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RB watch: Frank Gore rested and ready

Updated: November 9, 2010, 4:28 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Isn't it about time we say goodbye to the byes? Well, Week 10 is the final week for the annoying bye weeks, and while it's going to make many fantasy owners jump into action -- three top quarterbacks (Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Philip Rivers) are off -- at least fantasy's most troubling position, running back, isn't deeply affected. You should be able to get a quarterback -- maybe Josh Freeman or Mark Sanchez -- on your waiver wire, even if you use him for just one week.

At running back, we'll be without awesome Oakland Raiders back Darren McFadden, but that's the only key back (unless you've been counting on a Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints or San Diego Chargers back in a deep league). It wasn't so uneventful in Week 9, when the bye week slate featured four of the top six running backs from ESPN average live drafts: Chris Johnson, Maurice Jones-Drew, Frank Gore and Steven Jackson. To some degree, however, each of these "sure things" from draft day has disappointed fantasy owners. Let's delve deeper here, looking forward for this foursome of fantasy monsters.

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