Bye Week Alternatives – Week 8

Oct 20, 2008
With Chicago, Denver, Green Bay, and Minnesota on bye next week there are several outstanding players not available to your fantasy teams.  Let take a look at some attractive alternatives.

Quarterback
Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers will be missed the most. Kyle Orton and Gus Frerotte will be missed in 2 QB,  Salary Cap leagues, or possibly if your drafted Brady, Kitna, or Bulger.  Trent Edwards has a nice matchup against Miami’s poor pass D.  Joe Flacco could even be rolled out there if you were really hurting as he faces Oakland. 

Running Back
Adrian Peterson, Matt Forte, and Ryan Grant will be missed the most.  Michael Pittman, Selvin Young, and Chester Taylor may also need to be replaced.  Thomas Jones makes a strong play against Kansas City.  Chris Johnson and LenDale White are attractive options vs. Indy.  Kevin Faulk is a desperatation play vs. STL.

Wide Receiver
Greg Jennings, Brandon Marshall, and Bernard Berrian will be missed the most.  Donald Driver, Rashied Davis, and Devin Hester may also need to be replaced if they were your fill-ins.  Chad Ocho Cinco could finally do something vs. Houston.  Vincent Jackson should produce vs. New Orleans.

Tight End
You’ll have to find an alternative for Greg Olsen, Desmond Clark, Tony Scheffler, Visanthe Shiancoe, and Donald Lee.  Billy Miller could produce for New Orleans against the Chargers and Jerramy Stevens could produce vs. Dallas.

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. MadMan
    October 20th, 2008 at 2:17 pm #

    Yeah I have Cutler, rodger, and Orton so i HAD to pu Flacco or else i would be burned BIG time. Should have checked the bye weeks before the week came upon me. DID you not that Orton and Cutler have very similar number?? You and I know that Cutler is much more consistant right now.. but next year for Orton.. humm.

  2. LestersLegends
    October 20th, 2008 at 2:19 pm #

    I had to go with Cassel Madman becaue I have Rodgers and Orton in one league. No banking on a W next week.

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    October 23rd, 2008 at 8:06 am #

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