NFL Fantasy Football Week 7: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Advice

Bruno Boys Fantasy FootballCorrespondent IIIOctober 24, 2010

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 17:  Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws down field as Antonio Smith #94 of the Houston Texans looks to apply pressure> at Reliant Stadium on October 17, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Matt Cassel (Kansas City Chiefs) vs. Jacksonville

Cassel had his second game with three passing touchdowns this season in Week 6 against the Houston Texans.

Cassel gets a matchup with another vulnerable pass defense this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Jacksonville have allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks to this point in the season, including a tie for a league-high 14 passing touchdowns. 

The Chiefs are likely to continue to keep the ball on the ground a lot this week, as Cassel has yet to top 30 pass attempts in a game this season, but he should easily find success through the air when given the opportunity. Cassel is a more than adequate bye-week fill-in this week if you have a need.



Patrick Crayton (San Diego Chargers) vs. New England

Crayton had six receptions for 117 yards in Week 6 against the St. Louis Rams, as wide receiver Malcom Floyd (hamstring) and tight end Antonio Gates (toe) were both injured in the game and the Chargers were relegated to throwing the ball a lot. 

Floyd is expected to miss Week 7’s game against the New England Patriots and Gates is considered to be a game-time decision. If both of the Chargers’ top pass targets have to miss the game, Crayton stands to see plenty of opportunities again this week and could have another productive game.

The Patriots have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers (25.2) so far this season, which makes Crayton a potential bye week replacement with some upside for Week 7.



Ben Watson (Cleveland Browns) @ New Orleans

Watson had six catches for 88 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, giving him four straight games with at least five receptions and 29 total receptions this season. Watson has become arguably the Browns’ most reliable receiver.

Cleveland will travel to take on the New Orleans Saints in Week 7, and the Saints have allowed the second most receptions (38) and yards (425) to opposing tight ends this season.  With wide receivers Josh Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi both suffering concussions last week, Watson should again be a primary target for rookie quarterback Colt McCoy. 

Watson is at minimum a nice bye week or injury fill-in this week, and a possible low-end TE1 in shallow leagues.


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