FANTASY PLAYS: Waivers on first week byes play big role

2:05 p.m. EDT October 4, 2016

This is the first week for byes to play a significant role in fantasy football.

Two teams were off last week, and now the Seahawks, Saints, Jaguars and Chiefs are idle in Week 5. That means fantasy footballers with Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, and Blake Bortles will be seeking a replacement if they don’t have a backup. And with Carson Palmer and Cam Newton owners waiting on the status of their concussions, they will be seeking a contingency plan to be safe.

Here are the players to consider adding in Week 5:


Wentz has impressed in his first three games in the NFL. He has passed for 769 yards and five touchdowns without an interception. Wentz is mobile, has a good arm and ran the offense well for a rookie. He has a good matchup this week with as the Lions have allowed 12 passing touchdowns.


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