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As if all the injuries aren't enough. Now we step into the worst bye week of the season. The Bills, Cowboys, Jaguars, Chargers, Vikings and Steelers are getting a break this weekend, but the Fantasy season has no breaks. It does, however, tend to reward the resourceful, so it's time for scramble mode.

Jamey Eisenberg has his Start and Sit calls for WR here. His Waiver Wire column also can direct you to the best options who may be available. And don't forget to check out Heath Cummings' wide receiver preview for more help with matchup notes, Week 7 numbers to know and more. 

START 'EM & SIT 'EM
Wide Receiver
Start 'Em
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MIA Miami • #17
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs ATL ATL -2.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS WR
9th
PROJ PTS
14.9
WR RNK
20th
YTD Stats
REC
37
TAR
49
REYDS
301
TD
3
FPTS/G
13.9
We'll see if DeVante Parker (shoulder) or Preston Williams (groin) are able to return in Week 7 against Atlanta, and hopefully they don't hinder Waddle much. But even if one or both play against the Falcons, I still like Waddle as a quality starting option in all leagues, with his value higher in PPR. In Week 6 at Jacksonville, with Tua Tagovailoa back from his rib injury, Waddle had 10 catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns on 13 targets. Waddle has now scored at least 16 PPR points in the two games where Tagovailoa has finished, and this is a good matchup against the Falcons, who have allowed five receivers to score at least 16 PPR points this season.

DEN Denver • #14
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ CLE CLE -2 O/U 41
OPP VS WR
27th
PROJ PTS
14.2
WR RNK
9th
YTD Stats
REC
33
TAR
53
REYDS
471
TD
2
FPTS/G
15.4
The only fear I have for Sutton and Tim Patrick this week is that the Browns don't score enough points to make the Broncos throw a lot in this matchup given all the injuries for Cleveland. But this matchup is fantastic for Sutton and Patrick, who is worth using as a sleeper as a high-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver. In Cleveland's last three games against Minnesota, the Chargers and Arizona, six receivers have scored at least 13 PPR points with seven touchdowns over that span. Sutton has scored at least 23 PPR points in three of his past five games. And Patrick has scored at least 12 PPR points in every game Teddy Bridgewater has finished this year.
HOU Houston • #13
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ARI ARI -17.5 O/U 47.5
OPP VS WR
23rd
PROJ PTS
12.4
WR RNK
12th
YTD Stats
REC
40
TAR
57
REYDS
481
TD
1
FPTS/G
15.8
Cooks got back to being a productive Fantasy receiver in Week 6 at Indianapolis with nine catches for 89 yards on 13 targets. That's now five games this season with at least seven targets, and he's scored at least 17 PPR points in four of them. He should get a hefty amount of targets again at Arizona with the Texans likely chasing points. And the Cardinals have allowed 11 receivers to score at least 12 PPR points this season, so that should be the floor for Cooks this week. Arizona also is one of five teams with nine touchdowns allowed to receivers this year
IND Indianapolis • #11
Age: 24 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -4 O/U 44
OPP VS WR
6th
PROJ PTS
11.4
WR RNK
22nd
YTD Stats
REC
31
TAR
46
REYDS
403
TD
1
FPTS/G
13
Pittman had a down game in Week 6 against Houston with two catches for 35 yards on three targets. He was overshadowed by T.Y. Hilton in his 2021 debut, and Parris Campbell caught a 51-yard touchdown pass. But Campbell (foot) is now on injured reserve, and Hilton (quad) is again banged up. Pittman should have the chance for seven-plus targets again like he did in the four games prior to Week 6, and he scored at least 11 PPR points in each outing. There have been five receivers with at least seven targets against the 49ers this year (Quintez Cephus, DeVonta Smith, Davante Adams, DK Metcalf and DeAndre Hopkins), and only Smith failed to score a touchdown. The Colts could also be chasing points this week, so consider Pittman a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in this matchup, especially if Hilton is out.
Sleepers
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CHI Chicago • #11
Age: 24 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TB TB -12.5 O/U 47
OPP VS WR
28th
PROJ PTS
11.4
WR RNK
27th
YTD Stats
REC
25
TAR
39
REYDS
306
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.4
I wish this was Allen Robinson in this spot, and hopefully he delivers in this great matchup with the Buccaneers. But it's hard to trust Robinson, who has yet to top 10 PPR points in a game this year. While Robinson has struggled with Justin Fields, it hasn't been the same thing for Mooney, at least of late. He's scored at least 15 PPR points in two of his past three games. Hopefully we continue to see Fields and Mooney connect, and the Buccaneers have allowed the fifth-most Fantasy points to receivers this year. Mooney is worth using as a No. 3 receiver in most leagues.
LV Las Vegas • #13
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI LV -3 O/U 49
OPP VS WR
7th
PROJ PTS
12.9
WR RNK
25th
YTD Stats
REC
31
TAR
43
REYDS
341
TD
2
FPTS/G
12.9
Renfrow struggled against the Broncos in Week 6 with season lows in targets (five), catches (three), yards (36) and Fantasy points (six), but he should rebound this week. Derek Carr should lean on Renfrow in this matchup, especially if the Eagles try to limit the big plays and put Darius Slay on Henry Ruggs III. In three home games this year against Baltimore, Miami and Chicago, Renfrow is averaging 14.0 PPR points per game.
NO New Orleans • #1
Age: 23 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SEA NO -4.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
25th
PROJ PTS
10.8
WR RNK
43rd
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
21
REYDS
222
TD
3
FPTS/G
10.6
Michael Thomas (ankle) won't play in Week 7, and we'll see if Tre'Quan Smith (hamstring) is able to go. If Smith is out, Callaway should remain the No. 1 receiver for Jameis Winston, and he had a season-high eight targets in Week 5 at Washington. He finished with four catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns, although one was a 49-yard Hail Mary. Still, with a matchup against Seattle, Callaway could be a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues. The Seahawks have allowed eight receivers to score at least 16 PPR points this year.
KC Kansas City • #17
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ TEN KC -5.5 O/U 57
OPP VS WR
32nd
PROJ PTS
10.6
WR RNK
36th
YTD Stats
REC
26
TAR
35
REYDS
261
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.9
Hardman has 17 targets in his past two games, and he's combined for 24 PPR points over that span, with at least 62 receiving yards in each outing. He also has at least 12 PPR points in two of his past four games. The Titans allow the most Fantasy points to opposing receivers, including the most receiving yards (1,418) and tied for second among touchdowns (10). You can expect Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce to get their stats in this game, but Hardman might be worth trusting as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #82
Age: 28 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -7 O/U 42.5
OPP VS WR
17th
PROJ PTS
12
WR RNK
41st
YTD Stats
REC
11
TAR
15
REYDS
85
TD
1
FPTS/G
13.8
Crowder has played two games this season and scored 19 PPR points in one and eight PPR points in the other. He has 15 targets in those two games and should continue to be a go-to option for Zach Wilson this week against the Patriots. He missed the first meeting with New England in Week 2, but Braxton Berrios had seven catches for 73 yards on 11 targets in that game. Hopefully, Crowder can post a similar stat line this week, and he's worth using as a No. 3 PPR receiver in this matchup.
Sit 'Em
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NE New England • #16
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NYJ NE -7 O/U 42.5
OPP VS WR
1st
PROJ PTS
11.2
WR RNK
31st
YTD Stats
REC
36
TAR
52
REYDS
346
TD
0
FPTS/G
12.4
This isn't the game script to trust Meyers since the Patriots probably won't be chasing points against the Jets. His best games this season have come when New England was throwing a lot, which were in Week 3 against New Orleans and Week 4 against Tampa Bay. Mac Jones attempted 40 or more passes in those two outings, and Meyers scored at least 16 PPR points in each game. Otherwise, Meyers has scored 11 PPR points or less in his four other games, including seven PPR points at the Jets in Week 2 when he had four catches for 38 yards on six targets. Meyers is only worth using as a No. 3 PPR receiver, and he's still looking for the first receiving touchdown of his career.
LV Las Vegas • #11
Age: 22 • Experience: Rookie
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs PHI LV -3 O/U 49
OPP VS WR
7th
PROJ PTS
11.4
WR RNK
34th
YTD Stats
REC
20
TAR
32
REYDS
445
TD
2
FPTS/G
12.9
We'll see if the Eagles decide to put Slay on Ruggs, who just had three catches for 97 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 6 at Denver, or Slay might deal with Darren Waller. But Ruggs might have earned that kind of respect, and he's now scored at least 11 PPR points in three of his past five games. The Eagles have limited several No. 1 receivers already, including Calvin Ridley (10 PPR points), Amari Cooper (six PPR points), D.J. Moore (nine PPR points) and Mike Evans (four PPR points), and Ruggs could be next in line. He's only a boom-or-bust No. 3 receiver in most leagues this week.
NYJ N.Y. Jets • #84
Age: 26 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NE NE -7 O/U 42.5
OPP VS WR
17th
PROJ PTS
10.4
WR RNK
26th
YTD Stats
REC
20
TAR
36
REYDS
302
TD
3
FPTS/G
13.6
Davis was held to two catches for 8 yards on five targets in Week 2 against the Patriots, and he could suffer a similar stat line again. Cornerback J.C. Jackson will be a problem for Davis, and Wilson should struggle against Bill Belichick's defense on the road. Davis is only worth using as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in deeper leagues. He's also scored nine PPR points or less in three of his past four games.
CIN Cincinnati • #83
Age: 27 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ BAL BAL -6 O/U 47
OPP VS WR
5th
PROJ PTS
12.1
WR RNK
38th
YTD Stats
REC
28
TAR
38
REYDS
290
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.5
Boyd has definitely been left out when Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins are on the field. He's been above 36 receiving yards just twice this season and has only one touchdown. In his past two games against Green Bay and Detroit, Boyd has combined for five catches and 31 yards on just eight targets. And in his past five games against Baltimore, Boyd has 18 catches for 186 yards and no touchdowns, and his best outing was 12 PPR points in 2019. He's at best a low-end No. 3 PPR receiver this week and someone to avoid completely in non-PPR formats.
Bust Alert
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SEA Seattle • #14
Age: 23 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs NO NO -4.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS WR
13th
PROJ PTS
13.5
WR RNK
21st
YTD Stats
REC
31
TAR
45
REYDS
441
TD
5
FPTS/G
17.5
In the first game without Russell Wilson (finger), Metcalf struggled at the Steelers in Week 6 with six catches for 58 yards on seven targets. It's only the second time he's scored fewer than 16 PPR points this year, and you should be concerned about Metcalf with Geno Smith under center, especially this week against the Saints and cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Metcalf played the Saints in 2019 and finished with just two catches for 67 yards in that meeting. He's a much better receiver since then, but he also had Wilson in that matchup. Metcalf should still be started in most leagues, but you should lower expectations for his stat line because of Smith. The same goes for Lockett, who had two catches for 35 yards on seven targets with Smith in Week 7 at the Steelers.

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