Fantasy Football: Which NFL teams are on bye in Week 9?

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In Week 8, every team was playing in the NFL but in Week 9 fantasy football managers are back to trying to navigate teams being off and some notable players won't be available this week. There are four teams on bye which includes the Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Let's take a look at some of the top players that will need to be replaced in fantasy football for Week 9.


The top quarterback in this group is Jared Goff, who has been playing excellent football so far this season and ranks in the Top 10 this season. Brock Purdy is another quarterback who has consistently been a Top 10 option this season and will have this week off.

After those two are two quarterbacks that many expected to be in the Top 10 but haven't quite lived up to those expectations in Trevor Lawrence and Russell Wilson.

Running Backs

Similar to quarterback, there are some big-time players not available this week starting with Christian McCaffrey. He has been one of the top scoring running back this season and is going to be tough to replace this week.

However, this group also includes running backs like Javonte Williams, Travis Etienne, Jahmyr Gibbs, and David Montgomery. All four of these running backs are startable almost every week.

Wide Receivers

A number of wide receivers that are usually in fantasy football lineups on a weekly basis are now going to need replacements. This includes Amon-Ra St. Brown, who once again is performing like a Top 15 wide receiver.

There is also wide receivers like Brandon Aiyuk, Christian Kirk, Calvin Ridley, and Courtland Sutton that won't be available in Week 9.

Tight Ends

George Kittle is the top player at this position that is on bye this week but it also includes rookie Sam LaPorta, who has had a great start to the season. The third tight end that is rostered in most leagues that will need a replacement is Jacksonville Jaguars' Evan Engram.