Week 2 – Get back to work

The first week of fantasy football is history. Half of you won, and half lost your first head-to-head match. If you won, enjoy the moment but don’t get giddy. If you lost, don’t get down. It’s just one week, and there are 12 more games to play before the playoffs.

Keep the goal in mind. You want to make the playoffs and have a chance to win the championship. Making the playoffs does not mean that you need to win every game. I fully expected to lose my first game after losing Bell, but I won. No big deal.

Today, I will be looking at the waiver wire and seeing what players are available. If I see someone I like, I’ll put in a claim for him. Waiver claims can be made at any time before the player clears waivers. Waivers process (execute) daily, beginning at 3 a.m. ET.

I’ve said it before. If you want to win the championship, you must outwork the competition. The way that you outwork them is hitting the waiver wire, evaluating each and every player and how he might fit on your team. “There’s gold in them thar hills.”

The other thing that you want to consider is making a trade. I told you in yesterday’s blog that trading players is like trading stocks – you want to trade for an appreciating asset. I offered a trade yesterday to the owner of LeSean McCoy, after his poor performance.

McCloy tallied 3.1 fantasy points for the dismal Buffalo Bills in their 47-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Are the Bills really that bad? No, they’re not. And neither is McCoy. He finished as a top 10 running back in 2016 and 2017. Things can only get better for Shady.

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