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Finding systems and strategies that other leguers don’t know is same as a football team with its own special playbook that the opponents don’t know of, or don’t understand.Cycle Down Low
Pretty good hockey term, cycle down low. It’s also a pretty good fantasy league hockey term. Both have different meanings though.
This system is specifically used for Yahoo leagues, or ones similar like it.
Hardly does it ever occur that your team is superb in every position with all-star, or top 15, players in the league.
Usually, a Yahoo league allows you to play two of each position forward, then 4 defensemen, and two utilities.
You should always have at least one slot, either C, RW, LW, or Util, that you can use any way you want to with Free Agent/Waived players. That’s Cycling your team down low with 2nd tier, sometimes 3rd, players.
For example: I just added Vladimir Orszagh (RW) and Martin Erat (LW) from the FA pool. Who did i drop? Kristian Huselius and Randy Robitaille.
Huselius had some kind of streak going, with Bure and Weiss, and Randy Robitaille also was on a hot streak. They started to slow down, I saw Orszagh and Erat starting to get hot and I picked them up.
I keep cycling those two positions with any Free Agents that get hot. Once Erat and Orszagh will cool down, I’ll look for the most recent hottest players availabe, if available.
This helps you gain the most points from players that a lot of your opponents don’t even think of. You keep cycling your one, two (recommended), or three, position slots with the hottest players and you’ll gain a lot of points.
That’s the strategy that links to the Cycling system. Sometimes, and quite frequently too, there is always a team GM that wants one of your waiver/free agent pick-ups. That’s when you want to use your pick-up as trade bait. There’s no chance in hell that your sleeper you picked up will continue the pace and score 50-55-60 points. So, you do good by trading him at his highest stock. You just Recycled a player that you picked up and has a high chance of being released later in the future. Obviously, you must keep an eye on the player you traded, then got released, so when he gets hot again, you pick him up.
Players tend to have those 8-14 point scoring streaks or 8 points in 12 games. Helps your team a lot.
Any questions on this system and this startegies, please post a comment and ask.