With week six of the NFL season now behind us, let’s look ahead to the game slate for week seven.
There are four “must-play” players this week based upon their matchup.
First is New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham had a huge week in week six by having eight receptions for 222 yards, and added a pair of touchdown receptions, totaling 45.2 points in PPR fantasy leagues.
Beckham has a fantastic matchup this week, as he faces the Los Angeles Rams in London, England.
The Rams have given up the sixth most fantasy points to wide receivers so far this year, and with the talent level that Beckham possesses, he should rack up fantasy points in this contest.
The next player that should be in your lineup is Buffalo Bills running back Lesean “Shady” McCoy.
McCoy faces the Miami Dolphins defense, who ranks 21st in points allowed to running backs this year.
At a glance, one could say why that it isn’t an overly favorable matchup.
Why is he a “must start?”
After week two the Buffalo Bills replaced its offensive coordinator Greg Roman with Anthony Lynn.
Under Roman, McCoy average 80 total yards from scrimmage via receiving or rushing yards and had one touchdown.
In his four weeks under Lynn, McCoy has averaged 131 scrimmage yard per game to go along with six touchdowns.
Though the matchup doesn’t appear favorable on paper, expect McCoy to have a big game this Sunday.
The next matchup is San Diego Chargers rookie tight end Hunter Henry.
Henry has a tremendous matchup against the Atlanta Falcons this week, who give up the fourth most fantasy points to tight ends.
Not only that, but Henry is turning into an upper tier talent at the tight end position for fantasy after just the first six games of his career.
After a slow start in the first two games, he has had at least three receptions for 60 yards, and had a touchdown in three of the last four games.
Henry has adjusted very well to the pro-level thus far and has, what appears to be, chemistry with veteran quarterback Philip Rivers.
That brings us to the last must start of the week, which is Rivers.
The Falcons also give up the second most fantasy points to quarterback, so expect Rivers to have a great game, statistics wise, for fantasy football.
Rivers has thrown four touchdown passes in two games so far this season, and the Falcons defensive has given up the sixth most passing yards per game this season.
I expect Rivers, along with Beckham, McCoy and Henry to have great games this weekend, so make sure to have them in your lineup!