The NFL season rolls along and with it, the tough start or sit decisions that we’ll be faced with all year. If you would like to know how I do in these start/sit columns then be sure to follow me on twitter @TheFF_Taters. Every Tuesday I will post the names of my starts and sits then put a check or an X to signify whether it was a good call because it is important to be accountable in fantasy football. It is never my intention to lead those that read these articles astray and I try to be as accurate as possible.
With that said, let’s move on to Week 7 of the NFL season.
Jared Goff @ ATL
It has been seriously rough sledding for the Rams highly paid signal caller this season. Goff has struggled mightily since the Super Bowl and it is fair to wonder if there are some mental hurdles for him to overcome right now. Not to fear, the Atlanta Falcons god-awful defense is here! With Atlanta giving up the most fantasy points to opposing QBs, Goff should be trusted this week. If he can’t do it this week, then there are serious problems in LA.
Daniel Jones VS ARI
And here we have the defense giving up the second most fantasy points to opposing QBs. Arizona gets Patrick Peterson back this week but one corner is not going to make up for a defense full of problems. I expect a lot of points to be scored in this one which means not only is Jones a good play, but Kyler Murray is as well.
Devin Singletary @ MIA
Maybe I’m just a little too excited about Singletary but he’s the real deal. A hamstring injury has delayed his potential breakout but he is back this week and gets a Miami defense giving up the 3rd most fantasy points to opposing RBs. Fire him up from here on out as long as he’s healthy because that Buffalo Bills upcoming schedule stinks worse than an outhouse.
Joe Mixon VS JAX
There is no denying that Mixon has been a bust this season. With the Jaguars coming to town and allowing the 5th most fantasy points to opposing RBs, this could be a get right game for Mixon. If he can’t get it going this week then it’s going to be difficult to trust him going forward. The schedule does not let up for Cincinnati.
Michael Gallup VS PHI
No Amari Cooper this week means Gallup steps up as the WR1 for Dallas against the team giving up the most fantasy points to opposing WRs in the Eagles. I worry that with no Cooper, the Dallas offense will regress to what it was last year before the Cooper trade but this matchup is too good to not fire up Gallup.
Allen Lazard VS OAK
When your all-world QB lobbies to get you some more playing time, you should be feeling pretty good. Lazard responded with a 4/65/1 stat line and is in line for some very important snaps this weekend. No MVS, no Allison and no Adams for the Packers means Lazard should be fed a ton of targets against a middling Raiders pass defense.
Jimmy Graham VS OAK
The only reason Graham is here is because of the lack of healthy receivers for Green Bay. Honestly I don’t have a ton of faith in this call but I’m playing the numbers game and rolling the dice. The hope is he can find the end zone and salvage a TE1 performance.
Dawson Knox @ MIA
Miami actually hasn’t been too terrible against tight ends but I don’t care. Buffalo is going to slaughter them and Knox has been coming on in recent weeks. He should be rostered in deep leagues and hopefully we have a budding TE1 on our hands here.
Tom Brady @ NYJ
The Patriots offense is pretty banged up at the moment. Josh Gordon will likely miss the game while Julian Edelman continues to play through a chest injury and Phillip Dorsett will look to return from a hamstring injury. The Jets’ defense is better than the record shows and are allowing the 8th fewest fantasy points to opposing QBs. There are better options this week.
Sam Darnold VS NE
I was off on Darnold being a sit last week; let’s try that again. It’s ok to be excited about what the return of Darnold means for the Jets offense but this is New England we’re talking here. Wait one more week then fire up Sam for the foreseeable future with the schedule easing up big time.
Adrian Peterson VS WAS
I don’t like the chances of any offensive player not named McLaurin for Washington this weekend. The 49ers have allowed the fewest fantasy points in the league this year to opposing RBs. Last week was fun against Miami but it’s over for AP now.
David Montgomery VS NO
We just can’t advise anyone to play Monty at this time. Even with Trubisky possibly returning, the Saints are allowing the 6th fewest fantasy points to opposing RBs this year. Monty is looking like a wash for this season unfortunately.
Robbie Anderson VS NE
I did it once against NE with Anderson and I’ll do it again even with Darnold playing. Anderson has fired off some shots at Stephon Gilmore and that means Gilmore is likely a little more motivated to clamp him. The best corner in the league does not need more motivation to clamp someone and Anderson gave it to him. Wait one more week for the Jets to really take off.
Will Fuller @ IND
I know he’s only two weeks removed from a 3 TD performance and can explode at any time but Indy has been stingy against opposing WRs. I think Hopkins is the Texans WR you want this week and I would even fire up Coutee over Fuller if Kenny Stills were inactive again.
Eric Ebron VS HOU
The Texans are one of 5 teams who have yet to surrender a TD to an opposing TE. That means not only is Ebron a no-go for me but also both of the other Colts TEs.
TJ Hockenson VS MIN
One of the other 5 teams to not have surrendered a TD to an opposing TE just so happens to be Minnesota. I love me some Hock but not this week against a tough Minnesota defense that appears to be peaking.