100 Fantasy Football Tips in 100 Days, Day 98: Ignore Bye Weeks?
I don’t look at bye weeks when I’m drafting. At all. At RotoWire, I broke down why bye weeks don’t really matter.
I take a minimalistic approach to drafting, equipping myself solely with my rankings and final point projections. I don’t want to see schedules, I don’t want to have to sift through advanced stats, and I don’t want to check a player’s bye week before I take him.
It’s not that I think the bye weeks have no effect on one another. They might, but I’m primarily concerned with grabbing the best values at each spot, so I’m not going to bypass my top-rated guy because he has the same bye week as a player already on my roster. Unless having two players with the same bye week is more than mildly detrimental, you should be able to make up for it by just acquiring the most projected points with each pick.