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7 Ways To Lean Into Fantasy Football Risk In 10-Team Leagues

  • David Gonos


Throughout the NFL Preseason, as you prepare for your Fantasy drafts, you are likely always hearing about being Fantasy Football risk averse and trying to avoid making huge mistakes in your drafts. As a matter of fact, I’m one of those guys that will tell you that from time to time – let other people make those big draft mistakes.

But today, I’m flipping it on its head, and I’m telling those owners in smaller Fantasy leagues – lean into the risk! Take chances in chunks!

If you’re in an eight- or 10-team league, most of the teams in that league are going to be well-stocked with stars and solid Fantasy players. It will take some big injuries and some major sleepers picked up late to really separate a team from the pack.

So this once, we’re recommending an experiment in throwing caution to the wind and taking some huge risks in order to win your 10-team or less league. This isn’t to say you should pick a kicker in Round 4, or draft five quarterbacks, but it’s meant to help you understand the risks you can take and how you can recover from them if they don’t pan out.

7 Ways To Lean Into Fantasy Football Risk In Smaller Leagues

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David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about sports online since 2001, including,,, and