Throughout the mid weeks of the season we all have to deal with bye weeks but you can't always account for the unsuspected ejection and suspension of a player. Namely, A.J. Green and Mike Evans.

Your team was hurt by these two stud wide receivers. Defensive backs, Jalen Ramsey of the Jags and Marshon Lattimore of the Saints locked up and frustrated these two men to the point where they started fights with them. Green hurt you last week with the ejection and Evans by getting suspended for this weeks game.

Can't we all just get along and play some hard nosed football without taking cheap shots at each other? Along with these cheap shots, ejections, and suspensions we see another downward trend in the fantasy football world. In one word, injuries.

That's right, injuries are absolutely killing you in the fantasy football world. I'm not even talking about injuries to specific players who can't play for your team, I'm talking about quarterbacks who've been injured and that's directly affecting the teams wide receivers.

You look at the major quarterback injuries around the league this year and how it's negatively affecting the fantasy game, it's astounding. Quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson, Carson Palmer, and Andrew Luck.

As far as bye's go this week we've got four teams with a week off. This week the teams that are off include:

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Oakland Raiders
  • Philadelphia Eagles

Let's look at how we can fill the many voids on your roster.

Running Backs:

Danny Woodhead (BAL, 24% Owned in ESPN Leagues)

We always talk about jumping on the train of a player before it leaves the station and he takes off, this week with Danny Woodhead it's no different. This dynamic pass-catching running back went on injured reserve (IR) after the first game of the season and is due to return in Week 11. If you're playing in a PPR league and are in need of a running back with a strong ability to catch passes, well just look behind door number one for what should be a very eligible bachelor at this point.

Damien Williams/Kenyan Drake (MIA, 24% Owned/58% Owned)

On Monday Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase said that the team will continue to deploy a two back system in which Drake covers the early down work and Williams handles the 3rd down load. Drake is the more likely owned back at this point but Williams got in the end zone on Sunday and still has plenty of value, especially in PPR leagues. Take a look and see which is available to you, could be worth the add.

Orleans Darkwa (NYG, 41% Owned)

The New York Giants have been a mess this season and I've been a proponent of having one main running back and giving him the rock. Well, they finally seem to be doing it and it's paying off for Orleans Darkwa. When Darkwa gets a sufficient amount of carries he's been very productive and he's got a delicious match-up this week against an atrocious 49ers run defense. Pick-up, plug and play Mr. Darkwa with little hesitation this week.

Wide Receiver:

Marqise Lee (JAX, 35% Owned)

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been on a role this season, mostly because of "Sacksonville" aka their suffocating defense but the offense has been picking it up. Quarterback Blake Bortles hasn't been terrible of late and even without top target Allen Robinson. Picking up the slack in the passing game has been Marqise Lee, a highly touted draft pick whose taken a few years to really develop. He's finally garnering targets, ten of them in three games this year, and racking up yardage averaging 63 yards per contest since Week 2.

Robert Woods (LAR, 26% Owned)

As I watch this team succeed and play well it just solidifies how bad of a coach Jeff Fisher really must have been. Sean McVay has really got this team rolling right now sitting at 6-2 midway through the season. One of the bright spots for resurgent the second year quarterback has been receiver, Robert Woods. Woods came over from the Buffalo Bills this off-season to add depth to the receiving corps. He's not a flashy wide-out but he is a reliable one, especially in an offense that can now really pass the pigskin. He's averaged 56 yards receiving this season and is usually good for four-six receptions a game. If you're in a 12 team or more league he will be a good bye-week plug in.

Tight End:

Greg Olsen (CAR, 44% Owned)

Folks, it's time to get back on the Greg Olsen bandwagon because he's just a few short weeks from returning to a Carolina offense that just traded away it's top receiving target in Kelvin Benjamin. Olsen would step back into a situation where he would be the main target and Cam Newton's go to receiving threat at all times. If he's on your leagues waiver-wire go snag and stash him until he's ready to roll, which should be in Week 12.


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