Week 7 Fantasy Football Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals

Week 7 fantasy football picks: Start 'em, sit 'em for Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals.
Week 7 fantasy football picks: Start 'em, sit 'em for Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

As the NFL heads into Week 7, The Cleveland Browns go on the road to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC North showdown. While the game may mean a lot within the division, this matchup has an impact across fantasy football leagues as well.

If you need some fantasy help in this one, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 7 NFL game.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Austin Hooper, TE, Cleveland Browns: Austin Hooper seems to have really found a role in this Browns' offense after a slow start to the season as the tight end now has at least 5 catches in each of the last three games. He draws a decent matchup in Week 7 as the Bengals have given up a touchdown to an opposing tight end in each of their past two games. Also, three starting tight ends have seen at least eight targets when playing the Bengals this season. Expect quarterback Baker Mayfield to look Hooper's way early and often this Sunday.

Start Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow heads into this week's matchup against the Browns confident after throwing for 300 yards in four out of his first six games this season. In fact, Burrow picked apart the best pass defense in the league last week in the Indianapolis Colts (199.7 passing yards allowed per game). Burrow had his best game of the season back in Week 2 when he torched the Browns for 316 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. There is no reason to believe he can't repeat that kind of performance this time around.

Sit Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns: Jarvis Landry has truly been one of the most disappointing players in fantasy football this year and is borderline droppable in 12-team leagues. Landry is averaging 4 catches per game to go along with and average of 53.17 receiving yards, but has only found the end zone once this year on a rushing play. Facing a defense that has struggled to cover slot receivers, this may be the week Landry turns it around, but starting him is not worth the risk of another poor performance.

Sit Cincinnati Bengals D/ST: The Bengals D/ST is becoming a popular pick up this week as fantasy football managers look to stream defenses and possibly fill in some bye week spots. However, the Bengals D/ST has shown nothing that makes them worthy of a start this week. Cincinnati ranks No. 17 in the league in points allowed per game (26.2), No. 27 in rushing yards allowed per game (142.3), and No. 22 in passing yards allowed per game (252.3). The Browns are coming off a brutal loss to the Steelers in Week 6 and will be motivated to put up some points this week.

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