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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football start em sit em 30275617 Sit - James Starks/Ryan Grant vs MIN Sit+-+James+Starks%2FRyan+Grant+vs+MIN Fantasy Football

This just in, Green Bay likes to pass the ball early and often. Thus, the suggestion to start a Packers’ running back is losing steam. Although the team has rushed for five touchdowns, only one has been scored by the Starks/Grant tandem (Rodgers – two, Kuhn – two). The two are also combining for approximately 20 carries a game, which is not enough to promote either into your fantasy starting lineup. Rodgers has thrown 17 touchdowns and only three interceptions. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football start em sit em 30275624 Start - Fred Davis vs CAR Start+-+Fred+Davis+vs+CAR Fantasy Football

What are the odds that two guys raised in Toledo, Ohio would earn “Start ‘em” honors the same week (Sanzenbacher and technically three as Nate Washington is the number one receiver for Tennessee)? With Chris Cooley sidelined following surgery to fix a broken finger, Davis becomes a must-start. He’s the leading receiver for the Redskins with 343 yards, while dealing with a varying role from week-to-week. His eight receptions of 20 or more yards rank seventh in the NFL. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football start em sit em 30276362 Sit - Montario Hardesty vs SEA Sit+-+Montario+Hardesty+vs+SEA Fantasy Football

If fantasy owners have learned anything this season, it’s that hamstring injuries suck. There is no miracle cure and stud players often contract the disease (I know it’s not a disease). Two weeks after he was sidelined with strep throat, Peyton Hillis injured his hamstring against the Raiders. Now the Madden cover boy may miss some time recuperating, leaving Montario Hardesty as the Browns’ starting running back. In a limited role (40 carries), he’s averaging 3.6 yards with no touchdowns. The Seattle rush defense ranks seventh in the league (97.8 yards allowed per game). Even at home, I’m not confident in the Browns’ offense, especially their running game (81.6 ypg./ranked 31st). – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football start em sit em 30275626 Start - Dane Sanzenbacher vs TB Start+-+Dane+Sanzenbacher+vs+TB Fantasy Football

For all the great work Matt Forte has put in this season, he still trails the rookie slot receiver in touchdowns. Yes, Sanzenbacher leads the Bears in offensive touchdowns with three (Devin Hester has two special teams and one receiving), while Forte’s 909 total yards (rush + rec.) have only led to two trips to paydirt. Jay Cutler has a little red zone crush on the young man out of Ohio State. He’s targeted him 30 times in six games, one more glance than Johnny Knox. Tampa Bay ranks 23rd in sacks, which is good news for Cutler’s offensive line and 26th in pass defense (276.0 yards allowed per game). Sanz is a great flex play in Week 7. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football start em sit em 30276361 Sit - Willis McGahee vs MIA Sit+-+Willis+McGahee+vs+MIA Fantasy Football

Consider McGahee’s benching collateral damage from John Fox naming Tim Tebow the new starter in Denver. I still believe he receives his fair share of touches, but with Knowshon Moreno back from injury and Tebow’s ability to run the ball himself, the veteran running back’s fantasy value has definitely taken a hit. I’m not saying he’s worthless, but more a downgrade from RB2 to flex option from week to week. The first time Tebow vultures a touchdown away from him inside the two, you’ll remember this blurb. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football start em sit em 30275627 Start - DeMarco Murray vs STL Start+-+DeMarco+Murray+vs+STL Fantasy Football

Felix Jones has been ruled out of Sunday’s contest against the Rams with a high ankle sprain. So, the rookie out of Oklahoma will get the nod over Tashard Choice. He drew a great week to snag the start as St. Louis ranks dead last in rush defense (163.0 yards allowed per game). With Fred Jackson, Cedric Benson, LeSean McCoy, and Frank Gore all on byes in Week 7, Murray becomes a nice RB2 and, in some deeper leagues, RB1 at home. Jerry Jones needs to wipe the drool from his mouth. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football start em sit em 30275620 Sit - Raiders WRs vs KC Sit+-+Raiders+WRs+vs+KC Fantasy Football

I don’t care if the Raiders start Carson Palmer on Sunday against the Chiefs, my position on the team’s wide receivers has been downgraded from BUY to HOLD. Hue Jackson is awarded the luxury of dummying down the playbook for Palmer because of Darren McFadden and Michael Bush.  With the exception of the Chargers (twice) and Lions, the rest of Oakland's schedule has them facing weak secondaries.  Just this week, let Heyward-Bey, Moore, and Ford marinate. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football start em sit em 30275621 Start - Tim Tebow vs MIA Start+-+Tim+Tebow+vs+MIA Fantasy Football

Aww, why not? Denver plays Miami this week, one of the front runners in the “Suck for Luck” campaign. Tebow’s fantasy value is not in his arm, but his ability to run for the goal line once the Broncos sneak inside the 10. As Mark Sanchez and Philip Rivers illustrated the last few games, Miami’s defense is far from stout. They rank 29th in pass defense (284.0 yards allowed per game) and have allowed opposing quarterbacks to pass for 10 touchdowns, while only picking off two passes. If Tebow can manage the offense and not try to turn into John Elway overnight, he should get you close to 20 fantasy points. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football start em sit em 30271795 Sit - Brandon Lloyd vs DAL Sit+-+Brandon+Lloyd+vs+DAL Fantasy Football

It’s going to take a minute for the newest member of the St. Louis Rams to learn the offense. Sure, he’s reunited with Josh McDaniels and that feels so good, but the problem lies within the team’s offensive line. Lloyd was brought in as the top receiver and another threat to stretch the field, but Sam Bradford is going to need time to throw to take full advantage of Lloyd’s abilities. Studies have shown, Bradford hasn’t enjoyed a cozy pocket to throw from this season. He’s been sacked a league-high 22 times. Until he receives better pass protection, I just don’t see Lloyd as a high-value fantasy receiver. – Ryan Fowler

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Fantasy Football 2186 43 Week 7 fantasy football start em sit em 30275628 Start - Matt Cassel vs OAK Start+-+Matt+Cassel+vs+OAK Fantasy Football

The Kansas City quarterback threw one touchdown and four interceptions the first two games of the season, but has thrown seven touchdowns and only one interception over the last three games. He’s completed over 68 percent of his passes during that stretch as the offense regroups following the loss of Jamaal Charles. The Raiders rank 28th in pass defense (283.5 yards allowed per game) and have allowed opposing quarterbacks to throw a league-high 12 (tied) touchdowns against them. Tom Brady, Matt Schaub and Colt McCoy have thrown six touchdowns and only two picks (both by Schaub) over the last three weeks. – Ryan Fowler

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