This week, I play the worst team in the league, so I was looking ahead to next week's matchup. His team has McNabb at QB who has a bye that week and his other QB is Warner (who also has a bye and may not even start anyway). There were only a few starting QBs on the FA list: Brunell, Wright, McCown and Losman (it's a deep league).
I had an empty spot on my roster, so eventhough I don't need another QB, I picked up Brunell. Is this a smart move or am I just being a d**k?
I think it's sound strategy. He could have picked up another QB anytime after Warner went down.
Its shrewd, but I don't see anything ethically wrong with it. I mean, it'd be one thing if you went through every possible start at QB on the FA, and picked them up and dropped them, so they now were waivers, and if your opponent was planning on picking up a QB on saturday they'd be screwed, that would be one uncalled for, but this is just business.
Planning ahead for bye weeks is just sound strategy. I'm not even sure what you're doing will be effective, since the other guy can still just pick up a guy like McCown or Holcomb just as easily.
But sometimes it can really work out for you.. like back in Week 2, I looked ahead and saw Baltimore D would be off the next week, so I wanted to get an early pick on D's for that week without going through waivers.. I ended up scooping up TB (still available at the time), and now I have the best 1-2 defence combo in the league..
I personally don't think their is anything wrong with that. Its just hindsight and strategy when preparing for the team you are facing. I mean I personally havent done that but its a decent strategy but it could backfire b/c McCown might have a good game.