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BYE Weeks: BUF, CIN, NE, NYG, PHI, SF

Here are a couple Pick Ups to help you through the BYE Weeks, and maybe beyond:

Carson Palmer (43%) - Palmer might not pay immediate dividends, but now is the time to buy with Oakland's bye week coming up in week 8. Palmer should take over full time against the Broncos in week 9.

Earnest Graham (68%) - Finding a solid running back to produce is growing shorter by the week. However, filling in for LeGarrette Blount last week, Graham had 109 rushing yards and 131 total yards. Even if he is facing a tough Chicago run defense, there are very few (if any) options available that will touch the ball as many times as Graham.

Jacoby Jones (37%) - With 18 targets in the last two weeks while filling in for Andre Johnson, Jones' role as big play threat has been steadily increasing. This week the Texans should put up significantly more than 14 points, with Jones and Walters being excellent options.

Lance Kendricks (12%) - Kendricks finally showed some of the promise he exhibited during the preseason with St. Louis. He had 4 catches for 71 yards last week, and is third on the team with 27 targets so far. Expect that number to increase from here on out as Mike Sims-Walker (and his 26 targets) was waived earlier in the week.

Washington (41%) - The Redskins are tied for 3rd in the league with 17 sacks (even with their bye week) and face a Panthers team that features Cam Newton and his league high 9 INTs.

Sits:

Matt Ryan - Look, Matty Ice isn't off to a great start this year (1465 yards, 8 TDs, 6 INTs) and is going to Detroit to face the league's 6th ranked passing defense that has allowed just 7 passing TDs to 8 INTs.

Mike Tolbert - Since Week 1 when Tolbert and Matthews had the same number of carries, the disparity between the two has grown. Tolbert hasn't had a double digit carry game or reached 25 yards since. Matthews meanwhile, has had at least 16 carries and 80 yards in the Chargers last three games.

Robert Meachem - Colston's return has clearly defined Drew Brees favorite targets, and Meachem isn't one of them. Its not that Meachem doesn't have potential for a big game, its just that odds are he won't have the consistent opportunities.

Starts:

Tim Tebow - A lot of Tom Brady owners were proactive with Brady's upcoming bye week and had Tebow waiting in the wings. With Brady, Vick, Fitzpatrick, and Eli taking the week off, Tebow's games started averages of 217 passing yards and 66 rushing yards will be very welcome. He's thrown for 4 TDs and rushed for 3 in his three 2010 starts.

Ryan Torain - While there has been some talk about Shanahan's RBBC, there is no doubting that Torain should at least get his share of carries against a Carolina run defense that ranks dead last in total rushing yards allowed, 26th in YPC/A, and has allowed a league high 8 rushing TDs.

 

October 22, 2011  01:10 PM ET

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