Strategy The Official 2013 Bye Dilemma Thread

Discussion in 'AFL Fantasy' started by CrozaN, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. CrozaN

    CrozaN Norm Smith Medallist

    Western Bulldogs
    Feb 5, 2009
    7,815
    Melbourne
    Well the 2013 fixture has officially been announced and the Bye rounds are revealed.

    RD 11 - BL, FREO, HAW, PA, RICH, WBD
    RD 12 - GEEL, MELB, NM, STK, SYD, WC.
    RD 13 - ADE, CARL, COLL, ESS, GC, GWS.

    Round 13 seems like it's going to be the same pain it was this year!
     

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  2. Schulzenfest

    Schulzenfest Hall of Famer

    Port Adelaide
    Other teams:
    Toronto Raptors
    Feb 23, 2008
    44,723
    SA
    There goes my Swan, Pendlebury and Murphy midfield :(
     
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  3. CrozaN

    CrozaN Norm Smith Medallist

    Western Bulldogs
    Feb 5, 2009
    7,815
    Melbourne
    Not to mention Ablett also!
     
  4. pauldrc

    pauldrc Premium Gold

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    GC Suns
    Aug 17, 2009
    1,312
    Qld
    Yeah and not just Ablett - Watson, Ball, Beames, Thompson....
     
  5. Schulzenfest

    Schulzenfest Hall of Famer

    Port Adelaide
    Other teams:
    Toronto Raptors
    Feb 23, 2008
    44,723
    SA
    I think Trent Cotchin just became a hell of a lot more popular.
     
  6. tbetta

    tbetta Rookie

    West Coast
    Other teams:
    Miami Heat
    Jul 14, 2011
    40
    Perth
    Round 12 a cake-walk - can't see myself taking any Premiums from NM, St.K or MELB, and the only Midfield Premo is Joel Selwood.

    Round 13 devastating for Premium mids as has already been mentioned - I guess we better hope for a 'Best 18" versus a '6-5-1-6' type structure if they head down the reduced field path for the MBRs.
     
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  7. 54Dogs

    54Dogs Norm Smith Medallist

    Western Bulldogs
    Feb 18, 2008
    5,780
    Nowra
    Prob best to wait on VS changes before worrying too much.
     
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  8. FlowersByIrene

    FlowersByIrene Brownlow Medallist

    Carlton
    Other teams:
    Knicks, Giants, Man U
    Apr 29, 2012
    15,064
    Perth via Carlton Land
    At least all of our Gold Coast and Greater Western Sydney rookies (and ADE Crouch)

    Whitfield, O'Meara, Crouch, Toumpas etc will be upgradeable into

    Fyfe's Cotchin's Boak's Zorko's Rich's J.Selwood's Trengrove's Swallow's Kennedy's Shuey's S.Selwood's

    That is if they aren't holding their own which maybe they will, but im sure at least some will be at decent price or having form slumps around this time
     
  9. jockreynolds

    jockreynolds SC & DT Professional

    St Kilda
    Sep 12, 2011
    63
    Absolutely mate. Will be hard to overlook Cotch with that bye distribution. Another interesting year on the way folks!
     
  10. Jcpdragonx

    Jcpdragonx Norm Smith Medallist

    Adelaide
    Other teams:
    Adelaide United
    Sep 19, 2010
    8,438
    Adelaide
    Ah crap, R13 is murder for Midfields. My whole midfield is in it, guess it I have to trade one for Cotchin.
     
  11. cfx_1

    cfx_1 Club Legend

    Collingwood
    Feb 7, 2010
    1,188
    New Farm
    If there's one thing anyone should have learnt from 2012 it's that, DO NOT PLAN FOR THE BYES.. This was my downfall. Plan for the byes, injuries, suspensions and omissions in the weeks they are in screw you anyway. Better off planning for the best possible team rather than the best possible team the byes allow you to have.
     
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  12. Crawb

    Crawb Norm Smith Medallist

    Brisbane Lions
    Aug 11, 2012
    6,589
    Byes should be pretty easy this year anyway if we only have to play 18 players instead of 22.
     
  13. Schulzenfest

    Schulzenfest Hall of Famer

    Port Adelaide
    Other teams:
    Toronto Raptors
    Feb 23, 2008
    44,723
    SA
    The only thing I worry about with the byes is making sure I have at least two players from every bye week in every position (apart from the ruck obviously). That way I'm not stuck with unused players sitting on the bench in any of the bye weeks. Other than that, I just pick the best team.
     
  14. Barry_Badrinath

    Barry_Badrinath Brownlow Medallist

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    Sack Dan Richardson
    Aug 23, 2011
    15,953
    7th and Satisfied
    Everyone's gonna choose Cotch now. There goes my point of difference:(
     
  15. BigVic

    BigVic Club Legend

    West Coast
    Other teams:
    Green Bay, Chelsea
    Sep 7, 2009
    1,986
    Bull Creek WA
    Worried about round 13 which is going to be a nightmare!
     
  16. Rorys458

    Rorys458 Premium Platinum

    Adelaide
    Other teams:
    Adelaide Utd,Liverpool, WWT Eagles.
    Apr 20, 2001
    24,769
    Adelaide Oval / Anfield
    Given they only count your best 18, it makes the byes much easier to cope with.
     
  17. settingthebarLOW

    settingthebarLOW Team Captain

    Fremantle
    Dec 15, 2012
    466
    Trying to load on Round 12, ROK as MID-only doesn't help haha...
     
  18. cheesedogg

    cheesedogg Club Legend

    Collingwood
    Sep 9, 2012
    2,068
    Yep. Aint even scared.
     
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  19. Keystone agony

    Keystone agony Brownlow Medallist

    Essendon
    Other teams:
    Port Adelaide
    Aug 15, 2011
    13,461
    Not really gonna take byes into consideration for team intial team selection unless im basically 50/50 between 2 players and ones bye benefits my side more.

    Learning from last year, so much changes during the first 10-11 rounds.
     
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  20. Jobe3votes

    Jobe3votes Suspended

    Essendon
    Other teams:
    Liverpool & Melbourne Storm
    Feb 5, 2011
    8,522
    Melbourne, Australia
    Anyone thinking about sacrificing a bye round for the benefit of their team? Round 13 being the obvious choice. At round 13 do you think you'll still be in eliminator?

    It's a thought to seriously think about? Take a big loss in round 13 for the benefit of having a much better round 11 & 12 and better overall team ...

    It's 1 thing I am certainly thinking of.
     
  21. FlowersByIrene

    FlowersByIrene Brownlow Medallist

    Carlton
    Other teams:
    Knicks, Giants, Man U
    Apr 29, 2012
    15,064
    Perth via Carlton Land
    I did it last year
    There was a couple complete duds in my league, obviously didn't check, half the players were injured etc

    Traded to win that game barely, won the other two against real opposition easily


    I don't think it Will be too hard with the top 18 only system though
     
  22. cheesedogg

    cheesedogg Club Legend

    Collingwood
    Sep 9, 2012
    2,068
    This year I pretty much didn't let the bye rounds determine too much in my starting squad but as I started making my first upgrades/downgrades I targeted round 13 players then as rounds 11 and 12 passed I traded those round 13 players that were ready/needed to go to players from those rounds after they had gone and before I reached round 13.

    Worked pretty well and got through relatively unscathed considering the added and unexpected carnage of the time and got a fair boost in the rankings over those 3 weeks. Was outside the top 4000 at round 10 and at about 1100 at the end of round 13.
     
  23. pauldrc

    pauldrc Premium Gold

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    GC Suns
    Aug 17, 2009
    1,312
    Qld
    Yeah I did something similar, although with the new format this year I am not sure it will have such an impact as last year, but still will be an area to make up some ground for those that do their homework....
     
  24. Keystone agony

    Keystone agony Brownlow Medallist

    Essendon
    Other teams:
    Port Adelaide
    Aug 15, 2011
    13,461
    Has the 18 players only during bye rounds been confirmed?

    I think trading to R13 rookie players around rounds 7-8 (ie downgrade peaked rookie > to bubble R13 rookie) is good, than trading those after round 12 to a R11 or R12 rookie.

    However trading to R13 premiums i dont really agree with, cost to many trades, unless of course you dont have any in that given position.
     
  25. terminators

    terminators All Australian

    Collingwood
    Oct 10, 2008
    707
    geelong
    Yes it has.

    The only round looming as any real issue seems to be round 13. Not a bad state of affairs really as too many bye players in Rd 13, a few can be moved on post Rd 11 - 12 and sneak an extra game out of them
     

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