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Saturday 21st Oct 2017

Justin Blackmon was the cornerstone of virtually every single fantasy football team that I drafted this fall. There he was, a WR1 available in the 8th round, free for the taking. The only catch was that he came packaged with five “bye” weeks (1-4 and 9). Then the dreaded news came Friday afternoon that there would be much more than that. The truth is there is NO possible way you recover from this kind of loss. There is no magic elixir. There are no elite wide receivers on the wire to take his place. Sure, there might be a Joseph Fauria who might give you lightning in a bottle on a given week if you douse the waiver wire adroitly, but those who put their trust in the sophomore from Oklahoma State just have to take their lumps and accept that they’re going to have to go to war with fewer points on Sunday afternoons. Mastersball’s own Ryan Carey has been doing great work here every Wednesday pointing out the potential free agent assets that may be floating on the wire, so I’ll leave that arena to him this week. Check back in this space on Friday and we’ll look at some potential values and bargains for this weekend’s FFFC qualifiers at Fanduel.

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