NFL training camps are in full swing with league-wide preseason action ready to commence later this week. Better still, the official start of the regular season is a little more than a month away, which means this is a perfect time to update Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Big Board.
The disappearing acts from expected fantasy studs like Alshon Jeffery, Allen Robinson and DeAndre Hopkins continued in Week 7. This has been a terrible season for unfortunate fantasy owners who have seen their high draft picks consistently fail to produce accordingly.
As fantasy football owners look ahead to Week 8, many owners will need to use the waiver wire to fill in gaps in their roster. Six teams are on bye: Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers. Fantasy owners should also be aware that six teams are on a bye in Week 9 as well.
The Week 9 college fantasy football waiver wire looks to be flooded with running backs, as we saw some surprising performances from a few guys that have had disappointing seasons up until this point. LJ Scott looks to have regained his starting spot for Michigan State after topping 100 yards for just the second time this year.
The list of wide receivers on the Week 7 injury report is the longest it's been all season, so be ready to study up fantasy owners. While some players will likely play, there are plenty of guys who are legitimately questionable or will be a game-time decision.
By this point of the fantasy season, many players are on the injury report and fantasy owners have to be aware of which ones on their roster may be out or playing at less than 100 percent. The information here is based on the week's practice reports and chatter from the teams and those who cover them.
Week 7 is the mid-point of the fantasy season (assuming playoffs start in Week 14), and fantasy owners have plenty of injury situations to digest. Several players have already been ruled out completely, while there is a lengthy list of those who are listed as questionable.
Heads up fantasy owners, this is the last week with only two teams on bye (Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers) before the bigger weeks start. It's hard to believe it's already Week 7, which marks the halfway point of the regular season for most fantasy owners (assuming playoffs start in Week 14).
Several wide receivers and tight ends put together monster performances for their fantasy owners last week, while some high-profile players didn’t fare as well. What does Week 7 hold? Before we get to that let’s see, how my start/sit advice for Week 6 turned out.
This has not been a good week for running backs, as the bad news for fantasy owners has come early and often. Before I sort through all of the carnage as it relates to start/sit options, let’s see how I did in Week 6.