We kept the good start going last week, as we are now 27-21 after a 5-3 showing in week six. With that, we begin Sit ’em Down for week seven:

QB- Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons at Baltimore Ravens (Fanduel Price $8500)- In the last three Falcons’ games, all losses, Ryan has declining fantasy points, and now he’s back on the road facing a team giving up the 10th fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. The Ravens haven’t been great this year, but the Falcons are terrible on the road and at that price, Ryan simply isn’t worth a start.

QB- Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos ($7800)- He had his best game of the season last week against the Rams, with 343 passing yards and three touchdowns on Monday night. The problem is, the Broncos defense won’t be nearly as friendly. While they aren’t a dominant unit, but they have yet to give up more than 24 points in a game through their 4-1 start. I’d rather start Joe Flacco this week against a much weaker Falcons defense for $100 less.

RB- Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins at Chicago Bears ($7200)- While Miller is now fully entrenched as the Dolphins lead back with Knowshon Moreno done for the year, this is not the week to consider him a must start, and his Fanduel price is entirely premature. The Bears are one of the better run stopping teams in the league, and at home, look for Miller to be stuffed quite a bit, as I’d be surprised if he breaks 70 all-purpose yards. Andre Ellington or Ben Tate are much better plays this week.

RB- Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos ($7200)- He’s been completely boom or bust this season, with three games of double-digit fantasy points and three games of under seven points, and this matchup doesn’t look a whole lot easier. While the Broncos defense isn’t unbeatable, they are a better unit than the Rams defense that held Gore to only 38 rushing yards last week.

WR- DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers ($6900)- I’m a huge fantasy of Hopkins, especially as an option in keeper leagues, but he’s been invisible over the last two weeks, with only seven receptions for 75 yards over that period, and now he faces the Steelers; who allow the fifth least amount of fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season. Terrance Williams at the same price is a much safer play this week.

WR- Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers ($6700)- CONCUSSION ALERT!! CONCUSSION ALERT!! Benjamin missed practice again on Thursday, and his status is in doubt for Sunday’s game. Even if he does play, one can’t expect the rookie to be 100% this week, they can only hope his doesn’t do himself serious damage if he does play. Either way, he shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups this week.

WR- Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints at Detroit Lions ($6600)- He has yet to show any consistency as a rookie, and on the road against the surprisingly tough Lions secondary won’t be when he finds it. The Saints offense as a whole hasn’t looked good this year, and it might be a good idea to hold him out just to see if it got any better over the bye, and at $6600 on Fanduel, he’s just not worth it this week.

TE- Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers ($7200)- It seems the only area the Packers truly excel at on defense is containing the tight end. Combined with Olsen’s nagging ankle injury and his overpricing on Fanduel, he’s a bad option this week, which is rare the usually reliable veteran.

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  1. Mike Aglialoro Mike Aglialoro says:

    Damn, 2-6, now 29-27 on the season

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