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Week 7 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Football Team

Larry Rupp
Week 7 fantasy football picks: start 'em, sit 'em for Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Football Team.
Week 7 fantasy football picks: start 'em, sit 'em for Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Football Team. / Greg Fiume/Getty Images
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Week 7 NFL action includes an NFC East battle as the Dallas Cowboys take on the Washington Football Team on Sunday afternoon. While the game has a lot of importance within the division, there are playmakers all over the field that have 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 showdown.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Andy Dalton, QB, Dallas Cowboys: Dalton is likely one of the most dropped players in fantasy football this week as he struggled in Week 6, but he draws a decent matchup in Week 7 against Washington. Washington's defensive line ranks among the top in the league and it may be tough for the Cowboys to get the running game goin, which means the Red Rifle may have to carry the load on offense. Washington has also given up at least 2 total touchdowns to opposing quarterbacks in five out of their six games this season.

Start Logan Thomas, TE, Washington Football Team: Outside of No. 1 wide receiver Terry McLaurin, Logan Thomas has seen the most targets out of anyone else on the roster (36). Facing a defense that gives up the most points per game in the NFL (36.3), Thomas should have no problem getting open in his routes. The Cowboys have given up a touchdown to an opposing tight end in four of their six games this season. Expect a big day for the Washington tight end.

Sit Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Quarterback Andy Dalton threw the ball an insane 54 times in Week 6, yet Gallup was only targeted six times, which ranked fourth on the team. In fact, Gallup's season total of 34 targets so far ranks fifth among Cowboys offensive players. It is clear that Gallup is the WR3 in this Dalton run offense moving forwards and now faces a Washington defense that has yet to give up more than 86 yards to any starting wide receiver this season. Gallup should be on the bench in fantasy football this week.

Sit J.D McKissic, RB, Washington Football Team: One of the most popular waiver wire pickups of the week was J.D. McKissic as he has carved out a solid role within this Washington offense. However, McKissic's recent surge should not warrant him a start in fantasy football quite yet. He is firmly the RB2 on the team behind starter Antonio Gibson. McKissic has caught at least 6 passes in each of the past three games, but only had a combined 4 receptions through the first three weeks of the season. McKissic is a great stash, but don't start him until he fully proves he is worthy of it.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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