Quite a few elite wideouts are questionable to play in Week 7 because of injuries. While some notable stars are banged up, there are other wideouts with plenty of fantasy football potential. We’ve identified a couple key starts and sits ahead of Week 7 at wideout.
Wide Receiver Starts
Williams caught two touchdowns after Keenan Allen went down with a back injury in Week 6. If Allen can’t go in Week 7 Williams should be Justin Herbert’s top target. His size makes him a quality deep threat and red zone target.
Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots
Samuel is coming off his best game of the season. He caught all six of his targets for 66 yards ans scored a rushing touchdown against the Rams. Raheem Mostert’s ankle injury could lead to him getting more carries given how banged up San Francisco’s backfield is.
Wide Receiver Sits
Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers
Thomas only has four catches for 17 yards on the year and has been limited in practice with ankle and hamstring injuries. Carolina has one of the better pass defenses in the NFL but struggles against the run, so this game is more suited for Alvin Kamara. Starting Thomas in season-long leagues makes sense, but he’s overpriced in DFS.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans
Smith-Schuster hasn’t eclipsed 50 receiving yards since Week 1. While he does lead the Steelers in receptions (23) and targets (28), he’s fallen by the wayside and has been outshined by Chase Claypool for two straight weeks. Diontae Johnson was Ben Roethlisberger’s favorite target before he got hurt and is set to return in Week 7. There’s no clear WR1 in Pittsburgh, so I’d stay away from Smith-Schuster.