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Week 7 fantasy football passing matchups: Quarterbacks to sit, quarterbacks to start

Regardless of what I write here, you need to start a player like Aaron Rodgers because he’s Aaron Rodgers.

You may be in a situation where you have to start someone like Mike Vick. I was there this season in a couple leagues.

This list is meant to point out waiver wire players who may provide an edge you need with your starter on bye and point out players we need to consider in daily fantasy sports. If you are on the fence about which to streaming quarterback to start or which quarterback to start in daily fantasy, matchups should be a major part of your decision-making process.

To come up with these rankings, I compared Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average to fantasy points allowed to determine the strongest matchups. On paper, the players who intersect on both lists provide the best/worst matchups and other players at the top of each list also present potential helpful/hurtful matchups.

The full charts for both rankings are at the bottom of the article.

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Quarterbacks to consider/start

Russell Wilson SEA SF
Drew Brees NO IND
Teddy Bridgewater MIN DET
Landry Jones PIT KC
Carson Palmer ARI BAL
Andrew Luck IND NO
Eli Manning NYG DAL
Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ NE
Blake Bortles JAC BUF
Taylor/Manuel BUF JAC
Brian Hoyer HOU MIA
Kirk Cousins WAS TB
Philip Rivers SD OAK

Quarterbacks to avoid/sit

Tom Brady NE NYJ
Sam Bradford PHI CAR
Josh McCown CLE STL
Derek Carr OAK SD
Colin Kaepernick SF SEA
Joe Flacco BAL ARI
Cam Newton CAR PHI
Matt Ryan ATL TEN
Matthew Stafford DET MIN
Matt Cassel DAL NYG

Full DVOA chart

Pass/avoid TM OPP   Pass/attack TM OPP
Bye DEN Andrew Luck IND NO
Tom Brady NE NYJ Taylor/Manuel BUF JAC
Sam Bradford PHI CAR Russell Wilson SEA SF
Bye GB Teddy Bridgewater MIN DET
Cam Newton CAR PHI Landry Jones PIT KC
Matt Ryan ATL TEN Bye CHI
Drew Brees NO IND
Brian Hoyer HOU MIA
Kirk Cousins WAS TB
Philip Rivers SD OAK
Carson Palmer ARI BAL
Eli Manning NYG DAL

Full fantasy points allowed chart

Pass/avoid TM OPP   Pass/attack TM OPP
Tom Brady NE NYJ Carson Palmer ARI BAL
Bye DEN Russell Wilson SEA SF
Josh McCown CLE STL Drew Brees NO IND
Derek Carr OAK SD Landry Jones PIT KC
Colin Kaepernick SF SEA Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ NE
Zach Mettenberger TEN ATL Teddy Bridgewater MIN CLE
Joe Flacco BAL ARI Andrew Luck IND NO
Matthew Stafford DET MIN Blake Bortles JAC BUF
Matt Cassel DAL NYG Eli Manning NYG DAL
Sam Bradford PHI CAR Bye CHI

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