When building your roster, the goal is to acquire the best combination of players that you can to score the most possible points each week. You assemble the best team of quarterbacks, wide receivers, running backs, and tight ends that you can. But there is one thing that you might not have thought of.
Bye weeks. Here’s one of my most important fantasy football tips: Pay attention to bye weeks!
Starting in week 4 and through week 10, bye weeks are observed in the NFL. Each team has one week during the season where they do not play. This is something to be mindful of when assembling your team. If you have multiple players from the same NFL team, obviously they will have the same week off. Usually, teams from the same division will have the same bye week, but that’s not always the case; it’s something that you will want to keep an eye on.
Having multiple starters with the same week off can be looked at a couple of different ways. If 3 or 4 of your superstars are not playing in the same week, then it’s almost like you’re conceding defeat, but then you really don’t have to worry about bye weeks being a big factor every other week. But, if you are in the playoff hunt, you can’t afford to have that many guys out at the same time.
Bye weeks are important, but don’t avoid potentially great players just because their bye weeks align with other players on your roster. Having numerous people out could cause you to decisively lose a game, but not adding key players could prevent you from winning several others.