The first undeniable truism regarding fantasy football, of which you need to be aware, is your entire season was won or lost on Draft Day. The amount you drank and the draft pick you spent on Rashard Mendenhall have far reaching implications that you are now powerless to undo. Fortunately, your fellow team managers do have the power to nullify the first undeniable truism, by making hugely ruinous moves of their own. By waiting for, or better, bringing about the destruction of your competitors, you may yet salvage the 2013 campaign despite having drafted Jay Cutler.
The best thing you can do is sit back and let others create and reap their own chaos. Since that is entirely boring, and passive resistance is for losers, what you should do instead is wreak havoc on the waiver wire. Anyone who did anything at all in week 1, who is not on a roster, belongs on yours. Everyone on your team who did not dramatically exceed his projected output is expendable. Pick up everyone, and be quick about it. Kellen Winslow, Alex Smith, Jerrico Cotchery; get them immediately. Chris Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Michael Vick; to the scrap heap with the lot of them. Sure, Vick hasn't played yet, but who's to say what he's going to do tonight anyway? He and his big fat zero are taking up space, while proven week 1 producers (see Joseph Fauria) are just sitting out there where anyone can grab them.
After a thorough slash-and-burn through the available player's list, conduct a strafing mission of your league mate's lineups. Propose trades with every manager, for every one of their players. Don't concern yourself with fairness or the likelihood of your offers being accepted. The more moves you propose, i.e., the more traffic you create, the better your chances of random success. All you need to recover the advantage you forfeited by dropping Anquan Boldin last week is for one cracked trade to slip through.
Going forward, be sure to remember fantasy football's second undeniable truism: you can come in last all by yourself by doing nothing, or you can drag half the league down with you so your team doesn't look so bad. How do you want to be remembered?
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