Week four was invented by the fantasy football architects to separate the men from the boys. This is BYE week, fantasy warriors.
A BYE week is basically a team’s off week. The only two teams, who are on a BYE, week four, is the New England Patriots and the Tennessee Titans. What this means is if you are planning on starting a player from either of those teams you better find a replacement. I have New England Patriot tight-end, Rob Gronkowski on my team; I will not be able to start him this week because his team has the week off.
The BYE week’s kick the fantasy football season into cruise gear and slap you back into the present. All those teams in your league who have been dominant so far will now be equalized when they are searching for a replacement from their star point’s producer. A great team can become average during the right week and upsets will begin to happen more and more.
The biggest BYE weeks happen from a week 7-10, that’s when multiple teams and players will be unavailable for play. A team manager will now have to plan ahead to keep from being overwhelmed in the case that his best players are on a BYE week together.
You can find your players BYE weeks either on line or on the app under a certain team’s schedule. A smart Idea would be to either write them all down or to check two weeks in advance weekly. Remember to set those lineups and have a great football Sunday.
(William Plaster is the sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242 ext. 2274 or at [email protected] or on twitter @sidplaster)