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So, did you survive the cataclysmic earth-shattering, completely wild Week 9? Hope so. There will be four teams on a bye this week: Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, and New York Giants.

Here we go.

QUARTERBACKS

Justin Fields, Chicago Bears, 26% Rostered

Fields will be on his bye this week, so it may be the best time to grab him up (unless, of course, you are trying to cover Joe Burrow or Daniel Jones).

Fields is getting better, and his 291 passing yards and 45 rushing yards are just a glimpse. They will play the Baltimore Ravens, Detroit Lions, and Arizona Cardinals when he comes off of the bye week. Grab him now if you have roster space.

Teddy Bridgewater, Denver Broncos 28% Rostered vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Bridgewater is more than capable of filling in for you this week. In the last two weeks, the Eagles have given up 356 passing yards and two touchdowns to Justin Herbert, and 222 passing yards to Jared Goff.

Bridgewater is rocking a 70.2% completion rate with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also has added one rushing touchdown (so I’m saying there’s a chance).

Also consider, Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers, 27% Rostered vs. Detroit Lions

I know I told Ryan just yesterday on the GoingFor2Live 2-Point Conversion Podcast that I wouldn’t pick Roethlisberger up, but desperate times and all that.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens, 19% Rostered, @ Miami Dolphins

Last week Bateman was the recipient of eight targets for five receptions and 52 yards. Since his return, he has had no fewer than six targets. That might have been a worry in the past, but the Ravens are attempting 34.6 pass attempts per game (up from last year’s 25.9), and Miami is allowing 280.9 passing yards per game (30th ranked).

Also, Consider Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland Browns, 13% Rostered @ New England Patriots

RUNNING BACKS

D’Ernest Johnson, Cleveland Browns, 40% Rostered, @ New England Patriots

The Cleveland Browns run the ball on an average of 48.84% of their offensive plays. Kareem Hunt is on IR. Nick Chubb has tested positive for Covid-19. Johnson needs to be on everyone’s roster for this weekend’s matchup with the Patriots.

Also, Consider Jordan Howard, Philadelphia Eagles, 13% Rostered, @ Denver Broncos

TIGHT ENDS

Dan Arnold, Jacksonville Jaguars, 27% Rostered, @ Indianapolis Colts

In last week’s surprise upset of the Buffalo Bills, Arnold led his team in targets (7), tied for receptions (4), and in receiving yards (60). The week before, against Seattle, he was targeted 10 times for 68 receiving yards on eight receptions.

With that type of target share in an offense that is in a negative game script -5.99, Arnold should be on your roster unless you have Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Darren Waller, or T.J. Hockenson.

Also, Consider Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers, 40% Rostered vs. Detroit Lions

CONCLUSION

If last week taught us anything, it is that the NFL 2021 season is a roller coaster of unpredictable happenings. But that doesn’t mean you stop trying.

Good luck and come talk to me on Twitter @gladysLtyler

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Author GladysLouiseTyler

Football enthusiast, dog mom, numbers geek who is also a long practicing social distancer. I am a fan of sports, but specifically the NFL. The Chargers no matter their locale is who we will be bonding over…because let’s face it writing about a team with so much talent, so many injuries, so many close games and the potential every season to see post-season is what it is all about! Let’s talk fantasy football, let’s talk about the players on the field and the production (or lack thereof), but let’s talk about the Bolts. PS If you have pictures of your dogs, cats (in Chargers gear) don’t be ashamed, send them to me, via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (no, really, I want them). And always passionate polite respectful conversations always accepted.

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