The bye week from hell has arrived. 6 teams 4 of which boast many fantasy superstars are all on a bye. The pickins this week are probably a little slim in most leagues, but there will probably still be a flurry of waiver wire panic moves. In addition to seeing what is available on your waiver wire this week, I would also take a look at some of the players that end up getting dropped because there might end up being some players getting dropped that are still worthy of roster spots.
Sims is probably the top waiver add for me this week. Reports have been coming out of Tampa for a few days that Sims will likely see a big role down the stretch. Doug Martin was inherited from the previous regime and has been pretty atrocious over the last 2 seasons opening the door for the 3rd round pick.
Moncrief shined in place of the injured Reggie Wayne. As long as Wayne is out or hobbled, Moncrief should be a solid play. I don’t trust Hakeem Nicks to do much of anything, but the ball will be thrown a ton in Indy, so there are plenty of fantasy points to go around. We might end up in a situation where you’ll end up having no idea what week Wayne will go off or what week Moncrief will go off, but he’s still worth the add.
As anyone who follows fantasy football closely is aware, the Patriots backfield situation is one that you always want to avoid if possible, but with running back scarcity and a major bye week apocalypse this week, Gray is certainly worthy of consideration. It looked like he ran harder and faster than Ridley, so he could easily assume the Ridley role in a full capacity moving forward.
As I said before, the Buccs will likely turn to Sims, but Rainey has had some flashes of brilliance along with flashes of disaster and fumble fingers throughout his career. He is probably a solid flex or bye week fill in in PPR leagues but likely won’t add much value in standard leagues.
Taliaferro has passed Bernard Pierce on the depth chart and is the primary red zone threat in Baltimore. Forsett looks like he’ll get the bulk of the carries outside of the red zone, but Taliaferro ran really hard and looked great on his 2 TD runs last week which could provide him more opportunity moving forward.