Bye week season continues to roll on, and in Week 6 we're met with our first instance of having four teams off. The Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills combine to have quite a few relevant fantasy options, which makes this is our trickiest bye week yet.
That means there are going to be plenty of fantasy owners looking for some waiver wire bye week replacements for Week 6. Here are the best options at every position.
Top Fantasy QB Waiver Wire Replacements for Josh Allen on Bye Week 6
Kyle Allen holds the top spot in our Week 6 streaming quarterback list for a reason. His production has been underwhelming in his last two games, but we saw in his 2019 debut that he has a ton of upside (261 yards and four TDs in Week 3). He draws his best matchup since that debut this week, taking on a Tampa Bay buccaneers defense that ranks only 22nd against the pass in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA rankings.
Top Fantasy RB Waiver Wire Replacements for Josh Jacobs on Bye Week 6
Ito Smith has notched double-digit PPR points in each of his last two games, and in Week 5, he saw his snap share jump to 47.3 percent, splitting reps almost evenly with Devonta Freeman (54.1 percent). Smith gets a great matchup this week against the Arizona Cardinals in what could be a potential shootout, with a 51-point over/under on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Top Fantasy RB Waiver Wire Replacements for Marlon Mack on Bye Week 6
Jon Hilliman may have a terrible matchup against the New England Patriots on Thursday night, but it's also not often you're going to find a team's lead back available in over 90 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues. With Wayne Gallman sidelined by a concussion and Saquon Barkley not likely to return until Week 7 at the soonest, Hilliman could very well be in for 20-plus opportunities. Since Barkley went down, Gallman and Hilliman combined for 39 carries and nine targets over two games. His efficiency isn't going to be great, but 15-20 touches will always put an RB in play if you're in a pinch. His value will entirely disappear when Gallman or Barkley return, but that's not a concern when you're looking for a one-week stopgap to cover up for a bye.
Top Fantasy WR Waiver Wire Replacements for Allen Robinson on Bye Week 6
Diontae Johnson is another guy who we shouldn't expect much efficiency from, since third-string undrafted rookie QB Devlin Hodges will be throwing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6. Still, Johnson has recorded at least six targets in each game (20 total) since taking over as a starter in Week 3. The Los Angeles Chargers also haven't been great against the pass in 2019, ranking 25th in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings.
Top Fantasy WR Waiver Wire Replacements for T.Y. Hilton on Bye Week 6
Preston Williams has 19 targets in two games since Josh Rosen took over as the Miami Dolphins' starting quarterback. His 19.4 PPR points in that time are nothing special, but that's still a fine average for a guy you're just counting on for one start. He also draws his best matchup of the season against the Washington Redskins, who have allowed the NFL's third most fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts.
Top Fantasy TE Waiver Wire Replacements for Darren Waller on Bye Week 6
Vernon Davis and the Redskins also have their best matchup of the season on the other side of that game. The Dolphins have allowed opponents an egregious 12.0 adjusted yards per pass attempt, while the next-highest mark in the league is only 9.5. Davis has seen at least four targets in each of his healthy games this year, and that's enough to make him a strong streaming tight end option if you're in a pinch. If Davis misses a second straight game in the concussion protocol then Jeremy Sprinkle, his backup, is also a viable starter in this matchup.
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