Fantasy Football: Bye Week Gap Fillers

Scott Moser / Washburn Review

 

Bernard Scott-RB Cincinnati Bengals (Yahoo! 17% owned): Cedric Benson will be out this week with some legal issues so Bernard Scott looks to get most of the carries this week for the Bengals.  The Bengals play at Seattle this week and the odds are good that Scott finds the end zone at least once. 

Forecast-18 carries 88 yards, 3 receptions 21 yards, 1 touchdown

Antonio Brown-WR Pittsburgh Steelers (Yahoo! 33% owned): Antonio Brown is looking better and better every week.  Last week he had a team high 9 targets and turned them into 7 receptions for 102 yards.  He plays at home this week against the New England Patriots and I imagine that the Steelers will continue to throw the ball.  Hines Ward is hurting a little so his action may be limited again this week, which should provide opportunities for Brown. 

Forecast-6 receptions 114 yards, 1 touchdown

Jabar Gaffney-WR Washington Redskins (Yahoo! 21% owned): Santana Moss has a broken hand and has undergone hand surgery. Moss is expected to be out for 5 to 7 weeks.  Someone has to get the ball in Moss’ absence so it may as well be Gaffney.  He had a team high 8 targets in Washington’s last game and turned them into 4 receptions for 68 yards.  The Redskins play at Buffalo this week and should put up decent numbers.  Buffalo is 23rd against the pass. 

Forecast-5 receptions 77 yards

Plug n’ Play Defense-Cincinnati Bengals (Yahoo! 32% owned): The Cincinnati Bengals travel to Seattle this week to play the Seahawks.  The Seahawks have been a mess offensively so this looks to be a great matchup for the Bengals D.  Last week Seattle was only able to put up 3 points against the Cleveland Browns. 

Forecast-4 sacks, 2 INT, and 1 fumble recovery