Fantasy Football Week 7 Start or Sit: Winston, Stafford, or Beathard?

Week 7 Start or Sit: Winston, Stafford, or Beathard?

Every week at Football Absurdity, we like to help you with your start or sit decisions. However, we have found that highlighting just one player at the fringe helps exactly one player in every league. In the interest of spreading the wealth, we have changed the format. We will now provide you start or sit advice and details on three players you should start and three you should sit on the periphery of usefulness. We are here for the people, and we only want to help you! Without further ado, the QB sits this week: Should you start or sit Winston, Stafford, or Beathard?

Jameis Winston versus Cleveland
Jameis Winston did exactly what everyone thought he would last week as he dropped a king crab sized hammer on the Falcons defense. His ubergame against one of the worst defenses won’t be repeated this week as he takes on a much more stout Cleveland Browns defense. No, you did not read that wrong. The Browns allow the ninth-fewest fantasy points to QBs this year and have allowed over 18 fantasy points just once this season. Jameis rocked it hard in his first game but is likely to come back down to earth against one of just three teams to not allow more touchdowns than interceptions. You haven’t had Jameis that long to give him the benefit of the doubt when you are wondering if you should start or sit Jameis Winston. Sit.

Matthew Stafford at Miami
Stafford has been remarkably inconsistent this year, especially when you consider the weaponry around him. He has multiple touchdowns in each of his last four games but has managed over 21 fantasy points just once in that span, including just 183 passing yards last week. Stafford’s erratic playstyle will undoubtedly lead to more multi-interception games this season (like week one). It’s a good bet that happens this week against Miami, one of two teams who have more interceptions than passing touchdowns allowed (shockingly). Sit.

C.J. Beathard versus Los Angeles Rams
Whoa Jeff no way, sit a bad backup quarterback. Yeesh, thanks for all the great advice about whether to start or sit C.J. Beathard. First, cool it with the sass. Second, according to CBS Sports, C.J. Beathard is the only QB this season to have at least three starts and at least 20 fantasy points in all of his starts in 6 point per passing touchdown leagues. Some might look at Beathard, squint and see a fantasy football sleeper, given those numbers. The Rams have had multiple touchdowns dropped on them in four straight games, but the 49ers are battered, broken, bruised, and on a backup. You can’t trust Beathard against that strong defense, despite what he’s already done, and despite his eerie resemblance to Chad Kroeger. Sit.

If you are trying to decide between them, let these rankings help you decide “should I start Winston, Stafford, or Beathard?”

  1. Winston
  2. Beathard
  3. Stafford

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