With the byes rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to deal with them, if you haven’t already.
The best place to start is probably to work out how many players in your team are taking the week off in each bye round.
Finally, there are a couple of different schools of thought on bye strategy: the balanced approach, where you try and score as well as possible in each of the three rounds, and the blitzkrieg approach of accepting that you’re going to do poorly in one of the three, and focusing all your energy on doing as well as possible in the other two.
How are you planning to tackle the byes? Let us know in the comments below!
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ATM,……(don’t panic, I’m not going to mention any names), based on the current listed availabilities, bye 3 is the one with only 17.
That’s about the only thing still going to plan an’….oh s@#t!!! What did I go and say that for…..
I’ve found that a balanced approach has nearly always given me 3 losses whilst Blitzkrieg just about gurantees me a minimum 2 wins per league….
yep – different approaches if you are playing H2H or for overall position for sure …
Usually don’t plan for the byes
& get smashed in the 1st & 3rd
This year have used a different strategy which has smashed my rank but gives me plenty of $ & trades which should take me pretty much to full premium by the end of the byes
Pretty balanced at the minute, just have to see what’s happening injury wise.
I don’t like compromising which premiums I bring in so I usually take a hit in one of the bye rounds but do well in the other 2.
As an example I was keen on bringing Jelly in this week which suits my bye structure but with the news Greene is out for a month I don’t trust Leon not to move Jelly more forward like he did earlier this season. So the overall better pick IMO for my team would be Steele even though he’s another round 14 bye player.
Could we get a poll on how many trades people have currently?
I guess I’m a bit of a Bye planner.
I have considered Byes from my starting team. I feel its a chance to race up the rankings. I understand folks that mainly play for leagues. I guess dropping one foul score, and having the best chance in the other two makes sense.
I’m going for 18+ all three weeks.
Round 14 is going to be tough.
I need to trade out 1-2 R14 rookies pre Byes, and another 2-3 R14.
My current Bye structure is..
Missing Premos / Missing Rookies* ( chance to be traded )
/ Dead rookie / loop**
4 / 3 / 2
6 / 2 / 2
7 / 5 / 3
My plan is to target one more R13 Bye upgrade next week. ( maybe Merrett $480K )
Then try to find R 12-13 Bye rookies as down grades for maxed out R14 Bye Rookies.
R12 save trades, Downgrade only if its a must have bubble boy that plays R14.
Target R12 bye players Whitfield or Titch
Hopefully one down, two up.
Targeting.. Macrae, Danger.
I want Clarry to finish my Mids. I will probably need him to sub or low ton, at least twice for me to afford him. More likely I will probably have to settle for a cheaper Petracca.
Lets hope all the planning pays off.
What could possibly go wrong 😉
Sorry should say ( Maybe Merrett <$550K or Hind <$480K. )