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After starting your studs (typically players ranked after week 5 in the top ~15 RBs, top ~ 10 WRs, top ~ 10 QBs, top ~3 TEs, top ~5 Defenses, and top...wait, no kicker is a fantasy football stud), the Docs will help you decide who to start and sit as we recommend players in our fantasy football start sit column that are not clear studs and can step in with a big game for your team this week. Consequently, we will not recommend who to start and sit with the top few players at each position in our weekly fantasy football start sit advice (given starts every week); however, we may occasionally recommend players ranked 15 - 25 overall due to some teams out there that will have multiple players at one position in this range but can only start one.  If we recommend such a player it does not mean we think they are not a stud, we are just trying to help those folks out there that may be in such a situation. We also recommend players to bench, so our fantasy football start sit column is sometimes referred to as fantasy football start bench column. Additionally, we offer Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings to help even further with some of those more difficult start sit decisions. Last, be sure to check us out every Tuesday as we do a Wrap-up on our advice - both good and bad.  In fact, every wrap-up is kept and posted as a permanent, public record of what we called and how good or bad the calls were. Why?

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FREE Fantasy Football Start Sit Advice
NFL Week 7

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

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Week 6 is here and it's time to start thinking about optimizing your fantasy line-up. We have lots of great match-ups to leverage this week, while there are others you want to be sure to stay clear from and avoid to keep the good times rolling. Without further ado, here is our fantasy football start sit recommendations for Week 6 of the NFL.

Give 'em the rock (a.k.a. Start)

Kirk Cousins, QB, WAS - Cousins has been a solid play most every week, but you cannot pass up a chance to go up against the Lions. Cousins should have a very good game against the Lions. After all, the Rams WR corps looked like superstars against Detroit, and the Redskins should be explosive.

Philip Rivers, QB, SDG - Rivers gets the Falcons this week. While the Falcons' defense is looking improved, you can expect a big game from Rivers in an effort to keep up with the Falcons' offense. Rivers makes a great start this week at QB.

Spencer Ware, RB, KC - Jamaal Charles is likely to see more carries in Week 7, but Ware is still going to be heavily involved against the Saints in Arrowhead Stadium. The Saints have allowed massive games to several RBs already this season. You know that the Chiefs will do their best to control the clock with lots of ground attack. Ware will factor in once again.

Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, TAM - It will be important to watch this as the week develops to make sure Rodgers is in line to get the bulk of the touches. Doug Martin continues to be hurt and did not practice Monday, and Rodgers is coming off a 30 rushing attempt game last time the Bucs played. He has a very favorable match-up with the wet tissue paper run defense of the 49ers on tap. Tampa did sign RB Antone Smith earlier this week, but we see that more of a move to add depth than any kind of real threat to Rodgers.

LeGarrette Blount, RB, NE - Yes, you are going to be biting your fingers looking for fantasy production from Blount, but he will get into the end zone again. The Steelers should get crushed in this game, so you can expect Blount to be called in to knock out the opposition.

Cameron Meredith, WR, CHI - Meredith has been on a roll with Brian Hoyer. You need to stay with Meredith this week when he faces the Packers. The Packers are the worst defense in the NFL against WRs.

Brandon Marshall, WR, NYJ - Half of Marshall's fantasy games this year have been bad, and he has frustrated his fantasy owners. However, that will change this week. Marshall is option 1A and 1B in the passing attack now that WR Eric Decker is out for the season, and the one kink in the Ravens armor is their secondary. While the Ravens defense should score well on a fantasy scale, they will leave enough points on the table for Marshall to capitalize.

DeSean Jackson, WR, WAS - We said bench Jackson last week, and now we say start him. Jackson is a classic up and down WR, and this week he should be up in a classic bounce back game facing the porous Lions' secondary.

Hunter Henry, TE, SDG - It is time to jump on the Henry bandwagon. Henry has been on fire, and he has developed good chemistry with Philip Rivers. Look for Henry to continue his solid play.

Baltimore Ravens Defense - The Jets are a mess, and no team has been as friendly to an opposing fantasy defense over the season (last 4 weeks in particular) than the Jets. Turnovers, sacks, fumbles, defensive scores... it's all there for the taking for a gritty Ravens defense.

Let 'em warm up the pine (a.k.a. Sit)

Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA - Tannehill helped rally his team for a big win against the Steelers last week, but he did it on the legs of RB Jay Ajayi. Tannehill now has another steep challenge against the Bills. Buffalo is playing some great defense lately, and you don't want to take a gamble on Tannehill rebounding to his previous levels of production.

Carson Wentz, QB, PHI - Wentz now has some tape out there on him after 5 games. Add to that the fact that the Vikings have had two weeks to prepare for the rookie and you have a receipt for a bad offensive output from Philly. Stay clear of Wentz this week.

Matt Forte, RB, NYJ - Leave Forte on your bench. After a hot start to the season where he was seeing heavy usage, Forte has tailed off. This week he is facing a Ravens Defense that is tough to get fantasy point against on the ground.

Adam Thielen, WR, MIN - Thielen was the darling of daily fantasy the last time the Vikings played with a big time performance, but he now gets to face the buzzsaw secondary of the Eagles. Thielen is no longer flying low on the defensive shutdown radar.

Emmanuel Sanders, WR, DEN - Sanders is banged up with a hip injury and facing a very tough challenge with the Texans. The Texans have only allowed 3 TDs to opposing WRs, and they will be called to rise to the challenge to help keep the Broncos in check playing on the road in Denver.

Anquan Boldin, WR, DET - Boldin posted a nice week last week and brings a redzone threat to the table when the Lions are looking for a score, but this week he is facing a Redskins secondary that has been one of the best in the NFL over the last 4 weeks. Odds do not look good for Boldin this week.

For an expanded list of players to help with weekly fantasy football start sit line-up decisions, be sure to check our our Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings, which are released every Thursday during the regular season.

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