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Fantasy Advice for NFL Week 7: Choosing your Falcons and Titans Wisely

Who should you play in fantasy when the Falcons take on the Titans?

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Your guide for who to start and sit this Sunday when the Falcons take on the Titans.


QB Matt Ryan: Ryan's had a couple of mediocre fantasy weeks, but if he's your best guy, roll with him. I expect him to rebound against a Titans defense that isn't overly effective versus the pass.

RB Devonta Freeman: It may not continue forever, but Freeman has looked like one of the five best running backs in the NFL, and he's scoring basically at will. You can't leave him out of your lineup.

RB Antonio Andrews: He's the obvious goal line obvious in Tennessee, and while I don't expect him to have much success on the ground, Mark Ingram delivered a solid fantasy day because he scored a pair of times. Andrews could do the same, so target him as a potential flex start.

Jacob Tamme: The Titans are allowing the sixth-most tight end points in the NFL, just ahead of the Falcons, and Tamme needs to be more involved in the offense with the non-Julio Jones receiving options delivering shaky value. Expect a decent game out of him.

Delanie Walker: The Titans' second-leading receiver also happens to be a pretty talented pass catching tight end, and even if the Falcons make successful adjustments, chances are good that he'll deliver real value for you this week. If he's out there, pick him up and start him.

WR Dorial Beckham-Green: Your second option in the passing game, Beckham-Green is a physical freak who should be more involved in the offense. Decent flex play, though it entirely depends on whether Desmond Trufant is going to line up against him.

WR Julio Jones: Duh.

Falcons Defense: You always worry about garbage time, and the possibility of Zach Mettenberger finding a rhythm with Delanie Walker, but this is a lousy rushing offense playing its backup QB with its starting center out of the lineup. If you don't have one of the elite options this week, the Falcons are a recommended play.


QB Zach Mettenberger: I think Mettenberger is a pretty talented quarterback, but I don't get all the love Falcons fans are giving him. A year ago the lead-footed QB absorbed 18 sacks in seven games, and threw an interception in every single one of those. The Falcons defense is likely to get some decent pressure on him and force a turnover or two, meaning he's not a recommended play.

RB Bishop Sankey/Dexter McCluster: I have Sankey in a couple of fantasy leagues, and I'm bitterly disappointed by him. You shouldn't touch either of those guys, who may author one or two big plays in the passing game but shouldn't be able to get much going against the Falcons' run defense.

RB Tevin Coleman: I think the team is going to find more touches for Coleman going forward, but Devonta Freeman is the current goal line option and feature back, and Coleman's little more than a desperation flex play until that changes.

WRs Roddy White/Leonard Hankerson: Neither is delivering consistent fantasy value, and until that changes, you should go with more reliable options.

WR Harry Douglas: He's an afterthought in this passing game. Even in a revenge game, he's unlikely to suddenly break out.

Titans Defense: This is a fairly stout unit, but I have a feeling the Falcons are going to put up big numbers fresh off their first loss of the season and with ten days to get healthy and sort things out.