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Week 7 fantasy football rushing matchups: Running backs to start, running backs to sit

Regardless of what I write here, you need to start Le’Veon Bell because he’s Le’Veon Bell.

You may be in a situation where you have to start Jonathan Stewart, whether he has a good matchup or not.

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.

To come up with these rankings, I compared Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average to fantasy points allowed to determine the strongest matchups. In theory, and on paper, the players who intersect on both lists provide the best/worst matchups. The other players to consider list are on one of the two lists.

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

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Running backs to consider/start

Todd Gurley STL CLE
Latavius Murray OAK SD
Vereen/Jennings NYG DAL
Antonio Andrews TEN ATL
Marshawn Lynch SEA SF
Frank Gore IND NO
DeMarco Murray PHI CAR
LeSean McCoy BUF JAX
Devonta Freeman ATL TEN
Chris Ivory NYJ NE

Running backs to avoid/sit

Lewis/Blount NE NYJ
Jonathan Stewart CAR PHI
Justin Forsett BAL ARI
West/Davis KC PIT
Woodhead/Gordon SD OAK
Le’Veon Bell PIT KC
Abdullah/Riddick DET MIN
Carlos Hyde SF SEA

Full DVOA chart

Rush/avoid TM OPP   Rush/attack TM OPP
Lewis/Blount NE NYJ Devonta Freeman ATL TEN
Jonathan Stewart CAR PHI Todd Gurley STL CLE
Justin Forsett BAL ARI Latavius Murray OAK SD
Randle/Michael DAL NYG Chris Ivory NYJ NE
West/Davis KC PIT
LeSean McCoy BUF JAC
Woodhead/Gordon SD OAK
Crowell/Johnson CLE STL
Le’Veon Bell PIT KC
Morris/Jones WAS TB

Full fantasy points allowed chart

Rush/avoid TM OPP   Rush/attack TM OPP
Abdullah/Riddick DET MIN Vereen/Jennings NYG DAL
Lewis/Blount NE NYJ LeSean McCoy BUF JAX
Carlos Hyde SF SEA Antonio Andrews TEN ATL
Jonathan Stewart CAR PHI Latavius Murray OAK SD
Justin Forsett BAL ARI Marshawn Lynch SEA SF
West/Davis KC PIT Todd Gurley STL CLE
Devonta Freeman ATL TEN Frank Gore IND NO
Gordon/Woodhead SD OAK DeMarco Murray PHI CAR
Chris Ivory NYJ NE Bye DEN
Le’Veon Bell PIT KC Crowell/Johnson CLE STL

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