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73Saint 08-25-2011 03:54 PM

Fantasy Newbie
 
Finally taking the plunge and joining my first ever fantasy league this year. Only reason I haven't in the past is because I hunt a lot during the football season. This year I was talked into joining, and I really don't know much about it at all.

I've been reading up, a little, but I still feel like I need some help before my draft. I have the #2 pick, and I am pretty sure there are 12 ppl in the league.

Can anyone give me any suggestions on the best place to learn the game? Not so much who to pick, but I was hoping to learn more about the game in general.

Our draft is on the 31st...and any pointers would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

papz 08-26-2011 08:30 AM

Know your settings and scoring system. You can place them here and we can help you if you are confused about anything.

Your top 5 picks should be home run hitters. Leave those high risk picks for later. Get consistent production from week to week is golden.

Read up on sleepers. More often than not, the back end of your draft will be the determining factor how far you go.

Don't abandon ship early and be patient. Some guys take a little more time to get it going. Don't make a mistake and give up on a guy with a solid track record early for the new flavor of the week.

Be active on the waiver wire. Guys like Peyton Hillis and Steve Johnson just to name a couple... played big dividends for fantasy teams last year off the waiver wire.

Don't trust rookies to be the core of your team. As much hype as they come with, they are still rookies. More often than not, they'll disappoint.

Have fun. I've played FF for a long time, it's random as hell. Don't be discouraged if you don't know much about fantasy. As the season goes along, you'll find yourself surfing the net more and glued to sportscenter. You'll get better.

neugey 08-26-2011 09:53 AM

I would pick up a good fantasy football magazine (you may have to get it electronically and print it out this year). You should be fine ... Beginner's Luck truly exists in Fantasy Football.

papz 08-26-2011 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by neugey (Post 323653)
You should be fine ... Beginner's Luck truly exists in Fantasy Football.


Ain't that the truth. I have a group of friends that aren't into the fantasy thing nor are they avid football followers, two of the top 3 finishers in a small cash money league were newbies. With that said, the guy that thought Charles Barkley played football did finish last.

73Saint 08-29-2011 03:14 PM

[QUOTE=papz;323626]Know your settings and scoring system. You can place them here and we can help you if you are confused about anything.


It's a Yahoo League...Is this information listed in a particular place? Or is Yahoo Fantasy settings and scoring systems the same across the board?

papz 08-29-2011 03:49 PM

League home... there's a settings option at the top right I think. Click it and it'll let you know how much everything is worth, whether it's a PPR, keeper league, etc.


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