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Exploiting the Matchups: Unleash the Beast

Luke Hoover

Luke Hoover has covered fantasy football for Rotowire.com since 2011 and is most proud of recommending Victor Cruz as a starter in his breakout game against the Eagles. He's a lifelong fan of Notre Dame, the Packers and, unfortunately, the Knicks.

In football, much as it can be in life, sometimes you have to lose something to gain something new, perhaps something even better.

In a season wrought with injuries, after a week that saw some extremely big ones, that’s the mantra we need to keep reminding ourselves of. That’s what needs to drive us to find new ways to improve. After all, we’re not even at the halfway point of the season and suddenly, for one week at least, Roger Lewis might be the No. 1 receiver for the Giants. Odell Beckham (ankle) became the second top110 draft pick to hit injured reserve – following David Johnson (wrist) – and hopefully he’ll be the last. But he certainly won’t be the last guy to land on IR. So we must train our minds to be forward-thinking, planning for how we will compete as much as possible weekly while also keeping the long term in mind with some well-studied stashes. To best prepare for the next domino to fall, we must keep league format top of mind when carefully planning those ben

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