James Jones, WR, GB - If you are in a very competitive league with people that do their homework, Jones will not still be available. He had a huge day filling in for Driver this week and if he can keep it up while Driver gets back to 100% it is entirely possible that Jones becomes the new #2 receiver for Rodgers and the Packers. Don’t let him remain unowned in your league for another day.
Mike Tolbert, RB, SD - With Ryan Mathews leaving this game after re-aggravating the same injury that has been hampering him all season, it is easy to see a scenario where Tolbert takes the reins of this rushing offense and with him already getting the goal line carries he will be a top 20 RB if Mathews does miss time after the Chargers week 10 bye.
Mike Goodson, RB, CAR - Admittedly, you are going to need to be pretty desperate to pick up and start Goodson. But, with DeAngelo Williams being out for 2 weeks in a row, Jonathan Stewart leaving this game with a concussion and Tyrell Sutton unable to finish the game either… Goodson could see 20 plus carries next week if Williams is not able to go.
Nate Burleson, WR, DET - This may all be a waste since Stafford is hurt again and has been the reason that Burleson has value. But, if you are in a PPR league you should go for it anyways. Calvin Johnson runs the deep routes all game and Burleson handles all of the possession routes. In standard formats you should watch to see if Stafford is going to be OK before making a move on Burleson.
Bernard Berrian, WR, MIN - Anyone who thought Brett Favre was done was mistaken. There is no quit in that senior citizen and that is demonstrated by him putting up a career-high 446 passing yards in a tough overtime victory over the struggling Cardinals. This value will only hold until Sidney Rice returns and that could be as soon as this week.
Jacoby Jones, WR, HOU - With a game coming up against the Jaguars, who can’t cover receivers to save their lives, Jones is a sleeper pick for Week 10. Jones is a big, physical receiver much like Andre Johnson and this is one of the only weeks left on the schedule that is favorable for the Texans passing attack.
Mario Manningham, WR, NYG - The Giants are an incredibly streaky team that goes from looking like an elite Super Bowl contender to looking inept on both sides of the ball. For now, they look more like one of the best teams in the NFC and with a game against the Cowboys coming up in week 10, all their receiving threats get a significant upgrade in the rankings this week. Manningham should be able to cover for you as a flex play this week if your having injury or bye-week issues.
Mike Thomas, WR, JAC - Thomas is my third option as a injury/bye-week fill-in this week. The team that allows the second most points per week to the WR position is the Houston Texans. This game should be filled with big passing plays due to how inept each secondary is and before their last game in week 8, Thomas was the best receiver for the Jaguars.
Darren Sproles, RB, SD – It really looked like Sproles was going to go back to being used by the Chargers offense this week considering all the injuries to receivers and how effective he is in the passing game. Unfortunately even when Mathews was knocked out of the game, Sproles did not get used and shouldn’t be trusted at all the rest of the year.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, CAR – He just doesn’t have it in him anymore. The Panthers offense is struggling and there is no telling who will lineup at QB for them any given week. That inconsistency and the below-average play of Stewart make him a complete bust for this season, so get out while you still may be able to salvage your team!
Brent Celek, TE, PHI - Vick just doesn’t look for Celek with any regularity. You may not be able to find a better option on free agency, but if you can then don’t feel bad about dumping Celek.
CJ Spiller, RB, BUF - I don’t care how dynamic of a play maker he is, you can’t wait forever for this guy to prove his worth. He is on a bad team, with an inconsistent offense and since he has only had one decent week all year, you can’t trust him to start him… so just drop him and let him be someone else’s headache.
Marion Barber, RB, DAL - The Cowboys are a bad team. It may not have looked like it going into the season, but as they fight with the Bills for the number 1 draft pick and are completely unable to run the ball, there is no reason to hold on to their number 2 RB.