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Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Bye Week Replacements for Week 7

Jason Schandl
Cincinnati Bengals v Baltimore Ravens
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Bye week season continues to roll on, and in Week 7 brings us our second instance of having four teams off at the same time. The Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers combine to have quite a few relevant fantasy options, which makes this another tricky bye week to handle in fantasy football,

That means there are going to be plenty of fantasy owners looking for some waiver wire bye week replacements for Week 7. Here are the best options at every position.

Top Fantasy QB Waiver Wire Replacements for Jameis Winston on Bye Week 7

Daniel Jones (NYG vs ARI): The Arizona Cardinals have been incredibly generous to opposing QBs in 2019, giving up the NFL's third-most fantasy points per game to the position. Daniel Jones has slumped the last two weeks, but that was in two incredibly tough matchups in a row. The last time he faced a team allowing top-6 fantasy production, Jones torched the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for over 30 fantasy points. Jones is one of Week 7's top streaming QB options.

Top Fantasy RB Waiver Wire Replacements for Christian McCaffrey and Nick Chubb on Bye Week 7

Latavius Murray (NO at CHI): Still available in 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, Latavius Murray could be in for an expanded role with Alvin Kamara nursing an ankle injury in Week 7. Murray saw a season-high 11 touches (eight carries and three receptions) while playing 42 percent of the New Orleans Saints' offensive snaps last week, and an expanded workload in Week 7 would make him a viable starting option even in a brutal matchup against the Chicago Bears.

Top Fantasy WR Waiver Wire Replacements for Odell Beckham and Chris Godwin on Bye Week 7

Auden Tate (CIN vs JAX): With A.J. Green looking unlikely to return this week, Auden Tate can be expected to continue seeing big volume. Tate saw a season-high 12 targets in Week 6, and he's averaging 8.5 per game over his last four. That volume puts him in play in both standard and PPR formats this week, especially taking on a Jacksonville Jaguars team that just traded away top corner Jalen Ramsey.

Top Fantasy TE Waiver Wire Replacements for Greg Olsen on Bye Week 7

Dawson Knox (BUF vs MIA): Relative to other positions, the Miami Dolphins have been pretty stout against tight ends in fantasy this year. They haven't faced many threats though, thanks to matchups with the New England Patriots (Matt LaCosse), Washington Redskins (Jeremy Sprinkle) and Los Angeles Chargers (Lance Kendricks). Their defense is allowing the most points and yards per game, and this is still a prime matchup. Dawson Knox notched season-highs in both targets (five) and snap share (72 percent) in his last game, and this matchup helps vault him to 12th at the position in our Week 7 PPR fantasy football rankings.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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