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Our Week 7 Game Previews for Fantasy Football are filled with some pretty tame battles this week.

The most interesting thing to note is Fantasy players may have to go fishing on the waiver wire or roll out a deep bench option with the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals on byes this week.

Before preparing for Week 7, make sure to check out all the resources The So-Called Fantasy Experts have to offer. Take a look at our Week  7 Injury Report, the SCFE Podcast and our Staff Rankings.

For all you daily players, we have all the Week 7 Daily Fantasy Football advice you could ever ask for!

Let’s jump right into the Week 7 game previews and take a look at the upcoming matchups.

Week 7 Game Previews

Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars

The Buffalo Bills will be without Tyrod Taylor, Sammy Watkins, Percy Harvin and Karlos Williams for Week 7. E.J. Manuel will get the start against a defense that has surrendered 10 passing touchdowns and only caused one interception. Allen Robinson practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, but T.J. Yeldon still appears to be a long shot to play in Week 7.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins

Jameis Winston’s passing attempts decreased dramatically in Week 5 against the Jaguars. Through Weeks 3-4, Winston averaged 39.5 passing attempts per game. In Week 5, he only attempted 19. That’s not good news for Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. Despite throwing eight interceptions in just six games, Kirk Cousins is still the starter. Head coach Jay Gruden indicated that he expects Jordan Reed to play this week, which makes him a great start. Washington’s defense has allowed 12 touchdown receptions to opposing teams this season.

 

Atlanta Falcons at Tennessee Titans

There’s nothing to overthink if you plan on starting Julio Jones or Devonta Freeman. Marcus Mariota believes he will play in this game, but his MCL sprain might say otherwise. If Zach Mettenberger gets the start, look towards Delanie Walker as his favorite target.

New Orleans Saints at Indianapolis Colts

Tight end Benjamin Watson will be a hot play in daily leagues for Week 7 after his 127-yard performance against the Falcons. Although C.J. Spiller returned to the lineup several weeks ago, he has largely been a disappointment. Andre Johnson will also see a rise in ownership this week on daily sites. Johnson may be a stretch, but you will want to have a share in some of the receivers for Indianapolis. The Saints’ defense has allowed and average of 283.8 receiving yards per game to opposing teams.

Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions

This is a pretty ugly matchup, but Fantasy players want to know if Stefon Diggs can continue his meteoric rise. The rookie is currently averaging 108 receiving yards per game. Matthew Stafford looked like a stud last week with four touchdown passes, but temper your expectations for Week 7. He’s squaring off against a defense that has only allowed six passing touchdowns this season.

Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs

It looks like Martavis Bryant was ready to call Ben Roethlisberger’s bluff that Markus Wheaton was going to have a breakout season. I loved Bryant before the start of the season. He reportedly gained 10 pounds of muscle, trained in MMA fighting and ran in sand to keep his burst while gaining weight to out muscle defenders. I love him in Week 7. There isn’t much to make out of Knile Davis and Charcandrick West just yet. The only thing to really take away is that the Chiefs are in trouble.

Cleveland Browns at St. Louis Rams

It sounds weird to say this, but you pretty much have to start Travis Benjamin and Gary Barnidge if you own them. The Rams’ defense has been pretty stingy only allowing five touchdown receptions to opposing teams this season, but with almost no rushing attack to speak of, Josh McCown has to throw the ball. McCown has averaged 45 passing attempts per game since Week 3.

Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins

Las Vegas projects this will be a rather tame game with an Over/Under of 43 points. You’re starting DeAndre Hopkins, Jarvis Landry and Lamar Miller. Anyone else is a roll of the dice.

New York Jets at New England Patriots

Although he’s played well, I don’t expect Ryan Fitzpatrick to do anything spectacular in this matchup. The Patriots’ defense has recorded six interceptions on the year, and the Jets may look to get Chris Ivory going early with New England allowing an average of 114.6 rushing yards per game to opposing teams. There hasn’t been much news on Julian Edelman since his finger looked like it was completely bent back last week, but keep an eye on his status heading into the weekend.

Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers

After starting off the year on a high note, Latavius Murray has reportedly been dealing with a shoulder injury and was benched in two different games for fumbling the ball. During the bye week, the Raiders stated that they wanted to get the running game back on track. Hopefully Murray is ready to go against a defense allowing an average of 132.5 rushing yards per game. There’s optimism that Keenan Allen will play, but Stevie Johnson has still been limited in practice.

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants

The Matt Cassel era begins! The good news for Cassel is that owner Jerry Jones said Brandon Weeden was benched for not being aggressive enough. He will have a little more room for mistakes as long as he can turn a few of his passes into touchdowns. The last time these teams met, Eli Manning didn’t throw a touchdown pass and Odell Beckham Jr. only hauled in 44 receiving yards. This game has a decent Over/Under at 48, but I don’t see a lot of points in this matchup.

Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers

For our Week 7 game previews finale, we have Sam Bradford taking on the Panthers’ defense. Bradford will have his hands full to put it nicely. The Panthers’ defense has only allowed five touchdown passes this season and has recorded eight interceptions. Your starting Jordan Matthews, but you aren’t going to be happy about it.

Hopefully our Week 7 previews will get you ready for Fantasy Football glory! Best of luck from the entire staff at The So-Called Fantasy Experts.

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