Think you had bye week issues earlier this season?
Weeks eight and nine have six teams off each week. A lot of valuable players are about to get dropped so people can fill out an actual roster. The lottery tickets, handcuffs, injured players, underperformers, and guys on bye are going to be hitting the wire this week.
There will be some really interesting options out there, but if you are strapped for cash in FAAB leagues hang out and see who gets dropped.
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And like I said before, you know your league better than I do. Some of these bids might be far too high, some too low. Depth of the league and your roster construction has a lot to do with how much to bid as well.
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Jacquizz Rodgers – If I had to guess, Martin is going to miss another two games – at a minimum one. That means Rodgers should have 1-2 more games as a top-10 running back. With the byes hitting in full force, he is an easy top add.
Ty Montgomery – He won’t be in this role all season, and Thursday was a best case scenario for him. Montgomery is an easy top-20 PPR play so you might want to splurge a bit more in those formats. Between Davis and Starks, Montgomery won’t have a huge role like this forever. For those of you in ESPN leagues he is now eligible at running back. His value can even be higher in those formats and I might bid even higher than the 15-20% noted here.
Devontae Booker – This is Falcons west right now. Both backs should be startable rest of season. Anderson is still the better guy to own but Booker is right there with him. He would be a top option if anything happened to Anderson.
Mike Gillislee – Who saw it coming that McCoy would aggravate his hamstring injury trying to play a couple of days after hurting it? Oh, everyone? I think the Bills will play it safe with McCoy, and wouldn’t be surprised if he misses the next two weeks and comes back after the bye. I’m less confident in Gillislee because of the questionable role.
Chris Thompson – When Matt Jones fumbled twice the Redskins looked elsewhere. It was expected to be Rob Kelley, but Chris Thompson was the one to get the work. He will always have the passing downs role, if he can get about 10 carries per game he gets on the RB2 radar.
Matt Asiata – Starting to look like the back to own in Minnesota. Carries are fairly even and Asiata dominates the goal line work.
Dwayne Washington – He was expected back this week but was out again. I would be surprised if he wasn’t out there this week for those in need of a running back.
Ka’Deem Carey – It’s a hot hand situation in Chicago right now, for some unknown reason.
Bilal Powell – The game flipped dramatically back to Forte this week. Powell might just be the catchup back and handcuff.
Alfred Morris – Still an elite handcuff, might be the best true handcuff in the league right now.
James Starks – He will be back in a couple of weeks. Even though I don’t think he is great he is the one most likely to take the job when healthy.
Dion Lewis – He is still on this list, but I don’t think he comes back too soon. He’s an end of the bench flier, but nothing more.
Jamison Crowder – As long as Reed is out Crowder is a solid flex option. Once Reed returns he can go back to the wire.
Rob Kelley – I noted Thompson is the back I would rather have. I think if they completely go away from Jones, Kelley is the guy you want to own. Right now all three are going to have a little role and Kelley’s is the smallest.
Jack Doyle – In the group just outside the elite options until Dwayne Allen is back.
Deep league targets
Running Back: Paul Perkins (NYG), Andre Ellington (ARI), Alfred Blue (HOU)
Wide Receiver: Corey Coleman (CLE), Anquan Boldin (DET), Cordarelle Patterson (MIN), Brandon LaFell (CIN), J.J. Nelson (ARI)
Tight End: C.J. Fiedorowicz (HOU)
Alex Smith @ Colts – This is a game where the Chiefs probably can’t just sit on the ball with how Luck can put up points.
Ryan Fitzpatrick @ Browns – The Browns have allowed at least two touchdowns all season.
Higher owned players that might be unowned in your league: Kirk Cousins, Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston
Titans @ Jaguars – Thursday night football and Blake Bortles is the opponent, sign me up.
Jets @ Browns – Don’t love the defense, but the Browns quarterback situation is a mess with all the injuries.
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