Fantasy Football Start ‘Em Sit ‘Ems

David D’Annibale, Staff Writer |

Week seven has arrived and fantasy owners are stuck trying to fill holes on their team. With more COVID-19 outbreaks and injuries occurring among teams it is becoming increasingly difficult to know who to start.

Start ‘Em QB Josh Allen 

Allen has been one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the NFL this season. His ability to run the ball and throw to new wide receiver Stefon Diggs has helped him produce huge numbers so far. This week he will be taking on the Jets who have struggled all season to contain mobile quarterbacks and haven’t been stopping offenses all season. I expect big numbers from Allen with multiple touchdowns and over 250 passing yards.

Start ‘Em RB Mike Davis

Davis has filled in for injured running back Christian McCaffrey and has done a phenomenal job rewarding owners who picked him up. He has been productive in both catching and running the football and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon. The Saints defense has not looked impressive thus far and I expect Davis to outperform opposing running back Alvin Kamara this week.

Start ‘Em RB Kareem Hunt

Hunt had to share carries and playing time to start the year but now with Nick Chubb on the injury reserve, he has taken over the lead role. He has been playing through an injury but has since recovered and is set for a big performance against the struggling Bengals. The Browns have a ground and pound style of offense, making Hunt a must start for owners for this week and beyond.

Start ‘Em WR DK Metcalf

Metcalf has established himself as one of the best deep threats in the game and after his performance against the Vikings, he is looking like the best receiver in football. He will play this week against the Cardinals and top cornerback Patrick Peterson. However, single coverage hasn’t worked on him all season so expect many big-play opportunities this week making him a must start.

Start ‘Em WR Stefon Diggs 

The Jets’ defense has been awful all season making this game for Diggs a wide receiver’s dream. Diggs has had a tremendous season with the Bills and has been the top target for Allen all season. He will be targeted by many teams and I expect a huge game that will have him record 10 catches for over 100 yards.

Sit ‘Em RB Brandin Cooks

Cooks has great potential but has been inconsistent this year and has only had one great performance against the Jaguars. The Texans have a tough game against the Packers in week seven and will have a tough time getting Cooks involved. I suggest leaving Cooks on the bench for this week.

Sit ‘Em WR AJ Green

It has been a tough season for Green and it will continue to get worst as both Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins are being targeted more by Joe Burrow. He does have the potential to make a good play but will need more time to warm up before starting him. Green should be left on the bench or dropped from your team.

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