Week 7 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Green Bay Packers vs Houston Texans

Larry Rupp
David Johnson's consistent role in the Texans' offense makes him a great start in Week 7.
David Johnson's consistent role in the Texans' offense makes him a great start in Week 7. / Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are looking to bounce back after a Week 6 loss as they go on the road to take on the Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans in Week 7 NFL action. The Texans are currently 3.5-point home underdogs in this matchup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you need some help with your lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 7 showdown.

Who Should I Start Fantasy Football

Start Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers: Robert Tonyan has been a surprising breakout player in fantasy football season as he has become one of quarterback Aaron Rodgers' favorite targets. Tonyan has carved himself a solid role in this offense as he has averaged 5 targets over the past three games and scored 5 touchdowns on the season. There are only five teams in the NFL that have given up more receptions and yards to tight ends than the Texans have. Just last week, the Texans were torched by tight end Anthony Firkser for 113 yards and a touchdown. Look for Tonyan to be targeted early and often in this one, as long as he plays.

Start David Johnson, RB, Houston Texans: David Johnson has quietly been a very consistent part of the Texans' offense so far this season. Over the past three games, Johnson is averaging 19 touches and has posted at least 69-plus total yards in each contest. Additionally, Johnson draws a great matchup this week as the Packers have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing running backs in the league. In what is expected to be a high-scoring affair, Johnson should have no problem producing RB2 numbers this week.

Sit Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers: Seen strictly as a handcuff coming into the season for starter Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams has averaged 9 touches per game and has proven to be a receiving weapon out of the backfield for Aaron Rodgers. For fantasy football managers dealing with bye weeks or injuries, Williams may look like a decent play this week, but it is not worth the risk of a poor performance. The Texans are dead last in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game (177.5), which means the Packers should simply feed Jones the ball for the entirety of the game. Barring an injury, Williams isn't worth starting in fantasy football.

Sit Will Fuller, TE, Houston Texans: There is no question, Will Fuller has had his best season to date so far averaging a career-high 16.3 yards per reception and scoring 4 touchdowns through six games. However, he enters this game going against shutdown cornerback Jaire Alexander. Alexander is off to an amazing start to the season and has made guys such as Mike Evans and Calvin Ridley just disappear from the offense. The Packers as a team have only allowed one top-18 fantasy performance from an opposing wide receiver and that shouldn't change this week. This is a rare sit for Fuller, but one that is worth it if you have safer options to start.

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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.