The NFL is quickly approaching Week 7 of the 2020 season, and several quarterbacks are looking primed for big fantasy football performances. On the other hand, there are a few quarterbacks who you should avoid when setting your lineups. It will be key to play the matchups correctly for fantasy football owners looking to stay on top moving forward — especially under center.
Quarterbacks to Start in Week 7
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers were due for a stinker after starting off the season in such dominant fashion. However, this team is just too good to lose back-to-back games, and future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers surely won’t allow it. Rodgers will come out guns blazing against the lowly Houston Texans, a team that is reeling after suffering a tough divisional loss at the hands of the Tennessee Titans this past Sunday. Rodgers will have the Packers running on all cylinders in a bounce-back effort for both his team and fantasy football owners.
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills
After beginning the year as an MVP candidate, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen has since regressed in consecutive outings against the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs, respectively. Luckily for Allen and company, the Bills will be taking on the struggling New York Jets in Week 7. This matchup against an absolutely brutal Jets team couldn’t come at a better time for Allen and the Bills. If Allen can’t get it together against a team like the Jets, that’s problematic.
Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
Even though rookie quarterback Justin Herbert has been outstanding thus far into his first season atop the highest level, the Los Angeles Chargers have yet to win a game under his direction. However, that will all change on Sunday as the Chargers take on the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that continues to struggle week after week. Barely competitive at this point after upsetting the Indianapolis Colts all the way back in Week 1, the Jaguars will once again drop the ball in Week 7 as Herbert and the Chargers will finally capture the team’s first win with the rookie under center. Despite the losses, Herbert has been slinging the rock all over the field, something that will definitely continue in Week 7 against the one-win Jaguars.
Quarterbacks to Sit in Week 7
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are not a good football team — it is as simple as that. While Philadelphia’s Week 7 opponent is also terrible given it’s the New York Giants, the Eagles are still dealing with the injury bug as they scuffle along this season. That’s not good for struggling quarterback Carson Wentz. With Wentz already performing poorly, injuries to tight end Zach Ertz and running back Miles Sanders won’t help matters. Wentz could get DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery back on the outside, but who knows how effective they will be. Wentz has been a major fantasy football disappointment, and don’t expect that to change this week.
Deshaun Watson, Houston Texans
While Deshaun Watson has put up stellar fantasy football numbers, it has been a nightmare season for the 1-5 Houston Texans. Don’t expect that to change against the Green Bay Packers in Week 7. The Packers will be hungry for revenge after their ugly loss last week, so they’re going to be out for blood as they try to get back on the winning track. Watson very well could put up some decent numbers again, especially if the Texans are playing from behind, but he has also had some turnover issues at times and could find himself in trouble against a Green Bay defense looking to find its footing. Watson isn’t a terrible fantasy play this week given his propensity to put up big games, but be wary of putting him in your lineup if you have another quality option.
Nick Foles, Chicago Bears
Simply put, the Chicago Bears’ 5-1 record is too good to be true. The Bears are not as good as that record says, namely because their offense just isn’t any good. While Nick Foles may be a better option than Mitchell Trubisky, Chicago’s offense is still struggling to put up points. With a legitimate NFC opponent in the Los Angeles Rams next up for Foles and company, it is more than likely that a stout defense of this nature bottles him up in a hurry in Week 7. The Rams are looking to bounce back after a tough loss at the hands of the rival San Francisco 49ers, and Aaron Donald is going to look to make life a living hell for Foles.