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Frozen Fantasy: If You Can't Beat Them, Torture Them

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

Only one team can win a league. But there are a lot of reasons to keep your foot on the gas even if a title seems out of reach.

The biggest? Torture is fun.

We’re at the point in the season where it’s easy to stop trying, particularly if you’ve decided you’re out of the running. And in standard leagues, some owners just stop making lineup moves entirely.

Resist that urge.

At minimum, your own reputation is at stake. Yahoo! gives out league medals, some of which are based on your activity in the league, and grades your overall fantasy performance. Do you really want to make yourself look bad?

And at maximum, you can torment – and even torture – the leaders in your league. There’s no owner more frightening than the one with the devil-may-care attitude. You’re most dangerous when you have nothing to lose.

You may not be able to catch the leader, but you sure can take points away from them. You might end up making some s

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