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Re: How long until you start to panic in a league?

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:09 pm

MasterX1918 wrote:For Roto, Mid-Late May until I start to make drastic decisions. Not sure about H2H, but it would definitly be a lot sooner.

I agree with Ender, I'd start to worry a lot sooner in roto leagues than H2H. In H2H all you have to do is survive until the playoffs. I've seen leagues won from the 5th or 6th playoff seed.

In roto it's much harder to dig yourself out of a hole. In many cases you can just about write off a league if you're in the bottom third at the all-star break.
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Re: How long until you start to panic in a league?

Postby Grounded Polo » Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:10 pm

How soon to cut bait really depends on the league. Obviously, we're not talking studs here but guys who went after Round 10 and any sleepers picks. If your league is pretty shallow like normal yahoo size, I wouldn't be so hesitant to become aggressive and go after other guys who have upside and look really good in April and cut the middle round guys who are also basically upside picks but have shown more in the majors or veterans expected to bounce back. Any mistakes by dropping somebody too early who was picked for upside doesn't have an extremely high chance of really backfiring. Being willing to cut bait before everyone else realizes he's a dud and finding a guy who is essentially the same, just available and becomes a stud is one of the best parts of fantasy baseball.

When the player pool gets deeper, it's harder not to stick to your guns.
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Re: How long until you start to panic in a league?

Postby tmlfan4ever » Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:58 pm

I think 4 to 6 weeks is the sweet spot for getting an actual idea of what your team can and can't do. So by Mid may I think you're in a position to make some moves and assess stengths/weaknesses.
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Re: How long until you start to panic in a league?

Postby Yoda » Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:52 am

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