My thoughts on what I did differently in the 2020 season. Remember this for next year!!!
1) Be agressive. For years, I've played with caution. Saving trades early, being hesitant, giving players multiple chances etc. I was never an agressive fantasy player. This year I changed that and went pretty hard. I tapered off at the last six weeks though. Hesitation crept back into my game. I may have finished higher if I played as hard as I did early on.
2) Chop players when they don't pass the eye test. I've always given players too many chances. I use to think they would come good. Nine times out of ten, they don't. This year, Knight, Williams, those sorts of players I chopped early. People have great arguments, but I took more note this year in watching the players closely and then after week one, would ask myself if I could see them becoming fantasy relevant. If my gut says no, it's trade time.
3) Go with your gut. I was always very persuasive and use to go with the masses on things, but this year I made more of an effort of backing myself more. As I said earlier, late in the year I swayed slightly. For example, Randall vs Starling. Randall was the hot pick, but my gut was saying Starling would be the better option, I went with Randall and was kicking myself since. A couple of late season calls of not going with my gut hurt. Also going with my gut in starting with Nofo worked well. Again, I should have went with my gut in trading him late in the season, but he finished with a 49 average, so that's a big win.
4) Get the players that score points. POD's is a tactic I don't think works that well. You need all the players that score points. Got McInnes nice and early, same with Ted. Missed Ponga until the last two weeks which was a flop but you can't get them all either. Nathan Brown however was a great POD the last six weeks though. He again was more a gut call. Luckily he finished the year in gun form. People getting put off him potentially getting suspended was a big attraction which leads to my next point.
5) Don't worry about what MIGHT happen. Restings, suspensions, injuries, don't worry what might happen. I've done that in the past and it fails. Nathan Brown is a fine example of this. Some have merit, like Turbo, but all in all I think too much weight gets put into things like this.