America's Team: Replacing Aaron Rodgers

Congratulations, America ... you're back on the good foot.

The good news is that you ended a two-game losing streak by crushing Qerim's Harem in your Week 9 matchup of the NFL Fantasy LIVE Experts' League. And you did it by getting fewer than two points from Aaron Rodgers.

Which leads us to the bad news. You have Aaron Rodgers. Or at least you hadAaron Rodgers. His broken collarbone means he won't be available for you for at least a few weeks. That's why we've asked which QB you'd like to target off the waiver wire.

Keep in mind that you still have Ryan Tannehill sitting on your bench. Tannehill has been pretty consistent this season, averaging somewhere around 14 fantasy points per game. Those aren't Aaron Rodgers numbers, but they're not Carson Palmer numbers, either. Plus the Dolphins have a pretty favorable QB matchup this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Nonetheless, it's always good to have options. So who's it gonna be? Will Joe Flacco find his late-season form once again? Or can Nick Foles stay red hot?

There's always Eli Manning, who hasn't been quite as nightmarish in his past two games and usually starts to put things together in November and December. Jake Locker has quietly put together a good season -- plus he faces the Jaguars in Week 10.

There's Ben Roethlisberger, whose numbers aren't eye-popping, but can often find ways to surprise fantasy owners. Or you can try riding the Geno-coaster. Geno Smith is slowly putting things together, but is occasionally prone to turning the ball over on occasion.

Oh, and there's always Eddie Royal. He was the biggest fantasy option going for the first couple of weeks of the season. However, he's pulled a disappearing act for much of the season since then. But against an awful Washington defense, there's always a chance that Royal gets back into the act.

But that's not the only choice you need to make this week, America.

Bye weeks mean you're going into the weekend without the services of Rob Gronkowski. That problem is solved easily enough by plugging Martellus Bennett into your lineup. Then you'll have to fill the void left by Stevan Ridley. But that's where BenJarvus Green-Ellis comes in.

Yet, there's a question about how America's Team should proceed at one of the wide receiver spots. Starting Torrey Smith is a given -- he's been too good over the course of the season to quit on him against a depleted Cincinnati secondary. But do you give Eddie Royal a shot in a game against a suspect Denver defense? Or do you roll with Lance Moore and the high-flying Saints versus the Dallas Cowboys' up-and-down corners?

Choose wisely, because this week you're facing off with Akbar Gbajabiamila and Coup d'etat, who sports an identical 6-3 record. Jason Smith is breathing down your neck, just a game behind in the standings, so a win remains quite important.

Anyway, if there's a trade you would like us to pursue or a free agent you think we should make a run after, let us know. Tweet us @NFLFantasy with #AmericasTeam. In the meantime, be sure to vote and help us set your lineup for a matchup of first place teams.

Good luck and happy Week 10. Go America!

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