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Fantasy Football: Bye-week saves records

You’re probably wondering where I’ve been fantasy-wise this season? Well, I’ll be honest with you. If I have not been having success, how can I tell you how to win? In both of my leagues, I am bombing big time and have one combined victory. That one victory was against someone who I share a bed with if that tells you anything. You’re probably wondering why I am leaking all of this information to you even though it hurts my credibility as a fantasy football guru. I am sharing this with you because of one word, resiliency.

Resiliency is the ability to bounce back. I have that ability. This season is not the first season I have come out the gates slow or in this case not at all. However, I am here to tell you that through the ashes, I shall rise. Would you like to know why?

Bye Weeks kill all except the already wounded. What I mean by that is the following notable people have bye weeks this week.


Russell Wilson
Blake Bortles
Alex Smith
Drew Brees


Jamal Charles
Spencer Ware
Mark Ingram
Christine Michael
John Kuhn
Chris Ivory
T.J. Yeldon


Allen Robinson
Doug Baldwin
Allen Hurns
Jeremy Maclin
Michael Thomas
Brandon Cooks
Willie Snead
Tyler Lockett


Jimmy Graham
Coby Fleener
Julius Thomas
Travis Kelce


Kansas City


Steve Hauschka
Wil Lutz
Jason Myers
Cairo Santos

Sure, I could have just said there were four teams with a bye this week, but I felt the need to let you know how much your opponents will be hurting and scrambling for the wires to replace this production somehow. You see the position groups and what to look for. Here are some names to scoop up as they are being targeted everywhere to replace production.

Couch Change Pickups:

Terrance West – All the way up until last week Terrance West was nothing but a handcuff. Now, with Forsett gone, he is the bell-cow for the Ravens. I was probably the only one in the world to hang onto him, so he should be available in your adds. He will face a defense that let Isaiah Crowell go off for 120-yards and a TD this past weekend. Don’t wait, buy now!

Kenjon Barner – I have always been a fan of former Ducks as long as their name is not Marcus Mariota. With 42 yds and a TD last week, you need to take a look at this guy. It’s not like Philly’s starting spot is concrete. Pick up now or pay later. CAUTION: Wendell Smallwood might be the hot hand but stash KB for now.

Fozzy Whitaker – I am honestly not high on this guy, but when you get 86 rec yards as a Back, I can’t ignore it. After getting spanked by ATL, The angry Carolina Panthers are about to take it all out on TB, who’s defense is bottom-feeder trash.
Brian Quick – Quick has three TDs on the season already. While he is still the #2 receiver for Case Keenum, he still sees the deep shot throws. This guy is boom or bust, but as Keenum continues to develop confidence, his numbers will go up. The Bills are next on the schedule and have given up an average of 6.3 FPS per game to number two receivers. I know that is nothing to write home about but combine that 6.3 with a TD, and we’re talking about a player who goes from mediocre to something nice with 12.3 FPS now.

Steve Smith Sr. – For some reason, this angry old vet is hanging around waiver wires. Anyone who gets targeted 11 times a game two weeks in a row deserves a shot. Joe Flacco is building the chemistry once again with the feisty little guy.

Sammie Coates – No TDs but led the team in targets with eight. Yall know how I feel about them targets. Antonio Brown will be busy on Revis Island this week, so be ready to snag this talent off the wire for immediate reward.

John Brown – Apparently someone told Larry Fitzgerald what his real age was and that he should not be doing the things he was in week 2 and two for the Cardinals. John Brown has since stepped up into a bigger role. I believe he is going torch SF in a couple of days.

Stay away from (Gum between cushion):

Victor Cruz – There are too many mouths to feed with the G-MEN. Odell Beckham was targeted like crazy but failed to translate in the stat column. Sterling Shepard sees 7-targets a game, and so is Cruz. You’ll never know who is the hot hand the next week. Also, I’m betting with the way GB has been letting the #1 WR go nuts against them lately. Odell will get all of the love.

Vincent Jackson – Look there is not going to be much thought into this guy. Just know that any uptick he has is the anomaly and not the standard. Stay far far away from this roster killer.

Hopefully, this information reaches you in time for your waiver wire pickups. Best of luck to us all and Happy National Taco Day!

Jermaine Lockett is a Writer and CEO for Couch Rider Report. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

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