Gloom,despair and agony on me.
Deepdark depression, excessive misery.
Ifit weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all.
Gloom,despair and agony on me. - Roy Clark and Buck Owens
Feelingdown because Jamaal Charles is done for the year? Losing Jon Beasonor Thomas Davis destroy your linebacker corps? Draft Peyton Manningthis year? So you are 0-2 after two weeks. So what? Time to panic? I think not.
Butyou should have started after week one.
Paniccauses rash decisions. Rash decisions cost wins. Do not sacrificethe talent you have left to get a couple mediocre players.
Everyyear, players come out of nowhere to become fantasy stars. Hopefully, you built strength into one position so you can seektrades from a position of power.
Ifyou drafted Manning, then you had a hint that there might be aproblem when the Colts signed Kerry Collins. If so, you probablyhave a decent backup. If not, most leagues still have some QBs thatmight be serviceable or even potentially better than serviceable. Guys like Ryan Fitzpatrick, Cam Newton and Rex Grossman were probablyavailable after week one.
Guyslike Jason Campbell, Alex Smith and Andy Dalton are probablyavailable now. And before you start laughing -- check the rankingsin your league. In one of mine Dalton has out-scored Josh Freeman,Matt Schaub, Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning -- despite missinghalf of his first game.
Runningbacks are always tougher to replace. But because of that, you shouldhave had at least three starting caliber backs on your roster. Ifnot, your best bet is to look for backups to starters that might bereplaced due to injury or poor performance or backs that have apartial role right now.
Backsto consider might include Ernest Graham, Keiland Williams, John Kuhn,Danny Woodhead or Isaac Redman.
Widereceiver is always a position that allows for stars after the seasonstarts. This year, David Nelson, Nate Washington, Danario Alexander,Brandon LaFell and Denarius Moore have all had surprising games andmost of them will find a spot on someone's roster before week 3kicks off.
Eventight ends can be your friend. Fred Davis, Scott Chandler, JeffKing, Ed Dickson and Evan Moore are still available in most leaguesand Davis is in the top 5 at his position. Chandler, King andDickson are in the top 10.
Butmost of you are still waiting on Jermichael Finley, Greg Olsen,Antonio Gates or Vernon Davis to kick it in gear. While I would notcut any of the aforementioned "stud" tight ends, I wouldcertainly pick up a backup...