There are some quality match ups on the schedule for week 7. Here are five guys you should start and five you should sit.
1. Nick Chubb, RB, Browns at Bucs: Chubb is now the man in Cleveland and expect him to get the majority of touches moving forward. The Bucs defense has struggled against the run at times this season so Chubb is a sensible play.
2. Phillip Rivers, Chargers vs. Titans: The Titans secondary has been amongst the worst in the NFL thus far this season. Starting Rivers is a no brainer in what could be another high scoring week for the Bolts.
3. Peyton Barber, Bucs vs. Browns: Barber is the starter in Tampa now and with Jameis Winston back, Barber will get touches both in the running game and passing game. The Browns defense has been generous to running back this season and this week should be no different.
4. Tyler Boyd, Bengals at Chiefs: Boyd has been targeted more than A.J Green the past two weeks and he has a great match up against a mediocre Chiefs secondary. Boyd scores two touchdowns last week and could match that total this week.
5. Los Angeles Chargers Defense vs. Titans: The Titans were shut out last week by the Ravens and have struggled to score in the red zone. The Chargers defense feasts on offenses that struggle to score in the passing game. The Bolts are a no brainer this week.
1. Sammy Watkins, WR, Chiefs vs. Bengals: Watkins is a non factor in a Chiefs offense that is loaded with talent. Watkins has only been targeted five or more times twice this season.
2. Alex Collins, RB, Ravens vs. Saints: Collins had a big game last week but this week he matches up against a Saints defense that gives up the fifth fewest points to opposing running backs. If there was a week to sit Collins, this might be it.
3. Vikings Defense at Jets: This is a tough recommendation for me because I think this could be a good match up for the Vikings but something tells me this will be a shootout so stay away from Minnesota’s defense.
4. Will Fuller, WR, Texans at Jags: Fuller’s run with DeShaun Watson is over. He has only scored a combined 8.8 points in standard formats the past two weeks. With former teammate A.J Bouye covering him, Fuller will struggle to get open and be a factor in the Texans passing game.
5. Charles Clay, TE. Bills at Colts: Clay had a good game last week but Derek Anderson is starting this week so Clay will be a non factor in the Bills passing game.