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Fantasy Football 2013 NFL Bye Week Cheat Sheet

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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