Alex the Great’s Week 7 Fantasy Football Recap

The “byepocalypse” has come. Heading into Week 8, six teams find themselves on bye. To make matters worse, the wire looks extremely thin. Hopefully fantasy players have acquired start-worthy assets from the wire over the year and are ready to weather the storm.

For those looking to make a playoff push in the coming weeks, there are a few great stash pick-ups that can potentially help win your league. The most intriguing is New York Giants’ wide receiver Sterling Shepard. After losing Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall, the Giants are extremely thin on pass-catchers. Shepard who missed the last two weeks with an ankle injury, will undoubtedly emerge as the Giants number one option coming off the bye in Week 9. Shepard is the ultimate buy-low candidate and possesses huge upside.

Josh Doctson of the Washington Redskins is another trending wide-out investment. The former first-round pick scored a touchdown and played a career-high 84.4% of snaps in Week 7. While he wasn’t overly effective, his role is trending upward in a pass happy offense. Now that he’s healthy, we want to see what he can do.” Doctson should be added in all leagues.

“We drafted Josh to be the number one guy,” Redskins’ coach Jay Gruden said of Doctson after the game. “He’s just had some injuries.”

For those teams who don’t have the luxury of picking up bench depth during the “byepocalypse”, this week is all about playing the match-ups. Kenny Stills of the Miami Dolphins put together his best performance of the year, catching six-of-nine targets for 85 yards and two scores. Fire him up confidently this week to fill a spot at WR, especially if teammate Devante Parker sits on Thursday night.

Ted Ginn of the New Orleans Saints is coming off a game in which he posted the second most yards in his entire career with 141. The Saints receiver has compiled back-to-back solid efforts. While he remains big-play dependent in fantasy leagues, he is a great option with all things considered in Week 8.