I have been playing with a strategy of drafting all my players so that they have the same bye week. There are several advantages:
1) No need to have bye-week fill-ins unless you are concerned about injuries. (For the fun of it I am assuming that all my players will stay healthy.)
2) Sacrifice one week’s win for the ability to catch opponents with byes during other weeks, which should translate to a better winning percentage.
3)It is a money league where each week the highest scorer gets a piece of the total pot. By having my best available team throughout the year (except for one week) I will be able to maximize my potential weekly winnings.
Now, in order for the strategy to work I have to be able to assemble a strong team from the same bye week. I believe that I have found a week that presents the best opportunity to capitalize on talent and value, Week 5. Below are the STARTERS I am targeting and their respective auction values at ESPN. The ESPN values are multiplied by 1.2 in order to take into account being a 12-man league (ESPN values based on 10 players).
League Settings: Auction Redraft, 12-players, Non-PPR, 6 Bench, $200 Budget
Do you have a better team you can assemble? I am open to any and all suggestions/thoughts.
ESPN Values can be found here: http://sports.espn.go.com/fantasy/football/ffl/story?page=NFLDK2K9_ranksRB