This article is part of our Oak's Corner series.
The Week That Was
In so many ways, it has been truly amazing to have baseball on every night after such a long time away, but we clearly aren't anywhere near out of the woods toward a smooth season, as the Marlins Covid outbreak has affected multiple teams, and both the Phillies and Marlins will play a grand total of zero games this week. In addition, due to the those teams not being able to take the field, it affects two other teams: the Nationals and Blue Jays will have the weekend off, too.
Hopefully, the Marlins and Phillies can get things back up and running by next week, but as fantasy players we must learn to adapt with a season that likely will be up and down.
I'm stuck with some zeroes in my lineups this weekend, and moving forward I really want to tilt my bench spots to an extra bat or two than I usually carry. In the NFBC, where you can switch out players on Fridays, I want to be able to adjust to situations like we have this weekend, which includes trying to have at least one backup at every position, except catcher where the replacement value for a weekend of games isn't worth the roster spot. There are always going to be some spots where you just get stuck, but as someone who had to play Jean Segura all week and has to use Starlin Castro this weekend, I need to create some more