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Five Things to Downplay on Draft Day: What Not to Worry About

Chris Liss

Chris Liss

Chris Liss is RotoWire's Managing Editor and Host of RotoWIre Fantasy Sports Today on Sirius XM radio.

Five Things to Downplay or Ignore on Draft Day

1. Bye Weeks

In standard 12-team leagues where you can pick up players off waivers every week, there's virtually no reason during your draft to pay attention to what weeks your players are off. For starters, if you draft a team with key players who are off the same week, that just means you'll take your medicine all at once, something that's arguably better than being at less than peak strength for 4-5 different weeks. In fact, because your team can easily lose even with everyone active, losing with everyone on bye just makes it likely it'll be by a wider margin than usual - something that's good as each loss counts the same regardless of the score. And in the unlikely event you win, you've just hit the jackpot.

So if anything, I'd want all my byes to occur the same week, but it's so unlikely to be able to build a team like that it's not even worth taking into consideration at the draft.

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