There are four teams on bye this week (Packers, Raiders, Steelers, and Seahawks) so let’s jump right in and see who we pick up!
Devin Funchess, Car WR
Funchess was able to bring in 5 receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown despite Greg Olsen coming back from injury. He’s the first option in Carolina and is a WR2 in all standard leagues despite starting the season slowly. With Philadelphia’s defense currently having allowed the fourth most fantasy points to opposing receivers, Funchess will be a low-end WR1 this week.
Chester Rodgers, Ind WR
T.Y. Hilton continues to be limited and Rodgers has been heating up the last 3 weeks. With 20 total receptions and a touchdown in that span, Rodgers is worth a flier in 12-team leagues and has plug-and-play appeal for teams with skill guys on bye this week.
Mitchell Trubisky, Chi QB
With 3 starting QBs on bye this week, owners are going to have to take a long look at the waiver wire. While I don’t feel good recommending Trubisky under almost any circumstance, he has thrown for 300+ yards and a total of 9 touchdowns in his last two games. New England’s defense is definitely attackable, so Trubisky could put up low-end QB1 numbers this week as long as he doesn’t get tricked into committing too many turnovers.
Latavius Murray, Min RB
Time to flip flop a little on what I wrote last week? Maybe, but Cook surprisingly sat out against a Cardinals team that is allowing the most RB points in PPR formats this year. The Jets run defense is run-of-the-mill, and now that there is some sign of life from the Vikings run game, Murray should be rostered in all formats while Cook deals with his nagging hamstring.
Corey Davis, Ten WR
After his 9 reception, 161 yard explosion in Week 4, Davis has put up a total of 73 yards and only had one reception last week. The Titans aren’t passing often and have no trust in their quarterbacks. Unless that changes somehow, Davis will continue to be inconsistent and needs to be downgraded to a WR3 in standard leagues.
Rashaad Penny, Sea RB
Penny had 9 carries for 43 yards after being replaced by Mike Davis as the second-string back in Seattle. The production is a good sign, but it just seems like the rookie won’t be able to put it together this year. Outside of dynasty or keeper leagues, Penny shouldn’t be rostered in 12-team leagues heading into his bye week.