Fantasy Football Week 7: Start, Sit, Sleepers

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Oct 12, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Chicago Bears defensive tackle Stephen Paea (92) pressures Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) during the second half at the Georgia Dome. The Bears defeated the Falcons 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Sit Em

Matt Ryan, QB, Atlanta Falcons

Admittedly, recommending to sit Matt Ryan is a hard decision to make. Until you take into consideration the fact that the Falcons offensive line is once again a train wreck and the defense they are facing has played like one of the best in the league as of late.

Another important factor that many are likely to overlook is the fact that Ryan does not play as well outdoors. In the three games that Ryan has played in outside, he’s scored 16 points or less in two of those games. The game that he went over 16? It was against the struggling Minnesota Vikings defense.

There is always the chance that Ryan is able to go into Baltimore and prove me wrong. In fact the Ravens defense has allowed three quarterbacks to score at least 20 fantasy football points, and both of his favorite targets are healthy in Julio Jones and Roddy White.

But will it be enough?

I don’t think it will. I sit Ryan in week 7.

Jerick McKinnon, RB, Minnesota Vikings

Vikings running backs Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata received a tremendous opportunity for their professional careers when Adrian Peterson was removed from all team activities during his legal issues.

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  • Both have played well, but McKinnon appears to have more upside in my opinion.

    So why am I recommending sitting McKinnon in week 7?

    It’s because Vikings head coach stated this week that McKinnon and Asiata would likely see a more balanced workload after last weeks loss to Detroit where McKinnon seen 17 carries in comparison to Asiata’s three. Combine that with the fact that the Vikings are headed to Buffalo to take on the Bills and their stingy defense, and you find yourself with little choice other to sit McKinnon in week 7.