Bye Week Alternatives – Week 9

Oct 27, 2008
With Carolina, New Orleans, San Diego, and San Francisco on bye next week there are several outstanding players not available to your fantasy teams.  Let take a look at some attractive alternatives.

Quarterback
Drew Brees and Philip Rivers will leave teams hurting this weekend.  If you’re fortunate enough to face their owners, good for you.  Some teams may be relying on Jake Delhomme, although he’ll be more easily replaced.  I don’t think many are utilizing J.T. O’Sullivan anymore unless you’re in a Salary Cap or two-QB league.  Kyle Orton should produce vs. Detroit making me further eat crow for mocking him before.  Denver is bad so Chad Pennington could be a decent play.  Jeff Garcia plays Kansas City, who everybody knows is garbage.

Running Back
Frank Gore and LT (notice who’s name came first) will also leave teams hurting.  DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart take away your depth.  Deuce McAllister and Pierre Thomas probably won’t be missed much.  Earnest Graham and possibly Warrick Dunn could be used vs. KC.  You can dust the Edge off and play him vs. St. Louis.  Tim Hightower is the better play though.  Ricky Williams is a possibility vs. Denver if he doesn’t get baked in Mile High City on Saturday.

Wide Receiver
Steve Smith, Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Lance Moore, Isaac Bruce, Chris Chambers, and Vincent Jackson will have to be replaced in fantasy lineups.  Eddie Royal should produce against Miami.  Kevin Walter is a decent play against Minnesota.  Derrick Mason should have a nice game against Cleveland.

Tight End
Antonio Gates and Jeremy Shockey will be missed the most.  You may have to find an alternative for Vernon Davis, Billy Miller, and Dante Rosario.

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5 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. CK0712
    October 27th, 2008 at 12:14 pm #

    i like the reasoning on your QB picks/breakdown!

  2. LestersLegends
    October 27th, 2008 at 12:15 pm #

    Thanks CK.

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    October 28th, 2008 at 2:09 pm #

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  4. Jason W
    October 28th, 2008 at 2:37 pm #

    I have Brees and LT, so, ouch. Then again, I’m 3-5, so it’s not like I can do much worse.

  5. LestersLegends
    October 28th, 2008 at 2:38 pm #

    I bet you won last week!

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