For those of you who still care about NFL bye weeks—present company excluded, see below—here is the breakdown for the 2010 season:
Cowboys, Chiefs, Vikings, Buccaneers
Dolphins, Patriots, Steelers, Seahawks
Cardinals, Bills, Panthers, Bengals
Lions, Texans, Colts, Jets
Falcons, Eagles, Giants, Ravens, Browns, Bears
Broncos, Jaguars, 49ers, Rams, Titans, Redskins
Packers, Saints, Raiders, Chargers
Personally, I used to sweat over bye weeks. Had to make sure I did not have two starters with the same bye week, at all cost. I think I have come to realize that it is less important now to care about bye weeks than ever before. You can always, always find a decent one-week replacement on the waiver wire by the time bye weeks start rolling around.
Score one for all the running-back-by-committees around the NFL these days.
Consider throwing those bye week cheat sheets away this fantasy football draft season. Take the best players available on draft day, make your team as strong as possible and have a strong squad for the course of the 2010 campaign.
Here are today's great reads:
Everything you need to know about fantasy football wide receivers in five minutes. Personally, it seems to have taken a lifetime to figure this position out—and it still is changing! Not a bad strategy to grab a guy or two from the top few tiers early in your fantasy draft(s), just to be safe. [SI.com]
The No. 1 player to avoid in fantasy drafts this year ... Steve Jackson. Again. We told you that a few weeks ago, but now is the time to drive it home. Could be a long season for SJax fans if the Rams cannot throw the ball with any consistency. [Fantasy Knuckleheads]
In the same vein as the previous story, five overrated fantasy players for the 2010 season. Could not agree more with the Felix Jones selection. Earlier this offseason, I thought there might be a chance he took over this job and ran with it. But he just does not seem like the guy, and it will be hard for him to break free with Marion Barber and Tashard Choice stealing touches. [FanHouse]
If you want to grab the tight end with the most potential to be the top-scoring fantasy tight end by the end of the 2010 season this year, you might want to pass on Dallas Clark. And Antonio Gates. The candidate? Green Bay's JerMichael Finley. [Roto Arcade]
Everyone loves a good sleeper pick (or two) late in fantasy drafts. So before you head into draft day, make sure you are armed with the right sleeper candidates for the 2010 fantasy football season. [National Football Post]
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