Fantasy Football Week 7: Start 'em/Sit 'em

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Oct 13, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws the ball to wide receiver DeSean Jackson (10) during the first half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Week 7 of the NFL season is upon us, and you need to make sure you’re ready to set your fantasy football lineup. So here are some players to start and sit to make sure you have the best possible lineup for this weekend’s action.

Players to Start

Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

You only have one more chance to use Foles, as Michael Vick will likely return within the next week and assume his starting position once again. That last chance to use Foles is a great matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, so it’s really a no-brainer.

The Cowboys give up over 300 passing yards per game, and are among the top 12 in points allowed this season as well. And with DeMarcus Ware likely sidelined, Foles should have plenty of time to pick apart the Dallas secondary.

Sep 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) with the ball in the third quarter. The Carolina Panthers defeated the New York Giants 38-0 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

De’Angelo Williams, Carolina Panthers

Remember this guy? Once thought of as one of the better running backs in the league, Williams has gotten older and been surpassed by Cam Newton in the Carolina running game. But this is his week for redemption.

Williams and the Panthers take on the St. Louis Rams, who give up the third-most rushing yards per game in the NFL. And while Cam Newton will certainly get his fair share of rushing yards, Williams will have a big day as well and top the 100-yard barrier in a Carolina victory.

Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings

The New York Giants have allowed at least 50 yards or a touchdown to opposing tight ends every week this season, and according to ESPN.com they’re the sixth-most friendly matchup for tight ends this year. That’s good news for Rudolph, who faces the Giants on Monday Night Football.

And Rudolph will have a new quarterback under center in Josh Freeman, who has not seen a tight end of his caliber since his first two seasons as a full-time starter with Kellen Winslow lined up at the position. Freeman developed great chemistry with Winslow, and will likely do the same with the talented Rudolph.

Miami Dolphins Defense and Special Teams

Miami will host their division rivals from the north, Buffalo, and will have a chance to show off their defense after a slow start to the season.

Buffalo is banged up on offense, with their quarterback, running backs, and wide receivers all dealing with injuries of some kind. That’s good news for a talented Miami defense who posted good fantasy football performances against mediocre offenses from Baltimore and Cleveland.

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Tags: Carolina Panthers Dallas Cowboys DeAndre Hopkins DeAngelo Williams Fantasy Football Houston Texans Joseph Randle Kyle Rudolph Miami Dolphins Minnesota Vikings Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams

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