The bitter end: Week 11 marks the conclusion of the bye weeks, but it won’t be easy at all. Minnesota, Seattle, Tennessee and the New York Giants will be off. So Fantasy players have to replace Adrian Peterson, Marshawn Lynch and Chris Johnson at running back. That’s three top-level RBs who will be unavailable. Also, owners will be without Percy Harvin, Victor Cruz and the suddenly surging Seattle WRs. We have some plug-ins mixed in with this week’s article again, though.
Urgency on Thursday: Reggie Bush was benched Sunday after a fumble, but look for him to bounce back on Thursday against a very vulnerable Buffalo rush defense. Daniel Thomas, who has also been seeing increased reps recently, should get some opportunities to score from short range and is a good fill-in for the aforementioned RBs on bye. Bush is the one to watch, though. As pointed out by Ian Riley this week, Bush can’t afford to lose any more luster as he heads into free agency after the season.