Week 7 Fantasy Football Projections: Starters to Bench This Week

Brooke McGeeCorrespondent IOctober 19, 2011

Week 7 Fantasy Football Projections: Starters to Bench This Week

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    It takes a lot to run a successful football team. The trades, the injuries and every unpredictable event that can go along with it. Fantasy football players know this and love it.

    As you’re lining up your starters for Week 7, here are some players you should consider benching for the week.

Julius Peppers

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    Julius Peppers, DE of the Chicago Bears, is owned by 70 percent of fantasy players and started by 40. However, he injured his knee last week against the Minnesota Vikings and is doubtful for Week 7 against the Buccaneers.

    He hasn’t participated in practice since, so bench him for the week.

Jason Campbell

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    Don’t trust the still-not-updated Oakland Raiders injury report. Jason Campbell broke his collarbone Sunday and underwent surgery Monday.

    Expect him to be out for at least six weeks while he heals. If he’s your fantasy quarterback, pick a new one.

Jahvid Best

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    Running back Jahvid Best of the Detroit Lions won’t be playing this week against the Atlanta Falcons, I hope. He just got his second concussion of the season last Sunday.

    He hasn’t been listed on the injury report yet, but in order to play he needs to fulfill all the requirements after sustaining such a head injury.  Head injuries are tricky business, so I wouldn’t put too much weight on starting him, especially since this is his second.

Peyton Hillis

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    Peyton Hillis of the Cleveland Browns suffered a ham string injury during Week 6 as well, then continued to play on it.

    We don’t know for sure if he’s going to be in or not for the upcoming week against the Seattle Seahawks, so you may not want to put your game on the line with him.

Sam Bradford

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    St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is wearing a walking boot this week for a high ankle sprain. His role in Week 7 has yet to be determined.

    Since 2011 isn’t the year of setting records for the Rams, Bradford really doesn’t have anything to prove by playing. I’d expect him to start so as to not ruin his perfect starting streak, but I see him benched after that.