After a strange week six in fantasy football, players will now be gearing up for massive bye weeks. In week seven, teams on bye include offensive teams like the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings, and Los Angeles Chargers. As if managers did not have enough to worry about with these bye weeks, injuries were prevalent across the NFL again in week six.
Tua Tagovailoa, Quarterback, Miami Dolphins
Rostered percentage: ESPN(25%), Yahoo(17%)
Tua Tagovailoa came back off of injury in week six and looked pretty good. The Miami Dolphins lost in London but Tagovailoa looked okay in his first action after several weeks off. With many teams needing a quarterback for one week, Tagovailoa could be worth the start. The Dolphins will play the Atlanta Falcons in week seven. The Falcons defense, so far, has been near the bottom of the league. Tagovailoa is a good streaming option.
Ricky Seals-Jones, Tight End, Washington Football Team
Rostered percentage: ESPN(20%), Yahoo(29%)
Logan Thomas has two more weeks on the injured reserve list. For these next two weeks, Ricky Seals-Jones looks to be the second pass-catching option for Taylor Heinicke. In his first action without Thomas, Seals-Jones scored a touchdown for the Football Team. Expect production to continue for at least the next two weeks.
Rashaad Penny, Running Back, Seattle Seahawks
Rostered percentage: ESPN(3%), Yahoo(8%)
Chris Carson has a couple of more weeks on the injured reserve list as well. Alex Collins started for the Seahawks in week six but suffered an injury as well. Rashaad Penny is eligible to come off the injured list this week. If Collins is unable to play this week, Penny will likely be the starter for the Seahawks. Monitor the health of Collins as the week of practices begin, but owners of Carson and Collins should be prepared to look at Penny on the waiver wire.
D’Ernest Johnson, Running Back, Cleveland Browns
Rostered percentage: ESPN(2%), Yahoo(3%)
More injuries to running backs. In week six, the Browns were already missing Nick Chubb. Kareem Hunt got the start and also suffered an injury. With both of the Browns running backs hurting, D’Ernest Johnson is in line to see carries in week seven. Johnson has been with the Browns for the last four years so should be able to fill in immediately for the Browns.