Week 7 Fantasy Football Start 'Em Sit 'Em: Matt Ryan and QBs with Bad Matchups

Nicholas GossCorrespondent IOctober 22, 2011

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 16:  Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts just before the touchdown signal is given against the Carolina Panthers at Georgia Dome on October 16, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Fantasy football is all about matchups, and if your star player is playing a good defense you may want to consider benching him.

There are several quarterbacks with bad matchups this week, including Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

Let's take a look at three quarterbacks that have bad matchups this week and should possibly be benched on your fantasy football team.


1) Matt Ryan

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will be pressured all day on Sunday by the talented Detroit Lions defensive line. Without Julio Jones, who is recovering from an injury, Ryan will not be effective this week.

Ryan and the Falcons are 3-3 this season and have been quite inconsistent on offense, and it's quite unlikely that will change on Sunday.


2) AJ Feeley

With Sam Bradford ruled out of Sunday's game with an injury, veteran quarterback AJ Feeley will start for the St. Louis Rams against the Dallas Cowboys this week.

Feeley will not do well against the athletic Cowboys defense, who will pressure him all game. He has not played that much over the last year, and will not be a good fantasy performer this week.

Expect the Rams to run the ball a ton with Steven Jackson instead of throwing with Feeley.


3) Kyle Boller

Kyle Boller will likely start this Sunday for the Oakland Raiders against the Kansas City Chiefs, and quite honestly, Boller is a terrible QB.

The Raiders will run a lot with Darren McFadden and Michael Bush, who may be the best running back combo in the NFL.

Do not start Boller this week under any circumstance. Carson Palmer will get the Raiders starting quarterback as soon as he's ready.