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Steve: Week 7 Sit 'em, Start 'em

Steve Geller
October 19, 2017 - 11:12 am

Sit 'em

Jameis Winston QB Buccaneers  

The Bucs set sail up north to Buffalo, and the captain of their ship got banged up last week...


Winston has a sprain in this throwing shoulder but is expected to play.  The Bills have a pretty vicious defense though and even if the QB was healthy I wouldn't start him in this spot.    

TY Hilton WR Colts  

Still no Andrew Luck in Indy, and the QB might be done for the season. That's definitely had a negative impact on Hilton's fantasy status, and he is going up a Jaguars secondary that ain't too shabby. Jacksonville corners Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye have combined to allow just ONE touchdown all season long.  Meanwhile, Hilton's lone trip to the endzone this season came in week 3 against the lowly Browns. 

Packers defense  

​Green Bay has 11 takeaways on the season, which ranks 4th in the league; but I have a feeling they are going to be on the field a lot on Sunday.  QB Brett Hundley is now leading the Pack's offensive attack, and I think he will struggle in his first career start. The GB defense is facing Drew Brees and a Saints offense that is averaging 29 points a game, which doesn't  make for a good combo.

Start 'em

Marcus Mariota QB Titans 

He returned to action last week after missing a game due to a hamstring issue, but he managed to put up some decent numbers on Monday Night Football....

Mariota had 306 yards passing with 1 TD and an INT. He should do even better this Sunday against Clevleland's defnese, which is giving up 26 point a game.  

Hunter Henry TE Chargers

Antonio Gates is a future Hall-of-Famer but the new kid in town has taken over as the top TE for the Bolts. In the past 2 games, Henry has been on the field for 100 snaps, while Gates was out there for 75.  They face a Denver D this week that has been suscpetbale to giving up a good game to tight ends.  The Broncos couldn't stop Eli Manning's only healthy target, Evan Engram, last week as he racked up 5 catches for 82 yards and a score.  Henry could have similar numbers Sunday.​ 

Mark Ingram RB Saints 

No more time share to worry about with Adrian Peterson had Ingram running with even more determination last week against the Lions...

He and the Saints are up in Green Bay this week, and the Packers defnese is giving up 120 yards rushing per contest.  That ranks 25th in the NFL.  Add to that fact that there is a good chance of rain coming down in Lambeau Field for this match-up and it could turn into a knock-down, grind-out kind of game. Ingram should eat well.  

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