MLB Barometer: The Home Stretch

MLB Barometer: The Home Stretch

This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.

I realize some of you have turned your attention elsewhere. You may be lamenting the Week 1 performances of your top two Fantasy Football draft investments – yes, we're looking at you Odell Beckham and C.J. Anderson! You may be submitting your waiver claims or even preparing your Week 2 DFS lineups. For those of you who are still invested in the 2015 Fantasy Baseball season, welcome to the Home Stretch.

With three weeks left, there's still plenty of baseball to be played. That means your 10-point lead in your 5x5 Rotisserie league might not be as safe as you think it is. I recently experienced this first-hand when my NFBC Online Championship entry was enjoying a "comfortable" league lead on September 1, only to slip to third place a week later. Now the top three teams in my league are within six points of each other as we fight tooth-and-nail over prize winnings that are awarded only to first and second place. One of us will walk away with nothing, which is why baseball must remain my top priority over the next three weeks despite a tempting lure to the gridiron.

Don't be as naive as I was. Check up on your closest competition and see which categories will help them make up the most ground in your league standings. You've all heard it before – keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And as Vlad advised several weeks ago in this column, STAY FOCUSED. Continue to attack

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Ryan Rufe
Ryan has been helping RotoWire subscribers via the Ask An Expert feature since 2014. He occasionally fills in for MLB staff writers, contributing to the MLB Barometer and FAAB Factor series. Ryan previously covered the Houston Astros beat, wrote a weekly DFS article (Monday Lineup Card) and contributed to the RotoWire baseball magazine and draft kit. He's an NFBC and DFS enthusiast.
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