Fantasy football sit, start, and sleepers: Divisional Advice for 2017, Week 7
The fantasy football Buccaneers – and real ones – are in Buffalo this week (type Yay if you’re going to that game – Yay), and play in hopefully nice weather at 1 PM EST on Sunday.
For the rest of the NFC South, the Saints are in Green Bay at the same time while Carolina invades Chicago, also at 1 PM.
The Falcons pull up the tail end of the NFL’s Sunday coverage with a Super Bowl rematch in Foxboro.
SIT: Carolina Panthers Defense
The Panthers are in Chicago, and while the Bears haven’t exactly been an offensive juggernaut, they can hold their own in the right match-up. At least enough to devalue a defense in your fantasy football line-up.
With Luke Kuechly not practicing this Wednesday, it seems very possible – likely even – that he will miss this game.
Without him, the tandem of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen will have a better opportunity to operate in space.
START: Tight End, Cameron Brate – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bills defense has been better than many thought it would be, and it’s helped them get in position where they’re coming out of the bye in competing position for first place in the AFC East. However, tight ends have had pretty regular success against them, and Cam Brate is one of the best in the business.
SLEEPER: New Orleans Saints Defense
Green Bay lost Aaron Rodgers last week to a broken collarbone. The rest of the NFL isn’t going to take it easy on them, and if you can grab New Orleans’ defense in your fantasy football league, you shouldn’t feel bad about trying to take advantage of their misfortune.
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Houston is on a bye, which leaves some of you in need of a quarterback, wide receiver, defense and maybe even a running back.
Jacksonville and Tennessee both play in the 1 PM EST slot in Indianapolis and Cleveland respectfully.
SIT: Running Back, Leonard Fournette – Jacksonville Jaguars
I wasn’t high on Fournette during the draft process, and it was all about injury concerns for me. I don’t wish it on him by any means, but I feel like this ankle thing is bigger than we’re making out to be. Plan for him to be out, and you’ll be set up even better if he plays. Honestly, even if he’s active, I don’t think the Jags need him to beat the Colts.
START: Quarterback, Marcus Mariota – Tennessee Titans
Mariota got his fourth career 300-yard passing game last week against the Colts. Just in time to get his first back-to-back 300-yard games against the Cleveland Browns.
SLEEPER: Running Back, Marlon Mack – Indianapolis Colts
I still have Mack as my sleeper in this division. He’s the best running back in Indianapolis, and I have to believe sooner or later they’re going to realize that.