Fantasy Football Week 7: Starts & Sits

Brody Denevan and Elliott Chaney

With the start of 2022-23, NFL season comes a new year of fantasy football. Here are some of the starts and sits for week seven. With some of the top-rated players such as Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Jalen Hurts, Cooper Kupp, and others being out on a bye, this week will be hard for people that have these players on their team. Also, players like Jonathan Taylor and Darren Waller are questionable so it’s not likely to see much production or if they can make it on the field this weekend.

With a smaller-than-normal pool of players on the field this week, here are some of the better options on who to start and sit for week 7.



Players like Justin Herbert match up against the Seahawks defense with rookie Tariq Woolen. Herbert is someone you would want to start. 


Lamar Jackson and the Ravens are playing the Cleveland Browns with a questionable Denzel Ward, and an injured Jadeveon Clowney and Myles Garrett have lots of potential for this week. 


Joe Burrow, who is matching up against the Atlanta Falcons, should have an easy week seeing as how the Falcons’ defense is ranked 24th. 


Patrick Mahomes has potential against the 49ers. Even though their defense is ranked 6th, players such as Arik Armstead, Nick Bosa, Charvarius Ward, and Jimmie Ward are all questionable to play. 


Kyler Murray could have a good game against the Saints whose defense is ranked 21st and won’t feature starting cornerback Marshon Lattimore. 


Tua Tagovailoa, who is coming back from concussion protocol, is matching up against the Steelers’ defense which has allowed 21 points per game to quarterbacks. With the variety of targets such as Jalen Waddle, Tyreek Hill, Mike Gesicki, and Raheem Mostert in the backfield, he has plenty of opportunities to score big this week. 


Running Backs

A running back you should start this week is Kenneth Walker III. Walker is playing against the Los Angeles Chargers. Walker has only started 2 weeks and has had 185 yards and 2 touchdowns already. The Seahawks seem to be putting the running game in his hands after Rashaad Penny’s season-ending injury. 


Another running back to watch out for this week is Breece Hall. Hall is proving himself as not only a good option in the backfield but a reliable target as well. Hall is playing the Broncos whose defense is ranked number 14. 


Rhamondre Stevenson, who is another good option and has been very consistent with the New England offense, plays against the Bears’ defense that is allowing an average of 21.2 points in the last 4 weeks. Stevenson is bound to have a high-scoring game.


Wide Receivers

A good receiver option for this week is Ceedee Lamb. With Dak Prescott making his return this week, Ceedee will be a good option to start. They are playing the 1-4 Lions, whose defense isn’t looking great at the moment. 


Two good options to start this week are Tyreek Hill and Jalen Waddle of the Miami Dolphins. They are both in the top 5 for most receiving yards and are playing against the Steelers injury bugged defense. Tua Tagovailoa is making his return this week from a concussion. With their starting quarterback returning, you can expect big weeks for these two. 


A must-start for receivers this week is Jamarr Chase, coming off a great week against the Saints and playing against the Falcons’ secondary that isn’t very good this year. He should build off of last weekend and it looks as if the Burrow-Chase combination is back on track.