DON’T FORGET ABOUT INJURIES-It’s obvious, but it’s a mistake that many of us have made, myself included. Last season, I blindly drafted Peyton Manning, not realizing that his comeback from the neck surgery was a bit far behind, as we all soon learned. So, I had a roster spot taken by a guy that didn’t play. Now, I am in a keeper league, so I plan on hanging onto him since all seems well in Denver, but last season was a clear wakeup call.
If you are in a keeper league or not, make sure you are watching injury reports from camp, rehabbing from 2011 injuries, ..etc. so you don’t plan your draft around a guy that isn’t likely to play.
READ CAMP REPORTS-Make sure you keep up on minicamp, and soon training camp reports from around the league. This is the way to find a sleeper hiding in your midst. When you read about a guy that is ahead of the learning curve, keep an eye on the guy, as he could be worth a late round draft pick. Seasons are often made by research, and finding that sleeper to put your roster over the top. You can never do too much research, and it stops now.
These are just some things to start thinking about, and ways you can beat this slow time in the offseason.