This is the time of year that many fantasy football owners are faced with the dilemma of whom to play when their normal starters may be on a bye. The following is to help ease your pain and to help you get by when your normal studs are sitting on their couches come Sunday afternoon.
Week 9 Notable Byes:
Jets: RB Shonne Greene, TE Dustin Keller
Rams: RB Stevan Jackson, WR Danny Amendola
Week 9 Bye Week Waiver Wire Wonders (Owned in less than 50% of Yahoo! leagues):
QB: Buffalo Bills Ryan Fitzpatrick: He is coming off a phenomenal game and will have to score to compete with the Texans.
RB: Arizona Cardinals LaRod Stephens-Howling: He is a safe bet to get you decent numbers by returning kicks, catching passes and getting some carries vs. the Packers defense.
WR: Jacksonville Jaguars Cecil Shorts: Fellow WR Mike Thomas was traded to Detroit to pave the way for this guy.
TE: Jacksonville Jaguars Marcedes Lewis: The trade of Mike Thomas could provide more targets his way.
D: New Orleans Saints: They are at home vs. the Eagles whom are questioning if they want to move forward with a rookie quarterback or the turnover machine that is Michael Vick.