State of the Franchise Address

by Jim Coventry, Guest Blogger

The most difficult decisions to make are ones that go against your preseason plan. We don’t ever want to admit that we’re wrong. It’s much easier to make excuses and blame a poor season on injuries and bad luck. This is the time to treat your team like a business. Trade away those players that are holding your squad back. Let other owners take the gambles that you cannot afford. If you have Javon Walker (WR, Den,) and you’re falling out of the playoff race, trade him to someone that will be desperate for playoff help, because you may need the help to get into the playoffs and Walker will not help you do that!

Tomorrow will be the half-way point for many fantasy football leagues, but regardless, just about every league is at least near this pivotal time of the year. This article is nothing more than a blank canvas for you to throw paint all over!

You are the CEO of your franchise, and this is as good a time as any to make sure the blinders are off and assess where the season is going.

As you look over your roster, check for a number of [...]

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