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NFL Week 7 fantasy football and DFS targets and fades: Ryan Tannehill, Antonio Gibson and more

Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) runs for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

It’s nearly impossible to find a fantasy football roster that won’t be impacted by the brutal Week 7 bye week schedule. In addition to being proactive on the waiver wire, fantasy managers will need to look for every edge they can by using PFF’s Week 7 fantasy football rankings

Accessing the advanced player grades and research tools available at PFF can also help ease the bye week blues. 

Here are some players who stand out as targets and fades ahead of Week 7. 

Note: Rankings based on PPR scoring

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Target: QB Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans

PFF WK7 Consensus Rank: QB8
Opponent: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

With Josh Allen, Dak Prescott, Justin Herbert and Kirk Cousins unavailable this week, fantasy managers will be forced to look elsewhere for viable streaming options. While Ryan Tannehill enters Week 7 as a middling fantasy QB18, there’s a great chance he posts top-10 fantasy numbers against Kansas City. 

Only the Washington Football Team is allowing more fantasy points per game to quarterbacks than the Chiefs, who have surrendered 300-plus passing yards and/or multiple touchdown strikes in every game this season. 

Thanks to Derrick Henry’s dominance, Tannehill has thrown multiple touchdowns in only one game this season, but he still boasts an 86.5 PFF grade — fifth-highest among all quarterbacks.

With Kansas City allowing 30-plus fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in four of its past five games, Tannehill should exploit the Chiefs with play-action downfield strikes, and that opens the door for another big fantasy outing, including close to 300 total yards and multiple scores.

Fade: QB Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts

PFF WK7 Consensus Rank: QB19
Opponent: @ San Francisco 49ers

Head coach Frank Reich has helped restore Carson Wentz back to a respectable NFL quarterback and fantasy passer. No quarterback has thrown fewer interceptions than Wentz, who boasts a 78.4% adjusted completion rate despite being pressured at the fourth-highest rate.

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