So you have drafted and fall
into one of two categories. You either 1) love your team and won't lose a game
all year, or 2) are devastated, won't sleep at night and will be inconsolable
on Sundays this fall.
If you happen to fall under category one, you are officially the smartest guy in the room, congratulations. If you fall in category two, don't freak out, it is a long season.
Here are some tips to keep you from jumping off the fantasy edge:
Don't over react:
No matter what the issue is, stay cool and continue to think things through (unless thinking is what got you here…). It is easy to throw your free agent money at the feet of the week one guy who flashes. Always keep the bigger picture in mind.
Example: We had no fewer than 10 questions about Saints 4th string runner Chris Ivory who is in the rumor mill to be dealt to Detroit. The answer back to owners was simple. If you have a guy on your team that is wasted space then go ahead and roll the dice. If not, there is a reason he's 4th on the charts and available.
Championships aren't won in week one:
Half of fantasy owners will lose in week one. Don't hit the panic button if you fall into that 50%. You don't cash the check for your league in the first four weeks of the season.
Continue to target players you covet:
If after your draft you didn't get the player you wanted touch base with the owner who did. You never know if they would be willing to make a deal. Buy low and sell high if possible.
Scour the waiver wire:
If this sounds contradictory to the first nugget it isn't meant to be. There will be players that will be available that will fit your team, and by all means make a run at them if the proverbial shoe fits. There will be injuries and staying on top of your squad and improving talent will help you in the long run.
Keep talking trash:
This may not equate to wins, but it will make you feel a little better.