Chad Henne (Jaguars QB) – Henne gets the start for the Jags as Blaine Gabbert sits out with a grade two hamstring strain. While there won’t be much competition as they take on Denver, Henne should put up some points against a Broncos’ defense which has given up the fourth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon are very capable of burning the Denver secondary. All they’ll be doing is throwing while they try to catch up to Peyton Manning and his offense.
Pierre Thomas (Saints RB) – Thomas was lethal in the passing game last week, scoring two touchdowns and catching nine passes for 55 yards. While he hasn’t been able to get anything going on the ground, he’s one of two weapons out of the Saints’ backfield that is highly utilized. If you need him, he should be good for 50-plus yards and a touchdown.
Zac Stacy (Rams RB) – After Daryl Richardson’s struggles and Isaiah Pead’s home in Jeff Fisher’s doghouse, Stacy started for the Rams and rushed for 78 yards off of 14 carries. This warrants him another start this week, and he’s only owned in 33 percent of leagues. The Rams face Houston this week, who have given up the 11th-most fantasy points to running backs. Stacy is the only good thing going for the Rams right now, and he remains an easy bye week plug-in.
Keenan Allen (Chargers WR) – Targeted nine times by Philip Rivers, Allen reeled in six balls for 115 yards and a touchdown. This makes back-to-back games that he’s had five-plus catches and 80-plus yards, and he looks to be a serious threat going forward for San Diego. Look for him to be a good bye week fill-in during a shootout against the Colts.
Marlon Brown (Ravens WR) – After sitting out last week with a hamstring injury, he is off a lot of people’s radars but is good to go this week. He’ll be across from Torrey Smith, with Jacoby Jones still out, and has scored in three of the four games he’s played in. Flacco will have to throw against a Green Bay squad that has given up the sixth-most fantasy points to wide receivers, in what is sure to be a high-scoring affair against Aaron Rodgers and company.
Garrett Graham (Texans TE) – The best plug in this week and rising fast on the waiver wire is Garrett Graham. Up until now, he only played in two tight end sets and still had only 11 fewer fantasy points than Owen Daniels. Daniels is now out for the majority of the season as Graham is a better receiver than blocker. Look for Graham to take over Daniels’ spot and pile up the fantasy points. Grab him fast: he’s already taken by 46 percent of leagues.