Week 7 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Jets vs Patriots

Devon Platana
Fantasy football picks for the New York Jets vs New England Patriots Week 7 game, including Corey Davis, Damien Harris and Zach Wilson.
Fantasy football picks for the New York Jets vs New England Patriots Week 7 game, including Corey Davis, Damien Harris and Zach Wilson. / Al Pereira/GettyImages

It'll be a clash of AFC East rivals as the New York Jets pay a visit to the New England Patriots in Week 7. FanDuel Sportsbook is projecting the game to be a low-scoring affair with a 42.5-point total. However, that doesn't mean that there won't be fantasy-relevant players in the game.

Here's a look at some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Jets vs Patriots Week 7 matchup.

Corey Davis Fantasy

Start Corey Davis, WR, New York Jets: Corey Davis has been a target machine so far this season, averaging 7.2 targets per game. In total, the veteran wideout has 20 receptions for 302 receiving yards and a trio of touchdowns this season. The Jets are 7-point underdogs in the matchup, so chances are they'll be throwing the ball a lot if they fall behind. The Patriots defense is good, but they've allowed 330.0 passing yards per game over their last three contests — the most in that span. Start Davis with confidence.

Damien Harris Fantasy

Start Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots: Damien Harris has had his ups and downs this season. Fortunately, he enters the Week 7 matchup following a 101-yard, one touchdown rushing performance against the Dallas Cowboys last week. The Jets are giving up the ninth-most rushing yards over their last three games (135.0) and the fourth-most ground scores per game (1.4) on the overall season. There's no reason why Bill Belichick shouldn't ride Harris after last week's performance, making him a solid fantasy pick.

Kendrick Bourne Fantasy

Sit Kendrick Bourne, WR, New England Patriots: Fifth-year wideout Kendrick Bourne was solid last week, recording 75 receiving yards and a touchdown. The issue is that those stats came from one reception on two targets. In fact, he's averaging 2.5 targets over his last two games and has only seen more than three targets twice in 2021. The Patriots are tied for the fifth-fewest passing attempts over their last three games (31.0). With New England likely playing ahead for most of the game, Bourne's opportunities will likely be more scarce than they already are, which makes him a possible bust.

Zach Wilson Fantasy

Sit Zach Wilson, QB, New York Jets: Zach Wilson has a bright future and he's proven that in a few moments this season. However, those opportunities will be tough playing against any team coached by Bill Belichick. The rookie signal-caller leads the NFL with 9 interceptions this season and the Patriots are averaging 1.0 INT per game so far (T-6th). Wilson has also been sacked 18 times already and New England is averaging just over two sacks per contest. No matter how you look at it, there are likely better fantasy QB options out there.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.