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Notable absent players during Week 6 byes in 2021 NFL season

The NFL begins bye weeks in Week 6 so we’re going over the notable players who won’t be playing for fantasy football purposes.

Alvin Kamara #41 of the New Orleans Saints during pregame warm-ups against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on October 10, 2021 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The NFL starts bye week scheduling in Week 6 of the 2021 season. There are four teams who won’t be playing this week, so there will be plenty of roster voids in fantasy football to go over. Here we’re going to give you the teams on bye week and which notable players won’t be playing. Adjust your rosters accordingly.

Among the four teams on bye week are the two teams who recently played in London. The Atlanta Falcons defeated the New York Jets 27-20 in the London game at Tottenham Stadium in Week 5. The Falcons were without WRs Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage, so it was a big week for Cordarrelle Patterson and rookie TE Kyle Pitts. The Jets lack players who are worth consistent fantasy football consideration, though there are a few FLEX names who will sit out.

The other two teams are the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. The Saints picked up a 33-22 win over the Washington Football Team. Alvin Kamara is obviously the big name off the slate next week, though there were a few players to emerge on NOLA against Washington. The 49ers fell to the Arizona Cardinals 17-10. Trey Lance ended up starting and didn’t do much through the air, but showed some upside with his legs with 16 carries for 89 yards.

Atlanta Falcons

QB Matt Ryan
RB Mike Davis
WR/RB Cordarrelle Patterson
WR Calvin Ridley
TE Kyle Pitts

New York Jets

WR Corey Davis
WR Jamison Crowder
RB Michael Carter
RB Ty Johnson

New Orleans Saints

RB Alvin Kamara
WR Marquez Calloway
WR Deonte Harris
TE Juwan Johnson

San Francisco 49ers

QB Trey Lance
RB Elijah Mitchell
RB Trey Sermon
WR Deebo Samuel
TE George Kittle (injured)