Fantasy Extreme Strategy

By Chris Conger

As a new contributor I will give you a short background of my fantasy football credentials. After all you shouldn’t take your advice from just anyone. I have played fantasy football for over 14 years, and the game has changed tremendously since the days of reading the stats in the paper the next day.

I currently play in 11 leagues, one is a keeper, 10 are a mix of traditional, PPR, and anywhere from 10-12 team leagues. As years have passed the number of leagues I play in has grown. If you average out the numbers they play out like this. 98 leagues played in with a league winning percentage of just over 68%. I do not say this to boast, but only to show that I have the experience to say what I am about to say.

Fantasy football is a very complex game if you get into the scheduling and planning of unforeseen events. This week my fantasy report may sound crazy but, I assure you it sound advice by the numbers.

If you were blessed with having Adrian Peterson on your team right now then you have had some great weeks. Now it’s time to realize that this should be your last week with him on your team. Adrian Peterson will have a great game tonight. His value will be as high as ever, so find the person who has LeSean McCoy and do a one for one trade. I drafted McCoy in all of my leagues for one reason; the heart of the fantasy football season is coming up after this week.

The disadvantage of owning Peterson is his schedule. The Vikings still have to play the Chicago Bears, and they run stopping defense, two more times during fantasy season.

On the flip side McCoy will be heading into five of the best matchups you could ask for including your fantasy Super Bowl. This play will be hard to swallow, but I assure you it is the right one. If McCoy is not available, another equally good trade would be Reggie Bush. In PPR leagues Bush holds a little less value but he will only get stronger as the season goes on.

Always look at matchups in your leagues. Just because you have a stud does not mean you have just hold him if there are options for points. In fantasy points is what we play for!


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