Week 5 Bye Week: Fantasy Football Impact

BALTIMORE - OCTOBER 2: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball against the New York Jets at M&T Bank Stadium on October 2. 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Jets 34-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

We break down the players going on bye in week five and the fantasy football implications. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams.

Week 5 of the NFL season means the start of bye weeks. This week's teams on bye are the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams and Washington Redskins. Naturally this will impact your starting lineups as some highly talented players will be unavailable. One good bit of news with bye weeks is the fact that there are several injured players that should be good to go once they get through their bye week.

Here is a rundown of some of the pertinent players that will be unavailable this weekend. It does not include every player, but rather focuses on guys that would normally make a fantasy impact. We'll also put together some updates looking at some bye-week fill-ins you might not otherwise consider:

Joe Flacco, Bal
Colt McCoy, Cle
Tony Romo, Dal
Sam Bradford

Running Backs
Ray Rice, Bal

Peyton Hillis, Cle
Montario Hardesty, Cle

Felix Jones, Dal

Daniel Thomas, Mia
Reggie Bush, Mia

Steven Jackson, StL
Cadillac Williams, StL

Tim Hightower, Was
Ryan Torain, Was
Roy Helu, Was

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Anquan Boldin, Bal
Ed Dickson, Bal
Torrey Smith, Bal
Lee Evans, Bal

Mohamed Massquoi, Cle
Ben Watson, Cle
Josh Cribbs, Cle
Greg Little, Cle

Jason Witten, Dal
Miles Austin, Dal
Dez Bryant, Dal
Laurent Robinson, Dal

Brandon Marshall, Mia
Davone Bess, Mia
Brian Hartline, Mia

Danario Alexander, StL
Brandon Gibson, StL
Mike Sims-Walker, StL

Fred Davis, Was
Santana Moss, Was
Chris Cooley, Was
Jabar Gaffney, Was

Here is a quick rundown of all the bye weeks coming up:

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, New York Giants, Philadelphia, San Francisco
Week 8 Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, New York Jets, Oakland, Tampa Bay
Week 9 Carolina, Detroit, Jacksonville, Minnesota
Week 10 None
Week 11 Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh
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