jaikkhubb wrote:You have nothing to worry about in regards to Rodgers' bye week. The other teams off that week are Cleveland, Washington, and Arizona. RG3 could be an enticing draft choice for you, but not as your #2, but you should stay away from him. The Browns' and Cardinals' QB's should be avoided at all costs for your #3, so no issue there.
Atlanta is off the same week as Denver, KC, Philly, SD, and Miami. So choosing Ryan will put you in a position to avoid QB's like Peyton Manning, Phillip Rivers, and Michael Vick. Those players won't be around long enough to be your #3 QB anyway. So stay away from Matt Cassell and whoever ends up starting in Miami.
As far as RB, WR, TE not off on the same weeks as Rodgers (and possibly Ryan) you're looking at the same teams being off. The players who will be hard to replace those weeks are Trent Richardson, Ryan Mathews, LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, and Antonio Gates. McCoy and Mathews will already be gone before you get a chance to draft them. Richardsom might be too. So you're in good shape there, too.
Other than that, you shouldn't have to concern yourself with bye weeks at all as far as QB goes.
So, if you're going to focus on bye weeks during your draft, avoid these players for your critical spots:
QB3 - RG3, Matt Cassel, and the Dolphins
RB1 - Michael Turner, LeSean McCoy, Ryan Mathews, Trent Richardson, and Jamaal Charles
WR1/2 - Roddy White, Julio Jones, Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Demaryius Thomas, Jeremy Maclin, and Dwayne Bowe
TE1 - Antonio Gates, Jermichael Finley, and Tony Gonzalez
When you get further down your depth chart, don't hesitate to pick up ANY of these guys that might fall to you. If you can get Jeremy Maclin as your third receiver, jump on it. Be careful with bye weeks, but try not to let it dictate your strategy completely. If you draft high quality guys and some of them have the same bye week and you see a possibility of issues later on, look to the trade bait early in the year. Keep tabs on buy-low/sell-high candidates and try to take care of your bye week problems before the bye weeks come around.
Again, good luck!
thanks for all the great info
Here is what i ending getting tonight
QB Aaron Rodgers
QB Tony Romo
RB Jamaal Charles
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis
WR Marques Colston
WR Robert Meachem
TE Brent Celek
W/R Willis McGahee
W/R Donald Brown
BN Stevan Ridley
BN Lance Moore
BN Christian Ponder
BN Randall Cobb
BN Shane Vereen
Tried to get Ryan but he went 2nd round, tried to get River but he went one pick before me.... so I took Romo at 3rd round. I'm not 100% on Charles but he was the best available at that time. I was targeting Lynch but he also went one pick before me so i end up getting Charles.
Forgot about TE, i have Gate, Finley, Davis and Gresham as my target but missed all of them. Finally got my TE at 13th round.
I think i overloaded with RB Picked 5 in first 8 rounds. Should have gotten a better WR or TE but WR is so deep this year and I love Moore @ 10th round and Cobb @ 12th round.
Hate New England RB but they were the best available at the time. got Rodley at 8th round.