Fantasy football rankings for Week 7: Bye weeks creating major lineup holes

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If you thought it was difficult finding an elite running back before, just wait until this week -- when a season-high six teams are on bye. At least one of last week's true workhorses -- the Colts' Jonathan Taylor -- will be suiting up. But who else can help out?

Fantasy football rankings for Week 7 are based on the point-per-reception (PPR) scoring used in most seasonal and daily fantasy football formats. One point is awarded for every 10 rushing and receiving yards and one point for every 20 passing yards. Six points are awarded for touchdowns scored, four points for passing TDs and one point for receptions.

On bye: Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers

Rankings are compiled by FantasySharks.com.

(*- Be sure to check injury/status before kickoff)

Colts running back Jonathan Taylor churned out a season-high 145 rushing yards and scored a pair of touchdowns on just 14 carries in Week 6 vs. Houston.
Colts running back Jonathan Taylor churned out a season-high 145 rushing yards and scored a pair of touchdowns on just 14 carries in Week 6 vs. Houston.

QUARTERBACKS

1 Patrick Mahomes K.C. at Ten.

2 Kyler Murray Ari. vs. Hou.

3 Lamar Jackson Bal. vs. Cin.

4 Tom Brady T.B. vs. Chi.

5 Aaron Rodgers G.B. vs. Was.

6 Jalen Hurts Phi. at L.V.

7 Ryan Tannehill Ten. vs. K.C.

8 Derek Carr L.V. vs. Phi.

9 Jameis Winston N.O. at Sea.

10 Matthew Stafford L.A.-R vs. Det.

11 Matt Ryan Atl. at Mia.

12 Teddy Bridgewater Den. at Cle.

13 Carson Wentz Ind. at S.F.

14 Joe Burrow Cin. at Bal.

15 Daniel Jones N.Y.-G vs. Car.

16 Sam Darnold Car. at N.Y.-G

17 Tua Tagovailoa Mia. vs. Atl.

18 Taylor Heinicke Was. at G.B.

19 Davis Mills Hou. at Ari.

20 Mac Jones N.E. vs. N.Y.-J

21 Geno Smith Sea. vs. N.O.

22 Jimmy Garoppolo S.F. vs. Ind.

23 Jared Goff Det. at L.A.-R

24 Zach Wilson N.Y.-J at N.E.

25 Justin Fields Chi. at T.B.

26 Case Keenum Cle. vs. Den.

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RUNNING BACKS

1 Derrick Henry Ten. vs. K.C.

2 Alvin Kamara N.O. at Sea.

3 Aaron Jones G.B. vs. Was.

4 Jonathan Taylor Ind. at S.F.

5 Darrell Henderson L.A.-R vs. Det.

6 Josh Jacobs L.V. vs. Phi.

7 Joe Mixon Cin. at Bal.

8 Leonard Fournette T.B. vs. Chi.

9 Chuba Hubbard Car. at N.Y.-G

10 *Antonio Gibson Was. at G.B.

11 *D'Andre Swift Det. at L.A.-R

12 J.D. McKissic Was. at G.B.

13 Mike Davis Atl. at Mia.

14 Miles Sanders Phi. at L.V.

15 Chase Edmonds Ari. vs. Hou.

16 D'Ernest Johnson Cle. vs. Den.

17 Damien Harris N.E. vs. N.Y.-J

18 Elijah Mitchell S.F. vs. Ind.

19 Darrel Williams K.C. at Ten.

20 James Conner Ari. vs. Hou.

21 Myles Gaskin Mia. vs. Atl.

22 *Alex Collins Sea. vs. N.O.

23 Melvin Gordon Den. at Cle.

24 Devontae Booker N.Y.-G vs. Car.

25 Kenyan Drake L.V. vs. Phi.

26 Rhamondre Stevenson N.E. vs. N.Y.-J

27 Khalil Herbert Chi. at T.B.

28 Javonte Williams Den. at Cle.

29 Ty'Son Williams Bal. vs. Cin.

30 Ronald Jones T.B. vs. Chi.

31 Mark Ingram Hou. at Ari.

32 Michael Carter N.Y.-J at N.E.

33 Jamaal Williams Det. at L.A.-R

34 DeeJay Dallas Sea. vs. N.O.

35 David Johnson Hou. at Ari.

36 Nyheim Hines Ind. at S.F.

37 Giovani Bernard T.B. vs. Chi.

38 *Sony Michel L.A.-R vs. Det.

39 Ty Johnson N.Y.-J at N.E.

40 Chris Evans Cin. at Bal.

41 A.J. Dillon G.B. vs. Was.

42 Kenneth Gainwell Phi. at L.V.

43 Demetric Felton Cle. vs. Den.

44 Trey Sermon S.F. vs. Ind.

45 Wayne Gallman Atl. at Mia.

46 Phillip Lindsay Hou. at Ari.

47 Ty Montgomery N.O. at Sea.

48 Kyle Juszczyk S.F. vs. Ind.

49 Malcolm Brown Mia. vs. Atl.

50 Peyton Barber L.V. vs. Phi.

51 Salvon Ahmed Mia. vs. Atl.

52 Marlon Mack Ind. at S.F.

53 Jerick McKinnon K.C. at Ten.

54 Devonta Freeman Bal. vs. Cin.

55 Le'Veon Bell Bal. vs. Cin.

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WIDE RECEIVERS

1 Davante Adams G.B. vs. Was.

2 *Tyreek Hill K.C. at Ten.

3 Calvin Ridley Atl. at Mia.

4 Cooper Kupp L.A.-R vs. Det.

5 DeAndre Hopkins Ari. vs. Hou.

6 Ja'Marr Chase Cin. at Bal.

7 D.J. Moore Car. at N.Y.-G

8 Deebo Samuel S.F. vs. Ind.

9 DK Metcalf Sea. vs. N.O.

10 Courtland Sutton Den. at Cle.

11 Terry McLaurin Was. at G.B.

12 Chris Godwin T.B. vs. Chi.

13 Mike Evans T.B. vs. Chi.

14 Brandin Cooks Hou. at Ari.

15 A.J. Brown Ten. vs. K.C.

16 *Sterling Shepard N.Y.-G vs. Car.

17 Michael Pittman Jr. Ind. at S.F.

18 Robert Woods L.A.-R vs. Det.

19 Tyler Lockett Sea. vs. N.O.

20 Mecole Hardman K.C. at Ten.

21 Jaylen Waddle Mia. vs. Atl.

22 Marquez Callaway N.O. at Sea.

23 Christian Kirk Ari. vs. Hou.

24 Marquise Brown Bal. vs. Cin.

25 Corey Davis N.Y.-J at N.E.

26 *DeVante Parker Mia. vs. Atl.

27 *Allen Robinson Chi. at T.B.

28 Jamison Crowder N.Y.-J at N.E.

29 Jakobi Meyers N.E. vs. N.Y.-J

30 DeVonta Smith Phi. at L.V.

31 *Julio Jones Ten. vs. K.C.

32 Tyler Boyd Cin. at Bal.

33 Henry Ruggs L.V. vs. Phi.

34 Cordarrelle Patterson Atl. at Mia.

35 Tee Higgins Cin. at Bal.

36 Tim Patrick Den. at Cle.

37 Robby Anderson Car. at N.Y.-G

38 *Darius Slayton N.Y.-G vs. Car.

39 Darnell Mooney Chi. at T.B.

40 Hunter Renfrow L.V. vs. Phi.

41 A.J. Green Ari. vs. Hou.

42 Kalif Raymond Det. at L.A.-R

43 Odell Beckham Cle. vs. Den.

44 Zach Pascal Ind. at S.F.

45 Russell Gage Atl. at Mia.

46 Nelson Agholor N.E. vs. N.Y.-J

47 Rashard Higgins Cle. vs. Den.

48 Randall Cobb G.B. vs. Was.

49 Brandon Aiyuk S.F. vs. Ind.

50 Van Jefferson L.A.-R vs. Det.

51 Demarcus Robinson K.C. at Ten.

52 Deonte Harris N.O. at Sea.

53 *Chris Conley Hou. at Ari.

54 Kendrick Bourne N.E. vs. N.Y.-J

55 Rashod Bateman Bal. vs. Cin.

TIGHT ENDS

1 Travis Kelce K.C. at Ten.

2 *Darren Waller L.V. vs. Phi.

3 Mark Andrews Bal. vs. Cin.

4 Mike Gesicki Mia. vs. Atl.

5 Kyle Pitts Atl. at Mia.

6 O.J. Howard T.B. vs. Chi.

7 Dallas Goedert Phi. at L.V.

8 Tyler Higbee L.A.-R vs. Det.

9 Noah Fant Den. at Cle.

10 *T.J. Hockenson Det. at L.A.-R

11 C.J. Uzomah Cin. at Bal.

12 Ricky Seals-Jones Was. at G.B.

13 Hunter Henry N.E. vs. N.Y.-J

14 David Njoku Cle. vs. Den.

15 *Evan Engram N.Y.-G vs. Car.

16 Zach Ertz Ari. vs. Hou.

17 Robert Tonyan G.B. vs. Was.

18 Juwan Johnson N.O. at Sea.

19 Mo Alie-Cox Ind. at S.F.

20 Anthony Firkser Ten. vs. K.C.

21 Ross Dwelley S.F. vs. Ind.

22 Cole Kmet Chi. at T.B.

23 Hayden Hurst Atl. at Mia.

24 Cameron Brate T.B. vs. Chi.

25 Gerald Everett Sea. vs. N.O.

26 Austin Hooper Cle. vs. Den.

27 Jack Doyle Ind. at S.F.

28 Adam Trautman N.O. at Sea.

29 Jonnu Smith N.E. vs. N.Y.-J

30 Durham Smythe Mia. vs. Atl.

KICKERS

1 Matt Gay L.A.-R vs. Det.

2 Nick Folk N.E. vs. N.Y.-J

3 Brandon McManus Den. at Cle.

4 Zane Gonzalez Car. at N.Y.-G

5 Daniel Carlson L.V. vs. Phi.

6 Younghoe Koo Atl. at Mia.

7 Justin Tucker Bal. vs. Cin.

8 Ryan Succop T.B. vs. Chi.

9 Jason Myers Sea. vs. N.O.

10 Jason Sanders Mia. vs. Atl.

11 Chris Blewitt Was. at G.B.

12 Randy Bullock Ten. vs. K.C.

13 Harrison Butker K.C. at Ten.

14 Mike Badgley Ind. at S.F.

15 Matt Prater Ari. vs. Hou.

16 Mason Crosby G.B. vs. Was.

17 Brian Johnson N.O. at Sea.

18 Cairo Santos Chi. at T.B.

19 Evan McPherson Cin. at Bal.

20 Chase McLaughlin Cle. vs. Den.

21 Joey Slye S.F. vs. Ind.

22 Ka'imi Fairbairn Hou. at Ari.

23 Jake Elliott Phi. at L.V.

24 Matt Ammendola N.Y.-J at N.E.

25 Austin Siebert Det. at L.A.-R

26 Graham Gano N.Y.-G vs. vs. Car.

DEFENSES

1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers T.B. vs. Chi.

2 Arizona Cardinals Ari. vs. Hou.

3 Los Angeles Rams L.A.-R vs. Det.

4 New England Patriots N.E. vs. N.Y.-J

5 Carolina Panthers Car. at N.Y.-G

6 Baltimore Ravens Bal. vs. Cin.

7 New Orleans Saints N.O. at Sea.

8 Cleveland Browns Cle. vs. Den.

9 Denver Broncos Den. at Cle.

10 Miami Dolphins Mia. vs. Atl.

11 Atlanta Falcons Atl. at Mia.

12 Green Bay Packers G.B. vs. Was.

13 Indianapolis Colts Ind. at S.F.

14 New York Giants N.Y.-G vs. Car.

15 Kansas City Chiefs K.C. at Ten.

16 New York Jets N.Y.-J at N.E.

17 Seattle Seahawks Sea. vs. N.O.

18 Las Vegas Raiders L.V. vs. Phi.

19 Philadelphia Eagles Phi. at L.V.

20 Washington Football Team Was. at G.B.

21 San Francisco 49ers S.F. vs. Ind.

22 Tennessee Titans Ten. vs. K.C.

23 Cincinnati Bengals Cin. at Bal.

24 Chicago Bears Chi. at T.B.

25 Detroit Lions Det. at L.A.-R

26 Houston Texans Hou. at Ari.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fantasy football position rankings for Week 7