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Rounding Third: Shut Out - Week 5 Primer

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

Shut Out

I've consistently missed out on the top free agents in my NFBC Main Event league, which is bad enough. Often the most valuable free agents are the ones you can grab early on in the season - not only do you get a longer stretch with them on your roster, but as the season progresses, there are fewer emerging breakouts and job changes. But I'm also off to a miserable start, particularly on the hitting side of the ledger, where I have the second-lowest batting average in the entire contest. Every week I see Justin Upton homer two or three times, realizing I could have had both him and Jose Bautista, and I'm filled with regret. It's only April, I get it, but it's tough to dig out of the hole, especially in the qualitative categories.

NFBC Main Event

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