No one feels bad for your load of bye weeks. You drafted or acquired those players and everyone has to deal with byes. Week 9 sees six teams on bye weeks, four of which carry legit wide receivers in Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson, Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Julio Jones, Roddy White and Calvin Johnson (when healthy) therefore a lot of fantasy teams are hurting at the position during crucial matchups.

Take a peek at Andrew Hawkins or Allen Robinson, both of which are still available in thousands of leagues, to fill those slots. Robinson led Jacksonville wideouts in snaps (63/71) for the third straight week and is averaging 5.6 catches for 70 yards during those games. Hawkins recorded his first score of the season in Week 8 against Oakland but the guy continues to see targets, securing seven of nine targets for 88 yards from Brian Hoyer. Both could provide adequate production from the WR3 or flex spot during the start of your playoff push.

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