Even with six teams on a bye in Week 9, the waiver wire report for fantasy owners looking for replacements or a boost at a particular position is slim. Without major injuries, backup players aren't must-owns. Some of the players on this list are even on a bye in Week 9, so be sure to be aware of what your fantasy team needs and fill those first.
With two teams on a bye again for Week 7, fantasy owners will be looking for bench depth more than bye week fill-ins. The Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers are off, and those two teams feature plenty of fantasy-relevant players.
As fantasy football owners look to Week 5, teams on a bye are more likely to affect lineups. Owners will have to turn to the waiver wire to fill a void left by players they've started for the past four weeks. Some injuries occurred in Week 4 that also may find owners looking to pick up players, especially quarterbacks.
By Week 4, fantasy owners have a sense of who will help their team and who is just taking up space at the end of their bench. Week 4 also is the first of the bye weeks, with Philadelphia and Green Bay not playing. As the bye weeks start, fantasy owners need to be aware of holes in their roster.
Week 2 Left many fantasy owners scratching their heads or throwing their arms up in the air. Like Week 1 we saw disappointment on Sunday with superstars such as Antonio Brown, A.J. Green, Andrew Luck, Todd Gurley (second straight week), Russell Wilson and more not performing accordingly.