The Byeapocalypse is here this week of the 2021 NFL Season, and it has come to mortify all Fantasy Football managers with multiple casualties of talented players.
Somehow, the evil stars lined up and in Week 7 will rest some of the most important teams in Fantasy of the season such as: Bills, Cowboys, Chargers, Steelers and Vikings … and well, in addition to the Jaguars.
For this reason, 13 Top 10 players at their position will see no action, leaving some Fantasy teams hard hit.
Which star players will rest?
The top quarterbacks who will not play are: Josh Allen, Dak Prescott and Justin Herbert; although we must also add the casualties of Kirk Cousins, Trevor Lawrence and Ben Roethlisberger.
The resting Top 10 running backs are: Dalvin Cook, Ezekiel Elliott, Austin Ekeler and Najee Harris. Others like James Robinson, Zack Moss, Tony Pollard, Alexander Mattison and Devin Singletary will also be absent this week.
Possibly, the most affected position in your Fantasy Football is that of receiver, since it is time for players of the stature of Stefon Diggs, Justin Jefferson, Mike Williams and CeeDee Lamb to rest, but Amari Cooper, Diontae Johnson, Keenan Allen, will also be out. Adam Thielen, Chase Claypool, Marvin Jones Jr., Emmanuel Sanders, and Laviska Shenault Jr.
Lastly, two tight ends who have impressed with their performance this season, Dawson Knox and Dalton Schultz, will see no action in Week 7.
What to do to survive Fantasy Football Byepocalypse?
Evaluate your team
There always comes a time in the season when you must analyze your possibilities, if you are a contender or if you must risk everything to aspire to the Playoffs.
If you suffered a lot of casualties, but you have a winning record and you are at the top of your league, like the Cardinals, I recommend you make only the pertinent changes and take a week off, you can afford the ‘luxury’ of losing a game. Of course, just in case your league rules allow you to leave inactive players on the starting roster.
And from here to the real, compa! Because later you will not suffer more with the weeks of rest.
Analyze your rival
Surely, your rival will also be hurt by the ‘byes’, so if it seems that he is going to win you many points, you can take advantage of to align players who have more ‘upside’, in colloquial terms that will break it this week, although they are not so recognized players.
Don’t drop star players
Maybe you are with a 1-5 or 2-4 record and you urgently need to win this week, but if you let your star players go, you will do a lot of damage to your team and help an opponent to strengthen themselves, so you can say goodbye of your aspirations to win the league.
Take advantage of gifts at Waivers
There will be some managers who will ignore the previous recommendation and release very valuable players who are in bye, because they are desperate to win. It is your time to take them, especially if you are in a privileged position in your league.
Plan from the Draft
Weeks like this are proof of the importance of planning to carry out your Draft. So now you know, the next time you put your team together take into account the weeks off.
The ‘Byeapocalypse’ 2.0 will be lived in week 13, as important players such as Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Tannehill, Sam Darnold, Derrick Henry, Aaron Jones, Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Davante Adams, DJ Moore, AJ Brown and Julio Jones will rest.
If you have more than one of these players, I recommend you plan or carry out a trade so you don’t get stranded in weeks so close to the Playoffs.
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Guide to survive the ‘Byepocalypse’ in Fantasy Football