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Bye-week blues leave nothing to be desired when your team is hit with an added injury or multiple byes in one week.  Scrambling on a Saturday night or Sunday morning to find a guy who won't put up a big, fat, zero is no fun.  Here, we aim to give you a few guys who might be available in your league last minute, and who can also post more than a couple points to give your team the best chance at winning. 

1.  Jonathon Dwyer RB PIT - This guy probably comes at no surprise this week, but he's owned in just 37% of Y! leagues, and teams are running out guys like Daryl Richardson, La'Rod Stevens-Howling, and Michael Bush to name a few.  The week 8 game vs. the Redskins figures to feature lots of yardage, and Dwyer is getting another start with Mendenhall out and Redman questionable.  Start him at your empty RB slot with confidence this week.

2.  Chris Givens WR StL. - The good news is that Danny Amendola looks like hes defying the odds and recovering quickly.  He should be back next week, but even so, Givens is owned in just 11% of Y! leagues, and is a lock to put up at least 3 catches and 50+ yards.  In PPR leagues, those kinds of stats can be very sneaky at your FLEX spot during a bye-week.  The Rams will need to pass against an injury riddled Patriots secondary.  Givens has posted more than 50 yards in four straight weeks now, and almost returned a kickoff for a score vs. Green Bay.  We think Givens can put up a line to the tune of 4-75-1 this week.

3.  Brandon Stokley WR DEN - Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are the main men in Denver, but Peyton Manning is throwing the ball like hes a 25 year old again.  There is plenty of love for the 36 year old Stokley, as he has caught a TD in 3 of his last 4 games, and has 14 catches for 163 yards in that span.  The Sunday Night game vs. New Orleans will most certainly be a shootout.  We think he can deliver more than 10 fantasy points even in non PPR leagues this week.  Grab him and start him.

4.  Jonathon Stewart RB CAR - If J-Stew has been dropped in your league, you need to calmly walk to the nearest computer and pick him up and plug him into your lineup.  Rumors are that the organization is looking to dump DeAngelo Williams and use Stewart exclusively and Tolbert as the change of pace.  The Panthers want to grind it out more, and the combo of Stewart/Tolbert figures to be just the tandem to do so.  While he doesn't have the best stats at the moment, Stewart has posted more than 45 total yards in 3 of his 4 games this season while receiving less than 15 touches per game.  If the Panthers commit to the run and hand J-Stew the rock 20+ times, he could be a great bet for 70 yards, plus 3-4 receptions and a score.  Chicago will be a tough setting to prove himself, but we think Stewart could be up for the challenge.  Pick up the 67% owned back and watch to see what he can do this week as a bye-week fill in.

 


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