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August 2, 2013

Fantasy Mailbag

Looking Ahead

by BP Fantasy Staff


Question: Podcasters and fantasy writers chant "Flags Fly Forever" when talking about stashing potential players in dynasty/keeper leagues. I understand this, sacrificing an unknown future for a more certain present victory is an important concept. However, I get hung up on the fact that most of my leagues are H2H category leagues where it is a crapshoot once you get to the playoffs. If my team is positioned to make the playoffs, I feel that I have as good of a chance as any to win the league.

Is there anywhere specific that you would choose to focus your resources to shore up for the playoffs? Do you look at starting pitching matchups for September?

Answer: You can't figure out pitching matchups obviously, but you can look at schedules. Interestingly enough, Jason and I were on Google chat about a separate topic and, as I was typing how he easy Detroit's schedule is in September, he mentioned it as well. It's well known, but still exploitable. Three versus Boston early, but then CWS-KC-SEA-MIA-MIN all month.

Atlanta has a similarly easy schedule: MIA-NYM-PHI-WAS-SD-CHC-MIL.

You can go through and find others and then take advantage by targeting them in deals. It won't guarantee you anything, but it'll improve probabilities in your favor.

**We also discuss this as a staff on the latest episode of the Towers of Power Fantasy Hour podcast**

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