Browsing: Fantasy Education

Preparing for a fantasy draft is complicated enough with ADPs, understanding your league’s makeup (i.e. PPR vs. Defense), and a million experts advising you to follow a trillion different variations of the same draft board.  Luckily you are all past that now, ready to revel in all your players lighting up the literal fantasy scoreboard.  But what happens when this season’s Tom Brady goes down after one quarter or you pick a guy who is a flat out bust?  (Rob Bironas owners, this does not apply to you yet) Now it’s time to turn to the waiver wires and free…

How to Have a Successful Draft ***Please note that many references are to the 2008 draft.  While the strategy will not change, references will and I will update accordingly. #1)  Make sure you have a CURRENT draft board.  Almost everyone uses a draft board, but most have pretty short shelf lives.  If you’re not careful you could be the laughing stock who picks a certain receiver too high, who’s been suspended for the first two games for punching his teammate (read: Steve Smith), or pick the Chargers defense unaware that their star, Shawne Merriman, has a torn ligament and will…

PPR (Points Per Reception) League Please note this is just an example for those new to fantasy.  Even within a PPR league there can be immense variables such as whether a QB touchdown is worth (4) or (6) points, or how the defense is scored. Offense: (6) Rushing or Receiving TD (4) Passing TD (1) Every 10 yards rushing or receiving (1) Every 25 yards passing (5) Every 100 yards rushing or receiving (5) Every 300 yards passing (1) Every two-point conversion rushing, receiving, or passing (3) Bonus points for a receiving, rushing, or passing TD over 50 yards (-2) Every fumble lost…

One of the most desirable aspects of fantasy football is that no uniform rules exist.  Most leagues have their own idiosyncrasies and range from incredibly basic to having no shot at knowing where you stand on a Sunday without the use of a trusty calculator.  Even so, most leagues fall under one of the following categories: Touchdown, Scoring, PPR (Points Per Reception), and Defensive.  Here is a synopsis of each, in order of complexity. Touchdown Definitely the simplest of leagues, this type of league is almost always based on touchdowns scored. You’ll generally get six points for a touchdown, scored…