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Postby bungle613 » Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:06 am

Anyone have them, anyone use them. I can see 3 options.

1) Draft all players to be on the same bye... maybe lose 1 or 2 weeks.

2) Draft to have only 1 or 2 players on a bye and have competent backups for them

3) WHo cares... draft the best talent available and deal with it.

So does anyone have a system that works year in and year out for them or are all 3 viable options.
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Postby Warpigs » Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:18 am

I draft the best players. While it can be tough to win in weeks where their byes may line up, you're fielding the best team the other 15 weeks of the season.
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Postby Buckychudd » Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:28 am

Strategy 1 might be interesting....although I would never do it personally.

Usually I just draft best availible.....I do pay some attention to bye weeks for my Back-ups just to make sure they aren't the same time as my starters.
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu Jul 08, 2004 11:52 am

I think Bucky said it right - best available for starters - give more weight to bye weeks for your bench.
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Postby KingGhidra » Thu Jul 08, 2004 12:06 pm

I've considered option 1 before, but in practice I go for option 3.

I'd say don't go out of your way to avoid or create a particular bye week situation. I use it as a tie breaker between two equal players at a position, but not much else.

In 2002 league my starting WRs were Harrison and Owens, both week 4 bye. Yeah it was a pain in the ass, but they both ended up being worth it down the stretch.
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Postby CC » Thu Jul 08, 2004 12:16 pm

Yea I don't even pay attention to bye weeks until I'm drafting backups, why pass on a player who will be better for 16 weeks of the season, so that one guy will be playing when he isnt.
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Postby jhoefen » Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:36 pm

IN my $$ league we have one guy that tries this strategy (#1)every year and that person has NEVER won the championship!!
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1. you pass up on a more valuable player to align bye weeks.
2. you guarentee yourself one loss.

why not just get the best player, its very rare that most teams (unless their using strategy #1) dont have a player on bye. so it kind of evens out. last year i played three teams in which there #1 RB was on bye (i won all three), the weeks where my #1 and 2 RB's were on bye i played teams where there QB's were on bye (and won both weeks!). it is a little luck if you get good matchups but why guarentee yourself one loss?
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Postby GB Packer Fan 2004 » Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:50 pm

When I draft I dont worry about Bye weeks. You want to take the best player avialbe and dont think about bye weeks. So #3 would be the choice. Its easy to find a replacement for that 1 week.
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Postby Moses08 » Fri Jul 09, 2004 1:31 pm

I don't worry about Bye Weeks. I draft the best talent available and sub guys off my bench for guys that have Bye weeks.
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Postby sooner711 » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:07 pm

Yep, here's another vote for option #3. ;-D
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