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.

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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