Draft Strategy

The 2017 Fantasy Football Bye Weeks

By Matt Schauf 9:04am EDT 4/21/17

If you’re reading this article, then you probably watched the schedule release coverage on NFL Network.

You know that the Chiefs will visit the Patriots for the Sept. 7 opener.

You probably know that these are the London games:

Ravens-Jaguars in Week 3
Dolphins-Saints in Week 4
Vikings-Browns in Week 8

You’ve likely seen that there will be 2 Monday games on Christmas weekend:

Steelers at Texans
Raiders at Eagles

You might know that the Patriots will face the Raiders in Mexico City in Week 11 (regular late-afternoon Sunday kickoff time).

Of course, because you’re a fantasy football player, you also know that the most important aspect of the schedule release is learning the bye weeks.

They start in Week 5 this year. Week 7 brings us the light 2-team slate. Weeks 9 and 11, meanwhile, hold the challenges of the 6-team byes. That Week 11 six-teamer could prove especially impactful to high-stakes players.

Here’s the full list. Draft accordingly …

Week 5
Atlanta Falcons
Denver Broncos
New Orleans Saints
Washington Redskins

Week 6
Buffalo Bills
Cincinnati Bengals
Dallas Cowboys
Seattle Seahawks

Week 7
Detroit Lions
Houston Texans

Week 8
Arizona Cardinals
Green Bay Packers
Jacksonville Jaguars
Los Angeles Rams
New York Giants
Tennessee Titans

Week 9
Chicago Bears
Cleveland Browns
Los Angeles Chargers
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 10
Baltimore Ravens
Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders
Philadelphia Eagles

Week 11
Carolina Panthers
Indianapolis Colts
Miami Dolphins
New York Jets
San Francisco 49ers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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