We’re now approaching the mid-point of the season already, about to start Week 7 of the 2021 season, and continuing our Start ‘Em Sit ‘Em series. This week is where the injuries really start to bite, as there are six teams on bye too:
- Buffalo Bills
- Dallas Cowboys
- Jacksonville Jaguars
- Los Angeles Chargers
- Minnesota Vikings
- Pittsburgh Steelers
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Tua Tagovailoa v ATL
Tagovailoa returned to action last week in London against Jacksonville, and managed to lead the team on offense. He showed enough in that game to make me confident in starting him this week. Sure, it’s against Atlanta, but with a number of top QBs out this week you could do worse.
Matt Ryan @MIA
I’ll stay in the same game here, with Ryan. Last time he saw the field was in London too, and now faces a shaky defense. With Miami’s struggles on defense against the Jaguars, the Falcons should be able to have a decent game too.
Ryan Tannehill v KC
Ok, there is risk with this pick. The Titans offense (quite rightly) goes through Derrick Henry. But, the Chiefs defense is really not great this season, and we could see a balance to the offense with the return of A.J. Brown and (potential of) Julio Jones back on the field.
Geno Smith v NO
This is a free square for me this week. It may not even need to be said, but with the players on bye this week I can’t not mention it. Smith is a tough start this week, with a tough matchup against the Saints DST, who are one of the best units in the league against the position. Part of that might be the only true top player they faced is Aaron Rodgers in a strange Week 1 matchup. But just avoid, there are better options this week.
Zach Wilson and Mac Jones NE v NYJ
The reason for sitting one, is the same as the other. Wilson looked shaky in London against the Falcons, and now heads to play the Patriots for the first time in his career on the road. Jones has been massively inconsistent this season and given the inability of the Jets to defend the ground game, I’d expect the Patriots to attack that way instead of through the air. So obviously, get ready for a shootout through the air for the both of them!