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 an early 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 2020, how opposing defenses performed against fantasy quarterbacks last year, and how those defenses may improve heading into this season.

You can view our complete fantasy quarterback rankings here.

Week 5

Bye Top Replacements
Aaron Rodgers Jimmy Garoppolo vs. MIA
Matthew Stafford Teddy Bridgewater at ATL
Sam Darnold vs. ARI
Philip Rivers at CLE
Gardner Minshew at HOU
Derek Carr at KC
Tyrod Taylor/Justin Herbert at NO

Week 6

Bye Top Replacements
Russell Wilson Joe Burrow at IND
Drew Brees Nick Foles/Mitch Trubisky at CAR
Derek Carr Kirk Cousins vs. ATL
Jarrett Stidham Drew Lock vs. MIA
Gardner Minshew vs. DET
Tyrod Taylor/Justin Herbert vs. NYJ

Week 7

Bye Top Replacements
Philip Rivers Drew Lock vs. KC
Ryan Tannehill Joe Burrow vs. CLE
Kirk Cousins Teddy Bridgewater at NO
Gardner Minshew Tyrod Taylor/Justin Herbert at MIA
Nick Foles/Mitch Trubisky at LAR
Dwayne Haskins vs. DAL

Week 8

Bye Top Replacements
Lamar Jackson Teddy Bridgewater vs. ATL
Deshaun Watson Philip Rivers at DET
Kyler Murray Kirk Cousins at GB
Ben Roethlisberger Joe Burrow vs. TEN
Drew Lock Sam Darnold at KC
Dwayne Haskins Derek Carr at CLE
Ryan Fitzpatrick/Tua Tagovailoa vs. LAR
Nick Foles/Mitch Trubisky vs. NO

Week 9

Bye Top Replacements
Carson Wentz Jimmy Garoppolo vs. GB
Jared Goff Drew Lock at ATL
Baker Mayfield Gardner Minshew vs. HOU
Joe Burrow Teddy Bridgewater at KC
Kirk Cousins vs. DET
Nick Foles/Mitch Trubisky at TEN
Tyrod Taylor/Justin Herbert vs. LV
Ryan Fitzpatrick/Tua Tagovailoa at ARI
Jarrett Stidham at NYJ

Week 10

Bye Top Replacements
Patrick Mahomes Jimmy Garoppolo at NO
Dak Prescott Philip Rivers at TEN
Matt Ryan Teddy Bridgewater vs. TB
Tyrod Taylor/Justin Herbert Drew Lock at LV
Gardner Minshew at GB
Sam Darnold at MIA
Ryan Fitzpatrick/Tua Tagovailoa vs. NYJ

Week 11

Bye Top Replacements
Josh Allen Teddy Bridgewater vs. DET
Daniel Jones Jarrett Stidham at HOU
Jimmy Garoppolo Philip Rivers vs. GB
Sam Darnold Joe Burrow at WAS
Nick Foles/Mitch Trubisky Kirk Cousins vs. DAL
Tua Tagovailoa/Ryan Fitzpatrick Derek Carr vs. KC
Tyrod Taylor/Justin Herbert at DEN
Drew Lock vs. LAC

Week 12


Week 13

Bye Top Replacements
Tom Brady Nick Foles/Mitch Trubisky vs. DET
Teddy Bridgewater Philip Rivers at HOU
Sam Darnold vs. LV
Joe Burrow at MIA
Ryan Fitzpatrick/Tua Tagovailoa vs. CIN
Drew Lock at KC
Derek Carr at NYJ
Fantasy: Quarterback bye-week replacement guide
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