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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football starts and sits 31379139 Sit 'em - Shonn Greene vs NE Sit+%27em+-+Shonn+Greene+vs+NE Fantasy Football

Not once during his regular-season career (51 games) has Shonn Greene rushed for 90+ yards in back-to-back games.  His 161 yards and three touchdowns via the ground, well impressive, is not reason for fantasy owners to fall back in love with the Jets' running back.  In fact, based on Greene's statistical trends since 2009, he was due for a breakout game.  Now he'll go into hibernation for a month or longer.  If you needed another reason to avoid starting him, the Patriots are sixth in rush defense (82.7 rush yards per game).  He turned into the shiny new toy on the shelf after Week 6, but should remain there in Week 7 and beyond. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football starts and sits 31374704 Start 'em - Denarius Moore vs JAX Start+%27em+-+Denarius+Moore+vs+JAX Fantasy Football

Moore recorded three games where he posted 100+ receiving yards in 2011.  Owned in only 52.9 percent of leagues, he's slowly starting to garner attention in 2012.  He's been Carson Palmer's favorite target the last three games with 27.  He's only caught 14 of those passes, but has found the end zone twice with a 104-yard performance against the Falcons last week.  For those looking for a bye-week replacement, Moore vs. Jacksonville's 23rd-ranked pass defense (263 yards allowed per game) should look in his direction. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football starts and sits 31378350 Start 'em - Doug Martin vs NO Start+%27em+-+Doug+Martin+vs+NO Fantasy Football

Until something changes, New Orleans' defense will remain ripe for the fantasy picking each week.  Martin finished with 131 total yards against the Chiefs in Week 6, while LeGarrette Blount finished with seven carries for 58 yards and a touchdown.  For those nervous that Blount is about to bump Martin out of the RB1 positioin, stop.  Blount's damage came in garbage time as the Buccs had built a substantial lead against the Chiefs.  Granted, he could vulture a touchdown here and there from Martin, but the rookie remains the top dog at the moment.  The Saints rush defense remains one of the league's worst (172.8 yards per game) and with Martin's ability to catch of the backfield, he's a strong RB2 start this week. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football starts and sits 31377484 Sit 'em - Alfred Morris vs NYG Sit+%27em+-+Alfred+Morris+vs+NYG Fantasy Football

Consistency is key for Alfred Morris.  The rookie running back, who earned the starting gig over Evan Royster in the days leading up to Redskins' first game, is fourth among running backs in fantasy points scored over the past four weeks (55.8) behind Jamaal Charles, Arian Foster Ray Rice.  However, the Giants front seven present a much tougher challenge in Week 7.  First, consider the fact that Morris is fourth in the league in rushing attempts (116) and has yet to reach his BYE week - that's a lot of tred on those tires.  Secondly, the Giants' mash-unit of a defense continues to overachieve and just confused Alex Smith to no end in San Francisco.  I believe Tom Coughlin's defensive scheme against the 'Skins will be to load up the box and force RG3 to beat them with his arm (he's 26th in pass attempts, 161).  Placing spies on RG3 and Morris isn't out of the question.  The running back could find the end zone, but I'm down on him this week. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football starts and sits 31374672 Start her - Mila Kunis Start+her+-+Mila+Kunis Fantasy Football

Hard to ignore the "Sexiest Woman Alive" (according to Esquire).  Kunis, currently the voice of Family Guy's version of Marla Hooch - Meg, is anything but homely as she continues to breakout in Hollywood, while attached to Ashton Kutcher years after the two starred together in "That 70's Show." - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football starts and sits 31376864 Sit 'em - Brandon Lloyd vs NYJ Sit+%27em+-+Brandon+Lloyd+vs+NYJ Fantasy Football

The good news is Brandon Lloyd didn't break his collarbone making a diving catch (out of bounce) late in the Patriots game against the Seahawks.  Anybody that saw the catch probably feared the worst, but turned out to only be a bruised shoulder.  With the good news that he'll probably play in Week 7 against the Jets, comes the issue that Antonio Cromartie will cover him.  Despite a fair amount of targets to-date (8+ per game), Lloyd has had issue hauling in the passes thrown his direction (34 for 52) and Cromartie smothering him isn't going to make that task any easier.  I'd sit him this week. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football starts and sits 31378346 Start 'em - Josh Freeman vs NO Start+%27em+-+Josh+Freeman+vs+NO Fantasy Football

With Matt Ryan, Peyton Manning, Mike Vick, and, dare I say, Philip Rivers on BYE this week, some fantasy football owners are ready to stream some starts if not content with their backup QB on the bench.  May I present Josh Freeman against the Saints defense as a viable option.  The last three quarterbacks have, fittingly, racked up 911 pass yards against New Orleans' defense with six touchdowns (283 pass yards allowed per game).  With Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams (another unlisted Start o' the Week) as above average targets in the passing game, Freeman (17 fantasy points per game) could post 25 or more fantasy points for the second straight week. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football starts and sits 31376850 Sit 'em - Mikel Leshoure vs CHI Sit+%27em+-+Mikel+Leshoure+vs+CHI Fantasy Football

Jahvid Best's latest round of concussion tests came back and it sounds like he will remain out the rest of the season.  Leshoure owners may not be in the clear just yet as Joique Bell is swiping a few touches away each week (seven carries for 38 yards in Week 6).  Although Leshoure remains a must on most owners' roster (depending on league size), the Lions' offense seems to be in a funk during the first (4.2 ppq.), second (3.2 ppq.) and third quarters (2.6 ppq.).  It's not until the fourth (14.6 ppq.), when Matthew Stafford gets the chains moving.  As for this week, the Bears' own the top rush defense, allowing only 65.8 yards per game.  Leshoure sits. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football starts and sits 31375602 Start 'em - Felix Jones vs CAR Start+%27em+-+Felix+Jones+vs+CAR Fantasy Football

Felix Jones will be the most popular guy on the waiver wire this week.  Can never have enough running back depth, right?  Jones has been the second-fiddle in Dallas' backfield for most of his career (Marion Barber III, we hardly knew ya).  However, his 18 carries against Baltimore marked only third time in his career (43 games) he's rushed the ball 18 or more times in a game.  It will be interesting to see just how many carries he receives against Carolina, a defense allowing over 127 yards on the ground per game.  Phillip Tanner should also receive some touches in Week 7, but not enough to sway me from suggesting Jones start in some capacity in all leagues. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football starts and sits 31375532 Sit 'em - Jordy Nelson vs STL Sit+%27em+-+Jordy+Nelson+vs+STL Fantasy Football

If he wasn't before, with Hines Ward retired, St. Louis defensive back Cortland Finnegan is the NFL's top instigator - the guy that gets under the skin of the league's most stoic receivers.  While Darrelle Revis may own an island when on the field, Finnegan should look into renting it while the Jets' DB is on the shelf.  Perhaps it's because of his reputation, but Finnegan doesn't get as much credit for shutting down the top targets in the league.  This week he'll most likely line up opposite Jordy Nelson.  Now, as we know, Nelson is coming off his first breakout fantasy game of 2012 with three touchdowns and 121 receiving yards against the Texans.  Finnegan will make it his goal to eliminate Nelson as a target on Sunday.  Aaron Rodgers may be able to squeeze the ball into Nelson here and there, but nothing like his Week 6 performance. - Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football starts and sits 31374702 Start 'em - Chris Johnson vs BUF Start+%27em+-+Chris+Johnson+vs+BUF Fantasy Football

I'm going to keep this short and sweet as to not oversell the idea.  Buffalo allows a league-high 173.5 rush yards per game and a league-high nine rushing touchdowns.  Arizona just rushed for 182 yards as a unit, San Francisco 311 yards two weeks ago and New England 247 yards in Week 4.  Johnson is coming off a game where he rushed for 91 yards (19 carries) against the Steelers (10th vs the rush) with four receptions for 23 yards as a bonus for those in PPR leagues.  He's not the RB1 owners drafted, but is a must-start RB2 this week against the Bills. - Ryan Fowler

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