The times they are a-changin’

Bob Dylan stated the timeless truth more than fifty years ago: “For the times they are a-changin’.” This certainly applies to fantasy football, where everything can change in a moment. You have to adapt or die.

Yesterday, my starting quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, was on his way to a huge game when he suffered a season-ending injury. Jimmy G. still finished with 22.3 fantasy points, but that’s little consolation to his owners.

Fortunately, I have Andrew Luck on my bench. You must have two good  quarterbacks on your roster. Last year, I lost Carson Wentz to a season-ending injury, but Ben Roethlisberger came off my bench to help me win the title.

I am 20 points ahead in my head-to-head contest in week 3, and it appears I will improve to 2-1. However, I am still not convinced I have a team that can contend for this year’s championship. That’s why I’m still looking to add talent.

Yesterday, as the afternoon games wound down, I made one more trade, adding Larry Fitzgerald of the Cardinals to my roster. He was coming off another bad game, catching two passes for nine yards and just 2.9 fantasy points.

Why did I pick up Fitzgerald? Once again, I want to buy low and sell high. Fitzgerald’s stock has plummeted this year, but that could change when the Cardinals bench Sam Bradford in favor of strong-armed Josh Rosen.

Fitzgerald, 35, has made the Pro bowl 11 times. He is third all-time in receptions, third in receiving yards (leading all active players in those two categories). He’s eight in receiving touchdowns. I think Fitzgerald will bounce back.

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