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NFL Bye Weeks: Schedule to help your 2020 fantasy football teams

NFL Bye Weeks: Schedule to help your 2020 fantasy football teams
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 27: A detail view of the NFL football prior to the game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 27, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

As the season progresses, fans and fantasy football players need to be cognizant of not only who teams are matching up against but also which NFL teams are on a bye week. Starting in Week 4, we will begin to see teams with scheduled weeks off, forcing managers to work the waiver wire for a fill-in while your stars rest. To aid in the decision-making, here is the 2020 NFL bye week schedule for fantasy football. Be sure to also check out our 2020 NFL Schedule, where you can sort by team, TV network, and more.

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NFL Bye Week Schedules for the 2020 Season

One skill successful fantasy football and Daily Fantasy sports betting players employ is not looking at only the current teams on a bye week, but looking ahead to get a jump on the competition. Finding matchups a week in advance can put a manager at a large advantage over their opponent. Use this to your advantage as we navigate the part of the season where champions are made and skilled fantasy football managers make savvy decisions before they are the trendy pick of the week.

Week 4

Update: Due to the postponement of their game to a later date, Week 4 will be used as the NFL bye week for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Tennessee Titans

Week 5

Key players out during the NFL Week 5 bye week include Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Aaron Jones, Matthew Stafford, Kenny Golladay, Sony Michel, Courtland Sutton, and Melvin Gordon.

  • Green Bay Packers
  • Detroit Lions
  • New England
  • Denver Broncos

Update: Due to the postponement of their game to a later date, Week 5 will be used as the bye week for the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos.

Week 6 

Key players out during the NFL Week 6 bye week include Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, Chris Carson, Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas, Josh Jacobs, Henry Ruggs, Darren Waller, Justin Herbert, and Austin Ekeler.

  • Seattle Seahawks
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • Los Angeles Chargers — moved from Week 10 due to NE vs. DEN postponement

Week 7

Key players out during the NFL Week 7 bye week include Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook, Kirk Cousins, Jonathan Taylor, Phillip Rivers, Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews, DeVante Parker, Myles Gaskin, and Ryan Fitzpatrick.

  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Baltimore Ravens — moved from Week 8 due to PIT vs TEN postponement
  • Miami Dolphins — moved from Week 11 due to NE vs. DEN postponement

Week 8

Key players out during the NFL Week 8 bye week include Antonio Gibson, Terry McLaurin, Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, Deshaun Watson, Will Fuller, Gardner Minshew, James Robinson, and DJ Chark.

  • Washington Football Team
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Houston Texans
  • Jacksonville Jaguars — moved from Week 7 due to NE vs. DEN postponement

Week 9

Key players out during the NFL Week 9 bye week include Carson Wentz, Miles Sanders, Zach Ertz, Jared Goff, Darrell Henderson, Robert Woods, Baker Mayfield, Kareem Hunt, Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., Joe Burron, Joe Mixon, and Tee Higgins.

  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Cincinnati Bengals

Week 10 

Key players out during the NFL Week 10 bye week include Patrick Mahomes, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliot, Amari Cooper, Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, and Todd Gurley.

  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • New York Jets — moved from Week 11 due to the NE vs. DEN postponement

Week 11

Key players out during the NFL Week 11 bye week include Geoge Kittle, Raheem Mostert, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, Allen Robinson, David Montgomery, Josh Allen, and Stefon Diggs.

  • San Francisco 49ers
  • New York Giants
  • Chicago Bears
  • Buffalo Bills

Week 12

  • No NFL teams have a bye in Week 12.

Week 13

Key players out during the NFL Week 13 bye week include Tom Brady, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Christian McCaffrey, and Robby Anderson.

  • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers have a bye in Week 13.

Weeks 14, 15, 16, and 17

  • No NFL teams have bye weeks.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter: @PFN365 to stay up to date with all things around the NFL and the 2020 fantasy football season. This also includes the latest changes to the NFL bye weeks schedule. Also, continue to visit Pro Football Network for NFL news and in-depth analysis while also visiting our fantasy football section for more coverage and up-to-date rankings.

Tommy Garrett is a writer for PFN covering Fantasy Football. You can read more of his work here and follow him at @TommygarrettPFN on Twitter.


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