Who Should I Start? - Week 7

Sammy Watkins or Latavius Murray

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EDT
Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
vs. BAL, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 70# 103-
Best Rank# 50# 57-
Worst Rank# 123# 150-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. ARI vs. BAL-
Matchup Rank36-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total34.212.6-
Avg Game5.72.1-
Week 61.13.7-
    
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  Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
2017 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND
5 tar, 5 rec, 58 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
2 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. WAS
2 tar, 2 rec, 30 yds, 0 td
at PIT
3 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at SF
7 tar, 6 rec, 106 yds, 2 td
vs. TB
2 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at DAL
2 tar, 1 rec, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
7 rush, 21 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 5 vs. SEA
4 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at CHI
12 rush, 31 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at JAC
4 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
15 rush, 28 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. ARI vs. BAL
Week 8BYE WEEK at CLE
Week 9 at NYGBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. HOU at WAS
Week 11 at MIN vs. LAR
Week 12 vs. NO at DET
Week 13 at ARI at ATL
Week 14 vs. PHI at CAR
Week 15 at SEA vs. CIN
Week 16 at TEN at GB
Week 17 vs. SF vs. CHI
  Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
2017 Points 
Week 15.80.6
Week 23.00.6
Week 322.60.5
Week 41.72.9
Week 50.04.3
Week 61.13.7
Week 7
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Week 17
  Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
2017 Targets 
Week 150
Week 220
Week 370
Week 422
Week 542
Week 641
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
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Week 17
  Sammy WatkinsS. Watkins
WR - LAR
Sammy Watkins
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EDT
Latavius MurrayL. Murray
RB - MIN
Latavius Murray
vs. BAL, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Watkins has two catches on six targets for 28 yards over his last three games, and is simply not a part of the Rams' offensive gameplan. The Arizona secondary gives up plenty of points to opposing wide receivers, but Patrick Peterson is still capable of locking down any foe. Peterson should play through an injury this week, and will likely be matched up against Watkins. Given that Jared Goff seems to avoid the opposing team's top cornerback, it's likely that Watkins' targets will continue to be limited on Sunday, and he should again be considered only a desperation play.Murray has averaged 15 touches per game over the last two weeks, but he's obviously taken a back seat to Jerick Mckinnon. The Ravens are tough on opposing running backs, and should get Brandon Williams back for this game. If you start Murray, you're essentially hoping for a touchdown, and that's a tough gamble to take. Consider him an RB4 without a ton of upside.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Sammy Watkins had a talk with Sean McVay about getting more targets and that led to just four targets against the Jaguars last week. He's going to struggle again if Patrick Peterson is out there, as Peterson has shut down every receiver he's played against this year. If Peterson plays, Watkins belongs on fantasy benches. If Peterson is misses this game, Watkins needs to be in lineups as a WR3 with upside.