2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Vampire League Starters

by Travis Argo
2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Vampire League Starters

Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Vampire League Starters article!

Well, My winning streak has come to an end thanks to Amari Cooper's touchdown (I lost by six points). So, no new player on my roster this week, but I'm looking to get back on a winning streak in Week 7.

I hope you other vampires were victorious last week. If you won, congratulations on stealing a player; if not, let's improve your odds in Week 7.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 7 Vampire League Starters 

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Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals 

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Philip Rivers rained on Burrow's parade of pulling the upset against a good team, but this week Burrow will scorch your opponent's hopes of victory in Week Seven.

Despite the Bengals losing record under Burrow, he has been excellent under center. He has thrown for over 300-plus yards in four out of his six games this season. He is third in intended air yards and sixth in completed air yards among quarterbacks. Plus, he has a low bad pass percentage. All-in-all, not too bad for a young gunslinger.

Burrow has an exceptional matchup against the Cleveland Browns who are allowing 19.2 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season.

The Bengals and Browns game will be a game where two young quarterbacks will trade blows because of their teams' terrible defenses. Victory will go to Joe Burrow and the vampires who start him in Week Seven.

Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers

Speaking of great young gunslingers, let's welcome back the sensational Justin Herbert.

He is fresh off the bye week and fresh off throwing seven touchdowns in his previous two games. Now, he has a matchup against the flaccid Jacksonville Jaguars' defense.

The Jags are averaging 274 yards, two touchdowns, and 19.8 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. Herbert is going to add to his impressive touchdown count this week.

Running Back

Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles

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Miles Sanders will miss one or two weeks due to injury, which will give Boston Scott the leading role in the Eagles running back committee in the upcoming weeks.

Scott has a great matchup in Week 7 against the Giants. The G-men allow 26 fantasy points, 89.5 rushing yards, and 50.5 receiving yards per game to running backs.

Whether it's on the ground or through the air, Scott will rack up the scrimmage yards and crush the Giants' defense, which is always in disarray.

Jerick McKinnon, San Francisco 49ers

Raheem Mostert is heading back to the IR after leaving last week's game with an ankle injury, which puts McKinnon back in the trusted starter role.

JaMychal Hasty out-touched McKinnon in the Rams' game, but McKinnon should be the primary weapon against the tough matchup against the Patriots. 

New England is tough against the run and even more rigid against passing-catching running backs, but they did struggle to stop Phillip Lindsay from having a 100-yard game last week. So there is a chance running guru Kyle Shanahan can call a few plays for McKinnon to get some decent yardage. 

Wide Receivers

Laviska Shenault Jr., Jacksonville Jaguars 

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Shenault is averaging 6.8 targets and 10.4 yards per reception in his first four starts of the season. He is on track for an 80 reception season (16 game season) with 832 yards based on his current pace. Not too bad for the young wideout, who has the chance to up his current rate against the Chargers.

Shenault's value is also helped by the Chargers' struggling secondary, who are allowing 36.7 fantasy points per game to wide receivers.

There is a high probability that the Jaguars' defense will allow Justin Herbert and the Chargers to grab an early lead, which will force the Jags' offense into a negative game script. If they want to stay in the game, Gardner Minshew will need his offensive Swiss army knife.

Dontrelle Inman, Washington Football Team

Inman is a risky start, but if you are looking for a hail mary, Inman is your guy. I know you're reading this and saying out loud that I'm crazy (which is true), but let me ease your uncertainty with a few reasonable points.

He has had five or more targets in five out of the six games he has played this season. He has failed to eclipse more than 45 yards with that kind of target share, but his Week 7 matchup against the Cowboys could be the difference-maker for him.

The Cowboys are allowing 44.2 fantasy points and 1.8 touchdowns per game to wide receivers; that defense guarantees that Inman will have a decent yardage total and possibly a touchdown.

Tight End 

Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys

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Schultz was on a one-week hiatus from the vampire article, but now he is back and ready to help you earn a win.

For being a backup tight end, Schultz has been a great, reliable starter for fantasy owners, especially vampires. He is sixth in yards and fifth in targets among tight ends and has a decent 11.3 yards per reception. In Week 7, he has a great matchup against Washington.

Washington allows 16.7 fantasy points, 64.3 yards, and one touchdown (pretty much; it's actually .83 touchdowns) to tight end this season.

After the Cowboys' disastrous Monday night performance, they'll be looking to crush their NFC East opponent, and Schultz will be a crucial factor in their success.


Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals

For vampires who are starting Joe Burrow, you might want to start Tee Higgins in your flex.

His matchup against the Cleveland Browns will guarantee that Higgins will have a predestined fantasy day for vampires. The Browns are allowing 45.3 fantasy points per game to wide receivers.

Not only does Higgins have a great matchup, but he is on pace for a great season. His current 16 game pace is 70 receptions, 1,085 yards, and six touchdowns. That would've made him WR26 last season. 

Higgins should continue to be a fantasy gold mine for vampires in Week 7 and the rest of this season.

Defense/Special Teams

Philadelphia Eagles

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The Eagles are facing Daniel Jones and the New York Giants in Week 7.

Daniel Jones is a turnover machine. He has been sacked 17 times, thrown six interceptions, and lost three fumbles in only six games. 

Any defense can force Daniel Jones into a turnover, and the Eagles are going to prove it.

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