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Fantasy football start/sit Week 7: Todd Gurley, Charles Clay, Charcandrick West

It is Week 7 around the NFL. We give you some fantasy advice for the weekend.

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We use all of our expertise (read: lucky guesses) to take a look around the NFL's Week 7 schedule and try to come up with some great options for your fantasy football team this weekend. We also find some players who we think you should run from for the weekend. Sometimes we get this right, sometimes we get it wrong. Seems like football is an unpredictable game. That does not mean we do not try to predict what will happen, especially when it comes to fantasy:


Quarterback - Ryan Fitzpatrick, NYJ - It pains me to put a Jets quarterback in this position, but you have to like Fitzpatrick this week. The Patriots are allowing quarterbacks to put up big fantasy numbers against them, and that's not accounting for players like Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. Fitzpatrick should have a decent day against the Patriots, even if the Patriots have a big day against the Jets.

Running Back - Todd Gurley, STL - Personally, I like the Browns in this game for some reason, but I think Gurley will be able to carve up the Browns' rush defense. Cleveland has allowed a league worst 149.8 yards per game on the ground, while Gurley is averaging 104.7 yards per game and 5.7 yards per carry. Expect him to put up a big day this weekend.

Wide receiver - Rishard Matthews, MIA - I purposely try to stay away from Dolphins players in this article, because my team bias can seem to rate Dolphins players too high each week. However, I think Matthews is a great play this week. Where Jarvis Landry is a PPR monster, Matthews is the consistent overall fantasy factor for Miami's offense. He seems to be the red zone option for quarterback Ryan Tannehill, and he is climbing the points per game lists in nearly all of the fantasy games out there. The Texans defense will likely focus on Landry, which should open up Matthews for a big day.

Tight End - Charles Clay, BUF - Our AFC East happy start 'em section continues with Clay. Tyrod Taylor and Clay did not seem to be on the same page all the time. EJ Manuel, who will be starting again this week, and Clay are a different story. Manuel likes to get the ball to his end - and add in the lack of other weapons, and suddenly Clay is a huge must start in fantasy leagues this week. Of course, last time I said that, Clay disappeared from the Bills' offense.


Quarterback - Sam Bradford, PHI - I absolutely do not like Bradford this week, especially facing the Carolina Panthers defense this week. You never know what Bradford is going to show up each week, and, after putting up a miserable Week 6, I am shy to say he should even be a consideration this week. Put him on the bench and look at him again in Week 9 after having a bye week to fix whatever funk he is in.

Running Back - Charcandrick West, KC - There is not a lot to like about the Chiefs at this point, and West is included in that summation. Jamaal Charles' injury should have made West a fantasy option this year, but he is not proving to be worthy of the fantasy start. Knile Davis is not exactly threatening West's role as the starter, but West is not exactly making the Chiefs have an explosive rushing attack. Add in Pittsburgh's ability to stop the run and give up the pass this season, and this game is on Alex Smith's arm, not Kansas City's rushing.

Wide receiver - Rueben Randle, NYG - Dallas is 17th in the league in passing yards allowed per game this year, so the Giants offense could put up big numbers this week. That does not mean Randle will be on the receiving end of a large number of passes; he's only averaging four receptions a game at this point, and he has a hamstring issue that has been bothering him. He seems to poach touchdowns well, so he is a decent start if you are in desperate need of someone to fill a roster spot, but otherwise, stay away from Randle this week.

Tight End - Benjamin Watson, NO - A career day in Week 6 has Watson on everyone's radar this week. Snatching him off the waiver wire and stashing him on your bench is a savvy move. Sticking him in your starting lineup this week probably is not. The Colts are playing well against tight ends this year, and Watson's 10 catches in Week 6 nearly matched his Weeks 1 through 5 total. If he keeps up the play in Week 7, maybe he becomes more of a must start in the future, but a one week performance just screams let down this week.