5 Moves You Can Make to Get Right Back in the Hunt for Fantasy Football Playoffs

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5 Moves You Can Make to Get Right Back in the Hunt for Fantasy Football Playoffs
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I've been a big winner, and I've been a big, big loser. 

In fact, I am every year. When you play in as many fantasy leagues as I do, you will field bad starting rosters now and then as well as championship rosters. You notice distinct trends.

In 2012, it was the way the draft fell, and it was how things shook out. I spent the entire offseason preparing to educate people on these things. Literally. The Senior Bowl, the combine, all kinds of pro days. Talking with people, trying to put pieces together. 

Generally, I've noticed that my losing teams placed too much dependence on players in my flex spot such as Michael Bush of the Chicago Bears or Peyton Hillis of the Kansas City Chiefs. My winning teams have players such as Denarius Moore of the Oakland Raiders or Ahmad Bradshaw of the New York Giants occupying this very important slot.

The flex position is where your hay can be made against your opposition and where their lack of depth can be exposed. 

I've been on both sides of this coin numerous times in my life, and we are at a crossroads, my friends. It's time for some tough love. 

This is for the fantasy football owners coming into Week 9 who are 4-4 and below. If you are 5-3 or above, I would recommend you reading also, though. The first principle, as you will see, applies to everybody...

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