List of NFL Bye Weeks by Team for 2022 Fantasy Football Season Week 14
The 2022 NFL season has entered Week 14, which means one final bye week on the calendar. However, it's a big one. There are six teams that won't be in action this weekend, however, removing plenty of important players from fantasy football lineups.
Here's everything fantasy managers need to know about upcoming byes in Week 14.
What Does Bye Mean in Fantasy Football?
A bye in football is when a team doesn't have a game scheduled for that week. This off time is crucial for squads given the long grind that is an NFL season. Having a week away from practice and game prep gives players time to rest or heal from any injuries they're dealing with. It also allows coaches to take stock of their rosters and consider implementing any changes for the following game.
Since players on byes don't have a game that week, they need to be removed from fantasy football starting lineups and placed on the bench. This has to be manually done, though. Otherwise those inactive players will stay in lineups and post zero points for teams given they're not participating in any matchup.
What NFL Teams Have a Bye This Week?
In Week 14 of the 2022 season, six teams will by on byes. This includes the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and Washington Commanders.
That means important fantasy football players like Marucs Mariota, Drake London, Cordarrelle Patterson, Justin Fields, David Montgomery, Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, Christian Watson, Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman Jr., Chris Olave, Alvin Kamara, Taylor Heinicke, Jahan Dotson, Terry McLaurin, Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson will be unavailable.
Managers need to place these players on their benches to avoid getting zeroes from inactive players.
Fantasy Bye Week Strategy
Given the amount of fantasy-relevant players off in Week 14, managers may find themselves scrambling for replacements, There's still plenty of time to figure out your lineups, though.
The waiver wire is the prime destination to go for bye-week fillers. Running backs rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues right now include Zonovan Knight (47%), Cam Akers (46%) and Jerick McKinnon (42%). For anyone needing to fill a hole at RB, these players should be top targets.
Wide receiver options in Week 14 include Isaiah McKenzie (37%), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (44%) and Robert Woods (34%). For tight end, streaming options are available, including the likes of Evan Engram (44%), Greg Dulcich (38%) and Hunter Henry (35%). The same applies to quarterbacks, including Ryan Tannehill (18%), Mike White (18%) and Mac Jones (14%).
Managers shouldn't just rely on picking up fill-in players for that week, though. It's important to know your key players' schedules and plan ahead if they have upcoming byes. That way you can add players now that won't be as in demand if you need them for Week 14 or beyond. This is how smart managers get a leg up on their league-mates.
How Many Bye Weeks in NFL?
Each NFL team has just one bye week during the 2022 season. Some happen to fall earlier in the year, while others can be much later. It's important to know when your starting players will be off in order to make moves that will keep you winning despite their absences.
Check out the full 2022 bye week schedule below.
- Week 14: Falcons, Bears, Packers, Colts, Saints, Commanders
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