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Notable absent players during Week 12 byes

Week 12 brings an end to the NFL bye weeks but there is a full bag of top fantasy players who will spend their weekend relaxing.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes passes against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

This past weekend had four byes, with the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, and Tennessee Titans, all getting a rest. That meant no Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Saquon Barkley, Russell Wilson, Derrick Henry, and Aaron Jones For Week 12. Thankfully, this is our last week of byes for the season!

We’ll take a look at the notable players you’ll need to replace in Week 12, which include players from the Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, and Minnesota Vikings. There are some notable names sidelined, so fantasy football decisions are going to continue to be tight for one more week.

Week 12 will see some prominent performers’ names sidelined. Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Kyler Murray, Melvin Gordon, and Dalvin Cook are all going bye on bye. That’s a big chunk of fantasy points sitting idle as we close in on the fantasy playoffs.

Kansas City is probably the team most full of fantasy-relevant players, so their absence will be painful to many fantasy teams. Patrick Mahomes. Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Damien Williams will all be at home eating hoagies or something.

Really, all the teams on byes this week have some excellent fantasy players who will be missed. Here is a look at those critical players sidelined during Week 12.

Arizona Cardinals

QB: Kyler Murray
RB: Kenyan Drake, David Johnson?
WR: Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald
TE: Charles Clay
K: Zane Gonzalez

Kansas City Chiefs

QB: Patrick Mahomes
RB: Damien Williams, LeSean McCoy
WR: Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Demarcus Robinson
TE: Travis Kelce
K: Harrison Butker

Los Angeles Chargers

QB: Philip Rivers
RB: Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler
WR: Keenan Allen, Mike Williams
TE: Hunter Henry
K: Mike Badgley

Minnesota Vikings

QB: Kirk Cousins
RB: Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison
WR: Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen
TE: Kyle Rudolph, Irv Smith Jr.
K: Dan Bailey