Rejoice fantasy fans, there are fewer bye weeks to deal with this year!
Get ready, we're close to the NFL's first bye week. And when it comes to NFL bye weeks, there’s a large percentage of those who play fantasy football that find them to be nothing but a nuisance. Well it just so happens it seems the NFL may agree.
This season, the number of bye weeks has been reduced from nine to seven. So fantasy owners will only have to worry about them from Weeks 5-11. This does mean that these weeks will be a little more packed (four or more teams on bye in six of the seven weeks involved), but it’s not like the byes were going to go away completely in the first place.
So now we know when which teams are on bye, those who like to prepare for their draft have two options – take the byes into consideration or ignore them completely. At least you can’t say you haven’t been warned.
2017 NFL Bye Week Schedule
Week 5: Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans, Washington
Week 6: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, Seattle
Week 7: Detroit, Houston
Week 8: Arizona, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants, Tennessee
Week 9: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
Week 10: Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland, Philadelphia
Week 11: Carolina, Indianapolis, Miami, New York Jets, San Francisco, Tampa Bay
2017 NFL Bye Weeks by Team
|Green Bay||Week 8|
|Kansas City||Week 10|
|Los Angeles Chargers||Week 9|
|Los Angeles Rams||Week 8|
|New England||Week 9|
|New Orleans||Week 5|
|New York Giants||Week 8|
|New York Jets||Week 11|
|San Francisco||Week 11|
|Tampa Bay||Week 11|
And don’t forget to pick up your copy of Athlon Sports’ 2017 Fantasy Football magazine, available for purchase online and at newsstands everywhere.