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Fantasy Football Week 9 - 4 Teams on Bye

Thursday Night Football
November 1, 2012
Kansas City Chiefs @ San Diego Chargers
8:20pm EST on NFL Network

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The St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots, New Yok Jets and San Francisco 49ers are on a BYE this week

Bye Week Impact
QB: Tom Brady
RB: Stephen Jackson, Stevan Ridley, Shonn Greene, Frank Gore
WR: Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Jeremy Kerley, Michael Crabtree
TE: Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Dustin Keller, Vernon Davis

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QB Match-ups to Avoid

Joe Flacco @ Browns - Flacco is averaging just 21 completions per game and 266 yards.  He has been a major let down this season and the Browns have held Philip Rivers, Andrew Luck and Andy Dalton to just 50 points in the last 3 weeks. 

Ryan Fitzpatrick @ Texans - The Texans have allowd 7 passing TDs in their last 2 matchups with Aaron Rodgers and Joe Flacco.  After a BYE week you can expect Wade Philips will be extra prepared to stop the Bills passing attack in order to keep their two stud RBs in check. 

RB Match-ups to Avoid

Chris Johnson vs Bears - Johnson has been averaging over 4 yards per carry the last 3 games, but that was against the Colts, Bills and Steelers.  The Bears are the #1 rush defense in the league and are allowing just 77 yards per game.

Adrian Peterson @ Seahawks - Adrian Peterson has been a huge draft day steal in many leagues and he recovered from knee surgery WAY faster than anyone, except himself, expected.  However, the Seahawks have proved to be a TOUGH defense and with the struggles in the Vikings pass attack recently, the Seahawks can focus soley on stopping AP, while trusting their secondary to cover their men.

Rashad Jennings vs Lions - Jennings is averaging less than 3 yards per carry in his 2 starts since MJD went down.

WR Match-ups to Avoid

Stevie Johnson @ Texans - The only receiver on the Bills that most casual NFL fans can even name, the Texans game plan will focus on making other receivers beat them while shutting down Johson.  Don't expect to see his 1st 100 yard receiving game of the year this week.

Nate Washington vs Bears - The Bears defense has a better chance of scoring this week than Nate Washington does.

TE Match-ups to Avoid

Jermichael Finley vs Cardinals - The Cardinals have allowed just 5 TE receptions in the last 3 weeks, while the Packers have just 8 TE receptions the last 3 weeks.

Brandon Meyers vs Buccaneers - The Bucs continue to surprise everyone and have started to become a wildcard in the NFC playoff race.  They have held 3 of their last 5 opponents to under 20 points and add that to the fact that Meyers has yet to score a TD this year, its best to keep him on the bench.

DEF Match-ups to Avoid

Eagles @ Saints - It is never good to start a defense against a Drew Brees' led offense.

Cardinals @ Packers - Alex Smith looked like Johnny Unitas on Monday Night Football against the Cardinals.  That should be a confidence booster for a QB god like Aaron Rodgers.