NFL Fantasy Football Week 7: Eric Decker and 5 Players to Start This Week

Khalid KhanCorrespondent IIOctober 20, 2011

NFL Fantasy Football Week 7: Eric Decker and 5 Players to Start This Week

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    Many fantasy football owners are having trouble with their lineups because teams like the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, the New York Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles all have byes this week.

    This leaves many holes in many owner's lineups.

    With the trade deadline taking place and many deals happening, the fantasy football outlook has changed.

    Here are five players that you should consider starting this week. 

Earnest Graham, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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    With running back LaGarette Blount set miss out an additional 1-2 weeks with an injury, Tampa Bay will rely on Graham to carry the load in the running game.

    The 30-year old veteran had a very impressive game last week when he replaced Blount as the starter.

    Graham showed his impressive speed and strength, and he was a big factor in the passing game.

    Graham is a must start for Week 7.

Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos

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    With Kyle Orton being benched, John Fox handed the starting QB role to the former Florida Heisman winner.

    Tebow is a pretty efficient passer and is a big threat in the run game, which means he will be racking up a handful of points for your team.

    Also with the Broncos playing the 0-6 Miami Dolphins, Tim Tebow is projected to have a huge game against the Dolphins, who are probably focusing on obtaining Andrew Luck in next year's draft.

    So if you have Tom Brady or Michael Vick on your fantasy team, picking up Tim Tebow would be a very smart choice.

Michael Bush, Oakland Raiders

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    With the injury to Jason Campbell, the Oakland Raiders pulled a big move by getting Carson Palmer in a trade.

    Palmer hasn't played since last year and hasn't been given time to gel with the rest of the offense.

    So expect the Raiders to run the ball numerous times, which gives Michael Bush more playing time.

    The only thing Carson Palmer will be good for is increasing Michael Bush's fantasy output for this week.

Cowboys D/ST

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    This could be a very huge week for the Cowboys defense this week against the St. Louis Rams.

    With Sam Bradford in a walking boot, chances of him playing are slim.

    That would mean AJ Feeley would get the start, which sets up St. Louis a potential disaster in this game.

    And with St. Louis struggling on offense already this year, Sam Bradford's absence doesn't help out at all.

    Under the coaching of Rob Ryan, Dallas' defense has been superb this year. Expect a underrated Dallas defense, who held Tom Brady in check, to have a field day and explode in the fantasy scene.

Eric Decker, Denver Broncos

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    The Brandon Lloyd trade to St. Louis leaves the number one receiver spot in the Denver offense open. That spot will be most likely filled by Eric Decker.

    Decker will most likely be targeted more by Tim Tebow, which increases his projected fantasy score.

    And playing the Dolphins this week is a huge boost in Decker's favor.

    Like all the rest mentioned before, highly consider starting Eric Decker this week.