Optional "Bye-Week" Roster Slot
Proposing a "bye week" roster slot that works like an IR slot.
Players would only be eligible for this slot when they're on a bye week and would have to come off upon completion of the bye week. This frees up a roster spot for the user.
Reason: Having to burn a roster or potentially even drop someone because they're on a bye isn't an objectively good thing and should be optional - bye weeks can penalize you for having too many good bench players and cause an unpleasant experience. There should be an option to stash bye week players in a slot similar to the IR slot.
The more options, the better!
ron harrison commented
I understand yours and my frustration, but I have to disagree with this change. EVERYONE should of known going in that there are bye weeks and need to prepare for it. To "eliminate" bye week players, to make room for more takes away a very important element of managing a team. What is more frustrating is having 4 rb's out (O) and another on bye week and having to deal with it with only 2 IR positions available. I like the challenge with the knowledge that I have FIVE QUALITY runningbacks
Just add more roster spots to each team.
Then, you don't need to have a "bye-week" slot.
Andrew Luce commented
Don't agree at all. Allowing people to draft and sit on a roster for 16 weeks isn't "playing" fantasy football. Navigating the season with injuries and bye weeks by trading and being active on the waivers separates good players from bad.
yes as anonymous said, we have 7 bench slots. some teams have 2 kickers or DEF...trade offs you make.
It's like adding the DH...I don't like it Part of strategy is dealing with bye weeks.
David Bricker commented
I like this idea. Better than just making the bench larger because that means nothing on the waiver wire.
Mike McGovern commented
I like this. Obviously up to your commish to add extra bench spots, but it would be good to have a limited number of Bye Week slots (1 or 2 max bc teams should still pay attention to Bye weeks when drafting. If you draft 7 guys on Bye week 10, then thats ur fault). But 1 or 2 could help. Especially when you have one of the few top tier defenses or kickers and you are forced to drop someone them or a very good bench player just to get through a Bye.
Rocco Markese commented
Interesting...this is actually isn't a bad idea. It could be pretty cool, but would definitely change the dynamic of fantasy football roster strategy.
Need to have bigger benches