Fantasy Football Week 7: Start’em / Sit’em

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Wide Receiver

Jordan Matthews, @CAR (84%, 13) – One of this season’s biggest disappointments so far with four consecutive games under 10 fantasy points. Matthews faces a top 5 defense on Sunday and hasn’t done enough this season to deserve “must-start” status.

Golden Tate, MIN (64%, 11) – Scored his first TD of the season last week and it shouldn’t even have counted. Tate is averaging less than 5 receptions per game, facing a top 5 pass defense, and I still don’t trust Matthew Stafford.

Andre Johnson, NO (46%, 8) – Besides his revenge game against the Texans, Johnson really hasn’t done anything this season. I need to see a few decent fantasy lines in a row before I trust him with a lineup spot.

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Vincent Jackson, @WAS (34%, 9) – Has had one huge game this year (10/147/1) but hasn’t topped 4 catches or found the end zone the rest of the season. His 3 target, 1 catch for 14 yard performance last week was a killer if you had him in the lineup. Winston is just too erratic at QB right now to trust any Bucs receiver (though I would start Evans this week).

Leonard Hankerson, @TEN (21%, 8) – He’s questionable to play this week and hasn’t topped 40 yards receiving the last two weeks. Roddy White is back from the dead and I don’t think Hankerson will get enough targets to be viable for fantasy purposes.

Torrey Smith, SEA (18%, 8) – Colin Kaepernick has struggled this year and the Seahawks have limited opposing WRs to the 2nd fewest amount of fantasy points this season. You probably have a better option on your bench or even the waiver wire.

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