This is the time of the year where your team is probably on a bye week, you drafted blindly without even looking at when your players bye weeks matched up and you now have about 3 guys on a bye and your starting roster is shot! No worries, we are here to help! Every position and the top adds for this week are coming at you!
Teams on a bye this week Bengals, Cardinals, Colts, Eagles, Giants, Jaguars
Ryan Fitzpatrick: Named the starter once again but he does play Carolina who have been on a roll and tough to beat. They have a great defense and can easily make this a tough week for Fitzmagic but the only way the Buccaneers stay afloat in this game is offensive pressure. The upside could be Fitzpatrick keeps the Bucs in the game with his offensive play or he gets shutdown.
Derek Carr: After the 49ers lost to Arizona it can not get much worse than that. Yes the Raiders are just as bad but if the Cardinals managed to get something going on the 49ers Carr can maybe do the same. I trust Carr more than Josh Rosen. Carr is good for about 15 points. Better than nothing.
Baker Mayfield: Only way the Browns have any chance of winning this game is their offense. The Browns just fired their head coach Hue Jackson as well as Todd Haley therefore it is a mess in Cleveland right now. Perhaps Baker may be given a little looser lease and more freedom. I’d say Mayfield could be a solid 20+ point guy that is if the Chiefs do not control the ball the whole game and manage clock like they always do. This could be a decently high scoring game so take a shot on Baker.
Javorius Allen: Ravens play Pittsburgh and we all know how these games turn out. Either a defensive battle or offensive shootout. I am going with offensive shootout for this week. The Ravens played the Steelers in week 4 where they won and Allen had 6.70 fantasy points on 10 attempts for 30 yards. Allen is a goal line guy but has been a consistent back for Baltimore. He has not been all that useful in the back field but he is a catching and running back. In a PPR league Allen could be useful but if this is only your option I think you can expect about 7 points at a minimum and 12 at a maximum from Allen.
Peyton Barber: Coming off his best game of the season and playing the Panthers next week Barber may not be a 18.5 player like he was last week but after rushing 18 times for 95 yards we can expect the same numbers from Barber. Perhaps 18+ attempts a few less yards and a maybe a rushing touchdown. Barber is the #1 back in Tampa Bay right now and is a viable fantasy option for your bye week sub. Barber has 93 attempts 345 rushing yards and 1 rushing TD this year.
Ito Smith: With Tevin Coleman moving up to the #1 role since Devante Freeman is on the injured reserve, Smith will be the #2 back this week playing the Redskins in Washington. Smith has been a consistent 6-8 points over the last three weeks. He saw 7 attempts last week and could possibly see more being the number two now. Smith has 39 attempts, 118 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns.
Cole Beasley: A consistent 7-8 targets a week, around 6-7 catches guaranteed and a solid 7-8 points a week. The Cowboys coming off their own bye week and now playing the Titans Beasley could possibly be a solid choice against a decent defense. On the year Beasley 33 receptions 350 yards and 2 receiving touchdowns. This is a safe bet with Beasley.
DJ Moore: With the Panthers on a roll and their offense especially clicking Cam Newton is still looking for his favorite receiver. Moore has seen an increase in interest from Cam Newton over three weeks targeting him 5 times each game over the last three as Moore has reeled in 12 receptions for 178 yards. Coming off his best game of the year Moore is a solid option here. With one receiving touchdown I think we may see Moore reel on in the end zone this week vs Tampa Bay.
Marquez Valdes Scantling: Green Bay has dealt with their fair share of wide out injuries and Scantling has been seeing more interest with Green Bay receivers out. Besides Devante Adams Scantling is a solid WR2, WR3 for Green Bay right now. Over the last three weeks he has totaled 12 receptions for 216 yards and 2 TD receptions. Going against a tough New England team this week Green Bays offense is going to need to be firing on all cylinders if they want to win.
Here is my advice since all the tight ends on the free agent market are basically good for nothing, Vance MacDonald is coming off his fewest snaps week and play the Ravens a tough defense. Benjamin Watson got blanked vs Minnesota and now they play the Rams this week so although he is the only tight end in New Orleans against the Rams one of the best defense in the league what can we expect.
Ed Dickson: Make his debut last week and did fairly well although the Seahawks offense is not great and have many options, that could be good for Dickson. Although he plays the Chargers this week, he may be your best bet.
Geoff Swaim: He is not a highly targeted Dallas option and with Amari Cooper how much more will he see on the offensive side of things. Dallas plays Tennessee so hopefully some mismatch occurs and Swaim can do his typically 6-7 points a week routine. Better than nothing.