Week 7 Fantasy Sit and Start Report

Bernard hauled in 6 catches for 72 yards and a touchdown against the Lions

Bernard hauled in 6 catches for 72 yards and a score against the Lions

Week 7 is upon us and it is time to get fantasy lineups squared away. There are many matchups that fantasy owners should take advantage of. Here’s who fantasy owners should sit and start this week.

Tony Romo- The Cowboys and Tony Romo will travel to Philadelphia to take on their division rival Eagles. Fortunately for the Cowboys air attack, Philadelphia’s pass defense ranks 31st in the league allowing a whopping average of 314.5 yards per game. Romo should be right up there as one of the top fantasy quarterbacks this week.

Victor Cruz- Eli Manning will rebound at some point this season, but there’s not a better opportunity for him to do so than against the struggling Minnesota Vikings pass defense. Luckily for Victor Cruz owners, this should translate into big production on the fantasy front. Expect Cruz to be the recipient of many Manning targets on the featured Monday Night Football game.

Giovani Bernard- The rookie running back standout Giovani Bernard will look to add to his impressive NFL resume this week when the Bengals travel up to Detroit.

Bernard has 237 rushing yards with two touchdowns to go along with 20 receptions for 201 yards and another 2 touchdowns. Since Week 3, he’s seen his work load increase consistently. Expect Bernard to take advantage of the porous Detroit rush defense and put up solid fantasy numbers.

Torrey Smith- The Baltimore Ravens will face their bitter rival Pittsburgh Steelers during Week 7. Ravens receiver Torrey Smith has had a productive season so far, recording 28 receptions for 568 yards and a single touchdown.

Unfortunately for the Ravens pass offense, the Steelers boast the league’s fourth best pass defense. If you have better options at receiver, definitely put Smith on your bench for the week.

Steven Ridley- Patriots fans must be pleased to see one of their running backs finally start producing. Last week, against the previously undefeated New Orleans Saints, running back Steven Ridley rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns.

Unfortunately for the Patriots, they face their division rival New York Jets who have the second best rush defense in the league, allowing an average of just 75.7 yards per game this season. Due to Ridley’s weak start to the season and a road game against the Jets, leave Ridley on your bench.

Willis McGahee- Newly acquired Cleveland Browns running back Willis McGahee has been given another shot in the NFL. Since arriving in Cleveland, he has rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown in two games.

During Week 7, he has a nightmare matchup against a stifling Green Bay rush defense that has allowed just 78.2 yards per game on the ground. Put McGahee on your bench against the Green Bay Packers.


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