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2021 Fantasy Football Week 7 Vampire League Starters

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Welcome to the 2021 Fantasy Football Week 7 Vampire League Starters article! 

Well, my undefeated streak came to an end, so, no new player for my team! It’s tough to overcome Derrick Henry and Cooper Kupp monster games, but I got a feeling that Week 7 is going to be my bounce-back week.

I hope you guys were victorious in Week 6, but If not, let’s try to change your luck in Week 7!

2021 Fantasy Football Week 7 Vampire League Starters

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Quarterback

Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts

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Carson Wentz has been terrible so far this season. He has scored 17 or more points in six out of the seven games he has played. Plus, he has been pretty efficient this season as well, considering he has been sacked 16 times (64.3 completion percentage, two fumbles, and one interception).

In Week Seven, Wentz has a decent matchup against the Niners, who have been subpar against quarterbacks. The 49ers allow 21.20 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season.

Running Backs

J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team

It’s looking like Antonio Gibson is going to sit in Week Seven with his shin injury. There is also a strong possibility Gibson reaggravates his injury even if he does start, so McKissic will be a must-start for vampires.

McKissic is averaging 6.3 targets and has a 73.7 catch percentage over his previous three games. He will be a beast in the receiving game, and he’ll most likely get enough carries to have a 20-plus point game.

He has a decent matchup against the Packers, who allow 24.2 fantasy points and 6.8 targets per game to running backs this season. It also bodes well for McKissic that Green Bay allows the second-most red-zone targets to running backs.

Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta Falcons

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Patterson should be an automatic starter for vampires, but due to the rash of injuries to running backs this season, vampires actually can be picky in choosing starting running backs. Patterson has a fantastic matchup against Miami.

The Dolphins allow the fourth-most fantasy points (29.5 fantasy points), the third-most touchdowns, and the most red-zone touches to running backs so far this season.

Wide Receivers

Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs

Hardman’s past two games have signaled that a change in the tide is coming for him. He is averaging 8.5 targets and 69 yards (in his previous two games) and now is facing the Titans.

The Titans allow the most fantasy points to wide receivers (50.5) and are tied for the most touchdowns allowed to wide receivers.

Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears

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Mooney has been a target machine so far this season. He averages 6.5 targets for the season and six targets per game, with Justin Fields under center. Now he has a great matchup against the Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers allow 41.3 fantasy points per game to wide receivers and allow 81.2 yards to number two wide receivers this season. The Tampa Bay defense will shut down the Bears’ running game, and Tom Brady and his arsenal of weapons will get an early lead forcing the Bears’ to pass. So, vampires should go with Mooney, hoping he has a boom game.

Tight End

Ricky Seals-Jones, Washington Football Team

Ricky Seals-Jones had a breakout week in Week Six and will likely have another great week in Week Seven. Almost every pass catcher in Washington’s offense is questionable (including Seals-Jones, so keep an eye on that), which means Seals-Jones will be a target machine outside of Terry McLaurin

It also bodes well for Seals-Jones that the Washington defense is consistently forcing the offense to play from behind. Add that fact with the Packers’ so-so defense against tight ends (13.6 fantasy points per game).

Flex

Darrel Williams, Kansas City Chiefs

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I know Week Seven is crazy; there is a running back in the flex spot. But like I said in Patterson’s section, vampires have many running backs to choose from this week. They must select Williams because he had a fantastic week in his first relief appearance and now has a great matchup in Week Seven.

The Titans allow 21.3 fantasy points, 87.8 rushing yards, and 32 receiving yards per game to running backs. Plus, the Titans’ defense averages 25.3 points which means it’s highly probable that Williams will walk away with a touchdown.

Defense/Special Teams

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals are currently the fourth-best scoring defense so far this season, and now they are facing the Texans. Davis Mills has thrown six interceptions, been sacked eight times, and has lost one fumble; so, the Cardinals’ defense will destroy the rookie quarterback. 


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About Travis Argo

I'm a die hard fan of teams that constantly disappointment me every season. So, I write about fantasy sports to forget my sorrows. That's hard sometimes because I'm a Pacers correspondent for Fantasypros.com. I also recently graduated with honors from UNCC. Go Niners...I guess.

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