We’re heading into Week 7, of the 2020 season and we have some significant names getting byes this coming week. The Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins, and Minnesota Vikings will get a breather ahead of Week 8. Let’s go over some of the key fantasy options who won’t be available.
The Ravens are the most impactful bye this week. Fantasy managers lose key starters in Lamar Jackson and Mark Andrews, with Justin Tucker and the Ravens D/ST both ranked second this season. The Ravens ground game has been solid, but primarily because of Jackson, with Mark Ingram regressing from last season. Ingram injured his ankle on Sunday, so the bye comes at an opportune time for him.
The Vikings are a notable absence as well. Kirk Cousins has’t been the best fantasy quarterback, but he has a ton of great weapons around him. Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson have combined for five 100-yard games. Then there’s Dalvin Cook, who’s second to only Henry in rushing yards and has tallied seven scores on the ground. The bye is going to help him get healthy. Alexander Mattison flopped in Week 6, but cracked the century mark in Week 5 when Cook went down with a groin injury. Minnesota struggles to stop teams from scoring, but has the fire power to fight back.
Here’s a full list of key players with byes in Week 7.
QB: Lamar Jackson
RB: Mark Ingram, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards
WR: Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin, Devin Duvernay, Willie Snead IV
TE: Mark Andrews
K: Justin Tucker
QB: Philip Rivers
RB: Jonathan Taylor, Nyheim Hines
WR: T.Y. Hilton, Zach Pascal, Marcus Johnson
TE: Mo Alie-Cox, Trey Burton, Jack Doyle
K: Rodrigo Blankenship
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick
RB: Myles Gaskin, Matt Breida
WR: DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, Jakeem Grant, Isaiah Ford
TE: Mike Gesicki, Adam Shaheen
K: Jason Sanders
QB: Kirk Cousins
RB: Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison
WR: Adam Thielen, Justin Jefferson
TE: Kyle Rudolph, Irv Smith Jr.
K: Dan Bailey