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Notable absent players during Week 10 byes

The NFL enters a tough stretch of byes over the next three weeks. Week 10 byes include the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington. We break down the fantasy implications.

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson throws the ball in the first half against the Houston Texans during an NFL International Series game at Wembley Stadium. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

This past weekend had four byes, with the Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Rams, and New Orleans Saints. That meant no Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Julio Jones, Michael Thomas, and Cooper Kupp. For Week 10, we see six teams out, which is the most on the season. Week 10 will likely be the toughest bye week so far.

Each week we’ll take a look at the notable players you’ll need to replace each week over these ten weeks. This week’s byes include the Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, and Washington. There are some notable names sidelined, so fantasy football decisions are going to continue getting more complicated.

Week 10 will see some prominent performers’ names sidelined. Quarterbacks will be thin this week, but thankfully we don’t need to worry about the Broncos or Washington due to their unfortunate signal-caller situations. But Deshaun Watson, Gardner Minshew, Tom Brady, and Carson Wentz will all be taking a break. That will push us toward streamers like Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett, Kyler Murray, Sam Darnold, and Daniel Jones.

We also have a bunch of running back committees out, with the Broncos, Texans, Patriots, and Eagles all supporting multiple fantasy backs, which limits flex plays. Leonard Fournette’s huge workload takes a seat, while fantasy studs, DeAndre Hopkins, D.J. Chark, and Julian Edelman, will need to be replaced.

Here is a look at key players sidelined during Week 10.

Denver Broncos

QB: Brandon Allen
RB: Phillip Lindsay, Royce Freeman
WR:Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton
TE: Noah Fant
K: Brandon McManus

Houston Texans

QB: Deshaun Watson
RB: Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson
WR: DeAndre Hopkins, Kenny Stills
TE: Darren Fells
K: Ka′imi Fairbairn

Jacksonville Jaguars

QB: Gardner Minshew
RB: Leonard Fournette
WR: D.J. Chark, Dede Westbrook, Chris Conley
TE: Josh Oliver
K: Josh Lambo

New England Patriots

QB: Tom Brady
RB: Sony Michel, James White
WR: Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett
TE: Ben Watson
K: Nick Folk

Philadelphia Eagles

QB: Carson Wentz
RB: Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders
WR: Alshon Jeffery, Desean Jackson
TE: Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert
K: Jake Elliott


QB: Case Keenum, Dwayne Haskins
RB: Adrian Peterson
WR: Terry McLaurin
TE: Jeremy Sprinkle
K: Dustin Hopkins