Posted on: August 30, 2008 1:01 pm

The Slumps

If you've had a fantasy team long enough, you eventually go through peiods where no one on your roster is doing anything.  Yes, even a roster that is loaded with talent.  Are you left powerless to do anything?  How do you manage your teams during a slump?

1.  Search for a few free agents to look for a kick start?

2.  Just ride it out knowing that things will turn around.

3.  Make a few trades to add a spark?

Share your ideas.

Posted on: August 20, 2008 11:43 pm

The luck factor . . .

Just when you think you have a great team, the injury bug strikes and your team is falling faster than the stock market on a bad day.  In an NL 10 player league, the free agent pool is now pretty thin.  How can you be ready to soften the blow?

For this reason, I think it always a good idea to target a couple of players in the draft that are eligible at multiple positions and get good to decent stats.  A couple of key guys like this will let you shift some players around and pick up the best of what is left in the free agent pool.  Players in the catergory include:

Lance Berkman - OF/1B/U
Ryan Bruan - 3B/OF/U

Mark DeRosa - 1B/2B/3B/OF/U
Casey Blake - 1B/3B/OF/U
Conor Jackson - 1B/OF/U
Ryan Doumit - C/OF/U
Ty Wigginton - 1B/2B/3B/OF/U
Jorge Cantu - !B/3B/U

Ryan Theriot - 2B/3B/SS/OF/U
Joey Votto - 1B/OF/U
Ian Stewart - 2B/3B/U (w/big upside potential)
Chad Tracy - 1B/3B/U

Think of a couple of players like this as insurance for picking up the best of what is left when the injury bug strikes (it always does) after draft day.  I am sure there are a few more players that some of you could think of as well.

This is a discussion or idea blog, please share some strategies or tips that work for you.

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