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2015 NFL Schedule More Helpful with Bye Weeks

By Matt Schauf | Updated on Tue, 23 May 2023 . 1:27 PM EDT

For us fantasy players, there's probably no aspect of the 2015 NFL schedule more important than bye weeks.

Just like last season, they'll start arriving in Week 4 -- though this year will only hit us with 2 teams off in that 1st week after the 2014 season saw 6 sit out for that initial bye. Perhaps the NFL schedule makers have finally started to care about the fantasy player.

2014 featured 4 weeks of 2 bye teams and 3 other monster weeks of 6. The 2015 schedule has just the 1 case of 2 teams sitting and a single 6-team bye.

That 6-teamer in Week 9 could prove challenging for fantasy owners. Jamaal Charles, Arian Foster, Marshawn Lynch, Joique Bell, Justin Forsett and whoever's taking over Andre Ellington's handoffs will be sitting. At least those teams won't take too much WR value with them.

Otherwise, it looks like a manageable set of byes. Of course, we'll see how different things look once the season actually begins. For now, here's the full slate of 2015 bye weeks ...

Week Bye Teams
4 New England Patriots
Tennessee Titans
5 Miami Dolphins
New York Jets
Minnesota Vikings
Carolina Panthers
6 Oakland Raiders
Dallas Cowboys
St. Louis Rams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7 Denver Broncos
Cincinnati Bengals
Chicago Bears
Green Bay Packers
8 Buffalo Bills
Jacksonville Jaguars
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington
9 Kansas City Chiefs
Baltimore Ravens
Houston Texans
Arizona Cardinals
Seattle Seahawks
Detroit Lions
10 San Diego Chargers
Indianapolis Colts
San Francisco 49ers
Atlanta Falcons
11 Cleveland Browns
Pittsburgh Steelers
New York Giants
New Orleans Saints

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Matt has earned two Fantasy Pros accuracy awards for IDP rankings and won thousands of dollars as a player across best ball, dynasty, and high-stakes fantasy formats. He has been creating fantasy football content for more than 20 years, with work featured by Sporting News, Rotoworld, Athlon, Sirius XM, and others. He's been with Draft Sharks since 2011.
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