The Fantasy Football 2019 NFL regular season. As we continue the regular season, let’s take a look at the best starts and sits heading into Week 7 of your fantasy football matchups.
Start of the Week: Josh Allen vs Miami Dolphins
This might be the first time that an entire team is going to be the start of the week, but given how the Miami Dolphins have looked, the Buffalo Bills are primed to pounce on this lowly divisional opponent. Josh Allen’s running ability gives him a floor and the Dolphins terrible defense gives him a ceiling. The fact that the Dolphins are turning back to Ryan Fitz-magic is even better for Josh Allen because it could force him to have to score more often against a bottom-five defense.
Start – Gardner Minshew @ Cincinnati Bengals: Minshew Mania may have been curbed last week, but don’t be afraid to get right back on this hype train. The New Orleans Saints defense is legit, unlike the Bengals, who are giving it up weekly to quarterbacks. Start Minshew with confidence in this road matchup.
Start – Kirk Cousins @ Detroit Lions: Captain Kirk beamed up a number one fantasy performance last week when he dropped four touchdowns on the Eagles. I think the Lions defense can be had through the air, so I like Cousins in this matchup. Cousins is primed to go on a little run as he has some real cupcakes coming up after the Lions.
Start – Daniel Jones vs Arizona Cardinals: Danny Dimes may have looked rough last week, but that was against the number one defense in the league, led by Bill Belichick. The Cardinals defense is a far cry from the Patriots, so this is a perfect bounceback game for Daniel Jones. If you have him, he’s an excellent streaming option this week.
Start – Jared Goff @ Atlanta Falcons: Last week was just Goff-ul. However, similarly to the aforementioned Danny Dimes, Jared Goff was facing one of the league’s top defenses in the San Francisco 49ers. The Falcons have looked extremely weak on defense and it might cost Dan Quinn his job sooner rather than later. Start Goff in a bounce back spot.
Start – Dak Prescott vs Philadelphia Eagles: The Jets. That will easily be the worst loss of the season for this Cowboys team. Dak might still be without his starting left and right tackle, which is a scary proposition for fantasy owners. However, the Eagles missed out on both Jalen Ramsey and Marcus Peters and the secondary is still a hot mess. Dak should be just fine this week.
Sit of the Week: Philip Rivers @ Tennessee Titans
I’m not really sure what to make of the Tennessee Titans, but I do know the defense is still good. Even in the loss last week, they held the Denver Broncos to sixteen points in a game that by all rights should have been a blowout. The defense keeps this team respectable and it makes me nervous for Philip Rivers. He pulled out a good fantasy week last Sunday thanks to some garbage time production, but that’s not what I want to count on every week, especially with so many other good quarterback matchups available. If you have the depth, sit Rivers this week.
Sit – Mitchell Trubisky vs New Orleans Saints: The Saints defense is proving they are one of the best defensive units in the league. This does not inspire hope for Mitchell Trubisky who’s looking to make his return from injury. Trubisky looked terrible the last time we saw him and I don’t expect this to be much different. He’s not rosterable in a redraft league currently.
Sit – Teddy Bridgewater @ Chicago Bears: On the other side of the ball, I’m not enthused about starting Teddy Bridgewater this week. I think the Bears’ defense, coming off of a week of rest and playing at home, is going to make this a low scoring game. I’m still playing Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara but that’s only because I have to. I’d find a better option than Teddy B this week.
Sit – Jimmy Garoppolo @ Washington Redskins: It’s a trap! This looks like the tastiest of matchups for Jimmy G but the truth is, he’s likely to disappoint you. The 49ers have leaned heavily on the run and great defense, which is excellent for real football and the reason they’re undefeated; it’s not good for Jimmy G and his production as a fantasy football quarterback.
Sit – Carson Wentz @ Minnesota Vikings: At some point, I’m going to be right when I say sit Carson Wentz. The Vikings defense hasn’t played quite up to expectations this year, but I think this road matchup is the perfect opportunity for them. The Eagles offense hasn’t looked quite right all year and if I have a really good streaming option like Danny Dimes or Josh Allen, I’m starting them over Wentz.
Sit – Sam Darnold vs New England Patriots: He may have surprised us all against the Dallas Cowboys but don’t fool yourself, Sam Darnold is not a playable asset against the New England Patriots. Bill Belichick’s history against young quarterbacks is proven and I think the Jets are in for a world of hurt because the Patriots defense is number one in fantasy football and it’s by a wide margin.