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NFL Bye Weeks: 2021 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

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NFL Bye Weeks: Patrick Mahomes

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

Training camps are in full swing, which means that fantasy players are busy preparing for drafts and the upcoming season. The 2021 NFL regular-season schedule also is out and with it 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

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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

Athlon Sports' 2021 Fantasy Football Magazine