FANTASY PLAYS: Dealing with fill-in challenges for Week 9 (The Associated Press)

The Patriots are on a bye, which means you have to fill in for Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and LeGarrette Blount. At quarterback, you can consider Colin Kaepernick, who faces the Saints’ 28th-ranked pass defense and can at least give you adequate production because of his rushing potential. Dak Prescott takes on a Browns team that has allowed an NFL-high 19 TD passes and Ryan Tannehill opposes the Jets, who have the league’s lowest-ranked pass defense.