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Bye Week Plug-and-Plays for Week 10

Posted By Michael McNeil On November 11, 2009 @ 11:05 pm In Featured,NFL | No Comments

The starting roster scramble is about to begin in earnest for fantasy football owners.

With more teams observing bye weeks of the 2009 NFL regular season [1] this weekend, fantasy owners will spend precious team management time plugging holes in rosters left by idle players [1] .

Complicating matters for several owners are injuries to both starting fantasy players [2] and those on the bench. Those in an extreme pinch will need to seek salvation from the waiver wire [3] in order to make it through the weekend.

Let the hysteria begin.

There is hope, however. Many a fantasy owner has had to strategically manipulate the waiver wire [3] to find the perfect plug-and-play starter over the years. We all have been there.

Usually it happens with the least carried positions on fantasy rosters: tight ends, kickers and defenses. However, those with rosters decimated by injuries [2] will need more than a one-week stop gap at the least valuable fantasy positions.

Scouring the waiver wire [3] for the right plug-and-play is risky business, but there are several players who could fit the bill this weekend.

Week 10 Byes

Texans: Matt Schaub, Steve Slaton, Andre Johnson
Giants: Eli Manning, Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw, Steve Smith, Mario Manningham, Hakeem Nicks

Potential Week 10 Plug-and-Plays

The players listed below are unowned in a majority of fantasy football leagues and have favorable match-ups in week 10. Any one of these guys is worth a start this weekend for an in-need fantasy football owner.


Chad Henne v. Buccaneers
Passing is inconsistent in Miami with the Wildcat offense, but the Bucs’ D can be had through the air. Perhaps a trick touchdown pass/catch is in the cards for Henne?

Alex Smith v. Bears
Smith and the 49ers play at home on Thursday night against the Bears. Smith has been putting up good fantasy numbers despite losing.

Running Backs

Jamaal Charles @ Raiders
Larry Johnson is gone for good but was it a vote of confidence for Charles?

Justin Fargas v. Chiefs
As long as Darren McFadden continues to sit out Fargas will continue to be a decent option for a desperate owner.

Wide Receivers

Terrell Owens/Lee Evans @ Titans
Either of these guys could be floating on waivers in some leagues, and both could be good plays this weekend.

Steve Breaston v. Seahawks
With Anquan Boldin out last weekend, Breaston cherished the opportunity. Maybe he will get another chance to start this weekend.

Tight Ends

Brandon Pettigrew @ Vikings
A breakthrough performance for Pettigrew last weekend or just an aberration? Vikings allow fantasy points to TEs.


Jay Feeley v. Jaguars
Feeley has been one of the most consistent kickers in fantasy this year and should get enough opportunities in this one.

Defense/Special Teams

Dolphins v. Buccaneers
Sure Josh Freeman was good in his first start at home, but going on the road against a tough-ish D should be a different story.

Read more NFL news [4] on BleacherReport.com

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URLs in this post:

[1] bye weeks of the 2009 NFL regular season: http://thehazean.com/2009/06/09/fantasy-spin-2009-nfl-bye-weeks/

[2] injuries to both starting fantasy players: http://thehazean.com/category/mmr/

[3] waiver wire: http://thehazean.com/category/grabbag/

[4] NFL news: http://bleacherreport.com/nfl

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