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Fantasy Football Week 7 Start'Em, Sit'Em

Updated: Saturday, October 24th

The decision on which player to start, or sit, largely comes down to the options on your roster.

As an example, Justin Herbert is listed below as a "start" for Week 7. And we'd certainly be comfortable going into Week 7 with him as our starting quarterback.

Then again, Herbert may be a "sit" for your team.

In other words, if you own both Patrick Mahomes and Herbert, you should start Mahomes and, in turn, bench Herbert.

For a more direct answer on whether we would start Player X over Player Y, check our Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings. Instead of making those direct comparisons, the goal of our Fantasy Football Start'em, Sit'em column is to highlight players that we like, or dislike, for the week.

Week 7 Fantasy Football QB Start'em, Sit'em

Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers (vs. JAX)

Since becoming a surprise starter in Week 2, Herbert, the sixth-overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has exceeded even the most optimistic expectations. In all of his four starts, the former Oregon Duck has thrown for 300-plus yards and/or accounted for multiple touchdowns. The rookie has scored 22-plus fantasy points in three of four games. Averaging nearly 300 passing yards per game (298.8), Herbert has accounted for 10 touchdowns -- nine passing and one rushing -- while only turning the ball over four times -- three interceptions and one lost fumble.

Perhaps negative game script will adversely impact Herbert's Week 7 fantasy outlook as the Jags have lost five consecutive games including three of the past four by more than 15 points. During five-game losing streak, Jacksonville has faced an average of fewer than 30 weekly pass attempts.

That said, no team has allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete a higher percentage of their pass attempts (73.44%) than the Jaguars and only the Falcons have surrendered more yards per attempt (8.56). The Chargers currently project to score the sixth-most points of the week based on implied totals from Vegas odds.

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Week 7 Fantasy Football RB Sit'em, Sit'em

Kareem Hunt, Cleveland Browns (at CIN)

Hunt has finished as a top-five fantasy running back once this season (Week 2 against the Bengals). In that game, backfield mate Nick Chubb finished as the week's RB3 with 22/124/2 rushing. Hunt also scored a pair of touchdowns -- one rushing and one receiving -- as he totaled 101 scrimmage yards on 12 touches. With Chubb out this week, Hunt is set up for a monster week and currently sits inside our top four fantasy running backs for the week.

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Week 7 Fantasy Football WR Sit'em, Sit'em

Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers (at TEN)

As teammate Joe Haden had said, Claypool was going to a "problem" (for opposing secondaries) and that he has. The rookie out of Notre Dame is a height-weight-speed mismatch and he has a total of six touchdowns in his past four games. During that four-game stretch, Mapletron has 15 catches for 296 yards and four touchdowns plus 15 rushing yards and another two scores.

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Week 7 Fantasy Football TE Sit'em, Sit'em

T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions (at ATL)

In his two most recent games, Hockenson has been limited to just 26 total yards and two catches per game. That said, one of those two catches in each game were touchdowns. On the season, the second-year tight end has a total of 17 catches for 197 yards and three touchdowns over five games.

So far this season, the Falcons defense has allowed either the most or second-most receptions (40, 2nd-most), receiving yards (438, 2nd-most) and receiving touchdowns (seven, most) to opposing tight ends. Only the Saints have allowed more fantasy points per game to the position this season.

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