2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Start-Sit

by Dylan Clemons
2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Start-Sit

Welcome Fantasy nerds, its that time again to start setting your lineups for the week. I’m here to help you with some 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Start-Sit decisions. I’m filling in for Dennis for the second week in a row, and hopefully, I can do as well for you as he has.

We are six weeks into the season, and boy has it been a wild ride so far. With games being postponed, and teams' bye weeks being changed, I can honestly say that this has been the wildest fantasy season that I’ve been apart of.

Hopefully, most of your teams are still in good shape and are ready to make a playoff push. For those of you whose teams have been hit with the injury bug, try and hang in there and keep battling. There is still a little bit of time remaining to be able to save your season. We are here to help turn your season around. Now let's jump into the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Start-Sit!

2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Start-Sit

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Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Carolina Panthers vs the New Orleans Saints

Teddy Bridgewater has been a solid streaming option at times this season. He has yet to let you down when the matchup has been good. In the three good matchups this season against the Raiders, Cardinals, and Falcons, he has scored at least 19 fantasy points in all three of those games.

In the three other games (the tougher matchups) Teddy has struggled a bit though. Against the Buccaneers, Chargers, and Bears, he wasn’t able to score over 15 fantasy points in either of those games.

Luckily for Bridgewater owners, he has a solid matchup against the New Orleans Saints this week. You can also use the revenge game narrative if you want, with Teddy going against his former team. But I like the matchup for other reasons.

The Saints have given up at least 20 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in every game they have played this season, which is disappointing considering they looked to have a super caliber defense. I love this matchup for Teddy, and he should most definitely be in your lineups this weekend.

Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington Football Team vs Dallas Cowboys

Antonio Gibson has been somewhat of a disappointment in the last few weeks for his owners. He scored a touchdown in three of his first four games but unfortunately couldn’t find the end zone in either of his last two games.

It is also worrisome, that the touches between him and J.D. McKissic are very close to a 50/50 split. In Week 6 Gibson saw nine carries and five targets compared to McKissic’s eight carries and six targets.

With Gibson being the far more talented player, I expect him to start getting more and more touches as the season goes along. The targets are already encouraging. He has seen at least five targets in his last three games, even though he isn’t considered as the pass-catching back in this offense.

For me, Gibson is a must-start for me this week against a struggling Cowboys defense which has allowed 17.2 fantasy points against opposing running backs, which is sixth-most in the NFL.

They are also coming off a game in which they allowed Kenyan Drake to get back on track. Drake rushed it 20 times against this Dallas defense while piling up 164 yards and two touchdowns. Gibson is a solid start this week and should be high-end RB2 or low-end RB1 this week against this defense.

Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns

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Tyler Boyd has been about as solid as they come this season at the wide receiver position. He is sitting as wide receiver 19 through the first six weeks of the season. Boyd has had at least five targets in every game this season and has had at least eight targets in four out of his last five games.

With the emergence of Tee Higgins on the outside, this might scare some owners off him, but not me. To me personally, I believe that those targets to Higgins will start to hurt AJ Green more so than Boyd, considering Green is the other outside receiver opposite of Higgins, while Boyd does most of his work out of the slot. In my opinion, Tyler Boyd is the perfect buy-low candidate.

The matchup is also a good one: the battle of Ohio part two. The first game was a wild one. We saw Joe Burrow throw the ball a whopping 61 times in the first matchup between these two teams. Boyd caught seven of eight targets for 77 yards and a touchdown. He should do no worse than that this week against this weak Cleveland Browns defense.

Austin Hooper, TE, Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals

Austin Hooper is someone I was high on coming into draft season. Unfortunately that didn’t work out the first few weeks. In his first three games, he never saw more than four targets in any game. He also never had more than 25 yards in those first three games either.

But things started to turn around in Week 4. He saw seven targets in that game and caught a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys. The following week he saw a whopping 10 targets against the Indianapolis Colts, and another six targets last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He is starting to get more and more involved in the offense as the season progresses which is obviously great to see. This matchup is also a solid for him against a poor Cincinnati Bengals defense. They have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season. Plug Hooper into your lineups this week and feel confident about it. This game will most likely be a shootout, so he should have plenty of opportunities to ball out.


Jared Goff, QB, Los Angeles Rams vs Chicago Bears


I liked Jared Goff coming into the season quite a bit and it has paid off decently. He is the QB11 through the first six weeks of the season. I also like him for the rest of the season as well, as he still has two games left against each the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals. The Rams also play the New York Jets and the 49ers, two more teams that struggle to stop opposing quarterbacks.

But this week Goff is a must sit. This is a terrible matchup for the Rams offense as a whole against this very good Chicago Bears defense. The Bears have given up the least amount of fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks at 12.5 points per game. In Goff’s last two appearances against the Bears, he has totaled zero passing touchdowns, to go along with five interceptions. Goff is an absolute must sit this week.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos

You may think I’m crazy for putting Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the sit column this week, but I don’t trust him - even though he is coming off his best performance in which he ran the ball 26 times for 161 yards.

The Chiefs acquired veteran running back Le'Veon Bell last week, and this will be the first game he will be suiting up in a Chiefs uniform. So Bell should steal some work from CEH starting this week.

The matchup is also not in his favor considering the Denver Broncos have allowed the fewest points per game to opposing running backs at 12.5 points per game. That is absolutely outstanding. This definitely seems like more of a Patrick Mahomes type of game. Teams have had success against Denver throwing. Opposing quarterbacks are averaging 21 points per game against them. So if you can afford to sit CEH this weekend, go ahead and do so.

Robert Woods, WR, Los Angelos Rams vs the Chicago Bears

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Just Like his quarterback, Robert Woods was one of my favorite targets this draft season as a high-end WR2. He has done just that, as he is currently WR14 on the season.

Woods is in the sit column this week isn’t a knock on the player at all, as it has to do completely with the matchup. He will be matched up with Kyler Fuller for most of the game, who has done a solid job slowing down opposing wide receivers. The Bears have also only allowed one touchdown to opposing wide receivers this season.

If the Rams want to win this game they are going to have to do it by utilizing their running game. The Bears have been more vulnerable on the ground than through the air. If you have solid wide receiver depth on your roster and can afford to sit Woods this week, go ahead and do so.

Eric Ebron, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers vs Tennessee Titans

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Eric Ebron made the start column last week of this article, and boy did I miss on that. This week he is on the opposite end. It’s sounding like Diontae Johnson will be available this weekend, so he will soak up a bunch of the targets that he had left on the field while he was injured.

Ebron is also coming off of a game in which he only scored two fantasy points. He also only saw four targets, which is the least he has seen since Week 1. With all the mouths to feed in this Steelers offense, Ebron is someone I’m shying away from this week and moving forward. Even in a favorable matchup like this one, I don’t want any part of Ebron until further notice.

This Concludes the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Start-Sit article this week. If you like what you’ve read please go read the other article I wrote this week, the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Tight End Streaming article. Also please follow me on Twitter @dclemons2222. Thanks all, and good luck this week in your matchups.

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