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 2022, 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 6

Bye Top Replacements
Derek Carr Tua Tagovailoa vs. MIN
Ryan Tannehill Jameis Winston vs. CIN
Jared Goff Matt Ryan vs. JAX
Davis Mills Justin Fields vs. WAS
Kirk Cousins at MIA
Zach Wilson at GB
Carson Wentz at CHI
Mac Jones at CLE
Mitch Trubisky vs. TB

Week 7

Bye Top Replacements
Josh Allen Derek Carr vs. HOU
Jalen Hurts Jameis Winston at ARI
Matthew Stafford Tua Tagovailoa vs. PIT
Kirk Cousins Justin Fields at NE
Trevor Lawrence vs. NYG
Zach Wilson at DEN
Ryan Tannehill vs. IND
Carson Wentz vs. GB
  Mac Jones vs. CHI
Davis Mills at LV
Jared Goff at DAL
Marcus Mariota at CIN
Mitch Trubisky at MIA

Week 8

Bye Top Replacements
Patrick Mahomes Tua Tagovailoa at DET
Justin Herbert Kirk Cousins vs. ARI
Matt Ryan vs. WAS
Ryan Tannehill at HOU
Jameis Winston vs. LV
Daniel Jones at SEA
Derek Carr at NO
Justin Fields at DAL
Trevor Lawrence vs. DEN
Jared Goff vs. MIA
Mac Jones at NYJ
Zach Wilson vs. NE
Carson Wentz at IND
Marcus Mariota vs. CAR
Baker Mayfield at ATL
Davis Mills vs. TEN
Mitch Trubisky at PHI

Week 9

Bye Top Replacements
Russell Wilson Tua Tagovailoa at CHI
Dak Prescott Derek Carr at JAX
Trey Lance Kirk Cousins at WAS
Deshaun Watson Trevor Lawrence vs. LV
Daniel Jones Justin Fields vs. MIA
Mitch Trubisky Ryan Tannehill at KC
Jameis Winston vs. BAL
Carson Wentz vs. MIN
Matt Ryan at NE
Zach Wilson vs. BUF
Jared Goff vs. GB
Mac Jones vs. IND
Marcus Mariota vs. LAC
Davis Mills vs. PHI
Baker Mayfield at CIN

Week 10

Bye Top Replacements
Lamar Jackson Justin Fields vs. DET
Joe Burrow Daniel Jones vs. HOU
Zach Wilson Tua Tagovailoa vs. CLE
Mac Jones Matt Ryan at LV
Derek Carr vs. IND
Jameis Winston at PIT
Ryan Tannehill vs. DEN
Kirk Cousins at BUF
Trevor Lawrence at KC
Jared Goff at CHI
Davis Mills at NYG
Carson Wentz vs. PHI
Marcus Mariota at CAR
Mitch Trubisky vs. NO
Baker Mayfield vs. ATL

Week 11

Bye Top Replacements
Tom Brady Justin Fields at ATL
Tua Tagovailoa Daniel Jones vs. DET
Trevor Lawrence Matt Ryan vs. PHI
Geno Smith/Drew Lock Kirk Cousins vs. DAL
Derek Carr at DEN
Ryan Tannehill at GB
Marcus Mariota vs. CHI
Jameis Winston vs. LAR
Mac Jones vs. NYJ
Jared Goff at NYG
Carson Wentz at HOU
Zach Wilson at NE
Davis Mills vs. WAS
Mitch Trubisky vs. CIN

Week 12

  • No byes

Week 13

Bye Top Replacements
Kyler Murray Kirk Cousins vs. NYJ
Baker Mayfield Trevor Lawrence at DET
Daniel Jones vs. WAS
Justin Fields vs. GB
Tua Tagovailoa at SF
Derek Carr vs. LAC
Matt Ryan at DAL
Jameis Winston at TB
Ryan Tannehill at PHI
Jared Goff vs. JAX
Zach Wilson at MIN
Carson Wentz at NYG
Davis Mills vs. CLE
Mitch Trubisky at ATL
Mac Jones at BUF
Marcus Mariota vs. PIT

Week 14

Bye Top Replacements
Aaron Rodgers Kirk Cousins at DET
Justin Fields Ryan Tannehill vs. JAX
Jameis Winston Trevor Lawrence at TEN
Matt Ryan Daniel Jones vs. PHI
Carson Wentz Tua Tagovailoa at LAC
Marcus Mariota Derek Carr at LAR
Jared Goff vs. MIN
Mac Jones at ARI
Zach Wilson at BUF
Davis Mills at DAL
Baker Mayfield at SEA
Mitch Trubisky vs. BAL
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