You know how you feel when you plan a vacation and as the days get closer to your departure your excitement builds up? You’ve spent time planning out the perfect trip, strategizing things out and looking ahead and are simply ready to kick back and enjoy it all. It’s a great feeling right? Plan ahead and then kick back and enjoy but then what happens is THINGS GO WRONG. The beach day you had planned gets rained out, you leave your wallet back at the hotel or you completely forgot where you parked the rental car. Things you can’t control just go bad. This is EXACTLY what fantasy football feels like. You set your lineups, feel good about it and then it goes from 100 to 0 real quick. It’s part of the game and part of the love/hate relationship of fantasy football. We’re here to help plan out your roster for Week 7 and let’s hope it all goes well for all of us. Grab your pimp cup and lets get ready for Lemonsiders Fantasy Facts for your Starts, Bust Alerts and Sleepers. (We’re always going to avoid obvious starts like Tom Brady and Antonio Brown but if we feel like a high profile player is going to be a bust, we will NOT hold back and let you know whats up!)

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Quarterbacks

Start: Dak Prescott @ SF

The 49ers are giving up on average 20.5 fantasy points to opposing QB’s through the first 6 weeks and every QB the past 3 weeks has thrown for at least 300 yards. Dak has thrown multiple TD’s in every week but one and should continue that trend this week.

Bust Alert : Derek Carr vs KC

He’s lost his last 5 starts against KC and the Chiefs defense should be fired up after a lackluster performance against the Steelers in Week 6. People still feel hopeful on Carr because of his play last year and I hate to burst their bubble but Carr has a been a BUST this year. Deal with it and move on.

Sleepers: Tyrod Taylor vs. TB & C.J. Beathard vs. DAL

Running Backs

Start: Joe Mixon @ Pitt

Can the Bengals finally unleash Joe Mixon please? No idea why Bengals are still trying to force feed Jeremy Hill who’s taking touches away from their best RB in Mixon. The Steelers run defense is ranked in the bottom half in the league in yards allowed and this puts the rookie from Oklahoma in a nice spot as a solid RB2 this week.

Bust Alert: RB DeMarco Murray / Derrick Henry, @ CLE

Murray did not practice Wednesday with a tight hamstring and with a bye week next week, the rumor is the Titans may hold him out. Derrick Henry had his best game of the year in Week 6 against the Colts with 19 rushes and a 131 yards. On paper, either RB looks like they are in a great matchup BUT you gotta dig deeper. The Browns haven’t allowed any RB to rush more than 66 yards and that was Buck Allen in Week 2. They are ranked top 10 in yards allowed on the run. I myself may have to start Henry in a league this week but don’t feel great about it. Only positive side is volume but i’m on HIGH bust alert with both of these RB’s.

Wide Receivers

Start: Robert Woods @ ARI

You’re not sitting your studs to start Robert Woods but if you’re in a pinch with a bye week or injuries, plug him in quicker than you do your new gaming console. Cardinals CB Justin Bethel has been one of the most fantasy friendly matchups this year. He’s been torched in nearly every game and with Patrick Peterson more than likely shadowing Sammy Watkins, this should free up Woods. Players like Torrey Smith, Marquise Goodwin and Brice Butler have good games against Bethel, nuff said.

Bust Alert: T.Y. Hilton vs JAX

This will be Hilton’s toughest matchup of the season against the league’s best CB duo in Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye. After coming off a game with only 1 reception and 19 yards, can’t feel too excited about Hilton this week. Truth is, if you have him you’re going to play him but be on bust alert.

Sleepers: Marquise Goodwin vs DAL @ Laquon Treadwell vs BAL ( if Diggs is out again)

Tight Ends

Start: Hunter Henry vs DEN

After having 0 catches twice in his first 3 games, Hunter Henry’s production has picked up as of late. The Broncos no fly zone apparently doesn’t apply to tight ends since they give up the 5th most points to tight ends. Hunter Henry’s snap rate percentage has exceeded Antonio Gates past few games so he’s in line for another solid game. He should have a safe floor and a decent ceiling.

Bust Alert: Martellus Bennett vs NO

Without Aaron Rodgers, all Green Bay Packers pass catchers take a hit. Bennett hasn’t hit double digit points all year so maybe this isn’t a surprising bust alert but with the tight end landscape being rough, some people may be deciding between Bennett and streaming a tight end. If you have to start Martellus, have pepto nearby with a few cups of your favorite alcoholic beverage and get ready for a long day.

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Defenses

Start: Panthers @ CHI

Mitch Trubisky hasn’t scored 20 fantasy points combined in his first two starts and the Panthers are ranked top 15 in passing yards allowed this season. The Bears have become more of a running team and Carolina’s run defense is stronger than their passing game and the Bears have given up the top 5 most fantasy points to defenses. Panthers are easily one of the best streamers of the week.

Bust Alert: Rams vs ARI

The only thing worse about this matchup for the Rams is their uniforms. LA surprisingly is ranked in the top 5 in fantasy scoring according to ESPN’s scoring system but Arizona’s passing attack is real. Palmer hasn’t thrown under 260 yards all year and has at least one TD per game. I’m not buying AP’s Week 6 performance just yet but if that was real, Rams DST might have too much to handle this week.

Kickers

Start: Dan Bailey @ SF

In case you or someone else dropped Bailey after the Cowboys Week 6 bye week, be sure to scoop him back up. The Boys are strong favorites against the 0-6 Niners and I fully expect Dan Bailey to score more than 10 fantasy points easy, book it!

Bust Alert: Mason Crosby vs NO

Two sides of the coin here: Either Mason Crosby thrives due to the Packers red zone offense taking a hit without Rodgers or if the offense struggles, so will his production. Truth is, we really don’t know what to expect out of Brett Hundley behind center but time starting against the Saints could be rough.

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Be sure to check with us each week where we will discuss not only start, bust alerts, and sleepers for that particular week, but also who you should be adding to your roster and who you should be dropping.

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Chris Perez
Young at heart, old in the knees. One of the few but proud Kansas City Chiefs fans ( 24 years strong) living in Miami,FL. Lover of Coke slurpees, Japanese soda, empanadas and Michael Scott meetings. Got into fantasy football because my skills on Madden were on a downhill, and needed to still feel like a strong behind the scenes sideline fan. Your typical Cuban/Puerto Rican where I know a little about a lot so feel free to hit up me up! Known as @noturnormalhero across all social media formats.

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