Steelers fantasy football: Players to start or sit in Week 7

Chukwuma Okorafor #76 of the Pittsburgh Steelers
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With the Steelers on to week seven in Tennessee, here are the fantasy football players worth starting and sitting against the Titans

Huh, this kind of seems like déjà vu for the Steelers, as the team was originally tasked with playing the Titans in week four. This game was later moved due to a COVID outbreak with the Titans, and now the teams prepare to square off with each other. While I covered the potential fantasy starters before week four, much has changed in between those weeks.

Before that though, last week I nailed some of the picks, but I missed on most of my obvious starts. Ben Roethlisberger had a slow day, but most of that was due to the Steelers’ heavy reliance on the running game. As well, JuJu Smith-Schuster was a dud, as he only caught two passes and totaled six yards. Things weren’t all bad though, as Chase Claypool and James Conner strong weeks and were well worth a start.

Looking to this week, the obvious starts this week are the defense, Conner, Claypool, and Roethlisberger for the Steelers and Ryan Tannehill, A.J. Brown, and Derrick Henry for the Titans. I expect a bounce-back performance for Roethlisberger who will likely have to throw more this week in a more competitive matchup. Conner and the defense have been consistent over the past few weeks. As well, Claypool has quickly become the Steelers’ best threat on offense, and he should continue to see heavy usage.

As for the Titans, Henry is the best running back in the league, and although the Steelers have had success stopping running games, he may be good enough to counter that on his own. Brown reintroduced himself to the league last week and going against a softer Steeler secondary could lead to some big gains. Finally, Tannehill has emerged as an elite quarterback since becoming the starter last year, and while his numbers may dip, he is still worth a start.

That isn’t the end of the list though, as there are still a plethora of players that could be considered for fantasy play. All of this said, here are the players to start or sit for the Steelers week seven matchup against the Titans.