No matter what your record is heading into this week, this is when your fantasy football prowess is truly tested. Anyone can dominate after picking Peyton Manning, Marshawn Lynch, or Giovani Bernard. But what happens when those players are forced out of your lineup? If you hope to make the playoffs in your league, you must have the ability to continue to put together a competitive roster as you navigate through these coming bye weeks.
There are many options available at the quarterback position that could be available on your waiver wire and will be able to contribute enough to help make up for losing a Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson. or even Andy Dalton.
Kirk Cousins stepped in for the injured Robert Griffin and finished as the #2 quarterback last week and faces a not so imposing matchup against the Giants on Thursday. Blake Bortles, Mike Glennon, and Teddy Bridgewater will all take over as the new starters for their respective teams this week and each could end up being nice desperation plays.
If you are like the Dolphins and can't decide who to play at the quarterback position this week, hopefully these rankings will be of some assistance. Simply play the highest ranked player and you are well on your way to getting through this first major bye week.
|1||Drew Brees||New Orleans Saints||@ Cowboys|
|2||Phillip Rivers||San Diego Chargers||vs Jaguars|
|3||Kirk Cousins||Washington Redskins||vs Giants|
|4||Colin Kaepernick||San Francisco 49ers||vs Eagles|
|5||Jay Cutler||Chicago Bears||vs Packers|
|6||Matthew Stafford||Detroit Lions||@ Jets|
|7||Nick Foles||Philadelphia Eagles||@ 49ers|
|8||Andrew Luck||Indianapolis Colts||vs Titans|
|9||Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay Packers||@ Bears|
|10||Matt Ryan||Atlanta Falcons||@ Vikings|
|11||Tony Romo||Dallas Cowboys||vs Saints|
|12||Eli Manning||New York Giants||@ Redskins|
|13||Ben Roethlisberger||Pittsburgh Steelers||vs Buccaneers|
|14||Cam Newton||Carolina Panthers||@ Ravens|
|15||Tom Brady||New England Patriots||@ Chiefs|
|16||Joe Flacco||Baltimore Ravens||vs Panthers|
|17||Jake Locker||Tennessee Titans||@ Colts|
|18||Blake Bortles||Jacksonville Jaguars||@ Chargers|
|19||Alex Smith||Kansas City Chiefs||vs Patriots|
|20||Ryan Tannehill||Miami Dolphins||@ Raiders|
|21||Teddy Bridgewater||Minnesota Vikings||vs Falcons|
|22||Mike Glennon||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||@ Steelers|
|23||Geno Smith||New York Jets||vs Lions|
|24||Ryan Fitzpatrick||Houston Texans||vs Bills|
|25||Derek Carr||Oakland Raiders||vs Dolphins|
|26||E.J. Manuel||Buffalo Bills||@ Texans|
Quarterbacks on Bye: Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson, Andy Dalton, Carson Palmer, Brian Hoyer, Austin Davis