Fantasy Start or Sit Week 7: Keenan Allen, TJ Yeldon, Adrian Peterson, Ben Roethlisberger, Marcus Mariota, Melvin Gordon, Gary Barnidge, Jeremy Maclin

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Oct 23, 2015 01:52 PM EDT
Keenan Allen #13 of the San Diego Chargers
Keenan Allen #13 of the San Diego Chargers runs for yards during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 18, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Green Bay defeated San Diego 27-20."

The fantasy football Week 7 schedule is here and some players to start or sit include Keenan Allen, TJ Yeldon, Adrian Peterson, Melvin Gordon, Gary Barnidge, Ben Roethlisberger, Marcus Mariota, Jeremy Maclin, Odell Beckham, Matthew Stafford and Jordan Reed, as some of those players are banged up and may be limited for fantasy owners.

Keenan Allen has been one of the best fantasy players in the league this season and he could be limited while dealing with a hip injury. According to the Union-Tribune San Diego, Allen is expected to play and the team has "optimism" that he can start against the Raiders despite not practicing this week. Fantasy owners should START Allen. TJ Yeldon will be a game time decision for the Jaguars, as he is dealing with a groin injury and could miss his second straight game. Adrian Peterson was limited in practice, but he is expected to be a full go for Week 7 and is a START pick.

Marcus Mariota is dealing with a knee injury and he has been officially ruled out for Week 7 for the Titans. Mariota did not practice on Friday and head coach Ken Whisenhunt announced that Zach Mettenberger will get the start for Tennessee. Mariota has a knee sprain and will miss at least one game and it comes after he has been off to a solid start for the Titans with nine touchdowns in five games. Mariota is a SIT for this week.

Jeremy Maclin suffered a concussion in Week 6 and he could be back in action for Week 7 despite the injury. According to, Ed Werder reports that Maclin is "expected" to play Week 7 and should "gain clearance" for his concussion heading into Sunday against the Steelers. Maclin has put up solid numbers this season with 39 catches for 531 yards and one touchdown for Kansas City. Maclin is worth a START as long as he is cleared.

TJ Yeldon is questionable this week with a groin injury for the Jaguars and while he was able to practice on Thursday and Friday, he will be a game time decision. Yeldon has been impressive so far as a rookie, but he had to miss the game last week and if he is out again, fantasy owners should look to start either Denard Robinson or Toby Gerhart. Yeldon might be a SIT even if he plays, as he likely will not be 100 percent. Melvin Gordon was back at practice and is a start pick for Sunday.

Ben Roethlisberger is working his way back from a knee injury and he was limited in practice this week. Landry Jones is expected to START for the Steelers and Roethlisberger may not start until Week 8 or perhaps Week 9 depending on how he looks in practice this week. Peterson is not in danger of missing time this week despite a finger injury and he is a START pick for fantasy owners. Barnidge is a START pick for this week, as Jim Thomas reports that Barnidge was a "full" participant in practice on Thursday and he is expected to start for the Browns.

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