Fanspeak Fantasy Football: Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Week 7
By Staff Writer Ryan Gerrity – @RyanGerrity:
1. Reuben Randle, WR, New York Giants
The Giants are facing a weak secondary in the Minnesota Vikings this week. The will be focusing on covering Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks leaving Randle in some favorable matchups. Randle will continue to have productive fantasy games.
2. Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears
Last week Cutler put up some big numbers against the struggling New York Giants. This week the Bears are facing the Washington Redskins. The Redskins secondary is smaller sized, and the Bears have some bigger and physical receivers that will take advantage of it.
3. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears
Jeffery had an average week at best against the Giants, but that should not continue this week. Against the Redskins secondary the Bears and Jeffery have the athletic and size advantage. Cutler just needs to deliver the football for the receivers to make plays.
4. Ryan Matthews, RB, San Diego Chargers
The Chargers have been playing very well with the help of Phillip Rivers and Keenan Allen. The Chargers are heading to play the Jacksonville Jaguars this week in Florida, even with the humidity affecting the Chargers, I think their offensive line should dominate the defensive line for Matthews to have a huge game.
1. Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons
The injury bug has bitten the Falcons already this season. Julio Jones is out indefinitely and Roddy White has been battling through injuries all season long. The Buccaneers defense has to put enough pressure on Ryan to force him to make bad decisions.
2. Sam Bradford, QB, St. Louis Rams
Bradford has been a pretty good fantasy quarterback for the owners that drafted him. The Panthers, who are facing the Rams and have a very effective defense. I would try to avoid this matchup as much as possible.
3. Stevan Ridley, RB, New England Patriots
Ridley put in a performance we needed to see as fantasy owners. This week is a different story when a very good defense in the Jets is facing the Patriots. The Jets defensive line is the best part of their defense and they should stop the run early, making the Patriots turn to Tom Brady to move the ball.
4. Houston Texans D/ST
The Texans are traveling to Kansas City and taking on the 6-0 Chiefs. Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles are putting the Chiefs offense on their back and dominating the line of scrimmage. The Texans had a rough week last week, and their offense is not going keep them off the field for very long.