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Fantasy MLR: Round 2 Takeaways

By: John Fitzpatrick
Feb 27, 2023 - 10:30am

The first week of The Fantasy Ruckers league saw some fantasy managers score nearly 100 points.

Numbers that were previously unheard of.

Counting more stats this season helps, but credit to the fantasy managers who pulled off some savvy draft maneuvers and waiver wire picks.

How did fantasy managers do this weekend? And what players made fantasy managers happy or sad?

Let's find out as we highlight key performers from Round 2.

Takeaway 1: Trust the process. As I mentioned last week, there's no need to panic if your top players did not perform in Round 1. Give it two or three weeks before you begin to draw any reasonable conclusions.

Takeaway 2: That said, don't be afraid to tinker around the margins and make waiver wire pickups. But it's a spectrum - you can be big spender like Ruck'N'Roll and drop a third of your FAAB on free agents who may give you an early edge, or take a wait-and-see approach and conserve those valuable dollars for later in the season. Either approach works. It all comes down to your risk tolerance.

Takeaway 3: Load up on Chicago and D.C. players in the waiver wire this week because both clubs return to action and feature guys who put up big fantasy performances in Round 1.

Seattle 28 - 22 Atlanta

Key Performers:

Seattle Seawolves

Rugby ATL

Utah 33 - 25 Dallas

Key Performers:

Utah Warriors

Dallas Jackals

Houston 35 - 14 New Orleans

Key Performers:

Houston SaberCats


New York 39 - 3 Toronto

Key Performers:

New York Ironworkers

Toronto Arrows

San Diego 29 - 12 New England

Key Performers:

San Diego

New England