Why is there so much parody in fantasy football? We know that luck is a huge factor. So are bye weeks.
Between Week 6 and Week 12 there will be at least four teams on bye with the exception Week 8. The best fantasy teams either have no more than 1-2 horrific bye weeks and dominate the rest of the regular season or they have the depth to cover these bye weeks and remain more productive where others falter.
If you're the melodramatic type—and most fantasy players are melodramatic—this is fantasy football's equivalent of the Alps stage of the Tour De France that separates the big kids from the little ones. Don't forget that we're all kids playing a game.
Unless you're a high-stakes or serial DFS player because you've purposely removed the mirrors from all the rooms in your house so you don't have to be honest with yourself while playing a safer version of baron-conqueror.
We little people may dabble in DFS but they play season-long and dynasty with 20-plus players on their rosters and the potential to start 4-5 receivers in their lineups. As a man of the people, I know the bye weeks can be humbling enough that you need to scrounge for options with a shot of giving you steady weekly points and big upside based on usage in their respective audience—especially if you've already blown your free agent budget early.
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