Top bye-week fantasy fill-ins

Replacement options for starters who will be off in weeks 10 through 12

Updated: October 22, 2013, 4:36 PM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

Jamaal CharlesPeter Aiken/Getty ImagesJamaal Charles leads all running backs in fantasy this season, but he's on a bye in Week 10.

Last week's Fantasy Foresight featured a bye-week fill-in primer for players on teams that would be off at some point between Week 7 and Week 9.

This week's Fantasy Foresight article will offer that same type of advice for fantasy players with byes in weeks 10-12. It will identify which fantasy starters and flex picks are on a bye and will offer fill-in options ranging from borderline bench candidates who are starting-quality, given favorable matchups, to waiver pickups and long shots who are options in deep leagues.


Week 10

RB starters or flex picks on bye: Jamaal Charles, Stevan Ridley, Willis McGahee, Chris Ivory

Le'Veon Bell vs. Buffalo: The downside to Bell is that, in his past two starts, he has posted a total of 14 fantasy points. The upside is that he has tallied 16 or more carries in all of his starts, so he is getting close to bell cow territory in that department. The Bills rank 12th in fantasy points allowed per game to opposing RBs, but they rank 28th in rushing yards allowed per game and have allowed opposing runners to gain 100 or more yards in five of seven contests. Look for Bell to add another triple-digit game to that total.


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