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NFL WEEK 7 Start em Sit em/ Predictions

This week the Bills, Bengals, Patriots, Giants, Eagles, and 49ers are all on byes, so obviously sit all the players on those teams.


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Philip Rivers- There are beginning to be doubters out there of Rivers who was probably taken high in most drafts, I was one of those people who took him 15th overall.  He has been the downfall of my team, but he hasn’t had a healthy Antonio Gates all year, and has never had Malcolm Floyd, Vincent Jackson, and Gates out there all year.  This week looks to be the week he finally gets some weapons out there, he’s going against a decent Jets defense this week, but don’t look for him to put up the numbers he has been.

Jay Cutler- Cutler had a good game against the Vikings last Sunday night, actually having time in the pocket because Mike Martz decided to put up more protection than just 5 offensive lineman.  The Bears play the Bucs this week in London and most people are worried about the jet lag for the Bears, I expect this to be a shootout of a game, and Jay to have a good game.

Josh Freeman- OK lets see if I could get him right this week, I had him starting against the 49ers and had a dud of a game.  Had him sitting last week against the Saints and had his best game of the year.  So this week I am deciding to put him on the start just for the fact the Bears defense besides last week has been getting torched for 350+ a game.

Matt Cassel- The Chiefs offense has been coming around the corner, especially after a bye, and a romping of the Colts two weeks ago.  That might be just what they needed to turn their season around from being really bad to just bad at this point.  The Raiders are giving up a lot of yards through the air and I look for him to have 300+ in this one.

Sit Em

Mark Sanchez- The Jets offense has no flow or rhythm to it at all, they are all messed up.  This week against the team that’s let up the least passing yards so far this year doesn’t bode well for Sanchez.  Maybe he’ll be able to throw for a TD or two, but don’t look for monster stats.

Kevin Kolb- He’s facing the Steelers, enough information at that.

Matt Ryan- Julio Jones looks like he’s going to be out again in this one, where they really do need him.  The Detroit crowd has been raucous these past couple of weeks, and I expect the same.  They have caused a lot of disruption with the crowd noise, and thrown a lot of offenses to have false start penalties.  Plus the Lions Defense is greatly improved from over the years, I’d sit him this week.

Matt Schaub- I said to sit Schaub last week and was actually finally a good decision of mine, he only threw for 220 yards and 1 TD without his best WR Andre Johnson.  Schaub has never fared well against the Titans, and I look for that trend to continue against them still without Andre.

Running Backs

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Mark Ingram- Ingram might actually to be able to rush for more than 75 yards this week, due to the fact that the Saints will probably be blowing out the Colts after the first quarter.  Look for him to actually get close to 20 carries, a score, and 100 yards this week.

DeMarco Murray- The rookie will have a chance to shine this week with Felix Jones probably out multiple weeks.  Cowboys are going up against a suspect Rams defense, where Murray should be able to find some holes and create offense.

Jackie Battle- Battle will be the featured back this week according to multiple Chiefs coaches.  Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster have not been getting it done since Jamaal Charles went down for the year.  I don’t have that much faith to start him over guys like Ingram or Murray, but he should be able to put up double-digit points against the Raiders this week.

Tim Hightower- Hightower looks set to play this week against the worst rush D in the league the Carolina Panthers.  Coach Mike Shanahan said between him and Torain, whoever has the hot hand is going to stay in there, which Hightower who catches the ball out of the backfield better, has a better chance of staying in longer.

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Steven Jackson- He is going up against the Best run defense in the league, BJGE was able to find some holes last week, but that was due to the fact of Tom Brady.  Sam Bradford is out which means they will probably run it more, but I’d look for them to be blown out quickly in this one.

Peyton Hillis- Hillis is coming off of a disappointing game last week against the Raiders, where he injured his hamstring and quad.  He is still questionable and going up against a good run D of the Seahawks.  I’d look to avoid both and Hardesty this week in fantasy.

Shonn Greene- He was only able to rush for 74 yards last week against the Dolphins, which gives me no hope for him against the Chargers.  I’d look to stay away from him at all costs, and most of the other Jets players.

Wide Receivers

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Dwayne Bowe- Many people I know never have liked Bowe since he has been in the league, and is underrated to me as a receiver.  Look for him to have a big game against the Raiders this week.

Eric Decker- Decker should be helped by the departure of Brandon Lloyd, and with Tim Tebow at Quarterback now.  I have no faith in Tebow at all as a starter in the NFL, I still think he’ll be able to make a good receiver out of Decker for the time being.

Anquan Boldin- Boldin went off last week for over 100 yards receiving, and his best game of the season.  He’ll probably have Rashean Mathis on him, but I still like all of the Ravens this week on Monday Night Football.

Hines Ward- Ward should have a good day against the Cardinals this week in Denver.  The Cards upgraded their secondary this year with the drafting of Patrick Peterson, but that won’t help them this week.  Ward should grab a touchdown, and have 5+ receptions.

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Pierre Garcon- Garcon had two huge weeks in a row, and finally came back down to Earth last week against the Bengals.  This week against the Saints, I doubt he’ll have the success he’s had in the previous weeks.

Mike Williams South- Until he has a big game again, I would sit him if I were owners of Williams South.  He’s playing in London this week, going to be going up against Charles Tillman, which I don’t see him having a great day against Peanut.

Lance Moore- Colston finally broke out last week against the Bucs, and Moore saw his targets decrease last week.  With Jimmy Graham being the best tight end in the game right now, and a healthy Colston, means less action for Moore.  Especially when the game against the Colts should be a quick one in the Bayou.



Predictions Week 7

Winners in Bold

Chargers @ Jets

Bears @ Bucaneers

Seahawks @ Browns

Falcons @ Lions

Texans @ Titans

Redskins @ Panthers

Broncos @ Dolphins

Steelers @ Cardinals

Chiefs @ Raiders

Packers @ Vikings

Rams @ Cowboys

Colts @ Saints

Ravens @ Jaguars


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  1. Mike
    October 23, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    watch out for seahawaks and falcons this week… 2 upsets

  2. October 23, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    Could come true sinsmaster

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