Fantasy Football Week 7: Start, Sit, Sleepers

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Oct 12, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell (35) rushes against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. The Lions win 17-3. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

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Lamar Miller, RB, Miami Dolphins 

Lamar Miller is now officially the man in South Beach.  That’s because the guy he was slated to split carries with in Miami, Knowshon Moreno, is done for the remainer of the season with a knee injury. Miller will now get the chance to show the Dolphins that he is the better back, and fantasy football owners will reap the reward.

Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions

As mentioned above, the Lions will face-off with the Saints at Ford Filed this Sunday. The match-up is a favorable one for Bell, who is fresh off the best game of his 2014 season.

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Fellow running back, Reggie Bush missed the Lions game against the Minnesota Vikings in week 6, but Bell picked up the slack. He received a season-high 18 carries totaling 74 yards and a touchdown. He also caught two passes for 23 yards. Bush is likely to return to action this week, but Bell should still have a great game against a not-so-great New Orleans defense at home.

Rob Ryan’s defense has allowed six rushing touchdowns this season, including at least one in four of five games. Additionally, five of the opposing running backs that have faced the Saints have scored at least nine fantasy football points.

Start Bell this week as a solid RB2 or FLEX option.