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Start ‘em/Sit ‘em Week 7
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Oct. 20, 2013 5:30 a.m.

Start ‘em
Andrew Luck (vs. DEN): If you have been reading this blog, you’ll know that I have been pretty low on Luck all year. This week, however, I’m starting him if I own him. Last week, he only had 7 points in standard leagues, but the Broncos have given up almost 300 yards to each quarterback they have faced this year. I say that T.Y. Hilton gets his share this week too, and both players are very solid starts.
Fred Jackson (vs. MIA): I’ll start by saying that I just traded for C.J. Spiller, but I’m not playing him this week. Spiller is not 100% healthy, so I’m not too excited to play him until he’s fully healthy. Insert Fred Jackson. Even though he only had 35 yards last week, he has a couple of things going for him this week. He’s facing the defense that gives up the 5th most fantasy points to running backs, and he has an inexperienced quarterback (Thad Lewis) that will be relying on him. 
Keenan Allen (vs. JAX): I’m officially on the Keenan train. He has had 15 catches and 2 touchdowns in the past 2 games, while the receiver opposite him (Vincent Brown) has just 9 catches and no touchdowns in that span. Allen has become a part of the 3-headed monster that is the Chargers receiving corps, joining Antonio Gates and Danny Woodhead (surprisingly). I’m feeling pretty good about him for the rest of the year, barring injury.
Sit ‘em
Trent Richardson (vs. DEN): He might get a touchdown this week, but I don’t see him having a great game. Indy will probably have to keep up with Denver through the air, and Richardson only has 2 catches in 4 games with the Colts this year. Even though Denver has given up a rushing touchdown in every game, I still wouldn’t feel great about starting Richardson, 
Andre Johnson (vs. KC): New quarterback (Case Keenum), Chiefs pass rush making it tough to even get the ball off, and Andre having no touchdowns this season makes it tough to start Johnson, even though he’s a #1 wide receiver. Plus, the Chiefs #1 corner, Brandon Flowers, should be back to cover AJ. 
Torrey Smith (vs. PIT): It’s not just because he only had 1 catch for 12 yards last week. He’s playing Pittsburgh this week, a team that only allowed 4 catches for 40 yards to Smith last year. And that was in 2 games. Given other options, I would bench Smith. 
No quarterback in the Sit ‘em section because I believe that you should play any AFC quarterback that you would play regularly. No rough match ups for any of them. Good luck this week. 
Until next time,

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