Fantasy Football Week 7 starts, sits: Don't sleep on Phillip Dorsett

Darren Hartwell

Bye week season is in full swing, with four teams off in Week 7.

Add in the usual injuries to big-name stars, and lineup-setting is starting to get a bit challenging.

But that's where we come in. We analyzed this week's matchups to identify five players with upside worth rolling out this week and five others who have "bust" written all over them.

Here are our starts and sits for Week 7.


Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia EaglesSam Darnold proved last week that the Dallas Cowboys can be beaten through the air. Wentz would know: He has 10 touchdown passes and one interception in five career games against Dallas with a passer rating of 100.0.

Tevin Coleman, RB, San Francisco 49ers: Coleman has gotten a steady workload over the last two weeks with the 49ers out in front. Expect more of the same in what should be a lopsided affair against a Washington team that's allowing 134 rushing yards per game.

Devin Singletary, RB, Buffalo Bills: The dynamic rookie looks on track to play coming out of the Bills' bye and has a juicy matchup against the dumpster fire that is the Miami Dolphins, who have allowed more fantasy points to opposing running backs than any NFL team.

Golden Tate, WR, New York Giants: Tate's production may dip slightly with Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram back this week. But Sterling Shepard is still out, meaning Tate is the Giants' top wideout in a plus matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, who have given up the sixth-most receptions in the NFL.

Phillip Dorsett, WR, New England Patriots: Keep an eye on Dorsett's hamstring, but if he plays Monday night and Josh Gordon doesn't, he's a legitimate fantasy option as Tom Brady's No. 2 wideout. Dorsett also posted his best game of the season against the Jets in Week 3.


Philip Rivers, QB, Los Angeles ChargersThe Chargers' offense is a mess right now, and things won't get any easier for Rivers in a road matchup with a Tennessee Titans defense that's allowed the sixth-fewest passing yards in the NFL.

Carlos Hyde, RB, Houston Texans: Hyde tallied season highs in attempts and rushing yards last week. Expect those numbers to drop, though, as Houston gets a strong Indianapolis Colts run defense that hasn't allowed a rushing touchdown since Week 2.

Sony Michel, RB, Patriots: As our own Phil Perry pointed out, Rex Burkhead's expected return limits Michel's ceiling this week. Considering Michel got 22 carries last Thursday, it's likely the Patriots lean more on Burkhead, making Michel more of a touchdown-dependent RB2/RB3,

Mike Williams, WR, Chargers: See Rivers, Philip. Williams is big-play dependent, and the Titans' defense has been able to limit big plays in the passing games in the last two weeks. You can do better here.

Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans: Walker has a total of five catches over his last three games. His outlook improves slightly with Ryan Tannehill taking over for Marcus Mariota, but Walker simply isn't a starting tight end right now.

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