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Postby vcuram » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:23 pm

I'm in a couple of really deep leagues (20 large teams, lots of stats, both roto and H2H). Needless to say, the waiver wire is very, very thin. I've been picking up a player or two every week who is hot. Then, as soon as they start slumping, I'll take the next flavor of the week. A lot of these players are rookies, or someone filling in for an injured player.

Anyway, is this a good strategy? Or will this probably come back to bite me when I give up too many players that will end up having good years? No one else in my leagues seem to be doing it, but it's keeping me high in the standings. Ryan Church and Brandon Phillips are my current guys getting playing time for me.
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Postby bigh0rt » Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:31 pm

It's a risk/reward type thing, really... what you've got to do is look at why certain guys are performing well, and if it would appear the trend should continue, you may want to hang onto them, but if it looks like they'll slip back to mediocrity or career averages in the near future, it's at that point that you want to look to sell high, if possible. I try to avoid it whenever possible, as that means I have a solid player at a position, but often when a guy hits the DL, I'll try 2-3 sometimes more players before I find somebody to fit the bill that I like, depending on the injury length.
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