Fantasy Football 2013 NFL Bye Week Cheat Sheet

Know when your favorite team and key fantasy players are on bye this season

Whether you build your draft strategy around them or pretend they don't exist, bye weeks are just as much a part of fantasy football as the waiver wire or setting up your starting lineup each week. As a fantasy GM you have two choices when it comes to bye weeks - pay attention and plan accordingly or simply ignore them and accept the consequences from playing someone who can get you no points.

This season's bye week schedule runs from Week 4 through Week 12. There are only two weeks (8 and 9) with six teams on bye, but either week could turn out to be a pivotal one in your league. For example, in Week 8 alone Arian Foster, Ray Rice, Matt Forte, Chris Johnson and Ryan Mathews are all on bye, not to mention Andrew Luck, Brandon Marshall and Andre Johnson, while in Week 9 those who have Peyton or Eli Manning, Matthew Stafford or Colin Kaepernick will have to turn to a backup to carry them to victory. Who says bye weeks aren't important?

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2013 NFL Bye Week Schedule:

Week 4: Carolina, Green Bay

Week 5: Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Washington

Week 6: Atlanta, Miami

Week 7: New Orleans, Oakland

Week 8: Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, Indianapolis, San Diego, Tennessee

Week 9: Arizona, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, New York Giants, San Francisco

Week 10: Cleveland, Kansas City, New England, New York Jets

Week 11: Dallas, St. Louis

Week 12: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle

2013 NFL Bye Weeks by Team:

Arizona Week 9
Atlanta Week 6
Baltimore Week 8
Buffalo Week 12
Carolina Week 4
Chicago Week 8
Cincinnati Week 12
Cleveland Week 10
Dallas Week 11
Denver Week 9
Detroit Week 9
Green Bay Week 4
Houston Week 8
Indianapolis Week 8
Jacksonville Week 9
Kansas City Week 10
Miami Week 6
Minnesota Week 5
New England Week 10
New Orleans Week 7
NY Giants Week 9
NY Jets Week 10
Oakland Week 7
Philadelphia Week 12
Pittsburgh Week 5
St. Louis Week 11
San Diego Week 8
San Francisco Week 9
Seattle Week 12
Tampa Bay Week 5
Tennessee Week 8
Washington Week 5

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