We’re back with the Start Em Sit Em series for Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season. I’m hitting on more than half of these picks, so take the advice. There are some tough matchups to look at this week. Let’s get into it!
Start Em Sit Em QBs
Matt Stafford: The Lions play the Falcons, who are notorious for giving up an abundance of fantasy points to anyone and everyone. I say start Matt Stafford it seems every week, but that’s okay.
Kyle Allen: I think Kyle Allen sucks, but every dog has its day. That should happen against the Cowboys horrendous defense. It just comes down to who will be worse: Kyle Allen or the Cowboys D?
Tom Brady: Tom Brady faces the Las Vegas Raiders this week. Against the Raiders’ young secondary with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, Tom Brady should have a field day. The Raiders offense is good, too; this game should be a shootout.
Jared Goff: The Rams play the Bears, who have one of the best defenses in the NFL. I don’t care who is on his team; Goff will struggle.
Derek Carr: Although under the Tom Brady Start Em, I said it should be a shootout. If it isn’t, it is because the Bucs defense shut Derek Carr down. I would look to sit him since the same Bucs defense shut down Aaron Rodgers last week.
Jimmy Garoppolo: The 49ers play the Patriots this week. The Patriots’ defense is good. Jimmy G already doesn’t pass all that much. Against a good defense, I can’t see him getting a lot of fantasy points.
Start Em Sit Em RBs
Justin Jackson/Joshua Kelley: I put both Chargers RBs right here because I believe both could have a good week this week. The Chargers play the Jaguars and have a solid defense. The Chargers should have the lead and milk the clock with their RBs.
Todd Gurley: The Falcons have a high-powered offense. They lose games. Against the leaky Lions defense, Todd Gurley should have an easy time running the ball.
Boston Scott: With Miles Sanders out, Boston Scotts’ fantasy potential goes through the roof. With the Eagles playing the Giants in a winnable game, Boston Scott will be heavily involved.
Patriots RBs: I do hate RB committees. But with the Patriots facing the stout 49ers defense, there’s no reason to start any of them.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire: Even with injuries, I think the Broncos defense is still pretty good. With the addition of Le’Veon Bell, Clyde’s role will decrease with the Chiefs.
Jerrick McKinnon: As long as Mostert is out, McKinnon is the RB to start for the 49ers. However, the Patriots D is good against the run, and it is probably best to avoid starting him.
Start Em Sit Em WRs
Chase Claypool: Chase Claypool continues to impress. That will be the case against the Titans. With Diontae Johnson possibly playing, Claypool should be open more.
Terry McLaurin: The Redskins play the Cowboys this week and can’t cover anyone. With Terry still being the #1 for the Redskins, he should eat this week.
Keenan Allen: Keenan Allen is on the verge of playing against the Jaguars. If he does, he should be a good start due to the Jaguars lousy defense.
Rams WR: I don’t like any of the Rams WRs this week, just like I don’t like Goff for this week. They play the Bears and won’t have a lot of fantasy value.
Deebo Samuel: Deebo faces some of the best corners in the NFL on the Patriots. He will have a tough time getting a lot of value.
Jerry Jeudy: Jerry Jeudy faces the Chiefs. The Chiefs secondary can be inconsistent at times but usually does well enough. Along with that, Jeudy is having a problem with drops. While still a rookie, I’d avoid starting him this week.
Evan Engram: Nate Gerry will be on Engram during the game. Chad Bauman loves Nate Gerry (joking). Engram should often be open for great fantasy production.
Robert Tonyan: Tonyan has exploded on to the scene for the Packers. Against a weak Houston Defense, he is a good start this week.
Hunter Henry: Once again, the Chargers play the Jaguars. A weak defense might make for a high scoring game. Start all options on the Chargers.
Dawson Knox: I am so unimpressed with Knox. It could be with the addition of Stefon Diggs, but still. Even against the Jets, the Bills will run or throw to better options. Just sit him.
Jonnu Smith: I love my man Jonnu, but I don’t think he is a good start this week. Against the Steelers, he might have a tough time getting going.
Jared Cook: The Saints play the Panthers this week. The Saints are a better team and will try to win with Kamara and Michael Thomas. I don’t see him being much of a factor in this game.