Another good week here on Sit ’em Down, with a 5-2 mark, has us at 28-17 through the first six weeks, so we move on to week seven:

– QB- Ben Roethlisburger, Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs (Fanduel Price- $8400, Draftkings Price- $6800)

Big Ben has been out since week four with a bad sprain in his knee. He has been limited in practice so far, but apparently he is pain-free and there is a good chance he plays this week against the Chiefs. Obviously Kansas City has been one of the more beatable defenses in the league this year, but I wouldn’t want to be the guy who spends such a large amount on Roethlisburger in his first week back. He should be eased back into action, and since he will be playing his first game this season with Le’Veon Bell (who was suspended when last he played), expect the prized running back to see a major workload this week. Wait one more week on Big Ben.

– QB- Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens at Arizona Cardinals (FD- $7500, DK- $5700)

Flacco has four weeks of over 25 fantasy points this season, and his other two games have been total stinkers against the likes of Denver and Pittsburgh. Against the Cardinals, who give up the seventh fewest fantasy points in the league, expect a return to futility for Flacco and the Ravens.

– RB- Justin Forsett, Baltimore Ravens at Arizona Cardinals (FD- $7100, DK- $6100)

Forsett has been nursing an ankle injury that has not affected him come game day thus far, despite not being a full participant in practice the last few weeks. But now he has to face a defense in the top half of the league in stopping the run, one that has been effective at limiting damage from both Matt Forte and Le’Veon Bell during the season. At those prices it will be easy to avoid Forsett this week.

– RB- Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals vs. Baltimore Ravens (FD- $6900, DK- $4300)

CJ continues to lead the weekly usage for Arizona backs despite the presence of a healthy Andre Ellington and flashy rookie David Johnson, but now he takes on a defense that has only allowed two rushing touchdowns and one 100-yard back all season in Baltimore. Expect Arizona to utilize their more versatile backs in the passing game, rather than go the traditional route with Johnson to keep the Ravens off-balance.

– WR- Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants (FD- $8300, DK- $8100)

Bryant has been working hard to get back on the field for this week’s matchup against the Giants, but given his lack of practice reps and the severity of his initial injury, it’s difficult to image a scenario where he is effective even if he does play. With Matt Cassel under center until Tony Romo returns, those looking to roster Dez should give themselves time to see if chemistry develops, in addition to waiting until he is fully recovered.

– WR- Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers (FD- $6600, DK- $6400)

Matthews’ season started off promising with 16 receptions for 182 yards and a score in his first two games, but it has slowed down drastically from a fantasy points perspective, despite leading the team in targets each of the last four games. Sam Bradford’s inconsistencies at quarterback are well documented, but the biggest problem is going to be Carolina’s secondary, giving up the fifth fewest fantasy points on the season and only three touchdowns to receivers and one 100 yard game over the first five games. Expect Matthews to be used more as a decoy, which will limit his overall opportunities for a big game.

– WR- Steve Smith, Sr, Baltimore at Arizona (FD- $6900, DK- $6200)

After exploding in his return from back problems to catch seven passes for 137 yards and a touchdown, expect a letdown from the elder Smith this week against the Cardinals. Arizona has generally been more effective against a team’s lesser receiving options as opposed to its top option, having held the likes of Brandin Cooks, Anquan Boldin, Calvin Johnson and Antonio Brown to under 70 receiving yards and no scores thus far.

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