Terrelle Pryor (Raiders QB) – I know I had him on here a few weeks ago, but he’s the perfect bye week filler at quarterback this week. He’s only owned in 22 percent of leagues due to his concussion, which forced him to miss last week’s game, but he’ll be ready for this week. This extra time to recover and prepare, along with his match-up against the Chargers, who have given up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks, make him an easy start for your bye week quarterback.
Rashad Jennings (Raiders RB) – With McFadden down with a hamstring injury and Marcel Reece out with a knee injury, Jennings posted 11 fantasy points last week. He’s due for 20-plus carries late Monday night against the Chargers at home. While he’s not the sexiest talent, Jennings has proved to be a good asset when he played in place of Maurice Jones-Drew in Jacksonville. He’ll be productive and a great bye week plug in.
Kendall Hunter (49ers RB) – Hunter had 11 carries for 49 yards and a touchdown, and has scored in back-to-back games. He should get 10-plus carries as the 30-year-old Frank Gore will tireagainst the Texans’ defense. Hunter is a risky bye week filler in a 12 to 14 team league, but I think it’s worth it if he’s available. Gore needs the help on a team that primarily runs the ball.
Alshon Jeffery (Bears WR) – Jeffery caught five passes for 107 yards and a touchdown last week after having 40 to 50 yards in his first three games. A few of his catches were very impressive, as Marc Trestman’s offense has been on a role passing the ball. Needless to say, Chicago will have to throw a lot this week against Drew Brees and the 4-0 Saints. Jeffery is a strong plug in as a WR3 this week.
Michael Floyd (Cardinals WR) – Floyd led the Cardinals in targets last week with 10, as he caught five passes for 87 yards. Larry Fitzgerald was shadowed by Darrelle Revis all game, so Floyd had no trouble getting open. I only look for him to improve this week as he’s still owned in only 57 percent of leagues.
Charles Clay (Dolphins TE) – Clay has been a consistent target for Ryan Tannehill, and after a quarter of the season we now know he is no fluke. Clay caught six passes for 46 yards and a touchdown last week against the Saints as they look to take on the Ravens this week, who have given up the 12th-most fantasy points to tight ends thus far.