The Z Files: A Meeting of My Mind

The Z Files: A Meeting of My Mind

This article is part of our The Z Files series.

I understand, we all still have work to do. But I have a draft commencing in just over two weeks, and I need to prepare. Don't worry, the site has you covered down the stretch as always.

I've written about this before. It's an NFBC private satellite, beginning the final weekend of the regular season. It's a blast for several reasons. Best of all, I partner with Derek VanRiper. We've been sharing a team for a few years. I'll be honest, this year, DVR is doing most of the heavy lifting in team management, helping to get "The Athletic and Non-Athletic" into contention for a bit, though we've since faded. We talked a bit a couple weeks ago... pre-planning. We'll likely Zoom, or at minimum G-Chat in the next couple of weeks. However, before then, I need to do some introspection.

When you play in over 10 leagues, you're bound to find the acorn in one or two, which is the case for me this season. However, big picture, I'm disappointed. Be it Tout Wars, LABR, TGFBI or my handful of NFBC entries, it's not good. Before I'm comfortable sharing with Derek how we should handle the 2022 Premature Edraftulation League, I need to reassess my own approach.

Normally, this exercise takes me to risk aversion and how to draft pitching. Yes, both will still be elements of this season's postmortem, but there are two more pressing matters: roster construction and the ubiquitous paucity of pilfers on all my rosters.

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Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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