Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Week Four Of the Fantasy Football Season - Time To Hunker Down!!

So we're just about 1/4 of the way through the Fantasy Football regular season (most leagues end in Week 16 nowadays, with playoffs starting in week 13), and your roster should be starting to show its true colors.

  • If you've had a player for three weeks, he's not hurt, and he's yet to crack the top 40 of position ranks (for RB/WR, I'd say top 15 for TE), then it's time to consider cutting him - unless he's Chris Johnson.
  • The reason why I say that is that it's one week until the Byes start, and you're going to need room on your roster for guys that are actually producing.  
  • The vast majority of you are only claiming one defense right now. I suggest to go ahead and look at your bye week for the best defense match-up, and go grab that team. Waiting until the week of the Bye is going to provide you with far less options.
  • Guys To Trade:
    • If there is someone in your league who is willing to take these guys on, my advice would be to trade Michael Vick, Antonio Gates, and Arian Foster if you can get decent quality in return. All three guys are injured and haven't produced well this season.  Everything points to the idea that they will continue to struggle with injuries for most, if not all, of the rest of the season. Be bold. Look to win now.
  • If you're 0-3, pay attention to my recommendations on who to pick up:
Who To Grab (I'm not going to tell you anyone I've already mentioned, see my previous posts on Week 2 and Week 3 :
  • If you didn't pick up Roy Helu (RB - Wash) last week when I told you to, go grab him now. He's getting decent touches as of now, and that should only increase in the coming weeks.
  • If Joseph Addai is available in your league, go grab him and park him on the bench.  If the Colts continue to run the way they did against Pittsburgh, Addai might be a valuable option.
  • Darren Sproles is a great option during the bye week.  He's getting plenty of opportunities in New Orleans, who are far happier with Sproles than they ever were with Reggie Bush.
  • Nate Washington (WR -Tenn) is a nice pickup right now.  With Kenny Britt out for the year, Washington should see a lot of touches going forward.  He had a really good week last week.
  • Torrey Smith (WR - Balt) - Only three catches, but all for touchdowns. As a rookie, he's been rarely used.  However, if you're in a keeper league, consider grabbing this guy for the future.

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