Start em Sit em Quarterbacks for Week 7
In this article Matt Donnelly from Rotoballer.com, will break down his start em sit em Quarterbacks for Week 7. Welcome to the pivotal Week 7 of Fantasy Football 2023! Whether you’re looking for the ultimate game-changers or need to navigate the tricky decisions of who to start and who to sit, I’ve got you covered. Let’s dive into the QB action for this exciting week in the NFL season.
Week 7 Challenges
Let’s kick things off with a couple of important notes. First, remember that the NFL is full of surprises, and anything can happen between now and Sunday’s matchups. We’re recording this on Monday night, and a lot can change. So, stay tuned and keep an eye on updates.
Second, we’ve hit that point in the season where bye weeks start impacting your fantasy lineups. This week, we bid adieu to six teams: the Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, New York Jets, and Tennessee Titans. If you’ve got stars like Joe Burrow or Dak Prescott, you’ll need a backup plan. Also, keep an eye on injuries, like Trevor Lawrence‘s knee situation.
Now, let’s dive into the quarterbacks you should start and sit in Week 7.
Matthew Stafford (Los Angeles Rams) vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Matthew Stafford is the man to watch as he takes on the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers have been decent at defending opposing quarterbacks, but not stellar. Stafford has been putting up impressive numbers, averaging 270 passing yards per game. Even with Kieran Williams possibly sidelined, Stafford has Cooper Kupp and Puka Nakua as reliable targets. The Steelers are allowing almost as many passing yards as Stafford is throwing, making him a solid choice.
Jordan Love (Green Bay Packers) vs. Denver Broncos
If you’re facing the Denver Broncos, you’re likely to make the must-start list, no matter who you are. The Broncos have allowed a whopping 20.85% touchdowns to quarterbacks this season. Jordan Love had a rough outing against the Raiders but has shown potential with an average of 17 fantasy points per game in previous contests. With the return of Aaron Jones, the Packers have more offensive firepower, and Love could capitalize on the Broncos’ vulnerable defense.
Geno Smith (Seattle Seahawks) vs. Arizona Cardinals
Facing the Arizona Cardinals is never a cakewalk, but Geno Smith and the Seahawks are up for the challenge. Smith, despite taking a beating last week, threw for 300 yards and 27 completions. The Cardinals, on the other hand, have allowed almost 1,600 passing yards and nine touchdowns this season, averaging nearly 19.7 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. If the Seahawks can improve their run game and protect Smith better, he could shine in this matchup.
Quarterbacks to Be Cautious About
Jared Goff (Detroit Lions) vs. Baltimore Ravens
I know you might not have many options with bye weeks and injuries, but temper your expectations with Jared Goff. The Baltimore Ravens’ defense is not to be underestimated, allowing just 9.74 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. Goff has been airing it out, but the Ravens have picked off their opponents five times and sacked quarterbacks 24 times. If Detroit can’t establish a run game, Goff might face a long day.
Kirk Cousins (Minnesota Vikings) vs. San Francisco 49ers
Kirk Cousins is a solid quarterback, but this week, he faces the San Francisco 49ers, who are on a mission after their first loss of the season. The 49ers have twice as many interceptions (10) as touchdowns allowed (5) this season, limiting quarterbacks to under 10 fantasy points per game. Cousins struggled against the 49ers in the past and will likely face a challenging day without his star receiver, Justin Jefferson.
Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars) vs. New Orleans Saints
Trevor Lawrence is dealing with a knee injury, and that’s not the only concern. The New Orleans Saints have allowed just 12.76 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season, with seven interceptions and eight touchdowns allowed. Lawrence has been inconsistent, and a short turnaround game on Thursday Night Football adds another layer of uncertainty. It might be wise to look for other options.
There you have it, your Week 7 quarterback start ’em and sit ’em guide. Remember, in fantasy football, flexibility is key. Keep an eye on updates, injuries, and matchups to make the best decisions for your team.
Good luck, and may your fantasy team rise to the occasion!
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