Fellow fantasy football afficionados, I come seeking fantasy scheduling advice.
As most of you have probably noticed, now that the NFL has added an extra game to the regular season, they have also, in their infinite wisdom, scheduled 4 teams to have their bye in week 14.
That's a problem for my league because we have 14 teams and have always played a 13 game round-robin regular season (an aspect we quite enjoy), followed by an 8 team playoff.
Obviously, having teams playing playoff games with potentially key players on a bye week is not desirable.
So far we haven't come up with any ideas to deal with this that we really like. Some ideas we've considered, roughly in order that we like them best so far, to least: A. Have week 14 be play-in games between the 7-10 seeds, and the 1-6 seeds get a bye. B. Skip week 1 and play the 13 regular season games between weeks 2 and 14 (not sure if this is even possible on our site). C. Have week 14 (or week 1) not have any head-to-head matchups, but have the games count toward the points scored tiebreaker. (Again, not sure if this is possible.) D. Manually schedule week 14 for head to head regular season games between teams with adjacent records, e.g. 7 seed vs 8 seed, 9 seed vs 10 seed, etc...
Any other bright ideas?