Idiotic Things Fantasy Football Novices Do

1. Label Certain Players Untouchable

EVERY player should be attainable. If Matt Forte and Steve Slaton taught us anything last year it’s that even the mighty can fall hard (and fast). If you aren’t open to trading everyone on your team you could be passing up opportunities to make your team better. Keep an open mind.

2. Wait Too Long To Pull The Trigger

Take some time to mull over an offer but realize owners are just as flaky as they are impulsive. If you have a good deal on the table, take it! Because by the time you are ready to commit, the offer may be *POOF* gone.

3. Admit When You Made A Mistake … And Then Move On

One guy drafted Vincent Jackson in the THIRD round in one of my PPR leagues. His top two receivers are Robert Meachem and Lee Evans. P.U. Rather than acknowledging he screwed up, he plans on riding it out. Not a smart move. Sometimes you have to cut your losses and try something new even if it means trading away players you <3

4. Wait For Teams To Approach You For A Trade

Some guys seem stunned when I pull off a good trade. “I didn’t even know he was available,” says the dolt. No one is going to approach you with a can’t miss trade opportunity. Make the first offer. You’d be surprised how often this strategy leads to getting what you want.

5. Sit On Their Hands While Other Teams Improve

A guy told me who was in no rush to make a move because he wanted to see how his team shook out first. The truth is there is just as much risk trading a player pre-season as there is in-season Be aggressive. Be. Be. Aggressive.

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2 Responses to “Idiotic Things Fantasy Football Novices Do”

  1. A C Slater says:

    Did you make that guy an offer for Vincent Jackson? Did he say No?

  2. fantasy flukie says:

    I most agree with:

    3. Admit When You Made A Mistake … And Then Move On- I have made many errors in my fantasy career and this is one I firmly believe in. Don’t wallow in your loss. Get back on the wagon make a great comeback trade or amazing waiver wire pickup.

    4. Wait For Teams To Approach You For A Trade

    — I’m torn here… I have waited and still been able to pull a great trad out of my hat….but al and all scott is right you should force the issue when possible.

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