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June 28, 2022

NFL Bye Weeks Schedule 2022/2023

NFL fans, details about the 2022 fantasy football season are finally here. Several important pieces of information, such as dates of matches, fantasy projections, rookie standings, and dynasty league fantasy football, will be made available to you in this article. If you are someone that is also interested in betting on NFL matches, we have also provided information on lineups, rookies rankings, and bye weeks.

This article would definitely help you to properly plan your fantasy league and betting regarding the NFL, along with the several details about bye weeks and how they affect both the real and fantasy league, so make sure to keep reading. 

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The schedule for the 2022-2023 season had already been rolled out by the NFL, with the pre-season schedule starting on Thursday 4th August 2022 {NFL weeks start on Thursdays}. The preseason matches with a blockbuster hall of fame match that would be played between the Las Vegas riders and Jacksonville Jaguars. After the first match, the preseason games would go on for another three weeks ending on the 28th of August. 

The first week of the regular season would kick off on Thursday, September 8th, and defending super bowl champions; the Los Angeles Rams would be facing the Buffalo Bulls; the regular season would go on until the 8th of January 2023, which would be the final week. 

Just like last season, and for the second time in history, the NFL 32 teams will play 17 games each over the course of 18 weeks. The bye weeks start on week six and end on week 14. 

In addition to the previous statements, here are some other important dates to take note of. 

  1. The wild card playoffs 14-15th January 2023 
  2. Division playoffs 21-22nd January 2023 
  3. Conference championships 29th January 2023
  4. Pro bowl 5th February 2023 
  5. NFL super bowl. 12th February 2023 

The schedule for the NFL 2022 International Games has also been released. The series of matches would start with a back to back fixture at Tottenham hotspur stadium in London played on 2nd and 9th October 2022; the teams playing there are Minnesota Vikings Vs. New Orleans Saints and New York Giants vs. Green Bay Packers respectively, followed by another match 3 weeks later 30th of October at the Wembley stadium which is also in London, the match fixture is Denver Broncos vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, then a match at Munich on the 13th of November between Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay, and the last match in Mexico City on 21st of November played by San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. 

NFL Bye Weeks

One of the most important aspects of the NFL to take note of as a fan or someone that is interested in Fantasy league and betting is the NFL bye weeks. A bye week is a period in the NFL season where a set of teams would not have any matches, and it is more or less a period of rest. 

For a team that has been on form, the bye week is a great chance to rest, and plan even further in order to boost their winning chances even more, whereas, for a team that has been struggling or that has been burnt out, the bye week is a window that they can utilize to get back to the drawing board and devise new strategies, study future opponents, and work on their weaknesses.

For a fantasy league enthusiast, the bye week is a vital thing to always keep track of because a player whose team is on a bye week would not be available for the fantasy league option meaning that you have to quickly find a suitable replacement for that player.

If multiple players of your team are on a bye week, then this can be a problem since you can be flustered and make poor player replacements, so it is important to know the bye week schedule beforehand so that you can prepare well. And for NFL betting, the bye week is also an important factor to take note of, since it also affects the wager value. 

Before we continue our analysis, here is the bye week schedule for the 2022 season 

Week 6: Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Las Vegas riders, Tennessee Titans.

Week 7: Buffalo Bulls, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles 

Week 8: Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles chargers 

Week 9: Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers 

Week 10: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, New York Jets.

Week 11: Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 13: Arizona Cardinals, Carolina Panthers.

Week 14: Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, Washington Commanders.

Looking at the above list, there are two weeks that need special attention, which are the 9th and the 14th week; since the two weeks have 6 teams each on the bye week, meaning a lot of players would be unavailable during those periods, the reader should take note and do well to prepare ahead. Some other details regarding bye weeks are:

  1. No team can have more than one bye week in a season
  2. Since teams playing immediately after a bye week would have an advantage over their opponent, the NFL has taken measures to ensure that team disadvantage is kept low; for example, teams playing on Thursday night would not have to play a short week Thursday more than once in a season. 
  3. Players on bye week would not be able to accumulate any fantasy points.
  4. Every team would definitely have a bye week along the line during a season.
  5. Bye week schedules change every year.
  6. If a team has a game on Thursday, it means that certainly, they would not have a bye week that week
  7. The teams that would have a bye week at any given week range from 2 to 6. 

If you are interested in starting your NFL fantasy team, here is some bonus information on the top ten NFL players in the 2022 fantasy football rankings. 

  1. Jonathan Taylor 
  2. Christian McCaffrey 
  3. Austin Ekeler
  4. Justin Jefferson
  5. Copper Kupp 
  6. Dalvin Cook 
  7. Derrick Henry
  8. Najee Harris 
  9. Joe Mixon
  10. D’andre Swift