NFL fantasy leagues require back up plans. You might draft a perfect set up of players and have a set team, but when your star goes down with a week two injury what do you do? Let’s say you drafted Aaron Hernandez from New England because you know the team likes his versatility and will to a certain extent force feed him the ball.
Why not take a guy who will line up at tight end, wide receiver and running back? But when he went down with an ankle injury against the cardinals, many members of NFL fantasy leagues went running for a backup plan. For people in Los Angeles, CA it’s hard to keep abreast of news across the country without having to read far more Boston sports news than they probably want to. Thankfully there are a lot of online resourced dedicated to assisting people on NFL fantasy league relevant information.
Honestly an injury to a gadget player like Hernandez isn’t the worst case. Thankfully, through the first 3 weeks of the NFL season, no star QB has gone down to injury, but do you have a backup plan if you lose Aaron Rodgers? The QB scrap heap might be pretty well picked over. Needing help to come up with a plan B is nothing to be ashamed of. Actual NFL coaches can be thrown into panic mode if the star QB goes down with an injury. Or there’s the New York Jets who lost the best defensive back in the NFL and are moving a running back over to play Corner to help shore up the numbers at the position. To an NFL fantasy league the impact is that the Jets defense is a lot less attractive than it was at the beginning of the year. Rex Ryan’s a fantastic defensive coach but Revis made that defense what it was. On the flip side an NFL fantasy league team owner doesn’t have to be worried about sitting a #1 WR going to play the New York Jets.
It can be hard for people in non-NFL towns to keep up to date on all the minutiae of NFL news, injuries, weather and strategy. For NFL fantasy league members in Los Angeles, CA it can be a bit trickier to keep on top of the comings and goings of the NFL, and its impact on your team. Thankfully there are sites that will either aggregate fantasy relevant information, post simple information (injury information and weather updates) or ones dedicated to helping members organize their teams for optimal returns. Not everyone has the time to do in-depth research on every aspect of the NFL and every relevant player, getting that leg up can be a massive boon to paid NFL fantasy leagues.