You have ADD and you have no idea how this sentence will end because you’re already reading the comments. You drafted Jay Bruce and traded him for Vernon Wells. You’re glad Crapolanco has 3rd base eligibility so you can trade away Youkilis. If Ellsbury isn’t DL’d soon, you’re dropping him for Kevin Millwood. You’re trigger finger is itching and only Scott Podsednik can scratch it. You’re also potentially losing your league in April.
Don’t drop guys that just happen to have a bad one or two weeks to start the season. In general, anyone that you drafted in the first ten rounds, should be untouchable in April. You need to let your Clydesdales carry your beer. Maybe you bench one that is severely struggling, but don’t fall victim to Attention Deficit Drops. Sure, Nick Markakis is not doing anything for you right now, but you don’t let him go for “Current Hot Outfielder.”
I realize this isn’t as easy as it sounds. The trouble lies in the fact that a lot of guys burst on the scene in April, never cool off and can carry your fantasy baseball team to a championship. So you don’t want to sit on your hands (especially if you have gas). If you took a flier for your MI spot, lose him for the “Current Hot 2nd Baseman.” A 5th outfielder is probably droppable. Utility guy? Droppable. Guys at the end of your staff? Fine. Those kinds of moves shouldn’t hurt you as long as you know you might have to keep playing the hot hand all season unless you fall into this year’s Ben Zobrist. In general, if you think someone will just sit there on waivers if you drop them, then lose them for the player who is on fire. You can always go back when the hot player cools off. There’s a fine line between reacting and panicking. Walk the line, Johnny.