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With four weeks on the books, we are now 25% of the way to the season. Well, we would be if we played another 16 game season. But it’s a 17-game season, which means we’re not at quarter-point but rather, uh, uh, 23.529% throughout the season.
The entire fantasy football season is a small sample, but with this caveat, four games are enough to get a feel for where your team is strong and where they need help. To determine what is unlikely to continue (I mean,
Derrick Henri Dalvin cook Ezekiel Elliott Sam Darnold leads the NFL in rushing touchdowns) and what a fluke (Cooper Kupp has at least a 32% target share in every game this year). You also know your own team; Have you really had any bad luck this year, scoring a ton but still facing the highest ranked team in your league? Or maybe the opposite: you know your team is not great, but you have been lucky in easy clashes where your opponent has had a bad week.
Either way, whether you are 4-0, 2-2 or 0-4, you can always improve your team. This year’s extra game means more teams are still present – yes, even you 0-4 and 1-3 teams, which means those at the top of the table shouldn’t be too comfortable . Long way to go.
So, as the trading season is about to begin, as has become a tradition in recent years, it is now time to release the 2021 edition of Matthew Berry’s Definitive Guide to Trading in Fantasy Football.