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Best bye week replacements for Cowboys, Broncos and 49ers D/ST

We take a look at some of the best fantasy football replacements heading into the Cowboys, Broncos and 49ers on a Week 9 bye.

Defensive end Chris Jones #95 of the Kansas City Chiefs takes a bow after sacking quarterback Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers in the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images

Week 9 of the NFL season will take a handful fantasy D/ST units out of play due to byes. Fantasy managers who have leaned on the the Cowboys, Broncos and 49ers defenses so far will have to look elsewhere for their D/ST production this week. Here, we take a look at some possible alternative options who might be available on the waiver wire in your league this week.

Week 9 byes: Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers

Bengals vs. Panthers

The Panthers have looked good since letting Matt Rhule go and shipping out Christian McCaffrey, but they still lack consistent talent while the Bengals have played well defensively this season.

Chiefs vs. Titans

The Chiefs are also coming off their bye and Andy Reid will have them on point to take on the Titans in Kansas City. The Chiefs are coming off a 5-sack game against the 49ers and if they can get a lead, they’ll likely negate Derrick Henry’s looming presence. Ryan Tannehill should be back, but if Kansas City can get a substantial lead, they’ll put up D/ST points.