Important message to some Fantasy Football fans: it’s time.
You’re now probably wondering what do I mean by ‘some’ fans. I'm talking about anyone with a winnings percentage less than .500. If you're having a losing season, it's time to reevaluate your lineup and decision making. There's three reasons as to why you would be having such a poor season, and there could be several possible ways to get yourself out of this jam.
First and worst case scenario, you accidentally began to care more about work or something like that early in the football season and stopped checking your fantasy team. You looked back on your lineup last week and realized that you have Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles starting at running back spots. You then took a gander up to the quarterback spot and realized Teddy Bridgewater was your starter, throwing the fantasy football to Eric Decker. Don't panic, you can get yourself out of this. Head to the add/drop market and you'll now need to drop your injured QB and pick up somebody who can do some damage. The first thing to do when picking up a QB is look at who he’s playing, and also the passing defense of that team. Golden rule: always take the QB who's playing against the jaguars (a wounded deer could put up 24 points against the jags). Two guys usually on the waiver wire are Carson Palmer and Russell Wilson, both of these guys are great pickups, but make sure they're playing the right defense. To alleviate a running back or receiver problem, go to the waiver wire and apply these same constants.
The second scenario entails someone who got the last pick in the draft and became ridden with injury. Calm down and try to make some trades. If you have to give away a defense or a tight end like Bennett then so be it, at all costs trade for a star, someone that can constantly bring in 20 points a week like Legarrette Blount. That's the starting block. Build the rest of the team around this guy, but make sure the other players coming into your team team are at least constant. From here on out, consistency is the best intangible.
Lastly, this third scenario entails someone who doesn't watch any football. To this person I say, watch football. Create relationships with your players in that you root against a team strictly for the purposes of this one player. Also, watching your players play will allow you to evaluate the team as well and can help you understand the amounts of points your player receives each week.
All in all, make sure for the rest of the season to keep checking your lineup and always watch the waiver wire. My three recommended pickups for this week:
Carson Palmer against the Atlanta secondary
Stefon Diggs will perform well against the Lions defense, especially on Thanksgiving
Antonio Gates will most certainly have a big game against the Texans injured secondary.