SameSongNDance wrote:On my one team, I have Chris Johnson, Kevin Smith and Julius Jones on my team. They all have week 7 byes. Now usually I look at a situation like this and think, " I have to diversify, I need to trade for players with more balanced bye weeks." Recently, I've been thinking the inverse, I've been thinking of looking for Top WR's who have week 7 byes and try an make it so i forfeit week 7 to have all my players available for the whole season. Maybe even convince my week 7 opponent that I'll give him a freebie for money or for a future fantasy favor. Am I crazy?
I've always drafted, traded and otherwise acquired players with an eye to their byes.
But this season, I've run into someone who has the exact opposite viewpoint- he says you want all your players with the same bye. You'll stink it up one week, but every other week, every one of your players, or most of your starters, will be available, barring injuries.
Oh, and I don't think the freebie ideas are the best. I'd think a trade of minor players, or acquiring late 2010 picks, would be reasonable. Depending on the league, of course.