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Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Oak - If you are scouring the wire for a candidate to fill in during bye weeks, or need a 3/4 WR, then take a peek and see if DHB is available  - he is on the wire in 50% of leagues currently.  We just picked him up in one of our leagues over the likes of Mario Manningham, Devery Henderson, Domenick Hixon, Brandon Gibson, Greg Little, and Santana Moss.  If you have been bitten by the injury bug (Holmes, Jeffery, Amendola, Benson, Williams), or have a FLEX spot to fill in the coming weeks Bey could be your man.  Coming off of a mild concussion in week 3, DHB has been cleared for contact this week.  While it may be a week or two before he really gets going, the Raiders have already had a bye week, and play in some tasty matchups down the stretch.  Bey is a starting WR (unlike some of the aforementioned), can catch the ball (unlike some of the above listed), and his team will certainly be throwing a lot.  Grab Heyward-Bey in your 10 team+ leagues, as he continues to improve each season.  800 yards and a few scores the rest of the way is not unreasonable here.

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Scott Chandler TE Buf - If you have a TE bye week coming up or your league allows a TE in the FLEX spot, Chandler is a great option available in 51% of Y! leagues.  He has put up at least 6 points in 4/5 weeks, and at least 10 points in 3/5 weeks thus far.  The Bills play some defenses in the coming weeks that struggle to cover the TE, and they also play some games where they will be throwing a lot.  Grab the 6'7" Fitzpatrick target while you can, so you aren't forced into using M. Lewis, D. Clark, or A. Fasano during your bye weeks.

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Alex Green/James Starks RB GB - Call me crazy, but I think the Benson injury forces the Packers into getting back into running the ball more.  Jordy Nelson has been whiffing on passes a lot, Greg Jennings is continuously injured, and I just don't see James Jones carrying this offense on his back.  Both Green and Starks are not full time lead backs, but they have both shown great vision upfield and the ability to take a hit and turn positive yardage in their brief live-game action.  Both players should be available in your league.  Grab either and stash them until we see who does what in Green Bay.  Green looked really good on the handful of carries he received in Indy, and if both backs get 12-15 touches a game on this offense, you could be in for a treat.

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Matt Hasslebeck QB Ten - If you were hoping that guys like Bradford, Freeman, Locker, Cassel, Kolb, Wilson or Gabbert, would be your bye week savior for cheap at this point, well, I'm sorry.  Injuries and generally poor play have bogged down the values of several QB's to this point.  Arizona has no running game left, Amendola is out, Locker and Cassel are injured, and Russel Wilson is simply not playing up to par in Seattle.  Old man Hasselbeck plays a Thursday Night game vs. a Pit D that gives up 200 yards and 2 scores a game to opposing QB's.  With Kenny Britt back, look for the senior to put up a stat line similar to that.  I'll go out on a limb and say 225 yards, 2 scores, and a pick.  You could do much worst than 19 points from your backup QB.

 


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