Collette Calls: Chasing Wins Down the Stretch

Collette Calls: Chasing Wins Down the Stretch

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

We are in the final stretch of the fantasy baseball season with just three more scoring periods after this week. Fantasy races are tight for many of us; I am in contention for two league titles, and either holding onto or chasing second place in several others. Heck, I have even made a comeback from the dead in AL LABR and Tout (thank you Starling Marte & Adalberto Mondesi Jr) to get into the top five in both of those leagues. 

One common theme in every league is just how tight the wins category is, irrespective of the league format. The category is just as bunched in my mixed-league formats as it is in my single-league formats. Big swings are possible when the category is as bunched as it is, so we have to look at how to do as much as we can in a category that is maddening to manage. Chasing wins is like drinking soup with a fork or getting your kids to agree on anything, but it could be even more frustrating these final three weeks if the opening week of the month tells us anything.

2020 saw pitching usage get crazy with teams trying to build back staffs after the long COVID-19 shutdown. Relievers soaked up a record-level of work early when rosters were up to 30 and that tapered off a bit once rosters went down to 28, which is where they stand this September 2021. Throughout the first half of this season, starting

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Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
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