Fantasy football first-timer


My fantasy team sucks. I’m currently 1-6 and I don’t know what to do. Every week, I am diligent in swapping out my players, knowing who is injured and on bye weeks. And yet, I always fall short. I always end with a score lower than projected and another loss. Like I said, I don’t know what to do. 

After doing some research, I’ve found that I should follow the ideology of the paperclip story. The story follows a man who took a single paperclip and traded it for objects of increasing value until he got a house. In this situation, I wouldn’t be gunning for a house but rather better players who would improve the overall outcome of my team. The thought is that I could trade someone like Austin Ekeler for Alvin Kamara and Adam Thielen. The benefit of this is that these two players would net more together than Ekeler would alone. In this situation, I’m being more gusty than I should be because Kamara and Thielen are ranked the same or higher than Ekeler, and any fantasy manager worth his salt would see that this trade is benefiting me more than them. However, my friend Connor has been hounding me for weeks to trade with him for Ekeler so I have a good feeling about him accepting the trade. 

Unfortunately, Connor is smarter than I gave him credit for and rejected my trade offer. I’m going to take another look at his team and find players who are worth less to make an offer for, sticking more to the heart of the strategy.


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