Week 6 proved to be an interestingly even week for quarterbacks in fantasy football. The top-three quarterbacks were separated by just three fantasy points, with Matt Ryan edging Lamar Jackson.

Ryan is having a solid fantasy year differently than Jackson. While Jackson is among the MVP candidates, Ryan is far from it. He’s your classic compiler, who is thankful for an Atlanta defense that is attempting to be worse than Miami in 2019.

Here’s the start ‘em, sit ‘em guide for week 7 fantasy football quarterbacks.


Jared Goff vs. Atlanta Falcons

Goff has been pretty bad this season, considering where he came from in the last couple of years.

However, that should be looking up in week 7, with Atlanta on tap. The Falcons are terrible against the pass. In the last three games, the Falcons have allowed 10.2 yards per pass attempt. That’s 2 yards more per pass attempt than Miami (which owns the worst defense in the NFL) has allowed in that time span.

Goff threw for only 78 yards in week 6, but that’s coming off two decent fantasy days. He’s struggled with turnovers this year, but the Falcons ineptitude is too much to ignore.

Gardner Minshew vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Minshew mania hit a major roadblock in week 6 against a solid New Orleans defense. That has soured some on Minshew based on his low completion percentage.

Once again, though, I can’t ignore the Bengals bad defense.

Cincinnati is allowing 8.1 yards per pass attempt, ranked fourth-from the bottom in the NFL. And Minshew has been good limiting interceptions, with last week’s interception his first since being thrust into week 1 against Kansas City.

Minshew has enough in the tank to believe he’ll be a QB1 for week 7.

Carson Wentz shouldn’t be drafted too high in the 2018 fantasy football draft. Flickr/Keith Allison

Carson Wentz vs. Dallas Cowboys

Wentz hasn’t been the easiest start in recent weeks for the Eagles.

He threw for 306 yards in week 6, but that came after going below 200 in his previous two outings. So which Wentz will we see in week 7?

I’m thinking we’re going to be closer to the 300-mark. The Cowboys have been bad in the last three weeks, giving up 7.2 yards per pass attempt. The pass rush isn’t there, and the Eagles have enough talent to move the chains consistently against the Cowboys.


Jimmy Garoppolo vs. Washington Redskins

It’s not that the Redskins are any good.

But I trust that pass defense a little more than most. The Redskins are giving up 6.9 yards per pass attempt this season, the 15th-best mark in the NFL. Not great, but not bad.

The Redskins also are allowing 6.2 yards per pass attempt in the last three weeks, so they’re showing some improvement.

Garoppolo just isn’t showing me enough in this offense. He’s not able to make the tight throws and he’s turning the ball over on a regular basis. Until I see more out of Garoppolo, I’d pass on him.

Philip Rivers vs. Tennessee Titans

When will the Chargers come back from the dead? We’ve seen this out of Los Angeles before.

Underachieve in the early going, only to improve toward the end of the season. That usually ends in the Chargers barely missing out on a playoff berth.

I’m not banking on the Chargers turning it around just yet. Rivers is becoming turnover prone again and the Titans own the eighth-best defense against the pass.

Sit Rivers once again in week 7.

Kirk Cousins vs. Detroit Lions

Good defense – check.

On the road in a pivotal matchup – check.

Expectations on the rise – check.

This spells doom for Cousins. Cousins is the greatest quarterback when the expectations are low and he’s facing sub-par competition. The Lions defense is far from sub-par and now everyone believes Cousins has cracked the code to greatness after two good weeks.

Don’t drink the Kool-Aid. The Lions are good and Cousins will struggle.

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