We survived one bye week horror story, now it’s time for the second. I hope everyone ended the week without too many issues on their rosters. Luckily for me, I don’t draft Packers! This week seems to be a little easiest on my rosters to get guys to fill in. Here are some guys that should be able to help.
Jared Goff (LAR) @ NYG - 26.7%
Goff has been better than anyone could have hoped for this season. He is off the bye, which is the only reason I will recommend a west coast team heading to the east coast, playing the early slate. The Giants are 27th against the QB, and Goff has had a week off to remember Sammy Watkins is on the team.
Jacoby Brissett (Ind) @ Hou - 11.1%
Brissett hasn’t been absolutely horrific (14th QB). Houston is losing 2 of it’s best defenders, and has a new offense that wants to have shoot outs with everyone. Houston is 29th against the QB, yeah, that’s not good, unless you’re a Brissett truther.
Jay Cutler v Oak - 4.3%
No, seriously. Miami just traded Jay Ajayi to Philly, so their best RB is more of a pass catching guy. The Raiders are bad at defense and seem to only be getting worse. If Cutler doesn’t start, Matt Moore is fine here also.
Alex Collins (Bal) @ Ten - 32.2%
Collins is an every week play now. Tennessee hasn’t been bad against the run, but Collins has shown that he’s that good. Collins should be over 80% owned from this point out.
Darren McFadden (Dal) v KC - 34.7% and Alfred Morris (Dal) v KC - 30%
Until you know which RB it’s going to be, you need to try to get both. My personal opinion is that it’s going to be McFadden, but, who the heck knows for sure. Dallas is going to run the ball and still have a good offensive line.
Orleans Darkwa (NYG) v LAR - 39.3%
Darkwa gets the Rams this week and the 49ers next. He looks to be the guy in NY, so, swallow hard and pick up Darkwa.
Sterling Shepard (NYG) v LAR - 58.7%
Shepard doesn’t necessarily have the best matchup this week, but he’s the top option at WR in NY now. He should be added in at least all 12+ team leagues.
Josh Doctson (Was) @ Sea - 28%
Yeah, he’s going to Seattle to play, but, if he’s going to the opposite side of Sherman, he’s Washington’s most talented WR. He’s shown to be a TD machine.
Cole Beasley (Dal) v KC - 22.6%
With Zeke gone, expect Dak to go to his safety blanket. KC doesn’t have a very good defense, and Beasley could get a very high volume.
Jack Doyle (Ind) @ Hou - 39.5%
Jack Doyle has become a plug and play TE. Doyle should be added everywhere.
Vernon Davis (Was) @ Sea - 13.8%
When Jordan Reed doesn’t play, you should absolutely play Vernon Davis.
Tyler Higbee (LAR) @ NYG - 1%
Giants are going to give up a TD to a TE, might as well be Higbee
Arizona Cardinal @ SF - 30.4%
The 49ers are not quite led by a QB to be scared of. CJ Beathard for at least 1 more week
Detroit Lions @ GB - 46.8%
The Lions make and give up big plays. Hundley should be able to do both for the Lions D.
Los Angeles Rams @ NYG - 52.3%
The Giants offense isn’t good, at all.
Teddy Bridgewater (Min) - 1.9% - Two QB must at this point
Jimmy Garoppolo (SF) - .9% - He’s going to be a good starter, soon.
Paxton Lynch (Den) - .2% - He’s going to end up the Broncos QB
Marlon Mack (Ind) - 29% - Lost season, might as well make Mack matter.
Dion Lewis (NE) - 49% - NE is seeing that he's the best back in NE
Kenyon Drake (Mia) - .4% - Someone has to play in Miami, he was drafted by Gase
Cooper Kupp (LAR) - 39.67% - He’s Goff’s guy
Corey Davis (Ten) - 24% - He’ll be a top 30 WR from here out.
JuJu Smith-Schuster (Pit) - 29.3% - He’s the new Martavis Bryant
Willie Snead (NO) - 56% - He has to eventually play, right?
Greg Olsen (Car) - 42.1% - He’s coming back soon, add him now
Everyone on this list is 60% owned or below. I hope that you’ve been able to withstand all of the byes. There is light at the end of the tunnel