Work Smarter Not Harder
Presented by Jordan’s Draws
- Draft a winnable team At this point there is no helping on that end, so we are going to build you from the ground up and try to make you as competitive as possible.
- Waivers Work the waiver wire system to your advantage. Whether it’s continuous, inverted, or FAAB. We will break down the strategies for each here.
- Continuous – Less commonly used waiver wire system, so might want to back off if you are sitting good. Use if needed; especially if one your starting running backs go down.
- Inverted – Most people do not know how to truly make the most of the waiver system. (See TSF Waiver Wire Trick Article for reference on this) IF there are multiple free agents you are looking to acquire and are comfortable dropping 1-2 or more guys. Waiver them all but do it by who you would most like to replace that player on down. If wanting multiple Free Agents, you should have double the waivers in to maximize your waiver system.
- FAAB – DON’T be a penny pincher is the number one rule with FAAB. Do not be afraid to blow 15,25,35 or more percent on a player that either has huge potential or that is an RB handcuff after a major injury. You can also do multiple waivers in this format, but just be more careful with this type of format. Make sure you are not going to overpay for two or more guys in a FAAB waiver. One last thing on the FAAB is to always hold roughly 20% or so back for the playoff weeks in case of injuries.
4. Know your backup running backs.
5. Play your guys in their proper slots in order of the games being played. This is especially important for the questionable guys on your squad.
6. When looking to your bench or even the waiver/free agents list always look for the player expected to receive the highest amount of volume.
7. Almost never start double Tight Ends. There are certain exceptions to this rule. (see rule 6) this year also Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert would be that exception.
8. Just because we lose does not mean we need to blow up our teams. Recency bias can be a real thing.
- Look back on your team plays? Was your process correct?
- Did you play the best matchups?
- Do not go for sleeper plays and always start your studs.
Hope this helps you win your league and we at TSF are always here to support and have Sunday start/sit shows on our YouTube channel to help you make those difficult decisions.