I'm at a loss of what to do. In my weekly head to head league, I'm getting killed by underperformers. My entire roster has taken a dive for the past 2-3 weeks. People like Jose Valentin, Barry Bonds, Jim Edmonds, Eurubial Durazo, Jose Cruz, Todd Helton, Brian Giles... if he's slumping, he's on my team. (and yes I put Bonds into the slumping category with a whopping 11 RBIs in the past month - 22 games out of a possible 28 he could have played in- that's a pace for 63 on the year...).
Question is, what do I do with these slumping players? Do I bench people like Valentin, Edmonds, Cruz, Durazo and forgo the RBIs and Runs that they give me? Without that many players, I would not have a chance of winning those categories, but I would have a chance of winning OBP and SLG.
Or do I continue to start them and hope that they get more than a single every second night?
It's freaking frustating. My lineup is solid (Bonds, Helton, Giles, Vidro, Durazo, Edmonds, Boone, Cruz & Toby "I can't hit the" Hall) but so far this week I have a .278 OBP and a .300 SLG; past month my team has about a .365 OBP and a .485 SLG. That's only barely decent, and definetly sub-standard for a fantasy team.
Dropping players isn't really an option - we have limited pickups in our league, and I don't believe people like Edmonds & Valentin (my 2 worst players excluding my catcher) are scraps to be discarded (even though he has an OPS of .750 for the past month).
Any suggestions on how to get through the slumps when it's half your team slumping? Prior to this nasty streak (1st month or so) I had one of the league's best offenses....