Top Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Bye Week Replacements for Week 4

Jason Schandl
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Bye week season is upon us, but thankfully the NFL schedule makers have decided to ease us into things in 2019. Only the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers are on bye in Week 4, and those two teams aren't exactly loaded with top fantasy plays.

Still, with Le'Veon Bell and George Kittle highlighting the group, there are going to be plenty of fantasy players looking for some waiver wire bye week replacements for Week 4. Here are the best options at every position.

Top Fantasy QB Waiver Wire Replacements for Jimmy Garoppolo on Bye Week 4

Jacoby Brissett is still owned in only 30 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues after most had their waiver wire claims process Tuesday night, making him the perfect fill-in if you've been counting on Jimmy Garoppolo. Brissett ranks 15th among QBs in fantasy production so far this year, and in Week 4 he has a terrific matchup against the Oakland Raiders. Brissett is our 10th-ranked QB for Week 4, and even if you're not a Garoppolo owner it might be worth considering starting him this week.

Top Fantasy RB Waiver Wire Replacements for Le'Veon Bell on Bye Week 4

As the most high-profile player on bye this week, if you're missing Le'Veon Bell, then you're probably looking for upside. Kansas City Chiefs' RB Darrel Williams could see his value fall significantly if Damien Williams returns, but that looks unlikely. LeSean McCoy also re-aggravated his ankle injury in Week 3, and we could see Darrel Williams serve as the lead back in the NFL's best offense in Week 4.

Top Fantasy RB Waiver Wire Replacements for Matt Breida on Bye Week 4

Justin Jackson hasn't seen much volume backing up Austin Ekeler this season, but a matchup with the Miami Dolphins still leaves him offering some huge upside. The Dolphins have allowed 118 more rushing yards than any other team this season, also allowing the most TDs (six) and second-most yards per carry (5.4). This will likely be a blowout, meaning the Los Angeles Chargers may not lean on their starters as heavily as usual, which could give Jackson the chance for both increased opportunity and efficiency.

Top Fantasy WR Waiver Wire Replacements for Robby Anderson on Bye Week 4

Phillip Dorsett loses some value with Julian Edelman back at practice, but his upside still makes him worth a look if you're in a pinch. The No. 3 wideout for the New England Patriots, Dorsett went off for four receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns, even with Edelman and Josh Gordon both healthy in Week 1. He has a low floor, having seen only four targets in that game, but playing the Patriots' offense gives him some nice upside.

Top Fantasy WR Waiver Wire Replacements for Dante Pettis on Bye Week 4

If you've been counting on Dante Pettis in fantasy this year, then you're probably in a real bind at WR. DeVante Parker hasn't done much of anything in the egregious Dolphins' offense so far this year, catching only six passes for 131 yards across three games. Constantly playing from behind, Miami has still offered a ton of volume in the passing game though, and that's let Parker rack up 20 targets, not seeing fewer than six in any game. He's a desperation option, but even in a terrible offense, that kind of volume can translate well to fantasy production.

Top Fantasy TE Waiver Wire Replacements for George Kittle on Bye Week 4

Jack Doyle's seven receptions and 87 yards in three games don't exactly move the needle, but like Brissett, he gets a huge boost taking on the Raiders, who have conceded the third-most adjusted yards per pass attempt this season. Doyle has played nearly 70 percent of the Colts' offensive snaps (13th in snap share among TEs), and we saw that he has some chemistry with Brissett when he caught a career-high 80 passes in 2017. Even better for Doyle's value this week, T.Y. Hilton (quad) is still not practicing, and if he sits then there will be a ton of vacant targets available in Indy. 


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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