Bye weeks are here, and it is time to fill in those open positions. Like a lot of players, you have a week in week out starter at the QB position, and only need a guy to start for one week only. On the flip side owners might be dropping these QBs to pick-up their spot starter.
Obviously you're not going to get Brady or Brees for a spot start. So who to go with? Since things can change on a weekly basis, I am only focusing on one week at a time:
QBs on bye this week:
Stay away from ANY QB potentially starting in Miami, even when they had a healthy Henne (or Pennington), they're still a very run first team.
Pick up Colt McCoy if someone drops him. He will be a good QB for the coming bye weeks:
Week 6: Oak (#22 passing)
Week 7: Seattle (#16 passing)
Week 8: SF (#27 passing)
Week 9: Houston (#10)
Who to pick up for this week if available?
Mark Sanchez... yes I know
So far this season he has thrown 2 TDs in 3 out of 4 games. His one shut out was against the Baltimore Ravens. Got to cut a guy some slack for a very good D shut him down.
This week he plays NE. NE is ranked #32 in the league on pass defense.
Even more, Sanchez v NE in 2010:
220 yds, 3 TD 0 int
164, 0TD 3 int
194, 3 TD 0 int
Now, there's a clunker in there for sure, but at this point, you're not looking for an every day starter, just a place holder for the week.
Don't trust Sanchez?
Kevin Kolb v #28 pass D Minnesota
Josh Freeman v #27 SF
Donovan McNabb v #26 Arizona (Minnesota might have a QB change in mind though, so I would stay away, but if McNabb does start, the Vikes are known to at least play one good half of football. Which is all that matters in Fantasy world)
Just get through the bye, and good luck.