In this weird year of quarterback injuries and replacements not living up to expectations you need to sometimes understand that risk is sometimes worth the reward in fantasy football.
But before you bet the farm on under performing quarterbacks whose only claim to fame is that they are available in most leagues take a look at their schedule moving forward. If their schedule gets a little easier it might be worth taking a shot at an under performer.
QB on the Block
Nick Foles – 95% Available
Foles is of no value this week because of his bye week but he will return as the starting quarterback for a team that has been doing pretty good with a rookie behind center. Having targets like DJ Chark and Chris Conley and a solid running back like Leonard Fournette guarantees performance out of Foles.
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Mitchell Trubisky – 79% Available
Offering you Trubisky on the fantasy football menu is sort of like the worst diner in the world that offers Cream of Botulism or Salmonella Noodle as their Soups of the Day. Calling his season a “Train Wreck” is an insult…to train wrecks! But going forward I expect an improvement by Tru but then again could he get much worse?
RB on the Block
Brian Hill – 99% Available
Sometimes you need to take a bold stance in fantasy football not for this week but for the future. Can anyone believe that Devonta Freeman has stayed this healthy for the Falcons so far this season? Me neither! Since Ito Smith is banged up the next man up when Devonta has his usual injury is Brian Hill and the time to grab him is before an injury happens.
Kalen Ballage – 89% Available
Do NOT expect big time production from this boom/bust style player. Last year we did see some big play ability from Ballage when he stole some carries from Kenyan Drake. Since Ballage is the last running back standing in Miami and someone needs to score points he is better than getting a big fat zero due to bye weeks and injuries.
WR on the Block
Zach Pascal – 78% Available
How is this guy still so under owned in fantasy football after the last few weeks? Even when TY Hilton returns Pascal has now established himself as the second option at wide receiver for a team that throws in the red zone. In fact Colts wide receivers get more red zone chances than their vaunted tight ends.
DeVante Parker – 63% Available
Unlike my comments about Ballage above there is real value from DeVante Parker. Miami will always be playing from behind. Fitzmagic can actually score some points for your fantasy wide receivers and now rookie Preston Williams is out leaving Parker as the main man for targets going forward.
TE on the Block
Dallas Goedert – 74% Available
Dallas is no value this week to your team since he is on his bye week but even with Zach Ertz healthy he has produced 36 fantasy points in the last four weeks which was 2 more than Ertz. The wide receiver corp for the Eagles is beat up so Goedert will give you more than just a touchdown dependent option at the position.
Jack Doyle – 74% Available
Yes the Colts are a run first team but in the NFL you need to be able to throw the ball too. Indy loves using multiple tight end sets and Doyle is a great receiving option. He also has been targeted one more time than Eric Ebron in the red zone this season.
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Six teams are on bye weeks this week so fantasy owners will be forced to cut some talent to fill in some positions they need a starter. After waivers clear it’s always a good idea to see which bye week players did get cut in your league and grab them now rather than waiting.
Also in many leagues players who under performed will pop up on the waiver wire and are great adds.