Fantasy: Quarterback bye-week replacement guide
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Bye weeks shouldn't be a major concern when selecting a fantasy quarterback, but you should keep them in mind to avoid being 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 took into account how the potential replacements should fare in 2019, how opposing defenses performed against fantasy quarterbacks last year, and how those defenses may improve heading into this season.

You can also view our 2019 bye-week cheat sheet here.

And our complete fantasy quarterback rankings here.

Week 4

Bye Top Replacements
Jimmy Garoppolo Marcus Mariota at ATL
Sam Darnold Matthew Stafford vs. KC
Derek Carr at IND
Andy Dalton at PIT

Week 5

Bye Top Replacements
Matthew Stafford Andy Dalton vs. ARI
Josh Rosen Sam Darnold at PHI
Marcus Mariota vs. BUF
Nick Foles at CAR

Week 6

Bye Top Replacements
Andrew Luck Eli Manning at NE
Mitch Trubisky Josh Rosen vs. WAS
Josh Allen Dwayne Haskins at MIA
Derek Carr Matthew Stafford at GB
Nick Foles vs. NO
Sam Darnold vs. DAL

Week 7

Bye Top Replacements
Baker Mayfield Derek Carr at GB
Cam Newton Sam Darnold vs. NE
Jameis Winston Nick Foles at CIN
Ben Roethlisberger Eli Manning vs. ARI
Dwayne Haskins vs. SF

Week 8

Bye Top Replacements
Lamar Jackson Marcus Mariota vs. TB
Dak Prescott Nick Foles vs. NYJ
Derek Carr at HOU
Joe Flacco at IND
Josh Rosen at PIT

Week 9

Bye Top Replacements
Matt Ryan Sam Darnold at MIA
Drew Brees Josh Rosen vs. NYJ
Jared Goff Marcus Mariota at CAR
Andy Dalton Derek Carr vs. DET
Eli Manning vs. DAL

Week 10

Bye Top Replacements
Deshaun Watson Sam Darnold vs. NYJ
Carson Wentz Marcus Mariota vs. KC
Tom Brady Josh Rosen at IND
Nick Foles Eli Manning at NYJ
Joe Flacco Derek Carr vs. LAC
Dwayne Haskins Matthew Stafford at CHI
Andy Dalton vs. BAL

Week 11

Bye Top Replacements
Aaron Rodgers Sam Darnold at WAS
Russell Wilson Derek Carr vs. CIN
Marcus Mariota Andy Dalton at OAK
Eli Manning Nick Foles at IND
Dwayne Haskins vs. NYJ

Week 12

Bye Top Replacements
Patrick Mahomes Sam Darnold vs. OAK
Kyler Murray Derek Carr at NYJ
Philip Rivers Nick Foles vs. TEN
Kirk Cousins Andy Dalton vs. PIT
Matthew Stafford at WAS
Dwayne Haskins vs. DET
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