A wise man once said that you shouldn’t dwell on the past because it’s just that, the past. You can apply this to so many things in life when you think about it.
In golf if you make a bad shot and if all you think about is that bad shot, odds are you are going to hit another bad shot. In poker if you take a bad beat and think about that, you’ll probably make a bad call out of spite and lose your money.
If you focus on the mistakes you have made in life it makes it that much harder to move forward.
This is a fantasy sports site, so what does this have to do with anything related?
Well in DFS you can’t hold a grudge against a player. If you play long enough you will understand what I’m talking about. I’ll give you my example of this struggle.
Don’t be too surprised when the cheapest pitcher on the board throws a gem or the top projected batter with a great BVP goes 0-for.Chris ReillyLast year I was playing in the super joust survivor game on daily joust (the site is no longer in business). It was their major tournament and half the field advanced to the next day. I still remember this like it was yesterday.
I went with a Cardinal stack but decided to play Nick Swisher at first base instead of Matt Adams. Adams went 3-4 with a homerun and a double and Swisher went 0-5 with three strike outs. Daily joust took a point away from you for only strike outs and Swisher finished with -3 on the day and Adams had 12 points.
Nevertheless, I missed the cut by 2 and was eliminated on the first day.
I went on a fantasy heater after that and kept track of the joust and would have finished in 8th place ($1500) with my teams had I not been eliminated on the first day.
The moral of the story is, I never took Nick Swisher and still struggle to take him to this day because of that.
Here is the thing when it comes to pro athletes that play 150 games. They are going to have bad days. The best batters only hit 30% of the time so on days they get three or four hits means somewhere in the season they won’t get one.
One thing I don’t like is when people say so and so “sucks”. If they are in the major leagues, they don’t “suck”.
Don’t be too surprised when the cheapest pitcher on the board throws a gem or the top projected batter with a great BVP goes 0-for. I’m not saying that it’s going to happen all the time, but it does happen and that is why we love sports.
How boring would it be if you knew the results of every game? Don’t take things personally and forgive and forget.
The truth about pro athletes is they don’t care about their fantasy stats and sometimes they help their team by doing things that doesn’t help your team (like lay a bunt).