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Fantasy Football: Week 7 OL/DL matchups to target and avoid

2T0YFET Green Bay Packers' Christian Watson runs after a long completion during the second half of an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Potential for Christian Watson’s first big game of the season: Watson has yet to crack the top-24 PPR WRs in his two games played but draws an advantageous matchup to make it happen in Week 7.

• Avoiding Rhamondre Stevenson in a difficult matchup: Stevenson has struggled when his offensive line hasn’t been able to win in the trenches and that could continue this week.

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Whether you’re looking for some important tie-breakers in fantasy start/sit decisions or an advantage in DFS, knowing which players have the most and least beneficial matchups each week can help.

Understanding which teams have the advantage in the trenches can be a key to weekly fantasy football results. These are some of the more crucial matchups to be aware of as fantasy managers head into Week 7.

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Offensive line matchups to target

Green Bay Packers @ Denver Broncos

  • The Packers offensive line has earned a 75.8 pass-blocking grade that ranks fifth this season.
  • The Packers offensive line has allowed a 5.5% knockdown rate (QB hits and sacks), which is the sixth-best mark in the league.
  • The Broncos defensive line has earned a 65.3 pass-rush grade this season that ranks 26th this season.
  • The Broncos defensive line has generated a 16.7% quick pressure rate — the second-worst mark in the league.
Key player(s) to target

WR Christian Watson, Green Bay Packers 

  • Watson has been relatively quiet since his return to the Packers starting lineup, as he's yet to crack the top-24 PPR wide receivers in his two games played this year.
  • There is hope that this week will be a much better fantasy showing for Watson, who has the highest target rate on the team (30.8%) when there is no pressure on the play.
  • Watson has not seen anywhere close to that level of target rate when Jordan Love is under pressure at just 13.3%, which is ninth on the team.
  • Watson has also managed 3.54 yards per route run on non-pressured dropbacks and should see a lot of looks from Love this week as the Broncos struggle to create pressure.
  • Watson’s current receiving total is 48.5 on DraftKings Sportsbook.

Detroit Lions @ Baltimore Ravens


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