The 2011 NFL bye weeks
When drafting your fantasy team you always want the NFL bye week schedule next to you. The 2011 NFL bye schedule can be a very helpful tool if used correctly. You never want to put yourself in a postion where your back up's have the same bye week as your starters. So print your self a copy of the 2011 NFL bye weeks and have it handy during your drafts. It is a very frustrating position to be in, if at the end of your draft your 2 big players have the same bye week, or if you starting and there back up does.
Now with that said there are people who go out of there way to draft a team where to big time players have the same bye week. This could be tricky because there is a good change you wouldn't be taking best available at times. I try to make sure I get a back up QB RB and TE with different bye's then my starter. The waiver line can normally get you a receiver to get you through a week if need be.
Another tip, playoff contenders. I've always been a firm believer that playoffs should end by week 14. This is were a little preparation goes a long way. You have to be smart especially with QB's and RB's since they are more likely to sit when a playoff spot is clinched. We Will touch more on this soon but something for everyone to keep on mind.
Week 5: Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Miami, St. Louis, Washington
Week 6: Arizona, Denver, Kansas City, San Diego, Seattle, Tennessee
Week 7: Buffalo, Cincinnati, New England, NY Giants, Philadelphia, San Fransisco
Week 8: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, NY Jets, Oakland, Tampa Bay
Week 9: Carolina, Detroit, Jacksonville, Minnesota,
Week 10 No bye weeks scheduled
Week 11 Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh