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Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 7

Fantasy Football Start/Sit: Week 7

Consider yourself blessed if your fantasy team hasn't been struck by the injury bug this season.

I mean, there really hasn't been any running away from it.

We'll do our best to navigate you through this tough stretch.

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Let's get right into the Week 7 Start/Sit and as always, Liam Neeson has a message for you:

START

Blake Bortles, QB, JAX (vs. OAK) - You like high scoring? This is your game. Bortles has been a model of inconsistency this season, but if the Jaguars have any chance of coming away with a victory, they're going to need their young quarterback to go score-for-score with Derek Carr. That shouldn't be a problem as the Raiders are allowing the sixth-most fantasy points (19.5) to opposing quarterbacks. (Scott Krinch)

Hunter Henry, TE, SD (@ ATL) - It's time to stop pigeonholing Henry as a tight end. Henry, a future star in the making, is a matchup problem for most NFL linebackers. His rare combination of size and speed, in addition to his crisp route running, has already vaulted him into a Top 4 fantasy tight end. Despite the presence of Antonio Gates back in the Chargers lineup, Henry is coming off his best career game in Week 6. Henry is a must-start, even in your flex, against a Falcons defense which is allowing a whopping 15.3 points (6 more than league average) to opposing tight ends. (Krinch)

Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, TB (@ SF) - The NFL is a "next man up league" and the veteran Rodgers is taking full advantage of that. After injuries to starter Doug Martin (no timetable) and backup Charles Sims (IR), Rodgers is now the lead back in Tampa with only Peyton Barber to fend off for carries. In his first game having given a full workload, Rodgers rushed for 101 yards on 30 carries and hauled in five passes for 28 yards. San Francisco presents a juicy matchup for Rodgers to continue to prove his worth as the 49ers have allowed five-straight 100-yard-plus rushers and 9 rushing touchdowns in the last four weeks. (Krinch)

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SIT

Matt Forte, RB, NYJ (vs. BAL) - This is becoming a trend with the Jets veteran running back. After a monster Week 2 (three touchdowns), Forte has had four games of 7, 4, 6 and 1.5 fantasy points. Forte's carries have plummeted (9 last week), while Bilal Powell is starting to see an increased role in New York's offense. Forte needs to be kept on the bench against a Ravens defense which hasn't allowed a rushing touchdown since Week 2. If you're a Forte owner, trade him ASAP while some people still may value the name and past history. (Krinch)

Jordan Matthews, WR, PHI (vs. MIN) - Fantasy is a what have you done for me lately business and Matthews has done diddly poo. Since a monster showing in the Eagles' season-opening victory, Matthews hasn't surpassed 7 points in standard leagues since that game. Matthews, who is also dealing with knee tendinitis, is a bad play this week as he'll be lined up against the No. 1 defense in the NFL and one that has only allowed two receiving touchdowns in 2016. (Krinch)

Carson Palmer, QB, ARI (vs. SEA) - Nobody could have seen this coming, right? Palmer is currently the No. 26 ranked fantasy quarterback and is struggling to find any sort of rhythm under center this season. Palmer is a prime candidate for a bench spot this week with the Seahawks coming to town. Outside of Matt Ryan's performance in Week 6 (20 points), Seattle has allowed a combined 23 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. (Krinch)

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