Fantasy Football: Week Seven Staff Must Start, Must Sit and Sleeper Picks

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Connor Wilcoxen

START:  Jordy Nelson, WR – Green Bay Packers

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Aaron Rodgers loves to throw the deep ball to Jordy Nelson. He has 632 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns with only forty-three receptions. In the Packers’ game against the Vikings, Jordy Nelson only had one catch, and still had sixty-six receiving yards and a touchdown. He’s a wide receiver one every week, but after three consecutive weeks with a touchdown, and a match-up against the weak Panthers secondary, Nelson needs to be in your lineup.

SIT:  Jonathan Stewart, RB – Carolina Panthers

I would never start someone on my fantasy team fresh off an injury, unless they have been proven to be a consistent point scorer. Jonathan Stewart is not one of these people, he only has eighty-eight total rushing yards and one touchdown this season, with twenty-nine rushing attempts. Add on the fact that he is coming off a high ankle sprain, and I would think twice before I start Stewart. Sometimes, he is a running back two, however against the Packers strong rushing defense, I suggest you don’t start Stewart this week.

SLEEPER:  Brian Hoyer, QB – Cleveland Browns

Yes, that’s right, I believe a Browns quarterback not named Manziel is a potential sleeper pick this week. During the regular season, Hoyer has thrown for 1,224 yards, seven touchdowns, and only one interception. He has led the Browns to a winning record without his best receiver, Josh Gordon. The main thing that makes Brian Hoyer a sleeper this week is the fact that he plays the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars have the worst defense in the league by far, and Hoyer should be able to exploit that. If you have Hoyer on your team, you should take this small risk and start him as your quarterback.