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It pays to wait on your toughest fantasy football roster decisions.

The key to winning your weekly fantasy football matchups is making the right lineup decisions. Which of your quarterbacks is going to pass for the most yards and throw for the most touchdowns? Will your running backs find the end zone this week? Which wide receiver is going to have the breakout game you need?...
Time: 17:18     Date: 14.09.2018
Last US Sport News: It pays to wait on your toughest fantasy football roster decisions. NY Post 24 - US News

The game is supposed to be fun, but stress levels are at an all-time high even two weeks into the NFL season. But it doesn’t have to be that way if you know the decisions you make are informed ones.

Whether you won or lost your first matchup, the knee-jerk reaction is to study your roster Tuesday morning and figure out where you went right and where you went wrong. The dust has barely settled on Week 1 and you’re already deciding whom to start in Week 2. You read the news, study some matchup data, ask your favorite expert and you start making choices. The problem is these are not well-informed decisions. They are rash reactions to what happened this past Sunday and they are far from well-informed.

If the key to winning is making the right lineup decisions, you need to gather as much intel as possible. Injury updates, practices and coaching decisions are taking place throughout the week and what could seem true Tuesday may not be what is true Sunday. Sure, some decisions may need to be made prior to “Thursday Night Football,” but you still have a wealth of information from Wednesday at your disposal. Lower your stress with five days of added knowledge.

Do I start Leonard Fournette or T.J. Yeldon? On Tuesday, you would have said Yeldon, but Thursday came and Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said Fournette would be a game-time decision and he also wants to get Corey Grant more involved. Come Sunday, you may not want to start any of them for fear of the dreaded “backfield committee.”

Do I start Aaron Rodgers this week? Packers coach Mike McCarthy isn’t making his decision until late in the week, so why should you? And attached to that is the question of whether or not to start Davante Adams, who showed up on the injury report with a shoulder issue. If Rodgers plays and Adams is healthy, you start them. If Rodgers is out and DeShone Kizer starts, does starting Adams make sense even if he is healthy?

Decisions like these are going to plague you throughout the season, so it is best to learn now that waiting for as much information as possible is vital to your success. Not just for your fantasy football team, but for your sanity as well. Enjoy your Week 1 victory. Lament over your defeat. But use your time in between Sundays wisely and learn as much as you can. Your mental state and blood-pressure levels will be handsomely rewarded.

Howard Bender is the VP of operations and head of content at FantasyAlarm.com. Follow him on Twitter @rotobuzzguy and catch him on the award winning “Fantasy Alarm Radio Show” on the SiriusXM fantasy sports channel weekdays from 4-6 p.m. Go to FantasyAlarm.com for all your fantasy sports advice and NFL player rankings.

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