Fantasy Football Week 7: Start, Sit, Sleepers

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Oct 5, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) prepares to pass to wide receiver Wes Welker (83) in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Sit Em

Khiry Robinson, RB, New Orleans Saints

The Saints will once again have a full backfield for week 7, and they may need all hands on deck when the head to Detroit to face the NFL’s No.1 ranked defense. Mark Ingram returns after suffering a broken hand and joins Pierre Thomas and Robinson in the split Saints workload.

Robinson played well the past two games totaling 105 yards vs. the Cowboys and 97 total yards and a score against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, Ingram’s return will unfortunately cut into Robinson’s carries.

The defense that will look to shut down any and all of the Saints rushing attack in week 7 may be the biggest factor in the benching of Robinson.

That’s because the Lions have allowed only three rushing TD’s in 2014 and have allowed only one opposing RB to go over 50 yards on the ground, New York Jets RB, Chris Ivory.

Wes Welker, WR, Denver Broncos

2014 has proven to be a strange year already for Wes Welker. First came the four game suspension to start the year as a result of a failed drug test by the NFL. Fast forward to week 6, Welker’s second game back, and now fantasy football owners are scratching their heads at the least.

Welker was targeted one time vs. the Jets in week 6, which he did manage to haul in — for a whopping 8 yards. Perhaps Welker is able to rebound this week when the Broncos face the 49ers on Sunday Night Football as the 9ers shuffle players in their banged up secondary.

Still, I’m going to remain hesitant to start Welker this week, considering that the Broncos redzone targets seem to go in every direction that Wes Welker isn’t in.