Fantasy Football 2012: 5 Critical Strategies for 1st Month After Your Draft

September 5, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The wings and beer hangover is gone, your lucky jersey has been laundered and your fantasy team is ready to take the field.
The fantasy season opener is upon us, but as the GM of your fantasy team, your responsibilities are just beginning.  Here's what's next.
Watch the Waiver Wire
I used to sit in a cubicle for eight hours a day, and I was an unstoppable fantasy football force. Then I left the cubicle.  Now, I sometimes forget to check and see what underperformer gets cut in Week 3 by an impatient owner, or I forget what day waiver claims are processed and I miss those season-altering early-season pickups.
Pay attention, and don't hoard your waiver priority. This isn't fantasy baseball. If you see a player out there that you believe can help you win, don't be cute and hope no one notices he's there. Go get him.
Offer Trades
Don't be insulting, or a trade spammer. But, if Calvin Johnson puts up two catches for 35 yards on ...

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