2009 NFL Bye Weeks

Jul 9, 2009
Here is an early look at the NFL Bye Weeks and fantasy football players that you will potentially need to replace in the given weeks.
Week 4
Arizona:  Kurt Warner, Beanie Wells, Tim Hightower, Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin, Steve Breaston
Atlanta:  Matt Ryan, Michael Turner, Roddy White, Michael Jenkins, Tony Gonzalez
Carolina:  Jake Delhomme, DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Steve Smith 
Philadelphia:  Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook, LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Kevin Curtis, Brent Celek
Week 5
Chicago:  Jay Cutler, Matt Forte, Devin Hester, Greg Olsen, Dez Clark 
Green Bay:  Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Grant, Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, Donald Lee
New Orleans:  Drew Brees, Pierre Thomas, Reggie Bush, Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Jeremy Shockey
San Diego:  Philip Rivers, LaDainian Tomlinson, Darren Sproles, Vincent Jackson, Chris Chambers, Malcom Floyd, Antonio Gates

Week 6
Dallas:  Tony Romo, Marion Barber III, Felix Jones, Tashard Choice, Roy Williams, Patrick Crayton, Miles Austin, Jason Witten 
Indianapolis:  Peyton Manning, Joseph Addai, Donald Brown, Reggie Wayne, Anthony Gonzalez, Dallas Clark
Miami:  Ronnie Brown, Ted Ginn, Jr., Greg Camarillo, Davone Bess, Anthony Fasano
San Francisco: Frank Gore, Michael Crabtree, Isaac Bruce, Brandon Jones, Josh Morgan, Vernon Davis

Week 7
Baltimore:  Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Willis McGahee, Le’Ron McClain, Derrick Mason, Mark Clayton, Todd Heap, L.J. Smith
Denver:  Kyle Orton/Chris Simms, Knowshon Moreno, Correll Buckhalter, Brandon Marshall, Eddie Royal, Tony Scheffler
Detroit: Kevin Smith, Calvin Johnson, Bryant, Johnson, Brandon Pettigrew
Jacksonville:  David Garrard, Maurice Jones-Drew, Torry Holt, Marcedes Lewis
Seattle:  Matt Hasselbeck, Julius Jones, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, John Carlson
Tennessee:  Kerry Collins, Chris Johnson, LenDale White, Justin Gage, Nate Washington
Week 8
Cincinnati: Carson Palmer, Cedric Benson, Chad Ochocinco, Laveranues Coles, Chris Henry, Chase Coffman
Kansas City:  Matt Cassel, Larry Johnson, Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe, Mark Bradley
New England:  Tom Brady, Laurence Maroney, Fred Taylor, Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Joey Galloway,  Benjamin Watson
Pittsburgh:  Ben Roethlisberger, Willie Parker, Rashard Mendenhall, Santonio Holmes, Hines Ward, Heath Miller
Tampa Bay:  Derrick Ward, Earnest Graham, Antonio Bryant, Kellen Winslow, Jr.
Washington:  Jason Campbell, Clinton Portis, Santana Moss, Antwaan Randle El, Chris Cooley
Week 9
Buffalo:  Trent Edwards, Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson, Dominic Rhodes, Terrell Owens, Lee Evans
Cleveland:  Jamal Lewis, Braylon Edwards 
Minnesota:  Brett Favre (most likely), Adrian Peterson, Chester Taylor, Bernard Berrian, Percy Harvin, Visanthe Shiancoe
New York Jets:  Thomas Jones, Jerricho Cotchery, Dustin Keller
Oakland: Darren McFadden, Zach Miller
St. Louis:  Marc Bulger, Steven Jackson, Donnie Avery, Randy McMichael
Week 10
Houston:  Matt Schaub, Steve Slaton, Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter, Owen Daniels
New York Giants:  Eli Manning, Brandon Jacobs, Ahmad Bradshaw, Domenik Hixon
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14 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Larry
    July 9th, 2009 at 7:12 am #

    Every week is a bye week for the Lions

  2. LestersLegends
    July 9th, 2009 at 7:27 am #

    I think they’ll be better this year. Hard to be worse. They still have a few guys with fantasy value.

  3. Brad
    July 9th, 2009 at 7:59 am #

    I wish the NFL would figure out a way to make it where no team has a bye week before Week 6 – a Week 4 bye is too early in the year, especially when you gotta play 13 straight games afterward.

  4. LestersLegends
    July 9th, 2009 at 8:03 am #

    That’s a great point. Have four eight-team bye weeks in weeks 7,8,9,10.

  5. Larry
    July 9th, 2009 at 8:04 am #

    We did have one year when there was 2 bye weeks, I know that extends the season but then you can have one early and one late for all teams, no one would have to play more than 6 weeks straight, I think it could cut down on injuries

  6. LestersLegends
    July 9th, 2009 at 8:10 am #

    That’s not a bad idea.

  7. Brad
    July 9th, 2009 at 8:23 am #

    Larry’s idea actually sounds great – I know they want to add a game to the schedule anyway, so why not cut out 1 preseason game and add 2 weeks to the season – 1 game and 1 extra bye. To make up the week – cut out the bye week before the Super Bowl (which makes no sense anyway).

  8. Larry
    July 9th, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    There is talk of having the Super Bowl on the Sunday of Presidents day weekend, That way many people are off the following day, That way we can do what Brad says, Add one game and the 2nd bye week, The 3 of us should get together and run Sports,

  9. LestersLegends
    July 9th, 2009 at 8:43 am #

    There you go. If they added an extra bye, I would be OK with an extra game. You know if they lose two preseason games, they gain two regular season games. they won’t give up the $.

  10. Brad
    July 9th, 2009 at 8:47 am #

    I think the 3 of us should run sports also – things might actually make sense if we did.

    And Lester’s right -the NFL’s not losing any money. Period.

  11. Larry
    July 9th, 2009 at 8:55 am #

    They would gain dollars by having more reg season games, More TV Ratings, More fanny’s in the seats spending lots of $$
    But in order to add reg season games they will have to give a good amount of $$ to the players, Also there is a thought that there would be alot more injuries because the Players will be playing alot more minutes, So if they do add games they will have to have 2 bye weeks.

  12. LestersLegends
    July 9th, 2009 at 9:13 am #

    I wouldn’t want to deal with the Mannys, T.O.s, and that type, let alone the criminals.

  13. Brad
    July 9th, 2009 at 9:34 am #

    I’ll take care of that part Lester.

    “If you screw up – you’re gone.” No questions.

  14. LestersLegends
    July 9th, 2009 at 10:00 am #

    Rule with an iron fist.

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