Here’s a quick bye week calendar for everyone:
Week 6 (four teams): Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, Seattle
Week 7 (two teams): Detroit, Houston
Week 8 (six teams): Arizona, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants, Tennessee
Week 9 (six teams): Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
Week 10 (four teams): Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland, Philadelphia
Week 11 (four teams): Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
Nelson Agholor, PHI WR
The 2015 first round pick was labeled a bust and nearly cut last season, but has bounced back fully this year. His 72 yard touchdown was the highlight of the Eagles’ dominant victory last week and his three touchdowns this season are already as many as he scored in his first two seasons combined. Carson Wentz is hot and the Eagles roster might have TOO many weapons, but Agholor is a decent FLEX option this week against the Panthers.
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Elijah McGuire, NYJ RB
I’m all in on McGuire if Forte and Powell are still hurting. The Patriots are reeling and the Jets are in the always-awkward position of trying to win when you wanted to lose. I’d expect a large workload for any healthy running backs on their roster.
Matt Breida, SF RB
Hyde has looked like a lead back, but it doesn’t really matter when the 49’ers aren’t winning games. Shanahan has the time to see what his unproven players have and Breida is a hand-picked rookie by his staff. Breida out-snapped Hyde this week and looked solid doing it. Shanahan employed both Freeman and Coleman in Atlanta and both saw enough to be fantasy producers. At the very least, Breida is worth the handcuff add.
Marlon Mack, IND RB
It’s not that I don’t believe in the rookie, it’s that I don’t believe in the Colts. It’s hard to get behind anybody on the team without Andrew Luck healthy, but Mack looked good after not receiving a touch the previous two games. Frank Gore can’t play forever and the Colts will probably look to start reducing his workload. The Titans and Jags have a soft front seven and should be great matchups for Mack to work towards an actual timeshare with Gore.
Ed Dickson, CAR TE
Cam Newton is finally shaking off the rust and Ed Dickson just proved he was still alive by tallying 5 receptions for 175 yards. Devin Funchess also turned in another serviceable game so if you haven’t added him, you should probably go do that. Carson Palmer’s dead corpse couldn’t throw against the Eagles secondary, but that wasn’t surprising. Cam Newton should light it up with both teams being tired for their Thursday Night showdown.
Seahawks Running Backs
The Seahawks seem content with alternating RBs at their leisure. If I had to bet, I’d be putting money on Rawls to take over most of the work until Prosise is healthy enough to come steal most of the passing downs. It’s a similar situation with the Patriots backfield and easier to stay away from than get involved with.
Andre Ellington, ARI RB
Ellington has had a good run the past few weeks in PPR leagues, but the fun may be over now that the Cardinals have traded for Adrian Peterson. The same especially applies for Chris Johnson owners because Johnson will likely be cut now that Peterson is on the roster. If Ellington still gets targeted in the passing game he’ll remain serviceable, but don’t hesitate to drop him for a better prospect.
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