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NFL Week 7 Fantasy Football Recap: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Atlanta Falcons

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (83) catches a pass against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Darren Hall (34) in the first half at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

• Ja’Marr Chase: 8 receptions, 130 yards, 2 touchdowns

• Tyler Boyd: 8 receptions, 155 yards, 1 touchdown

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Add Tyler Allgeier: The rookie running back gained 50 yards on 16 carries and scored a touchdown despite the game script working against Atlanta.

    • The negative game script prevented Caleb Huntley from getting involved in the offense but didn’t stop Allgeier from gaining double-digit carries for the third straight game.
    • This was his third straight contest averaging under 3.5 yards per carry.
    • Damien Williams and Cordarrelle Patterson are both on injured reserve, but each could return to action soon.
    • Allgeier can be trusted in the short term due to volume alone, but once one of those backs is healthy, that volume will likely disappear quickly.

Buy low on Drake London: The first-round pick caught his only target for nine yards.

    • This was his fourth straight game under 50 receiving yards after three straight games above 50 to start his career.
    • He remains the only clear starter at wide receiver for the team and was the leader in routes run.
    • The Falcons won’t be able to keep using this game script to come back from behind, which will lead to more passing eventually.
    • When they pass more, London should be leading the team in targets.
    • Atlanta has the easiest remaining schedule for wide receivers.

Sell high on Tyler Boyd: Boyd put together his best game of the season and one of the best of his career, a performance that will be difficult to repeat.

    • He took advantage of the matchup against Atlanta. Primary slot cornerback Dee Alford missed the game with a hamstring injury, Casey Hayward landed on injured reserve last week and A.J. Terrell left the Week 7 game early with a hamstring injury.
    • Boyd’s role in the offense remains consistent as long as the Bengals’ receivers are healthy.
    • He saw increased snaps in two games recently due to Tee Higgins’ ankle injury, but Higgins was a full participant in the past two practices and was back to his normal role in Week 7.
    • The Bengals have a particularly difficult schedule for wide receivers during the fantasy playoffs.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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