The Queen’s Journal’ vs ‘Western Gazette’ Fantasy Football 2021: Week Seven

The Journal’s start ‘em, sit ‘em picks for this week’s NFL action

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After yet another stellar performance from Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen and Rams’ wide receiver Cooper Kupp, The Journal recorded its fourth win of the season to improve to a 4-2 record. In a new twist, bye weeks will soon factor into strategy, requiring new players to slot into the lineup. Here are the picks for the week.

Starters: $100

Kyler Murray, Quarterback, Arizona Cardinals

Kyler Murray threw four touchdowns last weekend in a win over Cleveland to stay undefeated in the season. Murray’s passing has only improved—he’s thrown for over 300 yards twice in six outings. Playing against a floundering Texans’ defence, Murray is poised to deliver another statement performance.

Darrell Henderson Jr., Running Back, Los Angeles Rams

Darrell Henderson had five touchdowns in six games, including two against the Giants last week. Henderson has recorded double-digit carries in every game this season, cementing himself as a cornerstone of the Rams’ offence. Facing off against the winless Detroit Lions, Henderson should certainly find the endzone.

Tyreek Hill, Wide Receiver, Kansas City Chiefs

Tyreek Hill had four touchdowns in the past three games, including three during a week four win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Hill’s targets have been more consistent recently, staking out his place on the Chiefs’ offense. Playing a poor Tennessee Titans defence, Hill is well-positioned to succeed.

Mike Gesicki, Tight End, Miami Dolphins

Mike Gesicki has become a more consistent target for quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. Gesicki recorded over 100 receiving yards last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, though he has just a single touchdown on the season. Facing off against the Atlanta Falcons, Gesicki should have another significant role on offense.

New England Patriots Defence

The New England Patriots face the New York Jets on Sunday in a rematch from week two. In that game, the Patriots recorded four sacks and four interceptions while only allowing six points. As Zach Wilson has continued to struggle in his rookie season, this result seems easily replicable.

Bench: $90

Joe Burrow, Quarterback, Cincinnati Bengals

This season, Joe Burrow has thrown 14 touchdowns to seven interceptions to mark a wildly inconsistent performance. While Burrow’s protection issues have improved since the first two weeks, the Baltimore Ravens defence, one of the stronger defences in the league, should give him more trouble.

Alvin Kamara, Running Back, New Orleans Saints

Alvin Kamara has only a single rushing touchdown this season, coming last week against the Washington Football Team. With quarterback Jameis Winston playing in a pass-heavy offensive system, Karama has been inconsistent, leaving the size of his role against the Seattle Seahawks in doubt. 

Allen Robinson, Wide Receiver, Chicago Bears

Allen Robinson has recorded only a single touchdown this season, a week two catch against the Cincinnati Bengals. He has yet to top 60 receiving yards in a single game and has only recorded double-digit targets once this season. Playing against a strong Tampa Bay Buccaneers defence, Robinson should continue to struggle. 

Robert Tonyan, Tight End, Green Bay Packers

Robert Tonyan hasn’t had a touchdown since week two against the Detroit Lions. He’s averaged roughly five targets a game and only topped ten receiving yards twice this season. Even against a poor Washington defence, Tonyan should have a quiet game.

Seattle Seahawks Defence

The Seattle Seahawks defence has given up the most yards of any defence so far this season and remains in the bottom third for points allowed per game. Facing a New Orleans offense comfortably in the top third for points scored, the Seahawks should have a tough Monday evening.

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