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5 must starts for fantasy football in Week 7

Who to put in your line up to secure a Week 7 victory.

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If you followed my advice last week then congratulations, you will have absolutely smashed your fantasy match up. All six of my must starts returned you at least 12 PPR points, with four finishing in the top 5 at their positions, including the San Francisco 49ers D/ST who gave you 12 points on the road against the Rams to finish as the D/ST5.

Onto Week 7 and here are my must starts to help you win your fantasy match up this week.

RB David Montgomery, Bears vs Saints - 91.7% owned

Montgomery has been a steady flex/RB2 starter in his first five games, averaging 10 PPR points per game over those starts. The Bears are coming off their bye and face a Saints team at home that has been below average in their run defense so far this season. I expect a low scoring game and Montgomery to see 18-20 rushes plus a couple of catches to give his PPR stats a boost.

RB Josh Jacobs, Raiders @ Packers - 97.7% owned

Jacobs has been the real deal as a rookie so far, averaging 16 PPR points per game and is the unequivocal starter for Oakland. Facing a Packers run defense that is currently ranked 29th and after the way the Raiders’ offensive line pushed around the Bears defensive line last time out, Jacobs can further his case to be a legit RB1 for the rest of the season.

QB Gardner Minshew II, Jaguars @ Bengals - 49.6% owned

Another rookie for your consideration this week. Until last week, Gardner Minshew has been one of the most consistent fantasy quarterbacks, scoring at least 16 points in each of his first five starts without truly breaking out. Against a Bengals team that is bottom five against the pass this season, this could be Minshew’s fantasy coming out party and if you are lucky enough to have the Minshew/DJ Chark stack, you will be cruising to victory while stroking your magnificent moustache.

WR Brandin Cooks, Rams @ Falcons - 96.1% owned

It’s a dilemma each week knowing which Rams receiver to start as Cooks, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods can each go off on a weekly basis with little rhyme or reason as to why. I’m picking Cooks this week as the Falcons have been burnt by speedy receivers multiple times this season, including the bonkers 53.7 point game from Will Fuller in Week 5. It’s the Rams’ “get healthy” game and Cooks will be the catalyst.

TE Hunter Henry, Chargers @ Titans - 87.4% owned

Complete recency bias here but Henry came back from injury with a bang for the Chargers against the Steelers and posted 30 fantasy points as the TE1 in Week 6. Henry caught eight balls on his return, three more than the next Charger and SIX more than Keenan Allen (ugh). This is the Hunter Henry everyone thought they’d be drafting in 2018, so get the train before it leaves the station.