Returning from the bye week, Justin Herbert is a decent fantasy start in Week 7
In Week 6, three quarterbacks gave their fantasy owners four touchdown passes (among other stats): Matt Ryan, Deshaun Watson and Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill has thrown seven in the past two games. This week the Tennessee Titans face the Pittsburgh Steelers, however, and Tannehill drops to No. 15 in the rankings. It's a tough matchup, but so was the game against Houston. Tannehill should be viewed as a QB2 this week. If fantasy owners are looking for a bye-week replacement, he is available in nearly a quarter of leagues. It's a risky start, but it may be one that pays off given how well he has been playing. Keep an eye on tight end Jonnu Smith's status; he left with a knee injury and may be out for this week. This shouldn't affect Tannehill that much as he is using all of his weapons.
Rookie Justin Herbert returns from the bye week and cracks the top 10 at No. 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags can be thrown on and their secondary isn't great. Herbert threw four touchdowns himself (at New Orleans) when the team last played in Week 5. Herbert is owned in 60 percent of leagues, so he may be available for Lamar Jackson owners looking for someone to fill in this week.
Teams on bye: Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami, Minnesota
NFL QB Rankings: Week 7
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.
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