Dealing With Injuries: A Fantasy Football Quickie

John GustafsonContributor IOctober 28, 2010

Does your team have a boo-boo?
Does your team have a boo-boo?

by Johnny Lion† of

In 15 years of fantasy football, I’ve never seen a year so brutal when it comes to injuries. Maybe in 1999 when top two picks Terrell Davis and Jamal Anderson both went down, but this year is ridiculous.

If you’re a Matt Stafford, Tony Romo, Vince Young, Michael Vick, Darren McFadden, Michael Turner, Knowshon Moreno, Ryan Mathews, Pierre Thomas, Malcolm Floyd, Clinton Portis…(you get the point) owner, then you know what I mean.

Now you can do one of two things: you can pack it in and bitch about what bad luck you have and whine to your co-workers about how you should be winning your fantasy league.

I’d advise against this, because if your co-workers don’t care about your kids, what the hell do you think they think about your fantasy team?

That leads me to your next option: never stop working the waiver wire, grind.

You should look at your fantasy team like a puzzle. Keep searching for the right pieces until it’s complete. Then when it’s complete find some backup pieces. Even when you’re team is looking good, it could always look better.

If you have a studly starting lineup, continue to make moves to build a strong bench. Having a strong bench helps you if you’ve suffered a loss to injury. A strong bench also allows you to package up some of your depth to trade for studs.

So unless you’re 0-6, you still stand a chance. Fight the temptation to bitch to anyone who’ll listen, dig in and GRIND! We’re not even halfway done folks, the fun is just beginning!

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