By Holly Karapetkova
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The paper is heavy, the printing is excellent, and the features are well written. The scouting reports, however, are provided by each individual team, so instead of getting much criticism, you’re getting the company line. In other words, everyone’s a winner. I’m not saying don’t pick it up, but take what you read in it with a grain of salt. Street & Smith’s proclaims itself “America’s Sports Bible for Previews and Predictions,” but for whatever reason, it’s my least favorite of the top-tier bunch of stand-alones.
There’s no way you would go into a final exam without studying for weeks, right? So why would anyone go into the draft without preparing for it enough to be successful? A sad fact is that many of my friends are some of the worst offenders. During draft time my phone rings off the hook with people asking me for sleepers and tips for their various leagues around the country. I try to help whatever way I can, but many times it’s too 23 24 Chapter 3 Establishing Your Fantasy Identity late to be any good.
Of course, the one I didn’t keep was the one who became a stud, while the one who appeared to be the big time producer fizzled. Building Your Foundation The moral is that you have to know the story behind every player before you decide whether to freeze him. Is there any reason to believe that he’s going to have a better or worse season than he did last year? Did he undergo an intensive off-season training program? Did he get laser eye surgery in the off-season? Did he tear down his swing and start from scratch?
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