2020 Fantasy Football Bye Week Cheat Sheet

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The 2020 NFL Schedule is out and it’s never too early to start your fantasy football draft process. Getting familiar with Bye Weeks and how they will either have an effect on your fantasy team or favorite team is important. Bye Weeks are from Week 5 to Week 13 this season. The first few weeks are fairly light, and the heavier Bye Weeks pick up towards Weeks 8, 9, 10, and 11. We won’t see any international games this year, where bye weeks were scheduled around those traveling out of the country. Bye Weeks can also influence a team’s decision to make changes for a starter. We have seen teams change to a rookie quarterback (See our full list of NFL Draft Picks that could impact your fantasy team) post Bye Week when they are either out of contention or are in dire need of a change.

All Players on Bye: Search & Sort

The table below contains all the most relevant fantasy players and their bye week. You can sort or search by player name or team abbreviation.

PlayerTeamPositionBye Week
Kenyan DrakeARIRB8
DeAndre HopkinsARIWR8
Christian KirkARIWR8
Kyler MurrayARIQB8
Larry FitzgeraldARIWR8
Chase EdmondsARIRB8
Dan ArnoldARITE8
Hakeem ButlerARIWR8
Eno BenjaminARIRB8
Maxx WilliamsARITE8
Andy IsabellaARIWR8
KeeSean JohnsonARIWR8
Brett HundleyARIQB8
Zane GonzalezARIK8
Julio JonesATLWR10
Todd Gurley IIATLRB10
Calvin RidleyATLWR10
Matt RyanATLQB10
Hayden HurstATLTE10
Russell GageATLWR10
Ito SmithATLRB10
Jaeden GrahamATLTE10
Qadree OllisonATLRB10
Brian HillATLRB10
Keith SmithATLRB10
Christian BlakeATLWR10
Olamide ZaccheausATLWR10
Matt SchaubATLQB10
Younghoe KooATLK10
Mark AndrewsBALTE8
Lamar JacksonBALQB8
Mark Ingram IIBALRB8
Marquise BrownBALWR8
J.K. DobbinsBALRB8
Miles BoykinBALWR8
Nick BoyleBALTE8
Justice HillBALRB8
Willie Snead IVBALWR8
Devin DuvernayBALWR8
James ProcheBALWR8
Jaleel ScottBALWR8
De'Anthony ThomasBALWR8
Robert Griffin IIIBALQB8
Justin TuckerBALK8
Devin SingletaryBUFRB11
Stefon DiggsBUFWR11
Josh AllenBUFQB11
John BrownBUFWR11
Zack MossBUFRB11
Cole BeasleyBUFWR11
Dawson KnoxBUFTE11
T.J. YeldonBUFRB11
Tyler KroftBUFTE11
Gabriel DavisBUFWR11
Taiwan JonesBUFRB11
Christian WadeBUFRB11
Isaiah HodginsBUFWR11
Isaiah McKenzieBUFWR11
Jake FrommBUFQB11
Stephen HauschkaBUFK11
Christian McCaffreyCARRB13
D.J. MooreCARWR13
Curtis SamuelCARWR13
Robby AndersonCARWR13
Ian ThomasCARTE13
Teddy BridgewaterCARQB13
Reggie BonnafonCARRB13
Chris ManhertzCARTE13
Mike DavisCARRB13
Jordan ScarlettCARRB13
Alex ArmahCARRB13
Seth DeValveCARTE13
Keith KirkwoodCARWR13
Seth RobertsCARWR13
Phillip WalkerCARQB13
Joey SlyeCARK13
Allen Robinson IICHIWR11
David MontgomeryCHIRB11
Tarik CohenCHIRB11
Anthony MillerCHIWR11
Jimmy GrahamCHITE11
Ryan NallCHIRB11
Javon WimsCHIWR11
Cole KmetCHITE11
Mitchell TrubiskyCHIQB11
Cordarrelle PattersonCHIWR11
Darnell MooneyCHIWR11
Demetrius HarrisCHITE11
Nick FolesCHIQB11
Eddy PineiroCHIK11
Joe MixonCINRB9
A.J. GreenCINWR9
Tyler BoydCINWR9
Joe BurrowCINQB9
Giovani BernardCINRB9
John RossCINWR9
C.J. UzomahCINTE9
Tee HigginsCINWR9
Drew SampleCINTE9
Trayveon WilliamsCINRB9
Rodney AndersonCINRB9
Auden TateCINWR9
Mason SchreckCINTE9
Cethan CarterCINTE9
Alex EricksonCINWR9
Randy BullockCINK9
Nick ChubbCLERB9
Odell Beckham Jr.CLEWR9
Jarvis LandryCLEWR9
Kareem HuntCLERB9
Austin HooperCLETE9
Baker MayfieldCLEQB9
David NjokuCLETE9
Dontrell HilliardCLERB9
Andy JanovichCLERB9
Harrison BryantCLETE9
D'Ernest JohnsonCLERB9
Damion RatleyCLEWR9
Donovan Peoples-JonesCLEWR9
KhaDarel HodgeCLEWR9
Taywan TaylorCLEWR9
Case KeenumCLEQB9
Austin SeibertCLEK9
Ezekiel ElliottDALRB10
Amari CooperDALWR10
Michael GallupDALWR10
Dak PrescottDALQB10
Tony PollardDALRB10
Blake JarwinDALTE10
CeeDee LambDALWR10
Dalton SchultzDALTE10
Blake BellDALTE10
Devin SmithDALWR10
Ventell BryantDALWR10
Andy DaltonDALQB10
Kai ForbathDALK10
Melvin Gordon IIIDENRB8
Courtland SuttonDENWR8
Phillip LindsayDENRB8
Noah FantDENTE8
Jerry JeudyDENWR8
Drew LockDENQB8
K.J. HamlerDENWR8
Royce FreemanDENRB8
Albert OkwuegbunamDENTE8
Nick VannettDENTE8
Troy FumagalliDENTE8
DaeSean HamiltonDENWR8
Diontae SpencerDENWR8
Jeff DriskelDENQB8
Brandon McManusDENK8
Kenny GolladayDETWR5
Marvin Jones Jr.DETWR5
D'Andre SwiftDETRB5
T.J. HockensonDETTE5
Matthew StaffordDETQB5
Kerryon JohnsonDETRB5
Danny AmendolaDETWR5
Jesse JamesDETTE5
Bo ScarbroughDETRB5
Ty JohnsonDETRB5
Quintez CephusDETWR5
Chris LacyDETWR5
Travis FulghamDETWR5
Chase DanielDETQB5
Matt PraterDETK5
Davante AdamsGBWR5
Aaron JonesGBRB5
Jamaal WilliamsGBRB5
Aaron RodgersGBQB5
Allen LazardGBWR5
Jace SternbergerGBTE5
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGBWR5
A.J. DillonGBRB5
Jake KumerowGBWR5
Robert TonyanGBTE5
Dexter WilliamsGBRB5
Equanimeous St. BrownGBWR5
Jordan LoveGBQB5
Mason CrosbyGBK5
David JohnsonHOURB8
Deshaun WatsonHOUQB8
Brandin CooksHOUWR8
Duke Johnson Jr.HOURB8
Will Fuller VHOUWR8
Randall CobbHOUWR8
Kenny StillsHOUWR8
Darren FellsHOUTE8
Jordan AkinsHOUTE8
Jordan ThomasHOUTE8
Buddy HowellHOURB8
Keke CouteeHOUWR8
Karan HigdonHOURB8
Kahale WarringHOUTE8
Isaiah CoulterHOUWR8
DeAndre CarterHOUWR8
A.J. McCarronHOUQB8
Ka'imi FairbairnHOUK8
T.Y. HiltonINDWR7
Jonathan TaylorINDRB7
Nyheim HinesINDRB7
Jack DoyleINDTE7
Parris CampbellINDWR7
Michael Pittman Jr.INDWR7
Marlon MackINDRB7
Philip RiversINDQB7
Mo Alie-CoxINDTE7
Trey BurtonINDTE7
Jordan WilkinsINDRB7
Matt LengelINDTE7
Zach PascalINDWR7
Dezmon PatmonINDWR7
Jacoby BrissettINDQB7
Chase McLaughlinINDK7
Leonard FournetteJAXRB7
D.J. Chark Jr.JAXWR7
Dede WestbrookJAXWR7
Chris ConleyJAXWR7
Gardner MinshewJAXQB7
Ryquell ArmsteadJAXRB7
Tyler EifertJAXTE7
Josh OliverJAXTE7
Devine OzigboJAXRB7
James O'ShaughnessyJAXTE7
Laviska Shenault Jr.JAXWR7
Jeremy McNicholsJAXRB7
Collin JohnsonJAXWR7
Jake LutonJAXQB7
Josh LamboJAXK7
Tyreek HillKCWR10
Travis KelceKCTE10
Patrick MahomesKCQB10
Clyde Edwards-HelaireKCRB10
Mecole HardmanKCWR10
Sammy WatkinsKCWR10
Damien WilliamsKCRB10
Darwin ThompsonKCRB10
Byron PringleKCWR10
Darrel WilliamsKCRB10
Deon YelderKCTE10
Anthony ShermanKCRB10
Alize MackKCTE10
Chad HenneKCQB10
Harrison ButkerKCK10
Austin EkelerLACRB10
Keenan AllenLACWR10
Hunter HenryLACTE10
Mike WilliamsLACWR10
Justin JacksonLACRB10
Justin HerbertLACQB10
Virgil GreenLACTE10
Andre PattonLACWR10
Troymaine PopeLACRB10
Joe ReedLACWR10
K.J. HillLACWR10
Darius JenningsLACWR10
Tyrod TaylorLACQB10
Michael BadgleyLACK10
Cooper KuppLARWR9
Robert WoodsLARWR9
Tyler HigbeeLARTE9
Cam AkersLARRB9
Darrell HendersonLARRB9
Jared GoffLARQB9
Gerald EverettLARTE9
Josh ReynoldsLARWR9
Malcolm BrownLARRB9
Brycen HopkinsLARTE9
Van JeffersonLARWR9
Johnny MundtLARTE9
Darren WallerLVTE6
Josh JacobsLVRB6
Henry Ruggs IIILVWR6
Hunter RenfrowLVWR6
Jalen RichardLVRB6
Derek CarrLVQB6
Tyrell WilliamsLVWR6
Jason WittenLVTE6
Foster MoreauLVTE6
Lynn Bowden Jr.LVRB6
Nelson AgholorLVWR6
Rod SmithLVRB6
Derek CarrierLVTE6
Bryan EdwardsLVWR6
Marcus MariotaLVQB6
Daniel CarlsonLVK6
DeVante ParkerMIAWR11
Mike GesickiMIATE11
Preston WilliamsMIAWR11
Jordan HowardMIARB11
Matt BreidaMIARB11
Tua TagovailoaMIAQB11
Albert WilsonMIAWR11
Patrick LairdMIARB11
Jakeem GrantMIAWR11
Durham SmytheMIATE11
Kalen BallageMIARB11
Malcolm PerryMIAWR11
Ryan FitzpatrickMIAQB11
Jason SandersMIAK11
Dalvin CookMINRB7
Adam ThielenMINWR7
Irv Smith Jr.MINTE7
Kirk CousinsMINQB7
Justin JeffersonMINWR7
Kyle RudolphMINTE7
Alexander MattisonMINRB7
Mike BooneMINRB7
Tajae SharpeMINWR7
C.J. HamMINRB7
Tyler ConklinMINTE7
K.J. OsbornMINWR7
Olabisi JohnsonMINWR7
Nate StanleyMINQB7
Dan BaileyMINK7
Julian EdelmanNEWR6
James WhiteNERB6
Sony MichelNERB6
N'Keal HarryNEWR6
Mohamed SanuNEWR6
Rex BurkheadNERB6
Jarrett StidhamNEQB6
Damien HarrisNERB6
Jakobi MeyersNEWR6
Matt LaCosseNETE6
Devin AsiasiNETE6
James DevelinNERB6
Brandon BoldenNERB6
Dalton KeeneNETE6
Damiere ByrdNEWR6
Brian HoyerNEQB6
Alvin KamaraNORB6
Michael ThomasNOWR6
Latavius MurrayNORB6
Drew BreesNOQB6
Jared CookNOTE6
Emmanuel SandersNOWR6
Tre'Quan SmithNOWR6
Adam TrautmanNOTE6
Ricky OrtizNORB6
Josh HillNOTE6
Deonte HarrisNOWR6
Taysom HillNOQB6
Wil LutzNOK6
Saquon BarkleyNYGRB11
Evan EngramNYGTE11
Sterling ShepardNYGWR11
Golden TateNYGWR11
Darius SlaytonNYGWR11
Daniel JonesNYGQB11
Dion LewisNYGRB11
Kaden SmithNYGTE11
Wayne GallmanNYGRB11
Elijhaa PennyNYGRB11
Levine ToiloloNYGTE11
Corey ColemanNYGWR11
Colt McCoyNYGQB11
Cooper RushNYGQB11
Aldrick RosasNYGK11
Le'Veon BellNYJRB11
Jamison CrowderNYJWR11
Breshad PerrimanNYJWR11
Chris HerndonNYJTE11
Sam DarnoldNYJQB11
Lamical PerineNYJRB11
Denzel MimsNYJWR11
Ryan GriffinNYJTE11
Kenneth DixonNYJRB11
Josh AdamsNYJRB11
Trenton CannonNYJRB11
Daniel BrownNYJTE11
Trevon WescoNYJTE11
Quincy EnunwaNYJWR11
Josh DoctsonNYJWR11
Vyncint SmithNYJWR11
Braxton BerriosNYJWR11
James MorganNYJQB11
Brett MaherNYJK11
Miles SandersPHIRB9
Zach ErtzPHITE9
Dallas GoedertPHITE9
DeSean JacksonPHIWR9
Carson WentzPHIQB9
Alshon JefferyPHIWR9
Boston ScottPHIRB9
Jalen ReagorPHIWR9
Elijah HolyfieldPHIRB9
Joshua PerkinsPHITE9
Marquise GoodwinPHIWR9
J.J. Arcega-WhitesidePHIWR9
John HightowerPHIWR9
Quez WatkinsPHIWR9
Robert DavisPHIWR9
Jalen HurtsPHIQB9
Jake ElliottPHIK9
James ConnerPITRB8
JuJu Smith-SchusterPITWR8
Diontae JohnsonPITWR8
Jaylen SamuelsPITRB8
Eric EbronPITTE8
Ben RoethlisbergerPITQB8
James WashingtonPITWR8
Benny Snell Jr.PITRB8
Vance McDonaldPITTE8
Chase ClaypoolPITWR8
Kerrith Whyte Jr.PITRB8
Mason RudolphPITQB8
Chris BoswellPITK8
Chris CarsonSEARB6
Tyler LockettSEAWR6
D.K. MetcalfSEAWR6
Russell WilsonSEAQB6
Rashaad PennySEARB6
Greg OlsenSEATE6
Will DisslySEATE6
Phillip DorsettSEAWR6
DeeJay DallasSEARB6
Jacob HollisterSEATE6
Travis HomerSEARB6
Malik TurnerSEAWR6
David MooreSEAWR6
Jason MyersSEAK6
George KittleSFTE11
Raheem MostertSFRB11
Deebo SamuelSFWR11
Tevin ColemanSFRB11
Jimmy GaroppoloSFQB11
Brandon AiyukSFWR11
Trent TaylorSFWR11
Jerick McKinnonSFRB11
Kyle JuszczykSFRB11
Jalen HurdSFWR11
Ross DwelleySFTE11
Charlie WoernerSFTE11
Jauan JenningsSFWR11
Kendrick BourneSFWR11
Richie James Jr.SFWR11
Nick MullensSFQB11
Robbie GouldSFK11
Chris GodwinTBWR13
Mike EvansTBWR13
Rob GronkowskiTBTE13
Tom BradyTBQB13
Ke'Shawn VaughnTBRB13
Ronald JonesTBRB13
Dare OgunbowaleTBRB13
O.J. HowardTBTE13
Tyler JohnsonTBWR13
Cameron BrateTBTE13
T.J. LoganTBRB13
Scotty MillerTBWR13
Ryan GriffinTBQB13
Matt GayTBK13
Derrick HenryTENRB7
A.J. BrownTENWR7
Ryan TannehillTENQB7
Jonnu SmithTENTE7
Corey DavisTENWR7
Darrynton EvansTENRB7
Adam HumphriesTENWR7
Anthony FirkserTENTE7
Dalyn DawkinsTENRB7
Kalif RaymondTENWR7
MyCole PruittTENTE7
Rashard DavisTENWR7
Cole McDonaldTENQB7
Greg JosephTENK7
Terry McLaurinWASWR8
Derrius GuiceWASRB8
Adrian PetersonWASRB8
Steven SimsWASWR8
Bryce LoveWASRB8
Jeremy SprinkleWASTE8
Dwayne HaskinsWASQB8
Antonio GibsonWASWR8
J.D. McKissicWASRB8
Peyton BarberWASRB8
Kelvin HarmonWASWR8
Logan ThomasWASTE8
Antonio Gandy-GoldenWASWR8
Richard RodgersWASTE8
Trey QuinnWASWR8
Alex SmithWASQB8
Dustin HopkinsWASK8

Players on Bye Sorted by Week & Team

Here you can find the bye week players sorted by Week and Team. Under each bye week, you will see the team and depth chart. You will also find some key IDP players and featured skill position players for fantasy, as you start to prep for drafts early on. This gives you an overall look at who will be missing for each week. However, depth charts will change throughout the season, and updates will be made throughout the offseason. This is a great spot to view everything as a whole.

Bye Week 5

Bye Week 6

Bye Week 7

Bye Week 8

Bye Week 9

Bye Week 10

Bye Week 11

Bye Week 13

Why Bye Weeks Shouldn’t Influence Your Draft

Every year I see people get caught up in drafts as they are trying to plan out their bye weeks ahead of time. Now if you are drafting a backup quarterback, then it makes sense to not have the same bye week, but any other positions you should be drafting the players you want and not drafting on filling in backups for bye weeks. To put it simply, if you have four players on bye for Week 7, but you drafted the best players available, it makes to be strong the rest of the weeks in comparison to being weak for just one week. This means you are going to take a punt week, and then be back at full strength. Comparing it to having to deal with one or two bye weeks from a player over the span of four-five weeks, that becomes more of a hassle and leaves your team vulnerable. Now I am not saying just draft players with all the same bye week. Just draft the players you want and deal with bye weeks later.

The only considerations worth noting is the backup quarterback position, where you might look at who is the top option to fill in for your quarterback that week. Now if you plan on alternating quarterbacks based on matchup, then you can disregard. Having players on an early bye week, such as Week 5 or Week 6, you can take a look at bench guys not on the same bye week. You just shouldn’t draft your starters based on byes. There is always going to be so much volatility that planning this far ahead will never be exactly what happens.

The Dreaded Week 13 Bye

Bye weeks are from weeks five to 13 this year, with the exception of Week 12 for Thanksgiving. Now the issue is that fantasy playoffs can start to begin in Week 13, and moving them up a bit has been a popular move because Week 16 and 17 can become worthless at times. The goal of moving up the playoffs tries to make sure all games still matter. This is also going to be a week that is crucial for teams to make the playoffs, as they might need that last win to sneak in. Now the issue here is that Week 13 features just two byes, but two major teams that are going to be very good for fantasy. The Panthers and Buccaneers are the two teams. Not ideal with all the fantasy superstars on these two teams.

Looking at this week so far out, we can point to a few teams that are going to have waiver wire options and are in good spots. The Bengals and Dolphins could be worth a look given the amount of wide receivers that will be up and down for both those two teams. You also have the Jets at home against the Raiders defense. Indianapolis on the road against Houston isn’t a bad spot. Outside of these games you have a lot of defensive matchups. Now of course these names having a Week 13 bye isn’t going to stop you from drafting them, nor should it. However prepare to be building for this week during the season as you will need to be prepared.

Using Bye Weeks To Your Advantage

Not everyone approaches bye weeks the same way in fantasy football. There are going to be plenty of transactions throughout the year, but notable players can potentially miss the bench cut and fall into the free agent pool because they are on bye that week. We often see this with shorter benches and more shallow leagues. While they may not be helpful that week, a running back on bye falling into the player pool could be a nice pickup for after he returns. If you are looking to trade with your fellow league mates, shipping off a player who has a bye week coming up surrounded by some tough matchups can work in your favor, especially if that player has a lot of name value. You can also get a return on a player who has had their bye week already.

Teams will use the bye week to shift around the depth chart a bit, more so the teams with a lost season. This could mean over the last half of the season or even five-six games a younger player or less experienced option can come up the depth chart and see more volume. Being ahead on this means you can work the waiver wire early to be ahead of the curve.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Bye Weeks In Fantasy Football?

Your fantasy football league will not have bye weeks, but the players on your team will. You will have to manage when teams are on bye and replace those players with players that do have games. The actual fantasy team will not have byes.

How Does A Bye Work In Fantasy Football?

When a player on your team has a bye week scheduled, they will not accumulate fantasy points for that week since they are off. You will need to replace that player in your starting lineup if you want fantasy points.

What Do You Do When Your Fantasy Player Has a Bye?

If one or more of your players has a bye week, you will need to replace them. The bench is the first place to look, but if you are out of options you will need to go into the waiver wire or free agents and find a replacement.

Are There Bye Weeks In Fantasy Football Playoffs?

There potentially could be bye weeks in fantasy football playoffs. In 2020, Week 13 has two teams on bye which could be the week your fantasy football playoffs start. This is going to depend on your league settings and when the playoff schedule occurs.

Why Doesn’t Week 12 Have Teams On Bye?

Week 12 this year is Thanksgiving Week. No teams are on bye this week as there will be a full schedule of games. That is usually the case as the schedule is spread out more given there are three Thursday games.

Should I Avoid Drafting Players With Same Bye Week?

You should not let bye weeks influence your draft. The only exception can be a backup quarterback. You should be aiming to draft the best players or the players you want, and not letting their bye week have an influence.

  
Jason has been playing fantasy football for 20 years, starting back when Marshall Faulk was the top fantasy pick. He is well versed in various fantasy formats, from dynasty to super-flex. Jason not only enjoys playing, but helping others further their game.

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