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Tough Bye Week Decisions

Weeks Six and Seven will prove to be the most challenging of the season as six teams will be off each week.  That leaves fewer options to start  for fantasy owners, and more teams dipping into whatever remains of the free agent pool.

Do I pick-up RB Sammie Morris or RB Mack Strong?  That question, and ones like it, are going to be asked over and over for the next two weeks.

This week's bye teams are Cleveland, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Minnesota, New England.

Amongst their fantasy starters are RBs Reuben Droughns, Chester Taylor and the Green Bay starter of the week, Noah Herron.  There are three RBBCs that likely see all its members started during bye weeks in deeper leagues - the Jags RBs Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew, the Colts' Rbs Joseph Addai and Domanick Rhodes, and the Pat's Lawrence MAroney and Corey Dillon.

The every week QBs amongst this group are Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.  This shouldn't cause a lot of pain for any owners but those two's.  The difficulty comes from the four QBs sitting - they would be typical bye week starts.

Amongst the quality WRs are Braylon Edwards, Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne, Reggie Williams and Matt Jones. I don't see as much pain especially with the Raiders Ronald Curry going for94 yards last week and the Dolphins adding a new starting WR in rookie Derek Hagen plus WR Wes Welker.