5-8 *Record as of Week 13* Did Not Make Playoffs
There has been a theory that if you picked a team on the basis that they all had a bye week the same week, you would loose your bye week but you may arguably be able to win all your other games. I wouldn’t personally recommend this strategy, but I joined a free league and picked a team based on this idea because I am extremely curious to see how it works out.
If you choose to try this strategy, make sure to pick a bye week that has several players that you like. The Patriots have a bye in week 10, so if you like Patriot players than picking players who have a bye in week 10 would be a good place to start. I had the fourth overall pick and I really like Ray Rice at that spot, so I based my picks on that. This is what my starters ended up looking like at the end of the draft.
|QB||Matt Schaub, Hou QB|
|RB||Ray Rice, Bal RB|
|RB||Matt Forte, Chi RB|
|WR||Torrey Smith, Bal WR P|
|WR||T.Y. Hilton, Ind WR|
|TE||Owen Daniels, Hou TE|
|FLEX||Chris Johnson, Ten RB|
|D/ST||Ravens D/ST D/ST||Thu 8:30||15||113||7.1||—||—||2nd||50.0||70.0||-1.2|
|K||Randy Bullock, Hou K||Mon 10:15|
I think my wide receivers are a little weak as starters, but I feel very confident about my running backs. I will give a weekly update on how this team does.