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Fantasy Football Update 10/19/16: Week 7 Start / Sit Picks

Who to Start and Who to Sit in Fantasy This Week

October 19, 2016

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It’s Wednesday again, and that means that Week 7 in the NFL is just around the corner. It’s time to start getting those fantasy football lineups solidified, so to help out we’ve got this week’s Start/Sit picks for you to peruse. 

Start ‘Em: 

Fantasy Football Update 10/19/16: Week 7 Start / Sit Picks


Philip Rivers, QB, San Diego Chargers: Rivers had a pretty bad game against the Broncos, but that shouldn’t dampen your spirits on him in Week 7. He didn’t make it to 12 fantasy points in Week 6, however he’s got a nice matchup in the Falcons on Sunday. Atlanta has allowed more than 20 fantasy points per week to opposing quarterbacks this year on average. 

Melvin Gordon, RB, San Diego Chargers: Similarly, you can get some nice value in Gordon this week against the Falcons. He’s coming off a bad game against Denver, of course, but looks good here. Atlanta has allowed an average of more than 21 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. 

Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Robinson has been pretty tepid so far in fantasy points, but keep the faith going that he’ll rebound. He’s got a nice matchup coming this week against the Raiders, who have given up the most receiving yards to opposing wide receivers in the league this year. 

Sit ‘Em: 

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints: You’re not going to sit Brees realistically, but you should temper expectations a bit here. He’s going up against the Chiefs, who are very good on defense at home. Furthermore, Brees has averaged just 14 fantasy points in his last nine road games. 

Jay Ajayi, RB, Miami Dolphins: Sure, Ajayi logged a crazy 204-yard performance in Week 6, but that doesn’t mean you should jump right on the train. The Miami backfield is notoriously difficult to pin down, and even worse Ajayi goes up against a tough Buffalo defense this week. 

DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans: The Texans haven't gotten prime production from the QB slot in recent weeks, and that’s bad news for someone like Hopkins. Even worse, he’s going up against the Broncos, who have been absolute terrors against opposing wide receivers. 

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