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In a typical 12 person league, if everyone drafted a backup quarterback that would mean the bottom 12 quarterbacks would be available on the waiver wire. If you don't draft a quarterback that would mean the bottom 13 are available. Players like Josh Freeman, Brandon Weedon, Ryan Tannehill and a few others would be there on the waiver wire for your bye week.
I understand when that bye week comes or if there is an injury to your starting quarterback you are putting yourself in a tough spot, but consider the alternative. Typically backup quarterbacks start to be drafted in round nine through the end. This would mean you would have running-backs and wide-receivers to stash on your bench to see if they emerge.
Players like Josh Gordon, Michael Floyd, Chris Givens, Lance Moore, and many more would be available to you. If a player like Josh Gordon comes back after his suspension and performs extremely well you have a solid backup, bye-week filler, or better yet trade bait. Also if there is an injury to a starter, like your quarterback, you can use the trade bait to help you recover.
Here is where you start to really crush the competition. You bundle a Josh Gordon and DeSean Jackson (for example) and upgrade to a Vincent Jackson or Larry Fitzgerald. If you are able to bundle two players for one you are increasing your overall strength.
The other position I am not backing up is tight-end. Same scenario, where the bottom 13 tight-ends are available, you have players like Jordan Cameron, Brent Celek, Marcedes Lewis and a number of others for a one week bye.
For 2013 consider rounding out your bench with an extra wide-receiver or running-back. You will thank me later.
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