If you find yourself staring astatine your fantasy football lineup for NFL Week 7 and support rubbing your eyes successful disbelief, you are not alone. Yes, that is, successful fact, your lineup, and no, it does not look good.
The week known affectionately arsenic “Byemageddon” is upon us, and with six teams taking the week off, phantasy managers person been near to rummage done the scraps successful an effort to acceptable adjacent conscionable a ineligible lineup, fto unsocial 1 of quality.
It isn’t adjacent conscionable that six teams are connected a bye, but which six teams are disconnected and what level of endowment is missing. At the backmost presumption alone, we are missing elite-level players similar Josh Allen, Justin Herbert and Dak Prescott. If you are successful a deeper league, you whitethorn beryllium forced to regenerate Kirk Cousins oregon adjacent Trevor Lawrence. Fortunately, the backmost presumption offers extent similar nary other, and determination is inactive endowment available.
Following the Week 6 crippled successful London, the Miami Dolphins opted to play this week and propulsion their bye to aboriginal successful the season. That puts Tua Tagovailoa successful a precise utile spot for fantasy, arsenic helium present starts astatine location against a Falcons defence that ranks 30th against the pass, allows 244.4 passing yards per crippled and has fixed up 11 touchdowns done the air. Opposing quarterbacks person a 109.5 passer standing against them, and with what we saw from Tagovailoa successful his archetypal crippled backmost from wounded — 329 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception — helium serves arsenic a fantastic bye week replacement.
If Tagovailoa is not available, connected the different broadside of that game, phantasy managers should instrumentality a agelong look astatine Atlanta’s Matt Ryan. In the 3 games starring into the Falcons’ Week 7 bye, Ryan averaged 289 passing yards per crippled and threw for 8 touchdowns without an interception. He yet connected with rookie choky extremity Kyle Pitts and volition present person a steadfast Calvin Ridley returning to action.
The Dolphins’ walk defence is giving up 292.5 passing yards per crippled with 13 touchdowns connected the year, arsenic opposing quarterbacks are posting a 105.6 passer standing against them. Ryan has had 2 weeks to hole and should carve up this secondary.
The backmost extent doesn’t extremity there, though. Jameis Winston has a favorable matchup against the Seahawks, and Carson Wentz faces a 49ers squad struggling successful the secondary.
With “Byemegeddon” here, absorption your concerns connected filling different roster holes first. Quarterback should beryllium overmuch easier to fill.
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