Fantasy Football 2017: NFL Bye Week Cheat Sheet

Rejoice fantasy fans, there are fewer bye weeks to deal with this year!

Athlon Sports 2017 Fantasy Football Preview on NFL Bye Weeks post

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.


Be sure to check out the 2018 NFL Bye Weeks schedule.


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

Team Week
Arizona Week 8
Atlanta Week 5
Baltimore Week 10
Buffalo Week 6
Carolina Week 11
Chicago Week 9
Cincinnati Week 6
Cleveland Week 9
Dallas Week 6
Denver Week 5
Detroit Week 7
Green Bay Week 8
Houston Week 7
Indianapolis Week 11
Jacksonville Week 8
Kansas City Week 10
Los Angeles Chargers Week 9
Los Angeles Rams Week 8
Miami Week 11
Minnesota Week 9
New England Week 9
New Orleans Week 5
New York Giants Week 8
New York Jets Week 11
Oakland Week 10
Philadelphia Week 10
Pittsburgh Week 9
San Francisco Week 11
Seattle Week 6
Tampa Bay Week 11
Tennessee Week 8
Washington Week 5


And don’t forget to pick up your copy of Athlon Sports’ 2017 Fantasy Football magazine, available for purchase online and at newsstands everywhere.

Event Date: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:02

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