Fantasy Bye Week Saviors | Week 8
Bye weeks are still alive and well, which means you could be one of those unlucky fantasy owners that is headed into week eight with 4-5 guys lost to their bye week. And even if the bye week hasn’t ravaged your roster, perhaps injuries have.
Last week we helped you get through the bye week blues by suggesting studs like Tim Tebow and DeMarco Murray, while Darrius Heyward-Bey offered up his fourth straight game of 80+ receiving yards.
Let’s see who is out on your waiver wire who could help you specifically for week eight:
The following teams are on bye this week: Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Christian Ponder, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Ponder was very solid in his starting debut last week, and has shown the ability to look down the field, as well as make plays with his legs. He should be a solid fill-in play against a beatable Panthers defense this week.
John Beck, QB, Washington Redskins
Beck did a pretty good job taking care of the ball last week, while putting up over 200 yards and two scores. He’s a solid fill-in option this week against a Bills pass defense that can definitely give it up through the air.
Bernard Scott, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
Scott isn’t the sexiest option with a tough matchup with a solid Seahawks run defense, but he’ll be the lead back for the Bengals with Cedric Benson out. We know he’ll have a solid role and he can also make an impact as a receiver, so he’s worth a plug-in if you’re hurting at running back this week.
Maurice Morris, RB, Detroit Lions
Jahvid Best is almost surely out this week again with a concussion, which means Morris and Keiland Williams will split carries. Morris is the starter and should get more carries, and he gets a weak Broncos defense this week. He could have a solid day.
Greg Little, WR, Cleveland Browns
Little has been getting more and more involved in the offense, and he could make for a sneaky play this week. The Browns face the 49ers, who lock the ground game down with the best of them, so Little has a shot at being very active.
Jared Cook, TE, Indianapolis Colts
The Titans take on the lowly Colts this week, and should have a field day on a defense that got torched for 62 points last week. Cook is pretty hit or miss, but he has a chance to explode in this one.
Alex Henery, K, Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles’ offense has been pretty solid all year, even despite their losses. They could be headed for yet another shootout with the Cowboys this week, which could mean for a very busy Henery.
Tennessee Titans Team Defense
Back to that Titans/Colts matchup again. Indy just isn’t very stable on offense, and the Titans defense needs to get back on track after two straight weak performances. They’re the best defensive unit out there right now with major potential for week eight.