Fantasy Island: Byepocalpyse Edition

He may be on the trade block, but Tua Tagovailoa looks like a good bye week filler option for this week, at least. (Photo from Twitter/@Tua)


Byepocalypse is upon us and with five teams on their bye week, the typical start/sit rules go out the window. You’re starting every warm body you can find that’ll give you some points. Hopefully, you picked up D’Ernest Johnson off waivers and got your week started on the right foot Thursday night.

So instead of telling you to start who you’re going to start anyway, and telling you sit players you can’t afford to sit because the alternatives are worse, we’re going to look at which bye week fillers to roll with and which to leave on the wire or the bench.



Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins: Yes, he might be traded soon, but for this week at least, he looks like a very viable bye week filler against the Falcons. Even with Will Fuller and DeVante Parker out last week, he threw for over 300 yards. That the Dolphins lost is none of our concern. Just give us the points.


Daniel Jones, Giants: The last time we had him in this space, he torched New Orleans for 400 yards. But his entire receiving corps is out or gimpy, Saquon Barkley is still on the shelf and Carolina’s defense is no slouch. I’m looking elsewhere.



Elijah Mitchell, 49ers: Remember him? You might have forgotten since he missed a couple weeks with injury and took a back seat to Trey Lance in the Niners’ last game before their bye. But with Jimmy G back under center, look for San Francisco to lean on the running game again against the Colts and Mitchell is first in line.


Khalil Herbert, Bears: With David Montgomery on IR and Damien Williams on the COVID list, Herbert stepped in admirably last week against Green Bay, running for 97 yards and a score. The Bears face Tampa Bay this week, however, and the Bucs have devoured running games. Look elsewhere.



Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins: With Fuller and Parker out last week, Waddle got peppered with 13 targets, catching 10 of them for 70 yards and two scores against Jacksonville. Look for the Alabama connection to continue, until and unless Tua gets traded.  


Corey Davis, Jets: The last time the Jets faced New England, the Patriots held Davis to two measly catches for 8 yards. And now he’s got more competition for targets with Jamison Crowder and Elijah Moore healthy.


Ricky Seals-Jones, Washington Football Team: The pickings are slim on the wire for tight ends, but if you need one and Seals-Jones is still available, he’s worth a shot. He’s been targeted 15 times in the last two games with Logan Thomas on IR, and he added a touchdown last week.


You’re starting anyone who can give you a few points this week.

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