Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 7: WRs You Must Slot into Your Fantasy Lineup

Ian HanfordFeatured ColumnistOctober 21, 2012

October 14, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams (19) reacts during the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-US PRESSWIRE

With six more teams taking their bye week in Week 7, fantasy football owners will be looking for replacements in their starting lineup.

One of the main positions impacted by a week off is wide receiver. There are usually more targets available via the waiver wire, but there's also a bigger chance that one of your impact players is taking a week to rest.

Whether you own the following wide receivers or not, these three guys are great options for your starting lineup this week.


Denarius Moore

Moore has been targeted at least eight times in each of his last four games, and that should stay the same vs. the Jaguars this week.

With Darius Heyward-Bey back in the mix, that allows Moore more freedom. Defenses are not doubling him nearly as much, reaching its peak for a nine-catch, 104-yard performance against Atlanta last week.

If you own Moore, and often find yourself waffling him between starter and bench player, this is a week to start him. Jacksonville is No. 23 in the league against the pass, and its offense isn't going to keep the ball out of the Raiders' hands very often.

This is another possible 100-yard game for Moore owners. Don't miss out on this one.


Mike Williams

Williams enters Sunday's game behind two straight 100-yard performances, and that won't change against New Orleans' shoddy pass defense.

The Saints are allowing over 280 passing yards per game. Josh Freeman has struggled at times this season, but he's coming off an excellent performance in Week 6.

When Freeman looks deep, he's looking for Williams. In 15 catches this season, he has 332 yards, averaging just over 22 yards per reception.

Tampa Bay will look to stretch the field on Sunday. It's hard to deny Williams' recent production, making him the perfect candidate for a spot start this week.

Don't miss the opportunity to cash in on a big day from one of the NFL's more dangerous deep threats.


Santana Moss

It looks like Pierre Garcon is out on Sunday, leaving more room for Moss to make catches against the Giants. Moss isn't having a huge year, but he's still capable of catching a handful of passes.

If Garcon was in, Moss wouldn't make sense here. But because he's out, he's a must-start for fantasy owners. The Giants are allowing over 250 passing yards per game, which should translate to a big day for Robert Griffin III and the Redskins passing attack.

Moss has 16 catches and two touchdowns on the season. He's still very good at working underneath, and he has the speed to break loose if you give him room to work.

As you check out your lineup Sunday morning, check your waiver wire. According to ESPN, Moss is only owned in about 20 percent of standard-scoring leagues. He may be out there, waiting to help your team win this week's matchup.