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Fantasy Football Week 7: Thursday Night Football Start/Sit Advice

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Who are you starting in the week’s first game?

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday Night Football kicks off a new week in football and two teams are in different positions than many predicted prior to the season. The Raiders have under performed and the Kansas City Chiefs are nearly unbeatable. It’s a very Chiefs heavy week in my opinion but there’s plenty on both sides to be excited about.

Start

Quarterback

Alex Smith

Alex Smith has been one of the best fantasy earners in the league this season. I have a hard time writing, you have a hard time believing it but here we are. So let’s take advantage of the situation and keep it going another week.

Wide Receiver

Tyreek Hill

Hill is frustrating beyond reason with his ability to break one off and go a hundred yards or disappear for a few quarters. He’s always a threat and Thursday feels like a hot night. Conley has been eating up targets but if Kansas City gets anywhere near the end zone, Hill is their target. Injury concerns seem to be cleared up as well.

Michael Crabtree

Crabtree isn’t the receiver you typically look to for your Oakland receivers but Amari Cooper is in a slump and Carr is going to need to air it out if they expect to keep up with KC. Cooper might return but in the mean time Crabtree has had games of 20, 11 and 15 points.

Running Back

Kareem Hunt

Hunt is my guy in KC to get the majority of touches every single game. He’s a solid starter that you’ve had on your team all year because no one is trading the leading rookie RB in the league.

Tight End

Travis Kelce

Given the choices I’d start Kelce but he’s been wildly inconsistent this season. Oakland is middle of the pack against TEs this season In the on again off again pattern Kelce has displayed, this would be an on week for him.

Kicker

Harrison Butker

Butker has been kicking butt for the Chiefs since leaving Carolina. Whether the Panthers made the right decision keeping Gano remains to be seen (they didn’t) but the kid has found himself a home and puts up solid points week after week for a high scoring team with occasional red zone troubles.

Defensive/Special Teams

Chiefs

Y’all know Tyreek Hill runs back kicks too right?

Sit

Quarterback

Derek Carr

I don’t know what’s up with the Raiders but they’ve been struggling and injuries have kept them from bouncing back. The Chiefs don’t have the best defense in the world but unless there’s some prime time magic anyone under center for Oakland isn’t trustworthy at this point.

Wide Receiver

Amari Cooper

Cooper has seen major struggles, failing to top 5 pts since week 1 of the season. Thursday Night has a way of making superstars out of everybody so we’ll see what happens but I wouldn’t bet my game on it.

Running Back

Marshawn Lynch

It’s time to admit that Lynch is not going to blow it up in Oakland. He’s had some decent weeks but the beast train stops here.

Tight End

Whoever plays for Oakland. Seriously who’s the Tight End in Oakland? Cook....it’s Cook right? Ok, Jared Cook. Not a good start. You want to.....you feel like he’s got the potential. There’s just no track history there. (Cook immediately scores 3 TDs)

Kicker

Giorgio Tavecchio

Did I spell that right? Sweet! T-Vech is good for about 5 pts a game, like clockwork. Do with that what you will.

Defensive/Special Teams

Raiders

I’m obviously not starting the Raiders here. KC has one of the most dynamic offenses in the NFL. Even a bad KC game is putting up 21. Oakland will have to show up big time to compete here.

Who’re are your starts and sits for tonight?