2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Vampire League Starters

by Travis Argo
2023 Fantansy Football Week 7 Vampire League Starters

Welcome to the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Vampire League Starters article. There is a lot to recap from the past couple of weeks. First, I'm sorry for missing last week's article; something came up, but I'm back and ready to help vampires get some new players on your team.

Well, I had an impressive two weeks, winning two matchups and adding Kenneth Walker and Jalen Hurts. For those keeping track at home, Walker and Hurts join James Cook, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Devonta Smith on my growing list of acquisitions. That's right, I took a quarterback as one of my picks, and some of you other vampires might want to follow suit because the recent dip in quarterback play worries me.

I say this every week, but Week 7 will be tough for vampires because we have six teams on bye. Unfortunately, most teams on bye have provided many fantasy stars for vampires so we will have more dart throws than usual in Week 7.

Enough of my awkward transitions and gloating; let's dive into Week 7's best starting options for vampires and win you some matchups.

2023 Fantasy Football Week 7 Vampire League Starters

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Quarterback

Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers

Love has struggled these past two weeks (sounds like a song lyric, doesn't it?), racking up five interceptions and only one touchdown. But before those two games, Love looked good, averaging 217.3 yards and 2.3 touchdowns.

He has a fantastic matchup against the Broncos, who allow the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. The Broncos allow 20.8 fantasy points, 285.8 yards, and 2.3 touchdowns per game to quarterbacks. Plus, the Broncos are cutting all their pass rushers, so Love should have plenty of time in the pocket.

If Love can't regain his steps against the Broncos, vampires must start worrying.

Running Backs

Elijah Mitchell, San Francisco 49ers

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Well, Christian McCaffrey is dealing with a hamstring injury, and as of right now, there is optimism that he could play, but even if he plays, he'll likely have a limited workload. The Niners will rely on Elijah Mitchell to handle more rushing duties for Week 7 because they can't afford to worsen McCaffrey's hamstring. 

Even if McCaffrey does get a significant workload, Mitchell is such an explosive player that he only needs that one play to make his day. I'm willing to take a chance on this kind of explosiveness with an increased workload, and you should, too.

D'Onta Foreman, Chicago Bears

I didn't get the chance to write about Foreman last week, so I will talk about him this week. Foreman looked great in his first relief game for Herbert, with 15 carries for 65 yards.

The Bears will be without Justin Fields, so they focus hard on establishing the running game, which fits right into Foreman's bread and butter of being a bruiser.

Foreman might be the best pass-catching back on the team right now, so when the Bears are forced to the passing game, Foreman might not come off the field.

He also has a decent matchup against the Raiders. They allow 22.9 fantasy points, 100 yards, and 0.8 touchdowns per game to running backs.

Wide Receivers

Michael Wilson, Arizona Cardinals

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Wilson is on pace for 52 receptions, 898 yards, and six touchdowns. It's still early in the season, but how sustainable is Wilson's breakout?

He has a 12.5 percent target share and a 24.7 percent share of the Cardinals' Air Yards, which has led to Wilson averaging 59.4 Air Yards per game. I'll take the chance on those averages against his matchup against the Seahawks in Week 7.

The Seahawks allow the most fantasy points to wide receivers, allowing 46.9 fantasy points, 170.6 yards, and 1.1 touchdowns per game. 

Puka Nacua, Los Angeles Rams 

Nacua finally showed signs of a struggle in Week 6, ranking up only 26 yards, but still had seven targets. Nacua is averaging 11.7 targets and has one of the highest targeted on-route percentages among wide receivers. Plus, he is averaging a crazy 121 Air Yards per game. More stats prove Nacua is good, but we would be here all day reading through them. 

Nacua has the perfect matchup against the Steelers to bounce back performance in Week 7. The Steelers allow 43 fantasy points, 170.6 yards, and one touchdown per game to wide receivers this season.

Tight End

Luke Musgrave, Green Bay Packers

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Musgrave has gotten off to a decent start in his rookie season, averaging 4.6 targets and 31.8 yards. Those numbers are screaming breakout, and his matchup with the Broncos will be his best bet.

The Broncos allow 16.4 fantasy points, 74.3 yards, and 0.5 touchdowns per game to tight ends this season.

Remember, trying out a stack with your quarterbacks never hurts, especially in tough weeks.

Flex

Wan'Dale Robinson, New York Giants

The Giants didn't waste any time in getting Robinson back in the offense. He is averaging 6.3 targets since returning, a decent enough target share to pair with his terrific matchup against the Commanders.

The Commanders allow 41.9 fantasy points, 200.3 yards, and 1.5 touchdowns per game to wide receivers.

Robinson still needs to put together yardage, but the Giants are looking for a spark on offense and have consistently targeted Robinson. I see that persistence as a signal that they believe Robinson is that spark.

Defense/Special Teams

Las Vegas Raiders

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The Raiders are facing off against a Bears offense with no Justin Fields, which means their simplistic offense will get more straightforward with Tyson Bagnet under center. Fantasy defenses are averaging 12.6 fantasy points against the Bears' offense, so the Raiders can blitz all day and rack up the sacks and fumbles. Even if the Raiders can't force turnovers, the Bears will not score that many points, making the Raiders' defense a great starting option.


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