Fantasy Football Week 7: Start, Sit, Sleepers

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Oct 12, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

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Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks

Russell Wilson has been a bit of a surprise this season, at least from a fantasy football stand point. He was also a hero just two weeks ago on Monday Night Football when he ran for a career high 122 yards, was 14-of-24 passing, and threw for two scores.

Then came week 6 when Wilson and the Seahawks were taken down by the Dallas Cowboys in an uncommon home defeat. Wilson struggled greatly throughout the game, going 14-of-28 with no touchdowns. His passer rating of 47.6 was the third-lowest of his career.

“I could have played a lot better, I didn’t play my best game.’’ – Wilson after Seattle’s 30-23 defeat against Dallas

It also marked the first time in 2014 that Wilson scored under 21 points.

However, it’s a new week and a new match-up.

In week 7 he’ll face the St. Louis Rams, or more importantly, the horrendous Rams defense. The Rams D has allowed at least two touchdowns through the air to all opposing QB’s they’ve faced this season.

Yes, that does include Matt Cassel and Josh McCown.

The Seahawks offense still revolves around Marshawn Lynch. When he’s running well it changes the way the defense has to play them. Expect Lynch to see more than the ten carries he got last week, and expect him to run well. Once he gets going, things will open up for Wilson down the field.

Seattle will return to form this week, and you can start Wilson with confidence.

Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals

Carson Palmer returned to action in a big way last week, attempting 44 passes and completing 28. He also racked up 250 yards through the air.

This week the Cards take on the Oakland Raiders and their struggling defense. The Raiders have been run all over in 2014, but that wont be the case come Sunday. That’s because Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians will likely have Palmer airing it out again in Oakland.

Through Palmers only two starts in 2014, he is averaging 23 points per game. Solid numbers for any fantasy football quarterback.