One of the most crucial parts of playing fantasy football is playing the match-ups. Now some players are matchup proof you are not going to sit Aaron Rodgers or Antonio Brown. These are some fantasy football starts and sits for week seven to help you win you’re match-up this week.
Week Seven Fantasy Football Sits and Starts
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is having a great season so far. Ryan is currently ranked number one at the quarterback position and is averaging over 22 fantasy points per game so far the season. In week seven he has a great match up at home vs the San Diego Chargers who are allowing the ninth most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been one of the best quarterback so far this season. He is averaging 19 fantasy points per game and has thrown for 200 yards and three touchdowns in the last two games. Stafford has a solid match up this week vs the Washington Redskins.
New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has been one of the best bargain picks this season. He is currently averaging 13 fantasy points per contest this season and has a solid match up vs the Pittsburgh Steelers in week seven. The Steelers gave up over 200 yards and two touchdowns to Miami last week.
San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon is having a great bounce back from his disappointing rookie season. Gordon has scored in every game this season but one. He is currently averaging 14 fantasy points per game this season. In weeks seven he has a solid match up vs the Atlanta Falcons in a game that should be a shootout. The Falcons are allowing the eighth most fantasy points to running backs this season.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y Hilton is coming off a disappointing week six where he only scored four fantasy points. He has a solid match up vs divisional opponent the Tennessee Titans who have been a solid match up for wide receivers this season. The Titans gave up 19 fantasy points to Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor last week.
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is coming off back to back solid games. Over the last two weeks Cooper has scored a total of 33 fantasy points. He has a solid match up vs the Jacksonville Jaguars who’s defense has not lived up to it preseason hype. The Jaguars are currently giving up the eighth most fantasy points to wide receiver so far the season.
New Orleans Saints tight end Coby Fleener is finally living up to his preseason hype. Fleener is coming off a season high 70 yards and two touchdowns in week six. In week seven he has a decent match up vs the Kansas City Chiefs. Most importantly he is starting to earn the trust of Drew Brees which means more target and opportunities to score fantasy points.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is coming off a disappointing week six where he only totaled three fantasy points. In week seven he has a great match up vs the New Orleans Saints who have seen a decent matchup for tight ends so far the season. This could end up being a shootout which will give Kelce plenty of opportunities to score fantasy points.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has struggled in recent weeks. Palmer has scored an average of 11 fantasy points over the past few weeks and has also dealt with a few injuries. In week seven he has a tough match up vs the Seattle Seahawks who are giving up the third fewest points to quarterback so far this season.
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is not having the season many thought he would. Fitzpatrick is averaging only 10 fantasy points per game so far this season. In weeks seven he has a tough match up vs the Baltimore Ravens who have been tough on quarterbacks this season.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Ryan Mathews has been a solid flex this season averaging nine fantasy points per game. Now the Eagles are starting to use more of a committee with their running backs which has limited Mathews touches and opportunities to score fantasy points. In week seven he has a tough match up vs the Minnesota Vikings who have been one of the better defense in the NFL this season.
New York Jets running back Matt Forte started off the season as one of the best running backs in fantasy. Over the last four weeks he has averaged only four fantasy points per game. The Jets have been using a running back by committee in recent weeks which is limited Forte production. The Jets are also been getting blown out of games and have been in catch up mode in which they are using fellow running back Bilal Powell as their receiving back. In week seven Forte has a tough match up vs a solid Baltimore Ravens defense. While Forte is a great running back he is a risky play in week 7.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has struggled so far the season. He is averaging four fantasy points per game this season. When Tom Brady returned many thought that Edelman would have a jump in his production. Brady seems to be using his tight ends more than his receivers and is spreading the ball around like he has done most of his career. Edelman has a difficult match up vs Pittsburgh Steelers in week seven. The Steelers are allowing the fifth fewest points to wide receivers this season.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns was one of the biggest breakout receivers last season. So far this year Hurns has been limited and has been a boom or bust player this season. With his quarterback Blake Bortles struggling this season Hurns is a risky play in week seven against the Oakland Raiders.
Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen started off the season great but has struggled over the last few weeks. With Andrew Luck spreading the ball around as much as he has Allen has not seen consistent targets and or production. He is a very touchdown dependent tight end and is a risky play against the Tennessee Titans in week seven.
Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is having a solid start to his season. He is averaging eight fantasy points per game so far this season. In weeks seven he has a difficult match up vs the Philadelphia Eagles who have been tough on tight ends so far this season. The Eagles are allowing the second fewest points to tight ends this season.