As we get ready for Week 7 in the NFL, most fantasy leagues are at about the halfway point of their regular season. This is around the time that owners start to assess their team and make the necessary tweaks. So what do you do if your team is really struggling? Here are three ways to get back on track and try to sneak into the playoffs.

1. Stick with it

Everyone loves fantasy football at the beginning of the NFL season. By Week 6 or 7, only the owners who are having success seems to care. Instead of just writing off the season, stick with things and try to improve your team. Once you get into the playoffs, anything can happen. Getting that chance is the key.

Another common reaction to a bad start is to begin cutting and trading all of your players. Sure, moves do in fact need to be made, but don’t just cut or trade for no reason.

2. Become Friends With The Waiver Wire

A lot of success in the NFL is dependent on opportunities. After all, no one could have predicted that a sixth round running back pick for the Washington Redskins would dominate the NFL right from the beginning of the season. Many owners can recover from a bad draft by keeping an eye on the best players floating around on the waiver wire.

In most leagues, players such as Jahvid Best, Kevin Kolb, Brian Hartline and Rashard Mendenhall were all out there recently. There will always be talent on the waiver wire, but it takes watching the games and a little bit of luck to make the right moves during the year.

3. Worry About Your Team

At the end of the day, the most you can do to improve your fantasy football team is to simply focus on how to make your team better. Set the rosters your way, take risks and hope for the best. Fantasy football is not rocket science. As much as people like to claim they are great at it, chances are a lot of it comes down to luck.

Many people are so worried about making trades during the season because they fear they will make other teams better. That type of thinking will get you nowhere when trying to climb out of the hole you are in. Make trades you are confident about without thinking about it too much.

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