Start/Sit: Week 7
Week 7 is a big one for some bye weeks, so you'll need to know who to start. Week 6 allowed some backs who struggled early to get more looks, and also let some backs who were hot early to cool off. We have all the picks for you to start or sit to win your fantasy matchup this week.
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Start: Travis Etienne Jr.
Etienne has been the most explosive back in the Jaguars backfield recently, and he should be in line for his breakout game. He faces a Giants defense is ranked 28th in rushing yards per game, 29th in EPA per rush, and 30th in explosive run rate. Etienne is getting the touches and has landed as a top 24 RB the past two weeks.
Sit: Clyde Edwards-Helaire
CEH's miracle hot streak is over, and now it is time to bench him. It is way passed the time for his trade value, so the best thing to do is hope you have another option as a RB. He is a tough flex play at most against a dominant 49ers defense that has allowed the fewest fantasy points per game this year.
Start: Tony Pollard
Pollard is usually a tough start but should face a favorable matchup against the Detroit Lions. Pollard has outplayed Zeke on a per touch basis, and should be able to make the most of his touches against a Lions defense that has allowed is 31st against fantasy backs this season. Pollard could have limited touches, buT is explosive enough to make the most out of them.
Sit: Broncos RBs
First it started with uncertainty on whether to start Javonte Williams with Melvin Gordon. Then Melvin Gordon was unimpressive and had ball security issues. Then Javonte went out, but Mike Boone came in. Now Latavious Murray. There is no winning with this backfield at the moment. Russ has been severely underwhelming causing this offense to be stagnant and all 3 RBs being impossible to trust. On top of that they face a matchup against the Jets who have allowed the 8th fewest yards per carry.
Start: Michael Gallup
Gallup is in line for a big game with Dak coming back in Week 7. Not only has Gallup shown improvement each week, Prescott returning will be in favor of Gallup. They also face a favorable matchup against the Lions who tend to let WR2s, or players in general, a lot. Gallup is in line for his breakout game.
Sit: Diontae Johnson
DJ, at this point, is nothing more than a notch up from DJ Moore. Luckily for Johnson he is a target hog. That will not be enough with Pickett returning, who clearly favors George Pickens, and a tough matchup against the Dolphins. Johnson is usually consistent, but his boom potential is low in Week 7.
Start: Packers WRs
This might be weird to hear, but yet start Doubs and Lazard. They both have been solid since playing together on the same field, despite Packers offensive struggles. They also face a very favorable matchup against Washington. Both Doubs and Lazard are solid WR2 options with either one having some upside this week. Start em.
Sit: Jets WRs
Zach Wilson has been killing fantasy managers, even with giving out a lot of targets. It is a weird NFL world where we wish Joe Flacco was in. Wilson has been unable to allow either Corey Davis or Garrett Wilson to score, and has even caused frustration with Elijah Moore. Moore being held out this week, and unlikely to be traded, is not a good sign. Garrett Wilson is an amazing talent who is getting targets that are low quality. Breece Hall is the main man in the offense at this point, so the receivers are better left on the bench,