Just two more weeks to go. It’s just your team, Peta, Kato and a shizzton of tribute/dog hybrids at the cornucopia. Save your arrows and shoot them straight. With just 13 more fantasy days left in the RCLs, now is the time you begin separating the meat from the shaft. Wait. No, that’s not right. Separate the wheat from the chaff. Don’t separate the meat from the shaft or else you’ll immediately be rushed to the hospital. Don’t ask me how I know that. Also don’t ask me how the next two Hunger Games books end, because I have not read them. What you CAN ask me about, computer friends, are those final 13 fantasy days. And considering I wrote this post back in 2011, I’ll assume sometime between now (me) and now (you), you actually did ask me about those last 13 days. My answer to you is: dump everything that isn’t important. What’s not important? Stat categories in which there is a cushion too far for players ahead or behind you to catch up in. If you’ve got a 70 block lead over the next guy and you’re in first place, blocks no longer matter to you. Bench your blocks specialists or drop them altogether. In keeper leagues, you may not be willing to drop guys, but in the RCLs, you can’t take ’em with you so turn ’em loose. (<– that’s how fantasy-playing cowboys would advise you!) If you’re just 13 rebounds behind the next guy, put in all your rebounders. Stop thinking in terms of total team output and start narrowing your team down to the categories that are still win-able or categories that you can bump yourself up a couple of spots. There are improvements to be made on the micro level, even if your team is basically settled on a macro level.
Oh! Hello spreadsheet. What’cha knowin’? I’ve come to see your statistics growin’.