Brock Osweiler - Peyton Manning has torn plantar fascia in right foot, and even when healthy, he wasn't playing well. Brock Osweiler will start next week, and very possibly beyond. Osweiler has a favorable matchup this week against Chicago, which he could use to propel himself into the long term starting job. There's plenty of talent on the Broncos roster (although very little on the offensive line). It could very well turn out that Manning was a much bigger problem than anyone knew, and Denver's offense surges. Blind bidding recommendation: 10%.
Mark Sanchez – It appears that Sam Bradford is going to miss a considerable amount of time, and that puts Mark Sanchez into the starter's role for the Eagles. Considering Bradford's middling production, if Sanchez plays well he could keep the job. Granted, that's a big "if", but it is possible. His remaining schedule is favorable: TB, @Det, @NE, Buf, Ari, Was, NYG. There isn't a single stopper there. Blind bidding recommendation: 2%.
Jay Ajayi – Finally healthy, rookie Jay Ajayi has performed well in his change-of-pace role, averaging eight yards per carry. He'll need an injury to Lamar Miller before he'll be a fantasy starter, but he's an intriguing handcuff. Blind bidding recommendation: 5%.
Thomas Rawls – It's the time of year when you want to jettison your scrub bye week fill-ins, and instead go with backups to your studs. With Marshawn Lynch dealing with nagging injuries, you can pick up Rawls for depth. Blind bidding recommendation: 5%.
Jamize Olawale – If you want the handcuff to the oft-injured Latavius Murray, Jamize Olawale is the right guy to own. Blind bidding recommendation: 1%.
Danny Amendola – With Julian Edelman out, that spreads 10 targets per game to Tom Brady's other receivers, and primary among them is Danny Amendola. Last Sunday, with Edelman missing most of the game, Amendola saw 11 targets, a sign of things to come. Needless to say, you want parts of the Patriots passing attack. Blind bidding recommendation: 25%.
Chris Givens – With Steve Smith out, there's plenty of passes to go around to the rest of the Ravens receivers. In his first start with Baltimore, Givens saw seven targets, second-most on the team. That's a safe threshold for future games as well. Blind bidding recommendation: 5%.
Dontrelle Inman – With Keenan Allen out for the year, Dontrelle Inman is getting all his reps. In the Chargers' game before the bye, he was on the field for virtually the entire game. Blind bidding recommendation: 5%.
Aaron Dobson – With the Julian Edelman injury, Aaron Dobson goes from being irrelevant to mostly irrelevant. Blind bidding recommendation: 1%.
Richard Rodgers – It says plenty about the struggles of the Packers offense that Richard Rodgers is the most reliable receiver on the team. He's scored four times in the last six games, a claim no other Green Bay receiver can make. He's still a work in process, and the rest of his season could go a lot of ways, so there's plenty of risk here. His next two games (Minnesota, Chicago) are not favorable. Blind bidding recommendation: 5%.
Josh Lambo – Because of the Chargers' bye last week, Lambo was dropped in many leagues. But he's a solid addition for anyone who wants to stop streaming kickers. Most importantly, he's on a highly potent offense that affords him many attempts. He's attempted multiple field goals in 8 of 9 games. And he's making 90% of his attempts. His schedule is predominantly favorable, except for a Week 13 matchup with Denver. (He also faces Denver in Week 17, but you shouldn't be playing then.) He won't see a cold weather game the rest of the year. Blind bidding recommendation: 2%.