This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.
The first week of the season is always a tough one for me in the fantasy realm. I'm so excited to have games to watch, and there have been some great moments already (Hello, Ramon Laureano), but I struggle to get a handle on my fantasy teams. I'm still learning who is on what team and, of course, every homer or earned run allowed causes the standings to jump. I make a pretty concerted effort to not look at standings or live stats at this point of the season as I wouldn't want to overreact to a slow start or get too comfortable with a fast start. We drafted these players for a reason after an offseason of research, so make sure to not overact to a mere week of the season, but do make sure to check the drop list in your leagues to see if anyone else in your league did some overreacting. Enjoy the games fully but don't get too high if you are in first, and please don't panic if you are in last, or make any roster drop decisions based on 30 at-bats.
The Week That Was
Cody Bellinger has had an absolute monster first week of the season. He hit the ground running with a homer on Opening Day and has already had a two-homer/six RBI game and hit a grand off Madison Bumgarner. Through the first seven games of the season, Bellinger has five homers, nine runs and 13 RBI, and