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Postby Stelly » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:45 am

When you draft, how closely do you look at bye weeks?

For example, in a league that starts 2 RBs, do you make 100% sure your 2 "starting" RBs have different bye weeks, or do you not pay that close attention, and just draft the best player available, even if it means laying an egg in the week they are both off?
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Postby houstonherdfan » Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:53 am

I look at bye weeks but only to help with a decision btwn 2 playres. If they are close, I will most often take the player with a diferent bye week. If one is significantly higher I will go ahead and take him.

This only applies to redraft leagues and minimal keeper leagues.
In dynasties bye weeks change from year to year so what you have this year will be different next year.
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Postby Tsizzle » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:01 am

I don't really look that close. In the case of my 2 first picks i might check, but im not going to change my strategy just because 2 players share a byeweek.

Sometimes it can be a good thing to have your 2 starters have byeweeks the same time. Instead of having your 2 studs each miss separate games, you can just realize that your gonna lose week 6 or whatever and then know your RBs will be good the rest of the year
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Postby dream_017 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:21 am

houstonherdfan wrote:I look at bye weeks but only to help with a decision btwn 2 playres. If they are close, I will most often take the player with a diferent bye week. If one is significantly higher I will go ahead and take him.

This only applies to redraft leagues and minimal keeper leagues.
In dynasties bye weeks change from year to year so what you have this year will be different next year.


I do what HHF does. I keep track but only to make a decision if 2 players are similar in value, I would take the one without the same bye week as my other starter.
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Postby LoveBoatCaptain » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:23 am

You've got to go with the best player available, but I tend to avoid getting my top 2 RBs with the same bye week. I mean, do you really have a chance playing with your RB3 and RB4? Possibly, but I don't like anyone's chances.
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Postby jayday » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:28 am

Bye weeks are WAY overemphasized....Take the best player available...In fact, I think I would rather have all of my studs have the same bye week if given the choice....Take the loss and have your most potent roster for every other week....I think that's better than having 1 stud on a bye for 5 or 6 seperate weeks....

Just my 2 cents...
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Postby Azrael » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:29 am

I don't worry about them unless I'm trying to decide except when I'm looking for a backup QB.
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Postby treat24 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:59 am

Azrael wrote:I don't worry about them unless I'm trying to decide except when I'm looking for a backup QB.


yep, backup QB, K, TE, D and that's about it... heck, most years i don't draft K or D ... some years I've been known not to draft QB or TE too... :-b too easy to get comparable talent and hot players at those positions and at D/ST during the season...

I don't let bye weeks enter into my draft strategy 98% of the time... only if I'm looking for a backup for a starter and only if there are two players very close in my mind...
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Postby BGbootha » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:12 pm

yeah I basically only look at it for tie breakers for most positions, although I will look at it when looking at backup QB
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Postby pigskinnhorsehide » Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:18 pm

I'm with the general consensus here. I look at bye weeks along with everything else, but usually take the best player available.
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