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Postby x17jaw17x » Sat May 23, 2015 3:59 pm

I am in a 10-man 5x5 league and my team is pretty balanced overall, and I thought I'd be a lot better than where I am at right now and i want to switch things up, but i am not sure what the best strategy is for these types of leagues so i thought I'd run it by here and look for any suggestions on what the most strategic way to win was. I am aware of some strategies (steals/pitching, hitting/saves) but i don't know what the best one would be for my team, so hope to get some feedback! Thanks!

Here's my team:

C: Russell Martin
1B: Anthony Rizzo
2B: Howie Kendrick
3B: Josh Donaldson
SS: Jhonny Peralta
2B/SS: Delino Deshields
1B/3B: Eric Hosmer
OF: Adam Jones, Starling Marte, Carlos Gomez, Christian Yelich, Yasmani Tomas
UTIL: Carlos Santana
SP: Johnny Cueto, Matt Harvey, Carlos Carrasco, James Paxton, Scott Kazmir, Julio Teheran, Nathan Karns (spot start today), Carlos Martinez
RP: A.J. Ramos, David Robertson, Mark Melancon
Bench: Josh Harrison
DL: Wil Myers
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Re: Best 5x5 fantasy strategy

Postby ayebatter » Sat May 23, 2015 10:36 pm

1st you have to establish where you can make up the most points the quickest and where you have no chance of making any significant progress then you can plan a course of action.
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Re: Best 5x5 fantasy strategy

Postby x17jaw17x » Sun May 24, 2015 10:30 am

Yes i agree, I might try and go in the direction of power/SB with a couple of ace pitchers and closers since it's categories, but i am unsure if this will be the right strategy to last me all year long, any other advice?
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Re: Best 5x5 fantasy strategy

Postby ayebatter » Sun May 24, 2015 12:41 pm

Tell me where do you suck and is there any chance of gaining position there.
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Re: Best 5x5 fantasy strategy

Postby x17jaw17x » Sun May 24, 2015 12:48 pm

Well i lead my league in every hitting category except for SB's, and as far as pitching I've been struggling in ERA, WHIP, and Wins the past couple weeks. Maybe i am just panicking because I'm on a 2 game losing streak, but i feel like i want to get rid of Cueto for a better starter, maybe Bumgarner or Sale, but for that to happen id have to downgrade hitting, so maybe I'm best staying put.
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Re: Best 5x5 fantasy strategy

Postby ayebatter » Sun May 24, 2015 2:45 pm

So your league is h2h with 5x5 scoring ?
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Re: Best 5x5 fantasy strategy

Postby x17jaw17x » Sun May 24, 2015 4:32 pm

Correct. (AVG, R, HR, RBI, SB/ERA, WHIP, W, Saves, Ks)
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Re: Best 5x5 fantasy strategy

Postby ayebatter » Sun May 24, 2015 6:28 pm

I wouldn't sweat it right now your team looks fine maybe you'll loose SBs every week but there are 9 other cats.
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