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Best 2016 fantasy bye week replacements: QBs

Good preparation is the key to any successful venture. Fantasy football is no different. Eventually you know that you're going to have to figure out how to survive without some of your star players. While you can't control injuries, you can plan on how to work around the dreaded bye weeks. To help you in that endeavor, we've compiled a handy cheet sheet on which players have potentially favorable matchups based on last season's fantasy points against.

A word of caution: using FPA as a planning tool can be deceiving. Teams change over the course of a season whether through free agency and the draft or with coaching changes. A defense's ranking from last season might not resemble that same unit's fortunes this year. Consider it just one tool in your toolbox when assembling a winning fantasy team.

The replacement players listed are those likely to be available in the late rounds of fantasy drafts or on the waiver wire.

Week 4

Teams:Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles
Players:Aaron Rodgers, Sam Bradford
Replacement options:Teddy Bridgewater (v. NYG), Brock Osweiler (v. TEN), Matthew Stafford (at CHI)

Week 5

Week 6

Teams:Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Players:Teddy Bridgewater, Jameis Winston
Replacement options:Joe Flacco (at NYG), Jay Cutler (v. JAX), Marcus Mariota (v. CLE)

Week 7

Teams:Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys
Players:Cam Newton, Tony Romo
Replacement options:Teddy Bridgewater (at PHI), Case Keenum (v. NYG - London) Alex Smith (v. NO)

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11

Week 13

Teams:Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans
Players:Robert Griffin III, Marcus Mariota
Replacement options:Colin Kaepernick (at CHI), Mark Sanchez (at JAX), Matthew Stafford (at NO)

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Marcas Grant is a fantasy football editor for Follow him on Twitter @MarcasG.

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