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Notable absent players during Week 8 byes

The NFL enters its fourth week of byes, and we start to see larger numbers of teams sidelined. Week 7 byes include the Browns, Steelers, Bucs, and Panthers. We break down the fantasy implications.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson hands off to running back Mark Ingram during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL has one last divisional matchup to wrap up Week 7, with the New York Jets hosting the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. There’s plenty of fantasy football options involved in the game, and it will be an intriguing overall matchup with Sam Darnold back and looking solid in his return last week against the Cowboys.

We had some notable byes this past weekend, with Christian McCaffrey among the huge names on the sideline. Fantasy owners were also without Odell Beckham, Jr., Nick Chubb, Chris Godwin and Mike Evans, and plenty more notable names. This coming weekend brings us back to two teams on bye, but they’re big ones.

Each week we’ll take a look at the notable players you’ll need to replace each week over these nine weeks. This week’s byes include the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys. They don’t get much bigger from a fantasy perspective, so fantasy football decisions are going to get a lot more difficult.

Week 8 will see some huge names sidelined. Lamar Jackson has been the best option in fantasy football, while Dak Prescott has been a very solid option. At running back, Ezekiel Elliott and Mark Ingram have been two of the best. And we can remove one of the best tight ends in Mark Andrews. It’s going to make for some big decisions this coming weekend.

Here is a look at key players sidelined during Week 8.

Dallas Cowboys

QB: Dak Prescott
RB: Ezekiel Elliott
WR: Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Randall Cobb
TE: Jason Witten
K: Brett Maher

Baltimore Ravens

QB: Lamar Jackson
RB: Mark Ingram
WR: Marquise Brown, Willie Snead
TE: Mark Andrews
K: Justin Tucker