Week 7 Fantasy Football Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Carolina Panthers vs New Orleans Saints

DJ Moore fantasy outlook makes him a solid Week 7 fantasy start.
DJ Moore fantasy outlook makes him a solid Week 7 fantasy start. / Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Teddy Bridgewater will take on his former team in Week 7, as his Carolina Panthers take on the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans is currently a 7.5-point favorite in this one, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you need some help with your lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this NFC South showdown.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start DJ Moore, WR, New Orleans Saints: DJ Moore has surprisingly taken a backseat to Robby Anderson this season, but he's starting to turn it on. He has recorded back-to-back games with at least 90 receiving yards, including a team-high 11 targets last week. Moore also torched the Saints the last time he played them, putting up 6 catches for 126 yards and 2 TDs.

Start Emmanuel Sanders, WR, New Orleans Saints: It's looking like Michael Thomas might not be able to play in this one, and his absence would give Emmanuel Sanders one more week of fantasy relevancy. Though he was awful in Week 2, Sanders has really picked it up since. He's averaging 90.3 receiving yards on a sizable 9.3 targets per game over his last three weeks. If Thomas is out, there's no reason to think Sanders will slow down on Sunday. But it'll be important to monitor Thomas' status throughout the week.

Sit Mike Davis, RB, New Orleans Saints: Mike Davis is starting to come back down to earth. He's coming off his least efficient game of the year since taking over for Christian McCaffery, who will likely remain sidelined on Sunday. The Chicago Bears limited Davis to 18 carries for 52 yards, and he only added 2 receptions for 3 yards as a receiver, though he salvaged his day with a TD. Against a Saints' defense that ranks No. 4 against the run in Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics, Davis managers could be in for a letdown.

Sit Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints: Drew Brees hasn't been what fantasy managers hoped he would be, and he could be in for more of the same if Thomas is inactive. The future Hall-of-Fame passer is currently fantasy's QB21, and he's only QB20 on a per-game basis. A matchup with Carolina looks juicy on paper, but this defense has been a lot tougher than many thought it would be. The Panthers are ranked No. 13 against the pass by DVOA, and Brees could be playing without Thomas and left tackle Terron Armstead, who hasn't been able to practice much this week.

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