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Sport Fantasy Football Rankings Week 7, 2020: Model that beat experts says start Mike Williams, sit Ryan Tannehill

18:55  25 october  2020
18:55  25 october  2020 Source:   cbssports.com

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Should Hunt be part of your Week 7 Fantasy football picks? And which players face the best Week 7 Fantasy football matchups? Before you lock in your lineups, be sure to check out the latest Week 7 Fantasy football rankings from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.

When it comes to ranking players, their model beat human experts in Fantasy football last season when there were big differences in ranking. Over the course of a season, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.

Last week, the model was extremely high on Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake, saying he'd finish as a top-20 player at his position. The result: Drake recorded 20 carries for a whopping164 yards and two touchdowns against the Cowboys. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.

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Now, the model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has revealed its Fantasy football rankings for Week 7 of the 2020 NFL season. Head to SportsLine now to see them.

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One player the model is extremely high on this week: Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams. With Keenan Allen suffering back spasms in Week 5, Williams had his biggest game of the season. He caught five passes for 109 yards and two scores while playing 77 percent of snaps.

Williams and the Chargers face the Jaguars this week, a team that has been shredded by opposing offenses all season long. Even with Allen back in the lineup this week, Williams is still a must-start since the Jaguars have yielded strong fantasy days to players like Kenny Golladay (4-105), Brandin Cooks (8-161-1), and Tyler Boyd (7-90). Plus, Jacksonville has been gashed for 30 points in five straight games.

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And a massive shocker: Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns last week against the Texans, stumbles big-time and doesn't even crack the top 15 at his position. Tannehill's thriving under center despite Tennessee's heavy reliance on the run, with a 13:2 TD:INT ratio through five games.

He's now thrown three or more touchdown passes in three of his last four outings. However, Tannehill and the Titans face a stiff test at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Pittsburgh features the second ranked total defense, giving up just 285.2 yards per game this season. In addition, the Steelers are tied for second in the league with eight interceptions and have recorded multiple interceptions in their last two outings. With such a tough matchup on Sunday, Tannehill is a player to consider putting on the bench in Week 7.

How to set your Week 7 Fantasy football rankings

The model is also calling for a surprising quarterback you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 10 of its Fantasy football rankings. This pick could be the difference between winning big and going home with nothing. You can see who it is here.

So who should you start and sit this week? And which surprising quarterback could lead you to victory? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 7 Fantasy football rankings for every position, plus see which QB is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that out-performed experts big-time last season.

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