Week 7 Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Tim Tebow and QBs to Bench This Week

Nicholas Goss@@NicholasGoss35Correspondent IOctober 22, 2011

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 9: Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos reacts to a play against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 9, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Bart Young/Getty Images)
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Oakland Raiders quarterback Kyle Boller will likely start over the newly acquired Carson Palmer this week against the Kansas City Chiefs, and he is one of many quarterbacks you should not start this week.

Tim Tebow will also make his first start of the 2011 season for the Denver Broncos on Sunday versus the Miami Dolphins, but how effective will he be in a fantasy sense?

Knowing who to start at quarterback for your fantasy team, especially in one-QB leagues is crucial to your team's performance.

Let's look at three quarterbacks you should bench this week.


1) Josh Freeman

The young Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has not played too well this season, despite his team leading the NFC South at 4-2.

Freeman has just five passing touchdowns this season with six interceptions. That is atrocious for someone who had a spectacular breakout season last year.

Against the talented Chicago Bears defense in Week 7, Freeman will find it difficult to get the passing game going, and it would be very surprising if he passed for 250 yards or threw a passing touchdown.

Freeman should not be started against the Bears, it's not a favorable matchup for him.


2) Tim Tebow

Tebow-mania is going to reach a new level on Sunday after many Denver Broncos fans finally get to see their favorite quarterback make his first start of the season against the Miami Dolphins.

Tebow may lead the Broncos to a victory, but as a fantasy quarterback, he will not give your team the performance it needs. Tebow won't pass for 250 yards, he won't rack up more than 70 rushing yards, and he won't light up the Dolphins defense with spectacular deep passes.

Tebow is not a starting fantasy quarterback yet, and should not start for your team unless you start two QBs in your league.


3) Kyle Boller

Kyle Boller is an awful quarterback, and if Carson Palmer was fully ready to start Sunday for the Oakland Raiders, he probably would.

But that doesn't seem like it's the case, and starting Boller would be a risky and desperate move for your fantasy team this week.

Boller is not going to put up much stats, and won't throw more than a touchdown pass, if he even gets one.

The Raiders are likely going to use top running back Darren McFadden a lot on Sunday versus the Kansas City Chiefs, making Boller a terrible start in Week 7.