The Top 5 Game of Thrones Fantasy Football Names for 2017

***Warning this may contain spoilers up to the 6th season***

The 2017 NFL schedule has recently been released, with the regular season starting on September 7th. While that’s almost four and a half months away, it is in my opinion never too early to start thinking of what to make your fantasy team name.

With the Game of Thrones season 7 release date also being announced today (as before July 16th), I thought it appropriate to make a list of my favorite GoT inspired fantasy team names.

1) Alshon Joffrey

While King Joffrey was poisoned and killed back in season 4, this name is just too hilarious not to still mention at #1. This name can be used by Alshon Jeffrey owners, Bears fans, or anyone who thinks this is just hilarious.

2) A Team Has No Name

One of the story lines in season 7 I’m most excited for is Arya Stark’s. Overly the last few seasons she’s turned into a real badass and her story was left on a cliff hanger at the end of season 6. Get excited for season 7 this name.

3) Samwell Tarley Watkins

Another character who I’ll closely be watching this season is Samwell Tarley. Last season we watched Sam Tarley travel to his dick of a dad’s house and then to a library… While there may be more exciting story lines, it’s tough not to love Sam. This name combines his with Sammy Watkins for an awesome fantasy team name.

4) Demaryius Targaryen

Perfect for Demaryius Thomas and Broncos fans, I give you the name Demaryius Stormborn Targaryen. Combine an amazing wideout with the mother of dragons and you’ve got a pretty kick ass fantasy team name.

5) James Starks of Winterfell

While many of the Starks have died, the remaining Starks play a pivotal role in the HBO drama. I’m sure this fantasy team name was almost too easy to come up with, but in my opinion, it’s still a great one.

For more fantasy team names, check out the fantasy team name database here.

2017 NFL Bye Weeks

The 2017 NFL schedule has just been released and with that fantasy football players can start getting excited for the upcoming season.

An important part of fantasy football is monitoring bye weeks to make sure you’re able to adjust your rosters accordingly. There’s nothing worse than having a player in your lineup who’s not even playing.

While bye weeks are primarily a concern for season long fantasy football, they also affect us daily fantasy players. Football players coming off bye weeks are more well rested and often injuries have healed over this time.

Here’s the 2017 NFL Bye Week Schedule:

Week 5

  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Denver Broncos
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Washington Redskins

Week 6

  • Buffalo Bills
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Seattle Seahawks

Week 7

  • Detroit Lions
  • Houston Texans

Week 8

  • Arizona Cardinals
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Green Bay Packers
  • New York Giants
  • Tennessee Titans
  • Los Angeles Rams

Week 9

  • Chicago Bears
  • Cleveland Browns
  • New England Patriots
  • Minnesota Viking
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Los Angeles Chargers

Week 10

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Oakland Raiders
  • Kansas City Cheifs
  • Philadelphia Eagles

Week 11

  • Carolina Panther
  • New York Jets
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Miami Dolphins
  • San Francisco 49ers

Note that this season bye weeks are only during weeks 5-11 of the the NFL season. This is different from other recent seasons where by weeks started as early as week 3 and as late as week 14.

For more information on NFL bye weeks, see this page on