Exploiting the Matchups: Week 7 Start/Sit
Exploiting the Matchups: Week 7 Start/Sit

This article is part of our Exploiting the Matchups series.

Week 6 was almost comically favorable for the obvious matchups we've been exploiting all season. A tight end went for triple digits and a score against the Cardinals, a wide receiver single-handedly destroyed the Eagles, and a quarterback — one who also completes 65 percent of his passes for 7.7 yards per attempt — led the league in rushing yards against the Bengals.

We'll continue to pick on those same matchups as the season moves forward, but there are also some less obvious situations that warrant discussion, particularly when injuries, trades, suspensions or role changes impact a player's short-term context.

Before we get into specific players, here are some of my favorite tools for analyzing matchups and determining player valuations each week:

Note: Discussion below mostly is limited to players that are being started in 10-to-90 percent of lineups on Yahoo. There are plenty of other players with good or bad matchups, but we'll focus our energy on the guys most likely to be involved in difficult lineup decisions.



The Giants haven't run a single play with Jones, Saquon Barkley,

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Jerry Donabedian
Jerry was a 2018 finalist for the FSWA's Player Notes Writer of the Year and DFS Writer of the Year awards. A Baltimore native, Jerry roots for the Ravens and watches "The Wire" in his spare time.
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