NFL Bye Weeks: 2021 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

A handy list to help fantasy owners manage those pesky bye weeks

The unveiling of the 2021 NFL regular-season schedule means that fantasy players can finally start looking forward to the upcoming campaign. And with the schedule comes that one detail for each team that can't be ignored — the bye week.


This season also marks the introduction of a 17-game schedule, which gifts fantasy owners one more week to fret over matchups, injuries, and their lineups. It also means an even longer wait for some teams to get their first breather, as the bye weeks for 2021 start in Week 6 and stretch all the way to Week 14. That means four teams (Indianapolis, Miami, New England and Philadelphia) won't have their bye until the second week of December.


The 17-game schedule does allow for the bye weeks to be spread out a little more. Last season, they were originally scheduled to span eight weeks until COVID-19 caused several games to be postponed and eventually moved to a different date. Four or fewer teams are on bye each week with the exception of Week 7, which has six.


So love them or loathe them at least fantasy owners know when the byes are and what teams will be missing which week. So plan accordingly... or just continue to ignore them altogether.


2021 NFL Bye Week Schedule


Week 6: Atlanta, New Orleans, New York Jets, San Francisco

Week 7: Buffalo, Dallas, Jacksonville, Minnesota, Los Angeles Chargers, Pittsburgh

Week 8: Baltimore, Las Vegas

Week 9: Detroit, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Washington

Week 10: Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, New York Giants

Week 11: Denver, Los Angeles Rams

Week 12: Arizona, Kansas City

Week 13: Carolina, Cleveland, Green Bay, Tennessee

Week 14: Indianapolis, Miami, New England, Philadelphia


Team Week
Arizona Week 12
Atlanta Week 6
Baltimore Week 8
Buffalo Week 7
Carolina Week 13
Chicago Week 10
Cincinnati Week 10
Cleveland Week 13
Dallas Week 7
Denver Week 11
Detroit Week 9
Green Bay Week 13
Houston Week 10
Indianapolis Week 14
Jacksonville Week 7
Kansas City Week 12
Las Vegas Week 8
Los Angeles Chargers Week 7
Los Angeles Rams Week 11
Miami Week 14
Minnesota Week 7
New England Week 14
New Orleans Week 6
New York Giants Week 10
New York Jets Week 6
Philadelphia Week 14
Pittsburgh Week 7
San Francisco Week 6
Seattle Week 9
Tampa Bay Week 9
Tennessee Week 13
Washington Week 9
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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:02
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