When it comes to NFL bye weeks, fantasy owners have a love-hate relationship. Some view them as an opportunity to apply strategy to roster construction and management, while others consider them nothing but an annoying nuisance. The fact of the matter is bye weeks aren't going away, but that doesn't mean the NFL isn't trying to appease fantasy owners either.
Or at least it can be perceived that way when viewing the 2018 schedule. While the total number of bye weeks has increased from seven to nine, it allows the teams to be spread out more. There are just two weeks with six teams on bye while nearly half of them (four) will see just two teams sitting it out.
So love them or loathe them at least fantasy owners can now start preparing for the by weeks... or just continue to ignore them altogether.
2018 NFL Bye Week Schedule
Week 4: Carolina, Washington
Week 5: Chicago, Tampa Bay
Week 6: Detroit, New Orleans
Week 7: Green Bay, Oakland, Pittsburgh, Seattle
Week 8: Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee
Week 9: Arizona, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, New York Giants, Philadelphia
Week 10: Baltimore, Denver, Houston, Minnesota
Week 11: Buffalo, Cleveland, Miami, New England, New York Jets, San Francisco
Week 12: Kansas City, Los Angeles Rams
2018 NFL Bye Weeks by Team
Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Rams
New York Giants
New York Jets