This article is part of our Exploiting the Matchups series.You can't play defense, and you can't predict injuries.
Sometimes, no matter how well you choose your lineup, no matter how clearly you project the best matchups, you still lose. The randomness kicks in and kicks your butt.
That was the prevailing theme of my Week 4, which included six losses when my team either laid an egg due largely to multiple injuries (get well soon, Leonard Fournette, Sammy Watkins and O.J. Howard) or in which I faced the highest- or second-highest-scoring team when I was second or third. In fact, I lost one matchup where I finished third in scoring (by a longshot) despite losing Fournette and Howard early and Will Fuller when he still had plenty more to offer.
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