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Fantasy Football Week 7 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Quarterbacks

With Week 6 coming to a close, we are nearing the halfway point of the NFL season. Along with that, fantasy football is getting into the thick of things as the season progresses.

There are plenty of quarterbacks who have been game-changers for your fantasy football this season. Among them, Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson, and Deshaun Watson have all scored 150 or more fantasy.

On the other end, we have some quarterbacks who haven’t been worthy of where they were taken in fantasy drafts. The Green Bay Packers are 5-1, but Aaron Rodgers has just two weeks of fantasy relevancy. Baker Mayfield is another quarterback who’s disappointed thus far, but it’d take forever highlighting his errors in his sophomore campaign.

Due to that, let’s dive into the quarterbacks who can help your team secure a victory in the upcoming week. Before we do that, all of the picks in this article are made based on PPR (points per reception) scoring and can be used in season-long or DFS (daily fantasy sports) leagues.

Without wasting any more time, here are the quarterbacks who you should start and the ones you should sit in Week 7.

QBs to Start in Week 7

Bills’ Josh Allen (vs. Dolphins): There’s been a trend of quality quarterback options against the Miami Dolphins, providing fantasy football players with fruitful results on the year. There’s no reason why Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills can’t continue that trend.

This past Sunday, even Case Keenum was able to post a solid 15.6 fantasy points against the Dolphins. Furthermore, Miami’s hapless defense has surrendered 24.8 fantasy points per game to QBs this season (most in the NFL).

Rams’ Jared Goff (vs. Falcons): Jared Goff had one of the worst performances of his four-year career in Week 6 against the San Francisco 49ers. The Los Angeles Rams quarterback had a career-low 78 yards en route to an abysmal 1.1 fantasy point outing.

Luckily for him, he’ll get a chance to bounce back against an atrocious Atlanta Falcons defense in Week 7. As former NFL wide receiver, Steve Smith, said on NFL Network, “You need something fixed, play them and they’ll fix it for you” (pertaining to the Falcons).

Expect Goff to get back on track against a Falcons defense that has allowed 15 passing touchdowns this season (second-most in the NFL).

Cardinals’ Kyler Murray (vs. Giants): Speaking of facing the Falcons, Kyler Murray is the latest quarterback to shred Dan Quinn’s defense. The rookie signal-caller had his best game of the season in Week 6, as he totaled 28.8 fantasy points.

Due to another fantastic showing from Murray, he is one of just two quarterbacks in the NFL who have scored 16 or more fantasy points in every game this season. The other is Patrick Mahomes. Next on the schedule for Murray is a New York Giants defense that has given up 1,822 passing yards this season (second-most in the NFL).

Other QBs to Start: Giants’ Daniel Jones (vs. Cardinals), Jaguars’ Gardner Minshew (vs. Bengals), Colts’ Jacoby Brissett (vs. Texans)

QBs to Sit in Week 7

Jets’ Sam Darnold (vs. Patriots): The New York Jets appeared to be a completely different team in Week 6 with Sam Darnold back under center. The second-year quarterback carved up the Dallas Cowboys defense for 338 yards and two scores as he scored 19.6 fantasy points.

But don’t get fooled with his recent performance and believe you can just plug him in this week with confidence. After an impressive outing versus the Cowboys, Darnold will square off against a stingy New England Patriots defense that allowed their first passing touchdown of the season in Week 6.

Saints’ Teddy Bridgewater (vs. Bears): There’s no doubt that Teddy Bridgewater has done a remarkable job filling in for Drew Brees. Bridgewater has only had two games where he’s had 16 or more fantasy points this season.

The New Orleans Saints backup quarterback likely won’t increase that number in Week 7. Bridgewater will be going up against a Chicago Bears team that is coming off of their bye week. In addition, the Bears defense has only surrendered 11 fantasy points per game to QBs this season (fifth-lowest in the NFL).

Chargers’ Philip Rivers (vs. Titans): The Los Angeles Chargers are a complete mess and Philip Rivers is no longer a must-start option in fantasy football. The veteran quarterback has posted just two games of 20 or more fantasy points this season.

The Chargers’ next opponent doesn’t provide any assurance for Rivers moving forward either. The Tennesee Titans defense has only given up 1,428 passing yards this season (third-fewest in the NFL for teams who haven’t had a bye week). Until Rivers and the Chargers offense shows signs of life, you should be fine with him on your bench.