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Simple Rules to doing well in fantasy

Postby Matthias » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:53 pm

Two of my longstanding personal rules that work out pretty well in fantasy are:

* Draft Rangers hitting.
* Draft Dodgers pitching.

Anyone else have any similar rules of thumb?
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Re: Simple Rules to doing well in fantasy

Postby Y`s Guy » Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:55 pm

Don't panic during a live draft. That waive wire will be prime feeding ground for valuable talent for the first month and a half of the season.
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Re: Simple Rules to doing well in fantasy

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:01 pm

Don't neglect average (esp. in ROTO). HRs and SBs are great, but if they come with a hurting batting average, there goes your season.
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Re: Simple Rules to doing well in fantasy

Postby J35J » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:09 pm

Play in public leagues!
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Re: Simple Rules to doing well in fantasy

Postby Y`s Guy » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:17 pm

OneLoveBoomer wrote:Don't neglect average (esp. in ROTO). HRs and SBs are great, but if they come with a hurting batting average, there goes your season.


This has been a major fault of mine. Perennially finishing in the bottom 1/3 as I chase...heck, I don't even know why this happens.
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Re: Simple Rules to doing well in fantasy

Postby SpecialFNK » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:26 pm

dont draft SP early, but draft hitting, hitting, and then more hitting early.
sure there are the Lincecum's/Santana's/ect but you can find quality pitching in the later rounds say 7/8 but the early hitters are more valuable than early pitchers.

dont draft closers early. through the season there are ALWAYS multiple closers that get replaced and you can grab someone off waivers.

draft pitching from the NL and if possible more so from the NL West. Padres pitchers are money when pitching at home. the wins might not be there but PETCO is a big pitchers park. spot start opposing pitchers at PETCO.

when doing a live draft dont get caught in a run at one position. dont reach thinking your going to miss out on that position.

as for AVG. you can take those AVG killers like Carlos Pena, but if you do you can match them up on your team with those who hit for a high AVG like Ichiro.
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Re: Simple Rules to doing well in fantasy

Postby silverZ » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:59 pm

buy low sell high
stay on top of free agent closers
don't be afaid to platoon
don't overthink and pysche yourself out
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Re: Simple Rules to doing well in fantasy

Postby wrveres » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:25 am

Never quit. Never.

4th place is better than 5th. 5th is better than 6th. 6th is better than ... you get the idea.

I couldn't tell you how many times I have had a team catch fire in the final month or two and make a run.
Heck just last year I won my NL Only after spending the first half of the season in 9th/10th.

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Re: Simple Rules to doing well in fantasy

Postby mrmarley » Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:37 am

Don't overextend yourself. This is that fun and exciting time where you think "why not just one or two more leagues...or 10", but better to excel or at least have a better chance in a few leagues than to spread yourself too thin. By summer, the grind of the fantasy season will be more painful with each team you have to manage that you added above your comfort level.

Obviously if you have no kids, family, hobbies, pets, need for sleep that take up your time than this might not apply to you ;-D
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Re: Simple Rules to doing well in fantasy

Postby West » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:15 pm

mrmarley wrote:Don't overextend yourself. This is that fun and exciting time where you think "why not just one or two more leagues...or 10", but better to excel or at least have a better chance in a few leagues than to spread yourself too thin. By summer, the grind of the fantasy season will be more painful with each team you have to manage that you added above your comfort level.

Obviously if you have no kids, family, hobbies, pets, need for sleep that take up your time than this might not apply to you ;-D


I agree wholeheartedly...I don't have many commitments like kids, etc, but I only do 2 leagues a year. And keepers, at that. Really cuts down on the research time. Of course, what works for one person is not universal, I know guys who do at least 10 leagues a year. I just don't have that much time, and I hate not paying attention in leagues/playing with people who don't.
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