I like fantasy drafts as much as anybody. In fact they’re my favorite thing about playing any fantasy sport. That being said, drafts probably get an inordinate amount of attention when it comes to winning and losing fantasy leagues. Especially with the decreased emphasis on starting pitching in Major League Baseball and the prevalence of streaming pitchers as a fantasy strategy, in-season moves are at least as important as the draft, if not more so. With that in mind, let’s look at seven common in-season mistakes and how to avoid them.

  1. Overreacting to the first month of the season

Every year some players come out of nowhere to put up huge numbers early in the season, and while they can sometimes maintain a torrid pace, those hot starts often fizzle into nothing. Remember last year when Paul DeJong batted .342/.403/.607 in April? Of course not, because he soon came back down to earth and hit .233/.318/.444, nearly identical to his 2018 numbers.

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