baker Mayfield (CLE vs. DEN)

Jared Goff (DET @ LAR)


Wide Receivers

WR Starts of the Week

Brandin Cooks (Texans)

Cooks continues to put up solid fantasy numbers each week. The Texans played the Colts on Sunday and Cooks finished the day with nine catches for almost 90 yards on 13 targets. Cooks is currently the WR18 in PPR and should continue this production moving forward. The Texans face a Cardinals defence that has given up 9 touchdowns through 6 weeks to WR. With so many stud WR on bye, Cooks should be considered a Top 12 WR this week.

(Projections: 7 Catches, 100 yards, 1 TD)


Darnell Mooney (Bears)

Mooney continues to be involved for the Bears playing opposite of Allen Robinson. He has seen 13 targets over the last two games and even found the end zone last week. The Bears face the Buccaneers in Week 7 who have given up over 180 yards per game to WR. The Bears will have to throw a lot to play catch-up, so look for Mooney to have another productive game.

(Projections: 6 Catches, 90 yards)


Other WR Starts

Sterling Shepard (NYG vs. CAR)

Amon-Ra St. Brown (DET @ LAR)

Marquez Callaway (NO @ SEA)


WR Sit of the Week

Tyler Lockett (SEA vs. NO)

In the one game without Russell Wilson, Lockett has struggled to find his groove with Geno Smith. He saw 7 targets last week but was only able to haul in two passes for 35 yards. The Saint’s defence has yet to give up a receiving touchdown through 5 weeks. You are most likely going to have to start him, but temper expectations. He is nothing more than a flex play until further notice.

(Projections: 3 Catches, 45 yards)


Other WR’s to Sit

A.J Green (ARI vs. HOU)

Jalen Reagor (PHI @ LV)

Corey Davis (NYJ @ NE)


Running Backs

RB Start of the Week

Darrel Williams (KC @ TEN)

Williams stepped in for an injured CEH and took advantage of his opportunity. He finished with almost 90 total yards on 24 touches and had two touchdowns. Williams finished as the RB6 in PPR and now goes to Tennessee to play a Titans team that has allowed almost 23 FPPG to opposing running backs. Look for Williams to match the touches from Week 6 and finish as a top 10 RB this week.

(Projections: 80 Rushing Yards, 1 TD, 2 Catches, 30 Yards, 1 TD)


Other RB Starts

Mike Davis (ATL @ MIA)

Elijah Mitchell (SF vs. IND)

James Connor (ARI vs. HOU)


RB Sit of the Week

Devontae Booker (NYG vs. CAR)

Since filling in for Saquan Barkley, Booker has almost 130 yards and two touchdowns the last two weeks combined. The Giants face the Panthers in Week 7, who have only given up two touchdowns through five weeks to running backs. Outside of Dalvin Cook and Zeke Elliot, the Panthers have only let two other running backs eclipse 50+ scrimmage yards. Booker is going to struggle this week, it’s best to leave Booker on the bench if possible.

(Projections: 40 Rushing Yards, 2 Catches for 20 Yards)


Other RB’s to Sit

Khalil Herbert/ Damien Williams (CHI @ TB)

Miles Sanders (PHI @ LV)


Tight Ends

TE Start of the Week

Zach Ertz (ARI vs. HOU)

Ertz is playing in his first game with the Cardinals after being traded from the Eagles. The Cardinals face the Texans who have been atrocious in defending the TE position. The Texans are currently ranked 31st in defending tight ends and have given up a league-high five touchdowns to the position. Ertz is a must-start this week in a great match-up.

(Projections: 4 Catches, 60 Yards, 1 TD)


TE Sit of the Week

Robert Tonyan (GB vs. WFT)

Tonyan has been a major disappointment this year. He has one touchdown through six weeks and has only had 50+ receiving yards once. Tonyan is just involved in the offence and is being out-snapped by Mercedes Lewis. At this point, Tonyan is not startable and you can go ahead and drop him.

(Projections: 2 Catches, 25 Yards)


Thanks for checking out my Start/Sit article. Don’t forget to check out fantasyfootballfromupnorth.com for more weekly content, and hit me up on Twitter @fffromupnorth and I’ll be happy to answer any questions.