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Fantasy Football Week 7 Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em: Wide Receivers

Just as everyone expected, Chris Godwin is leading all wide receivers in fantasy football in fantasy points over the first six weeks of the season. During the offseason, everyone (including myself) harped on how Godwin was the best sleeper pick in fantasy drafts this season.

As a result, I have the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wideout on every single one of my fantasy teams and there isn’t a league that I have a losing record in. It also helps when you have Christian McCaffrey on the same team as Godwin.

Also, this past Sunday was the first game that we saw Cooper Kupp come back down to Earth since Week 1. From Weeks 2-5, Kupp had a whopping 104.3 fantasy points (most in the NFL in that span).

Then, the Los Angeles Rams slot receiver caught just four passes for 17 yards against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6. It goes to show just how unpredictable fantasy football can be every single week.

With that out of the way, let’s delve into the wide receivers who are poised for big-time performances this week. 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 further ado, here are the wide receivers that you should start and the wide receivers you should sit in Week 7.

WRs to Start in Week 7

Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald (vs. Giants): Larry Fitzgerald is going to play until he is 50-years-old isn’t he? At 36-years-old, the future Hall-of-Fame receiver has scored just 2.5 fantasy points less than DeAndre Hopkins. Additionally, Fitzgerald is outscoring guys like Stefon Diggs, Kenny Golladay, and Odell Beckham Jr.

Furthermore, Fitzgerald is in for another productive day against a New York Giants defense that has been susceptible to the pass. The Giants defense has allowed 1,260 yards to WRs this season (most in the NFL).

All of the Los Angeles Rams WRs (vs. Falcons): After watching the Los Angeles Rams offense in Week 6, there are going to be people who are skeptical of them moving forward. And understandably so. But you also have to take into consideration that they faced a dominant San Francisco 49ers defense this past Sunday.

This week, the Rams will get a chance to rebound against an Atlanta Falcons defense that is getting shredded defensively. The Falcons defense has surrendered 1,182 yards (fourth-most in the NFL) and 10 touchdowns (second-most in the NFL) to WRs this season. If Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and Brandin Cooks can’t get back on track in Week 7; then you should be worried.

Cowboys’ Michael Gallup (vs. Eagles): Similarly to the Rams, the Dallas Cowboys have lost three straight games after starting with a 3-0 record. In Week 7, there’s a chance that Dallas will have to play without Amari Cooper in the offense.

Regardless of Cooper’s status, Michael Gallup should be considered against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. The Eagles defense has allowed 46.6 fantasy points per game to WRs this season (most in the NFL).

Other WRs to Start: Bills’ John Brown (vs. Dolphins), Bengals’ Tyler Boyd (vs. Jaguars), Falcons’ Mohamed Sanu (vs. Rams)

WRs to Sit in Week 7

Jets’ Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder (vs. Patriots): Fans of the New York Jets rejoiced in Week 6 with Sam Darnold returning to the starting lineup. Besides the fans, Jamison Crowder and Robby Anderson were excited to get Darnold back onto the field too.

After having decent performances against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6, both of them will have their struggles in Week 7. This week, the Jets will face the New England Patriots; who gave up their first touchdown to a wide receiver in Week 6.

Chiefs’ Mecole Hardman (vs. Broncos): Over the past two weeks, Mecole Hardman has seemingly overtaken the No. 2 wide receiver spot in the Kansas City Chiefs offense. In the past two games, Hardman has caught eight passes for 124 yards compared to Demarcus Robinson’s three receptions for 31 yards in the same span.

However, with Tyreek Hill coming back, Hardman’s role will likely be inconsistent. Along with his limited role, the Chiefs face a Denver Broncos defense that has given up just 25.4 fantasy points per game to WRs this season (best in the NFL).

Redskins’ Terry McLaurin (vs. 49ers): Terry McLaurin would be in the Offensive Rookie of the Year discussions if he weren’t a wide receiver. The Washington Redskins receiver has caught five touchdowns and is outscoring DeAndre Hopkins in fantasy this year.

The rookie wideout is coming off of a game where he caught four passes for 100 yards and one touchdown against the tanking Miami Dolphins. Unfortunately for him, he won’t be facing the Dolphins defense again in Week 7. Instead, McLaurin will face a 49ers defense that just held the Rams trio of WRs to just 19.5 fantasy points in Week 6.