Bye Week Options: Streamers to Fill in For Week 9

Aaron Rader provides streaming options at each position to replace your starters on bye in week 9.

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Hello fantasy footballers! I am here again to make sure you have the best possible chance to win your week. With that being said, let us take a look back at week eight, before hitting this week’s streamers. 


Week 8: Bad Call

TE Benjamin Watson– It was a great day for the New Orleans Saints’ offense. However, it was a bad day for Watson and all of the Saints’ tight ends. None of the Saints’ tight ends recorded a single catch, but Watson is still in a high octane offense and a decent play at a shallow position. 


Week 8: Good Call

Arizona Cardinals Defense– The Cardinals got a much-needed win at home and did so with a solid defensive performance. The Cardinals held the 49ers to 13 points and caused plenty of havoc in the backfield. The Cardinals recorded eight tackles for loss and four sacks. They will take this momentum into the bye and will need all hands on deck to stop the Chiefs in their next game.


Teams on Bye in Week 9

Arizona Cardinals

Cincinnati Bengals

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

*All players under 50% owned according to Yahoo Fantasy Football



QB Alex Smith, Washington Redskins (vs Atlanta Falcons, 43% owned)- Smith has been disappointing this year, after having an incredible season in 2017. However, things are looking up this week with the Falcons coming into town. Atlanta is allowing 307 passing yards per game and the solid Washington defense could give Smith a few more opportunities to get into scoring position.


RB Duke Johnson Jr., Cleveland Browns (vs Kansas City Chiefs, 46% owned)- There has been a lot of change in Cleveland this week. The first order of business should be getting Duke more involved in this offense. Facing perhaps the best offense in the league, the Cleveland Browns may not have a choice. The Chiefs have given up the most points to running backs on the season and the Browns will probably be in catch-up mode. They will need Johnson’s pass-catching skills and he gets a big bump in PPR leagues. 



WR Danny AmendolaMiami Dolphins (vs New York Jets, 47% owned)- Amendola has had at least five receptions and 40 yards in each of his last three games. With WR Albert Wilson out for the season, the rest of the guys will have more opportunities, and Amendola should have success against a banged up Jets secondary. 



TE Chris Herndon, New York Jets (@ Miami Dolphins, 9% owned)- Herndon has had a touchdown in his last three games. With the Jets’ wide receivers banged up, QB Sam Darnold is searching for any help he can find. Herndon is a red zone threat and could come into more work out of necessity. 



Miami Dolphins  (vs New York Jets, 29% owned)- In the last meeting with the Jets, the Dolphins held them to 12 points and caused three turnovers. Now they meet them again, at home, and the Dolphins are coming off of extra rest.  


Rader’s Radar: Super Deep Sleeper Pick

WR Josh Reynolds, Los Angeles Rams (@ New Orleans Saints, 2% owned)- Reynolds is coming off of a two-touchdown game. WR Cooper Kupp is still dealing with a knee injury and Reynolds is the next man up. Regardless, if Kupp suits up, the Rams will be in a high scoring affair with the Saints. Reynolds could find success, with or without Kupp.

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