Some teams have had trouble traveling, and the NFL league offices even pushed back the trade deadline by 48 hours.
That is a long time for teams to do some extra negotiating to make moves, and those transactions can greatly effect the the fantasy football landscape this year.
Unfortunately, it may be hard to count on any players involved in trades this week as they adjust to new surroundings, but it is still worth putting a few players on watch.
The first is Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams, who has to be begging for a way out of North Carolina.
Williams has been completely ineffective for the Panthers this year, accumulating only 43 yards in his last 19 carries dating back to Week 5.
Williams is on the market and could find some success on a new team, so give him some time to get on his feet somewhere else before dropping him.
Dwayne Bowe's situation in Kansas City is also worth monitoring. The big-play receiver doesn't have a good enough quarterback in Kansas City to get him the ball, but if he ends up being moved he can greatly help a offense that can throw the ball.
Steven Jackson won't be a St. Louis Ram in 2013, and the Rams may opt to trade the 29-year-old back to get something in return this year.
A change of scenery and a new offensive line could do wonders for Jackson while Rams running back Daryl Richardson would step up into the starting role in St. Louis is Jackson is dealt.
Richardson, a rookie, may have even greater value than Jackson going forward if Jackson is dealt, especially if it is to a team such as Green Bay.
While trade rumors circle like the hurricane winds later this week, other fantasy owners are just looking for a player or two to fill holes in lineups, especially with players from New England and San Francisco on bye weeks as well as the New York Jets and Rams.
Titus Young showed great promise in Detroit filling in for the injured Nate Burleson. Jump on him right away if available, especially with the Lions facing Jacksonville in a good matchup this week.
Cecil Shorts in Jacksonville is gone in many deep leagues but is still available in most. Shorts is the Jaguars' best receiver so far this year, and Jacksonville is forced to throw a lot while playing from behind and running back Maurice Jones-Drew sidelined. Expect that to continue this week against Detroit.
One player to also watch is Beanie Wells in Arizona. Wells will be eligible to return from injured reserve in three weeks and is likely to play right away for the Cardinals.
The Cardinals certainly could use a boost in the running game, and Wells could be a valuable player late in the year for fantasy teams needing a boost in the final weeks of the regular season.
Hang onto him if you still have him or consider picking him up sooner than later if you can afford a roster spot.
Our survivor pool lock of the week comes in this Thursday night's matchup when the Chiefs visit the Chargers. Both teams are struggling mightily, but you can bet the Chargers will come out fired up in front of a home crowd Thursday night after being embarrassed in Cleveland last Sunday. It is a tough week to pick any game, but Chargers appear to be the best bet. If you haven't picked the Texans yet and are afraid of picking the Chargers, you can consider Houston at home against the Buffalo Bills.
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John Livingston is the sports editor of The Daily Times and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.