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Fantasy Football Week 7: Top 5 quarterbacks to start

By William Schneiderhan
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 14: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hands the ball to Peyton Barber #25 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 14: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hands the ball to Peyton Barber #25 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 14: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hands the ball to Peyton Barber #25 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 14: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hands the ball to Peyton Barber #25 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Here’s the Week 7 edition of top 5 quarterbacks to start in fantasy football.

Per usual, last week’s edition of top five quarterbacks to start in fantasy football featured three of the top 10 scoring signal callers in ESPN PPR Standard scoring leagues. Aaron Rodgers piled up 28.4 in a classic performance on Monday Night Football.

Patrick Mahomes had himself a day in what also turned out to be an unforgettable game on Sunday Night Football, going for 27 points. Andrew Luck finished with 22.7 in a losing effort to the New York Jets.

Tom Brady finished 11th with 21.8 points, while Kirk Cousins accumulated 17.6 points. Not a bad week.

Who’s on this week’s fantasy football list? Let’s see.

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 14: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers passes the ball during the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 14: Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers passes the ball during the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

5. Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Who was last week’s highest scoring quarterback? If you guessed Jameis Winston, you’re right.

Winston torched the Atlanta Falcons. He tossed four touchdowns and threw for 395 yards, resulting in 30.9 points.

The Bucs gunslinger took advantage of a heavily injured Falcons’ secondary. This week, he will look to do the same to a banged-up Cleveland Browns unit.

Cleveland owns one of the better defenses in the league. However, don’t let that scare you away from locking Winston into your lineup.

Next: 4. Andy Dalton

CINCINNATI, OH – OCTOBER 14: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass during the fourth quarter of the game agains the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati 28-21. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH – OCTOBER 14: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass during the fourth quarter of the game agains the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati 28-21. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)

4. Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals

Yes, Andy Dalton has had himself back-to-back clunkers. He hasn’t cracked 20+ points in two straight weeks.

But, that may be a sign that Dalton is in for a big day in Week 7.  The Cincinnati Bengals travel to Kansas City to take on the deadly Chiefs.

The Bengals may lose this game, but that won’t be because of a lack of offense. The Chiefs undoubtedly have one of the best offenses in the league, but they just lost a game where they scored 40 points.

Dalton will be taking shots down field all day against the Chiefs suspect defensive backs unit. He may be in for a 3+ TD game.

Next: 3. Matt Ryan

ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 14: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws the ball during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA – OCTOBER 14: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons throws the ball during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

3. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

You probably can’t find a more inconsistent quarterback than Matt Ryan. Yes, that really sells his fantasy value high, doesn’t it?

Well, it shouldn’t completely dissuade you against the idea of putting Matty Ice in as your Week 7 QB. While he has been inconsistent, he has had himself some high scoring days.

Ryan has piled up 25+ points in four games this season, and he will walk into Week 7’s game fresh off a three-touchdown, 27.5 fantasy point game. This week he and the Atlanta Falcons host the abysmal New York Giants.

The Giants have held their own against opposing quarterbacks, but Ryan and company are a completely different beast. Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Mohamed Sanu should be heavily considered as well because the Falcons may blow the cover off the Giants.

Next: 2. Jared Goff

DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 14: Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams throws a pass as Darian Stewart #26 of the Denver Broncos applies pressure during the third quarter at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 14, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Rams defeated the Broncos 23-20. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 14: Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams throws a pass as Darian Stewart #26 of the Denver Broncos applies pressure during the third quarter at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 14, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Rams defeated the Broncos 23-20. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

2. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

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Like Dalton, Jared Goff didn’t play too well in Week 6. Unlike Dalton, Goff’s down day didn’t result in a loss for his team.

The Los Angeles Rams continued their undefeated season with a 23-20 win on the road in Denver. Goff only threw for 201 yards with zero touchdowns.

However, it is hard to cage much off a visiting QBs performance in Denver. Not that is an excuse but pounding the rock with a guy like Todd Gurley is a much better game plan than trying to pass a bunch of times.

Goff will be in a much more comfortable environment when the Rams travel to the bay to play the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7. Goff and that deadly Rams offense will want to prove to everyone that they’re no fluke.

Next: 1. Patrick Mahomes

1. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

The number one spot should be renamed to the “Patrick Mahomes spot”. The young stud continued to add to his storybook season with a great game against the New England Patriots.

Perhaps the best part about Mahomes’ Week 6 game was the fact his team lost. Yes, he found a way to make a heartbreaking loss into a performance for the ages.

Mahomes had a quiet first half but came out firing in the second half. He threw for 352 yards and four scores, resulting in 27 fantasy points.

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Although, Mahomes did throw two interceptions, making that four in his last two games. Regardless, the Chiefs host the Bengals in Week 7, meaning Mahomes will look to dissect the Bengals defense.

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