If you are wondering what the heck is going on in your fantasy football league with your 3-3 record or worse, then you are in good company. A lot of fantasy experts are scratching their heads when they watch Blake Bortles, Andy Dalton, Devonta Freeman and the Denver Broncos defense dominate in their leagues against them. All the while players like Peyton Manning, Eddie Lacy and C.J. Anderson are supporting in giving embarrassing weekly performances.
But that’s okay. There’s a lot of football left as we’re just six weeks in. If your team is sitting with 1 or 2 wins, this Week 7 matchup is a crucial W. If you’re sitting at .500, the team is still likely in the playoff hunt, but you better hope for some changes. If you’re sitting with 4+ wins, then lucky you. Congrats on your Devonta Freeman pickup.
Let’s take a look at our Week 7 Fantasy Football Bold Moves:
Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars over Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Wilson faces a sub par San Francisco defense, but overall hasn’t looked consistently great as he has. Blake Bortles is on fire recently and the Jaguars could score points on the Bills if the Bills offense can’t sustain drives with an ailing Tyrod Taylor.
Zach Mettenberger, Tennessee Titans over Nick Foles, St. Louis Rams
Despite a banged up secondary in Cleveland, Nick Foles shouldn’t need to throw the ball enough for a huge game in Week 7. Todd Gurley could go for 30 carries and 180 yards as bad as this run defense is. Mettenberger has the ability to get the ball downfield as it looks like Marcus Mariota will sit.
Shane Vereen, New York Giants over LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots
When the Giants don’t utilize Shane Vereen consistently out of the back field, they struggle offensively. Look for them to get him more involved to open up guys like Randle and Beckham Jr. over the top. Blount faces one of the toughest run defenses in the league and is purely a closer and red zone guy. No guarantee that the Patriots will be up big this week.
Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers over Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins
I think this game could go well for the Buccaneers and a talented, yet inconsistent Redskins defense. Lamar Miller came out strong in Week 6, but can he do it consistently against a Texans defense that we know has the talent to shut down the run?
Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts over Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Until Ben Roethlisberger is back, I don’t feel safe starting Brown. Granted, he’s not a guy you sit, so continue to play him. But if you have Donte Moncrief, prepare for a solid finish to the season. I feel like the Colts are going to break out in a big way against the Saints this week and get back on track.
Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders over Steve Smith Sr., Baltimore Ravens
Cooper has a tough match-up against Jason Verrett, but Steve Smith Sr. has to deal with the entire secondary with Joe Flacco having to deal with a consistent pass rush.
Benjamin Watson, New Orleans over Julius Thomas, Jaguars
I think the Bills will do a nice job of stopping Julius Thomas this week and I’m riding Ben Watson while he’s hot.
Kansas City Chiefs over Philadelphia Eagles
Landry Jones came in and played reasonably well in the 4th quarter, but he’s still a third string quarterback on a team that rarely needs to keep one on the roster. The Chiefs can still get pressure and Jones is likely to throw a pick or two. The Eagles defense may be without DeMeco Ryans, and Cam Newton has been hot this year.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers over Washington Redskins
I think that the Buccaneers defense will force Kirk Cousins to throw a few interceptions this week in a win, while Jameis Winston, Doug Martin and the rest of the offense start figuring things out against to wear down the Redskins defense over the course of four quarters.