Stretch Run Strategies

Here are some tried and true strategies for the home stretch of your fantasy football season:

Consolidate! – Depth is crucial during the majority of the season but in your playoff push you want and need the best lineup possible. I offered this trade: Jamal Charles and Larry Fitzgerald for Arian Foster, for example. I am definitely giving up a lot, but its moves like this that create the scariest possible starting 8. Another good idea is to move a backup QB even if they are a top 10 option and the return is minimal.  At this point good (but not elite QBs) are probably a dime a dozen. This is especially true if you have a QB that isn’t a “brand name” like Kyle Orton. But if it can help your team be willing to move one to help make your lineup a bit meatier.

Look Ahead – I like to get “defensive” and look ahead to Weeks 14-16 if I don’t have a reliable option like the Steelers or Bears. A solid Defense can be the difference in 10 points or more. Arizona plays the Cowboys and Panthers in Weeks 15 and 16, the two biggest weeks of the playoffs. Grab them, now before someone beats you to it! It’s also a good idea at this point when making last second trades to think how a player can help you in Weeks 14-16. Target a running back like Ronnie Brown or Moreno who have deceptively tasty matchups during the stretch run and coast to glory.

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3 Responses to “Stretch Run Strategies”

  1. jovan says:

    dude you think Brown is worth something? really? i think he has had one game all year….would you trade mason for him?

  2. Scott J Pachman says:

    I would. Mason his very little upside. Also, the Fins have a favorable schedule down the stretch and Thigpen could bring some life to the whole offense. Go for it.

  3. jovan says:

    u still feel this way after they got shutout by the hapless Bears?

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