Fantasy: Quarterback bye-week replacement guide
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Get ready for your season with theScore's 2017 Fantasy Football Draft Kit.

Bye weeks shouldn't be a major concern when selecting a fantasy quarterback, but they are something to keep in mind so you aren't left empty-handed when your QB1 is unavailable.

Consider this a preseason cheat sheet. It shows which quarterbacks you should target on the waiver wire in the weeks leading up to your starter's bye. We left out anyone in the top 20, assuming they will be owned in the majority of leagues.

When creating the lists, we took into account how the potential replacements should fare this season, how defenses performed against fantasy quarterbacks last year, and how those defenses may have improved heading into 2017.

You can also view our complete fantasy quarterback rankings here.

Week 5

Bye Top Replacements
Drew Brees - NO Sam Bradford at CHI
Matt Ryan - ATL Brian Hoyer at IND
Kirk Cousins - WAS Blake Bortles at PIT
Paxton Lynch - DEN Joe Flacco at OAK 
Ryan Tannehill vs. TEN

Week 6

Bye Top Replacements
Russell Wilson - SEA Sam Bradford vs. GB
Dak Prescott - DAL Brian Hoyer at WAS 
Tyrod Taylor - BUF Ryan Tannehill at ATL
Andy Dalton - CIN Deshaun Watson vs. CLE
Alex Smith vs. PIT
Blake Bortles vs. LAR

Week 7

Bye Top Replacements
Matthew Stafford - DET Blake Bortles at IND
Deshaun Watson - HOU Brian Hoyer vs. DAL
Ryan Tannehill vs. NYJ
Sam Bradford vs. BAL
Alex Smith at OAK

Week 8

Bye Top Replacements
Aaron Rodgers - GB Sam Bradford at CLE
Marcus Mariota - TEN Joe Flacco vs. MIA
Eli Manning - NYG Ryan Tannehill at BAL
Carson Palmer - ARI Mike Glennon at NO
Blake Bortles - JAC Brian Hoyer at PHI
Jared Goff - LAR

Week 9

Bye Top Replacements
Tom Brady - NE Joe Flacco at TEN
Ben Roethlisberger - PIT Alex Smith at DAL
Philip Rivers - LAC Deshaun Watson vs. IND
Sam Bradford - MIN Ryan Tannehill vs. OAK
Mike Glennon - CHI Blake Bortles vs. CIN
Cody Kessler - CLE Paxton Lynch at PHI

Week 10

Bye Top Replacements
Derek Carr - OAK Sam Bradford at WAS
Carson Wentz - PHI Mike Glennon vs. GB
Joe Flacco - BAL Cody Kessler at DET
Alex Smith - KC Blake Bortles vs. LAC
Deshaun Watson at LAR

Week 11

Bye Top Replacements
Andrew Luck - IND Joe Flacco at GB
Jameis Winston - TB Blake Bortles at CLE
Cam Newton - CAR Mike Glennon vs. DET
Ryan Tannehill - MIA Sam Bradford vs. LAR
Brian Hoyer - SF
Josh McCown - NYJ
Fantasy: Quarterback bye-week replacement guide
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