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ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 10: Ryan Fitzpatrick  of the Buffalo Bills looks to pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)


Ryan Fitzpatrick: It’s more than time to give the Bills’ passing game some love as Ryan Fitzpatrick is looking for real and can help your fantasy squad. Since Fitzpatrick took over, he’s posted eleven touchdowns and only four interceptions in the past four games. The Bills are giving Fitzpatick more freedom to throw the football, and you can’t really say this offense is conservative anymore.

Look for Fitzpatrick as a nice bye week fill in against the Chiefs as they have been giving up more points lately.

Matt Moore: Just in case you thought Matt Moore was washed up and relegated to a backup role for life he came storming back against the 49ers. Moore looks completely different from the way he started the season and resembles the player we knew from the end of last year.

This week the Panthers play the Rams, and Moore should have good numbers for the second week in a row.

Running Back

LeGarrette Blount: The pickings have been slim of late at the running back position for waiver wire and it seems I have a new Buccaneers runner in this column every other week. Blount is listed mainly because he was clearly the most effective runner for Tampa last week and could see more work soon. If you pick him up, use him only sparingly as he’s not a weekly option right now.

Wide Receivers

Steve Johnson (Bills): This receiver has been getting it done for a few weeks now and in many leagues he was probably pick up up in the past week or so. Check your waiver wire, and if he is around, you should get him right away.The Bills should be throwing the football this season and Johnson has a hot hand.

James Jones: Donald Driver went without a catch against the Vikings and it’s mainly because he’s battling a quad injury. This ineffective play, has led to Aaron Rodgers finding James Jones more often as Jones posted over 100 yards receiving last week. Take a look a Jones for a bye week fill in next week as Greg Jennings will be facing a fully healthy Darrelle Revis.

David Gettis (Panthers): If it wasn’t for Steve Smith’s ailments and the fact that Matt Moore seems to have turned the corner, David Gettis wouldn’t be on the radar. As it stands, Gettis posted eight receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns against the 49ers last week. He even had an open opportunity for another touchdown but dropped it in the open field.

The Panthers have been dying for someone to play productive football opposite Smith for a few years now and Gettis will get his chance to be a quality option moving forward.

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