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NFL Bye Weeks 2024

By Jared Smola | Updated on Wed, 10 Jul 2024 . 3:23 PM EDT
How should 2024 NFL bye weeks impact your fantasy football strategy?

  

Week 6 looks like bye week hell. And how should a Week 14 with six teams on bye impact your fantasy football strategy?

Whether you’re playing redraft fantasy football, best-ball tournaments, or dynasty, properly planning for NFL bye weeks is key to winning a championship.

You don’t want to alter your draft strategy too much to account for bye weeks. But you also don’t want to end up with a bunch of players with the same bye, especially at the same position. 

Finding the right balance is crucial.

Let’s take a look at 2024 NFL bye weeks – and how they’ll impact your fantasy season.

   

2024 NFL Bye Weeks

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LAC LAR DALSFGBCARBUFDEN
PHI MIA LVNYGCINHOU
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Bye weeks for every player are displayed on this customizable fantasy football cheat sheet.

 

NFL Bye Week 5

  • Detroit Lions
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Tennessee Titans

The first bye weeks of 2024 come five weeks into the season and take away a pair of top eight offenses from a year ago in the Lions and Eagles.

Key Players on Bye

QBS RBS WRS TES
Jalen Hurts Saquon Barkley
Amon-Ra St. Brown Sam LaPorta
Justin Herbert Jahmyr Gibbs A.J. Brown Dallas Goedert
Jared Goff David Montgomery DeVonta Smith
Tony PollardDeAndre Hopkins
Calvin Ridley

   

NFL Bye Week 6

  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Minnesota Vikings

This might be the most impactful bye week of the season. All four of these teams finished top 10 in total yards last year. Studs at every position will be unavailable to fantasy owners in Week 6.

Key Players on Bye

QBS RBS WRS TES
Patrick Mahomes Kyren Williams
Justin Jefferson Travis Kelce
Tua Tagovailoa De'Von Achane Tyreek Hill T.J. Hockenson
Matt Stafford Raheem Mostert Jaylen Waddle
Isiah PachecoPuka Nacua
Aaron JonesCooper Kupp
Rashee Rice

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Check out where each of these guys sit in our updated fantasy football rankings

  

NFL Bye Week 7

  • Chicago Bears
  • Dallas Cowboys

We get a breather in Week 7 with only two teams on bye, although there's still plenty of firepower that will need to be on fantasy benches.

Key Players on Bye

QBS RBS WRS TES
Dak Presott D'Andre Swift
CeeDee Lamb Jake Ferguson
Caleb Williams D.J. Moore Cole Kmet
Keenan Allen
Rome Odunze

  

NFL Bye Week 9

  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • San Francisco 49ers

After a bye-less Week 8, we get just two teams off in Week 9. But one of those teams is the 49ers, one of the most talent-rich offenses in the NFL.  

Key Players on Bye

QBS RBS WRS TES
Brock Purdy Christian McCaffrey
Deebo Samuel George Kittle
Najee Harris Brandon Aiyuk Pat Freiermuth
Jaylen Warren George Pickens

  

NFL Bye Week 10

  • Cleveland Browns
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • Seattle Seahawks

A four-team Week 10 bye will find a bunch of weekly starters at WR unavailable to fantasy squads.

Key Players on Bye

QBS RBS WRS TES
Jordan Love Josh Jacobs
Davante Adams David Njoku
Geno Smith Ken Walker D.K. Metcalf Brock Bowers
Deshaun Watson Nick Chubb Tyler Lockett
Zamir WhiteJaxon Smith-Njigba
Jayden Reed
Christian Watson
Amari Cooper

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NFL Bye Week 11

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Carolina Panthers
  • New York Giants
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This four-team bye week doesn't look as impactful as the last, with the Panthers and Giants projecting to have few fantasy starters.

Key Players on Bye

QBS RBS WRS TES
Kyler Murray Rachaad White
Marvin Harrison Jr. Trey McBride
James Conner Mike Evans
Jonathon Brooks Chris Godwin
Malik Nabers
Diontae Johnson

  

NFL Bye Week 12

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • New Orleans Saints
  • New York Jets

A six-team bye week late in the season could play a big part in determining whether your fantasy team makes the playoffs. This is also the first week of league playoffs in the FFPC Main Event.

Key Players on Bye

QBS RBS WRS TES
Josh Allen Bijan Robinson Ja'Marr Chase Dalton Kincaid
Joe Burrow Breece Hall Tee Higgins Kyle Pitts
Trevor Lawrence Travis Etienne Garrett Wilson Evan Engram
Kirk CousinsJames CookDrake London
Aaron RodgersAlvin KamaraChris Olave
Christian Kirk

    

NFL Bye Week 14

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Denver Broncos
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • New England Patriots
  • Washington Commanders

Ouch.

Six teams on bye for the final week of many fantasy leagues' regular season -- and the league championship round in the FFPC Main Event. 

Plus, the six teams house a bunch of high-end fantasy starters, particularly at QB.

We're not altering our rankings for these Week 14 byes, but you could certainly use it as a tiebreaker if you're deciding between two similarly ranked players.

Key Players on Bye

QBS RBS WRS TES
Lamar Jackson Jonathon Taylor Nico Collins Mark Andrews
C.J. Stroud Derrick Henry Stefon Diggs Dalton Schultz
Anthony Richardson Joe Mixon Tank Dell Hunter Henry
Jayden DanielsJavonte WilliamsMichael Pittman
Rhamondre StevensonZay Flowers
Brian RobinsonTerry McLaurin
Austin EkelerCourtland Sutton

  

Don’t Mess Up 2024 NFL Bye Weeks

The Draft War Room displays each player’s bye week for easy reference during your draft.

But it’s still easy to slip up and draft too many players with the same bye week. We’ve all been there.

That’s why we built a Bye Week Warning System into the Draft War Room.

During your draft, you’ll see an icon next to every player that has the same bye week as a player already on your team at the same position.

The bye week warning system makes sure you don't mess up your fantasy draft by taking too many players with the same bye week.

  

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Jared has been with Draft Sharks since 2007. He’s now Lead Analyst, heading up the preseason and weekly projections that fuel your Draft War Room and My Team tools. He currently ranks 1st among 133 analysts in draft rankings accuracy.
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