Taking into account trends in Major League Baseball, building a roster with flexibility continues to be tantamount for success. Especially in NFBC draft and hold formats or leagues with shallow benches to preserve free agent acquisition budget (FAAB) or waiver priorities along with leagues which use transaction limits. Last season, 574 players landed on the major league injured list resulting in 38,485 lost days of production totaling teams almost $760 million dollars of salary. This equates to an average of 19 players per team in the majors, 1,282 days lost and just over $25 million dollars of pay. Less than optimal.

No team overcame more injury issues than the Yankees in 2019 losing 30 players and over 2,800 games to the injured list yet they won the American League East with over 100 wins. What can this teach fantasy owners? Depth matters. It also takes a little luck, but with preparation and roster flexibility, savvy fantasy owners can plug holes within their own roster...