NFL Week 5 game picks: Pack top Cowboys; Chiefs stay perfect Flying past the quarter mark into midseason and . byes! Yay! They mess with the schedule, standings and your fantasy team. They also provide rest for certain teams. The interesting aspect to Week 5 byes is the opinion that many hold that they’re too early for teams to rest players, which operates under the assumption that no one’s roster is too banged-up by early October. Well, the Vikings, Titans and Raiders are already down a starting quarterback.