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H2H strategy question...

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 1:38 pm
by Triplec223
I am new to head to head leagues after having done nothing but roto over the last 2 years. I'm still trying to get a grip on it and would like some help from those of you who have more experience in H2H leagues.

As it stands today, I am up 7-5 in my matchup. I'm out in front in all the pitching categories but getting dominated in all the O cats in except stolen bases. I'll post the scoring below.

My team...........His Team
Avg: .216...........262
OPS: .608...........860
HR: 2................7
SB: 2.................0
Runs: 12.............19
RBI: 29...............12

W: 4..................0
ERA: 1.91............4.44
Sv: 3..................2
WHIP: 1.25..........1.77
K: 37..................14
K-BB: 1.95............1.08

He's got Lester, Dempster, Sheets and Chris Young still left to start while I have Lincecum, Dice-K and Jurrjens. I think I'm pretty safe to sweep the pitching cats. I have 3 closers to his 2 (one of which is BJ Ryan), so saves should not be a problem either...

Anyway, my question has to do with offense. Since I'm getting hammered in most of the batting categories, is it time to just punt those and try to lock up stolen bases? The scoring goes through Sunday, so that's three days including today to catch up. I am still trying to figure out what is actually achievable and whether I should try and catch him in any of the other cats at the expense of allowing him to catch up in the category that I'm leading in.

It basically boils down to whether I want to start guys who have the potential to steal bases (i.e. Bourn, Hart, Pence, etc.) over those who have no shot (Prince Fielder, Derrek Lee, etc.). Even if Prince and DLee wake up and hit three home runs each in the next three days, it may not help me very much b/c of the way his lineup is hitting (DWright, Youk, Francoeur, Hamilton, etc.)

Re: H2H strategy question...

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 1:53 pm
by shawngee03
the way i view my matchups on friday is this...its only half way through the week. you usually have a few guys out on monday and thur...so that makes up for teh extra day.

so viewing it as only half over anything can happen. you can easily make up runs and avg...and unless you wrote it wrong you are winning rbi also.

and is this a 6 team league? that or you have an awesome team where you can afford to bench pence, hart and bourne

i usually dont change my lineup until sun morning based on the matchup. fri and sat usually produce good stats and can easily bring you back

Re: H2H strategy question...

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2008 7:02 pm
by Triplec223
Yes I did write that wrong. I'm losing 29-12 in RBI. My team is decent, but loaded in the outfield. Roster pasted below.

10-team H2H Redraft
O Cats: Avg, R, RBI, HR, SB, OPS
P Cats: ERA, WHIP, K, W, Sv, K-BB

C: Kurt Suzuki
1B: Prince Fielder
2B: Brian Roberts
SS: Erick Aybar
3B: Miguel Cabrera
OF: Manny Ramirez
OF: Corey Hart
OF: Nate McLouth
Util: Derrek Lee (1B)
Util: Carlos Quentin (OF)
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Bn: Michael Bourn (OF)
Bn: Hunter Pence (OF)
Bn: Rickie Weeks (2B)

SP: Aaron Harang
SP: Dice-K
RP: Brian Fuentes
RP: Brandon Lyon
P: Tim Lincecum
P: CJ Wilson
P: Edison Volquez
Bn: Jair Jurrjens
Bn: Shaun Marcum
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DL: Rafael Soriano