Week 7 is upon us and Thursday Night Football is back after a one week hiatus. I think we should make Tuesday night football a regular thing instead of Thursday. Thursday night games hardly even feel like a game for the week of the Sunday games. Tuesday night football still gives us 3 days of football, but it makes them flow better. I’m probably just bummed that my choice of football if I oblige is an NFC East game tonight. There won’t be a play for tonight’s game this week, so here are your starts and sits for Sunday!

Start

Justin Herbert

Justin Herbert has already moved into the betting favorite to win the offensive rookie of the year. It makes sense, he has a 3/1 TD/INT ratio with 9 TDs through the air. His lowest yardage total through 4 games is 264. The Jaguars have become the dumpster fire that I thought they would be coming into the year. You’re going to get a lot of recommendations for players playing against the Jaguars going forward. Through 6 games, the Jaguars have given up an average of 2 passing touchdowns per game. I see this being a big game for Herbert and Allen coming of a bye.

Ronald Jones 

Ronald looks like a world beater the past 3 weeks. He has 3 straight games with over 100 yards on the ground and ran in 2 touchdowns against the packers on Sunday. Jones is starting to show how explosive that he was expected to be coming out of college. He has at least a 23 yard run in each of those past 4 games. The Raiders give up 4.8 yards per carry and have let 10 touchdowns in on the ground. It should be another huge game for Rojo assuming the Bucs are in control of this one. 

D’Andre Swift

The bye week was exactly what the Lions needed to make Swift a bigger part of this offense and they are better off for it. In his first game with double digit carries, Swift gained 114 yards on the ground and found the end zone twice. Swift is carving out a nice spot for himself in this Lions offense. The Falcons looked much better this past week, but I still expect the Lions to be able to move the ball. 

Deebo Samuel

The 49ers are moving into another must win game against the Patriots to keep pace in the best division in football. Deebo will now be playing in his 4th game since coming off of the IR and he’s becoming more and more involved every game. In the past two games, Deebo has 14 targets through the air and he’s capable of breaking a big run at anytime. The depleted Patriots defense is a lot easier to scheme against than in years past. 

Rob Gronkowski

Gronkowski is finally starting to figure it out through 6 games after a year off to be rich, wrestle, and drink. The absolute American dream if you ask me. Gronk also has 14 targets over the last two contests and has at least 50 yards in each with last week being his break out week finding the end zone. The Raiders are not tough to throw on at all so I expect Gronk to easily be a TE1 play in week 7.

Sit

Andy Dalton

Dalton looked atrocious on Monday night and now they have to go to Washington on a short week. The best part of Washington’s defense is their pass rush and the most beat up part of Dallas’ offense is their offensive line. There is a good chance that WFT feasts on that side of the ball based on what we saw from Dallas against Arizona. This division is terrible and ugly and very avoidable. I had hope for Dalton coming into last week but it was quickly dashed.

Le’Veon Bell

I think that Le’Veon is a great fit for Kansas City but we are going to have to wait and see what kind of involvement he has in the first couple of weeks that he dresses before putting him in our lineups. If he goes off this week, fine. But I don’t think the odds of that are very strong based on how strong CEH looked against Buffalo and the lack of necessity to throw Bell out there to see if he sinks or swims. 

Mike Evans

Mike Evans is either a decoy and Tampa or there are too many mouths to feed and he’s not at the front of the line. I can definitely respect the red zone usage that Evans has enjoyed, but in two games that he has scored in, he totaled under 10 yards in each game. Last week was the low point. Mike saw 2 targets and caught 1 for 10 yards. He was on 10 days rest after he played through a nagging injury. Chris Godwin is back in full swing and as previously mentioned, Gronk is becoming a thing. 

Jonnu Smith

Jonnu Smith’s breakout happened after A.J. Brown was out of the lineup. The volume wasn’t huge in Brown’s absence, but Smith was definitely making the most of it. In A.J. Brown’s first game back, he was back to being a fixture in the offense while Jonnu caught 1 pass for 13 yards. I don’t think that Jonnu is done, and he’s certainly not droppable yet, but you can do better than Jonnu Smith against Pittsburgh this week. 

  1. Crime dog says:
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    My league is a little deeper than this. Tough calls this week with my byes and trash receivers. Who would you start from the below.

    Firkser (assuming Jonnu sits)
    Marvin jones (if he plays)
    Demarcus robinson (if sammy sits)

    I also am starting corey davis this week so could potentially play 2 of the above but I’d have to drop davis and I probably prefer to keep a piece of that offense and see how davis looks.

    • Crime Dog says:
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      With Jonnu practicing in full today and jordan akins still out switch the 3 to

      Darren Fells (if Akins sits)
      Marvin jones (on track to play)
      Demarcus robinson (if sammy sits)

      • MB

        MB says:
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        I’d go Marvin against ATL

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        finally determined or first mentioned publicly anyway that akins’ ankle is a high ankle, he won’t be playing this week for sure.

        • MB

          MB says:
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          Thanks

  2. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Mb I have 13 moves left for the season

    Would you stick with Giants d (vs Phi) this week or pr a claim on for the Rams Saints or Football team

    Also in a 14 team std league where I’m 1-5, start Ryan or Herbert

    Thanks

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d stick with the Giants to save moves and Herbert

  3. Blake says:
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    .5 ppr double flex

    diontae/christian kirk/emmanuel sanders/henderson jr – need 3 of these guys. who do you sit this week?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I’d sit Diontae

  4. michael says:
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    1pt ppr

    Playing my wife this weekend – don’t let me lose Mb.

    cole beasley/peterson/juju/shenault jr – 2 spots. who do you go with?

    • MB

      MB says:
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      I think JuJu and Beasley

  5. Scott says:
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    given both sides here…who would you prefer in a trade? 0.5 ppr:

    Side A: Swift
    Side B: Deebo, Laviska

    Follow-up: if the answer is B, who would you drop between TY Hilton, Valdez-Scantling, or Christina Kirk

    Thanks!

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Side A

  6. Wide Right says:
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    PPR 12 team league..
    Someone just dropped Gallup.. put in a claim for him and drop Preston W?
    Or hold to see what he does with Tua.
    He’d be bye week starter or WR5 on roster.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Definitely holding P Will, no interest in gallup

      • William Hung says:
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        If Parker is out, all aboard the P Will train

        • MB

          MB says:
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          It’s his time

  7. Syndrax says:
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    PPR League, Need to start one of these guys as my Flex.
    Christian Kirk, Keenan Cole, Justin Jackson, Devonta Freeman, and Phillip Lindsay

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      j-jax.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Jax or Kirk, but leaning Jac

      • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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        if suddenly nuke is out i’d reverse what i said to kirk easily.

  8. Dave says:
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    Who do you like the rest of the year, Cam or Herbert

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Cam but that’s tough

  9. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    the jonnu 1/13 and firkser’s many catches and over 100 caught came since jonnu was hurt in 1st half of that game. that’s probably more telling than aj brown’s presence (he was still used in week 5 with aj brown back). not saying he’s a top 5 option or anything here.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      For sure

  10. Fizz says:
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    Juju, AJ Green, or E. Sanders at flex standard scoring?

    My qb is burrow so thought of pairing him with green.

    • MB

      MB says:
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      Liked Green last week, maybe he’s figuring it out and healthy. I say go for it

  11. William Hung says:
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    PHI not giving the ball to Scott at all in the 2nd half. I think he has like 3 yards after going for over 50 in the first half

    • MB

      MB says:
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      He got the game winner!

  12. Stephen Joiner says:
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    Jonnu Smith had 1 catch for 13 yards last week because he was injured!!! His replacement (Firrsker) went off for 8 -113-1!!! All this occurred with A.J. Brown on the field so your entire premise is toast. You gotta do more than just check the box scores and jump to conclusions!!

  13. Stephen Joiner says:
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    I recognize the Steelers D is tough, but Jonnu Smith is a plug and play TE every week he is healthy going forward in this offense, with or without A.J. Brown.

  14. Velocity_X says:
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    1/2 point ppr, pick two out of Drake, James White, Singletary, and Tee Higgins. Thanks!

  15. Russowl says:
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    10 team 10 point bonus at 100 rushing or receiving yards non ppr
    Would you drop Antonio brown for Christian Kirk or Gio Bernard or hold

    Qb- Herbert, Dalton
    Wr-Julio ,scary terry ,obj,d.parker,e.sanders, Antonio brown
    Rb-mike Davis , j. Taylor ,a.gibson,d Swift ,L.Bell,Lindsay
    Te-Engram,Cook
    IR-nick Chubb ,Goedert

  16. Russowl says:
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    Dillon and ty hilton also available
    Antonio Brown to visit Buccaneers tomorrow both sides want to get a deal done

  17. William Trill Cauley-Stein says:
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    I hope you are doing well. Could you please help me out this week? I am in a ten team .5 PPR league. We do have big play bonuses in my league. Can you please help me for week 7? I really do appreciate it.

    QB-Carr/Ryan

    RB- M. Sanders/D. Montgomery/M. Davis/J. Taylor

    RB2- J. Taylor/D.Montgomery/M. Sanders/M. Davis

    WR1- Kirk/Thomas/Evans/Claypool

    WR2- M. Evans/Claypool /Kirk/Thomas

    Flex- Claypool/Kirk/Evans/J. Taylor/D. Montgomery/M. Davis/M. Sanders/Thomas

    TE- Jonnu Smith/Gronk

    K- Zuerlein

    D- Rams or Chargers

    Thank you!

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