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Winning Your Fantasy Football League

Posted on: August 26, 2010 2:32 pm
 

I don't proclaim to be a fantasy football expert, but I have a system that works. I'm only in two paid leagues, and I won both leagues last year. The previous year, I took 2nd place in one league and 1st in the other. Fantasy football has become a nice way to generate some extra revenue for The Daniel.

Lots of people think they know how to win at fantasy football, but most of them are full of malarkey. They draft their teams based of off the previous season and whatever nonsense they read in a magazine, or on a blog. I've come up with a system that puts your fantasy  team in a really good position to win it all. It's all about data.

Forget projections and overall position lists! All you need to focus on is the draft averages. If you do enough mock drafts, and study the draft average sheets from CBS and ESPN, you will be fine! Most people don't take the time to study the draft averages, so what happens is they draft players out of position. That messes up their team, because they miss out on other valuable players.

You should know where to grab each one of your position players, based on the data you collect. In a 17 round draft, you should know which players you can get in each of the 17 rounds. Make a list of a few RBs, WRs, QBs, and TEs that you can get, and what their draft average is. This will be your draft guide. When it's your turn, look at the players you have selected for each round and draft according to your teams needs.

Having a draft grid based on average draft position will also show you when valuable players slip into the later rounds. Further, it will prevent you from drafting a guy too early.

The numbers don't lie. If a guy is being drafted 87th overall, there is a reason for it. Don't be that guy to reach for him in the 4th round, when you could have taken him in the 7th or 8th.

You might think that this system is moronic, but it has worked for me the last 2 years. Before that, I was drafting like everyone else and I didn't prepare very much. I thought I knew a lot about football, and drafted players based on the top 200 list and my gut feelings. Using a draft average grid will put your team into the championship game...or pretty close to it.

Aside from that, make sure you load up on RBs and WRs in the middle round...no surprise there. I don't carry a backup DEF or TE. Also, this may be obvious, but take the kicker in the last round!

I hope this helps with your upcoming drafts!

Comments

Since: Apr 20, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 8:05 am
 

Dexter McCluster.........RB eligible.

When is CBS Sports.com site going to change Dexter McCluster's status to that of a RB or WR/RB eligibility on their Fantasy Football sites? It's obvious with the injury to Jamal Charles that he and Thomas Jones will be taking over the running back duties in Kansas City going forward. Fantasy Team owners are picking McCluster up to fill in for Charles. Much like in Fantasy Baseball, when a player plays a game at their new position, they should become eligible at that position (i.e. - Alfonso Soriano, Adam Dunn and A-Rod).
      
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Since: Sep 22, 2008
Posted on: September 11, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Winning Your Fantasy Football League

i mean for real how hard would that be and if you know u are gonna autopilot a team beforehand you should be able to tell autop what positions to pic in each round currently you can only rANK THE PLAYERS BUT AUTO ALWAYS PICS 2 DEF AND 2 KICKERS ALWAYS TOO EARLYWTF FIX IT ALREADY CBS



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 9:49 am
 

Winning Your Fantasy Football League

Never have tried switiching kickers, dont really care about them actually!  But I wil pick my Defense early (6th round).

Alot of people in my league give me ish about always picking 3 to 4 players off THE STEEELRS (start 10). But as you mentioned if you got something 

Run with it. I truly enjoy playing FF, it has made ME  a knowlegable fan! I won 08,10 in my league.



The MONEY is nice!


Good Luck
 



Since: May 8, 2010
Posted on: September 9, 2011 12:49 am
 

Winning Your Fantasy Football League

Agreed good stuff. Wish i would have read it before my drafts. But i studied the ADP last year and this year. And i am looking back at both my drafts now and i dont think i reached on any of my players. but its hard we will see how it all plans out during the season. Its gonna be fun. good luck.



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2011 7:44 pm
 

Winning Your Fantasy Football League

They draft their teams based of off the previous season and whatever nonsense they read in a magazine, or on a blog.
Those magazines are horrible. The information in it is so stale and outdated that it is really a cruel joke. However they line the shelves in stores and have to be making some good money because they are on the store shelves year after year.

Also, this may be obvious, but take the kicker in the last round!
Not only do kickers go in the last round for me, but I like playing 'Punt The Kicker' where every week I try to find a kicker on the waiver wire who I think will get me double digit point scoring. I won a quarter of my games on the way to a Championship title last year because my kicker scored posted double digit points since he was kicking field goals. My opponent's kickers were either kicking extra points or not kicking anything through the uprights. Only in fantasy football at this position (kicker) can five field goals be worth more than five touchdowns and that is because the extra point is only worth one point.

I don't proclaim to be a fantasy football expert, but I have a system that works.
I know I am not an expert, but if you have something that is working you definitely go with it.

Fantasy football has become a nice way to generate some extra revenue for The Daniel.
It is definitely a worthwhile hobby that can fatten up your bank account.

Great post by the way!



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: August 27, 2011 4:57 pm
 

Winning Your Fantasy Football League

Nice article!! I agree with the draft averages being a great source. I just hate the auto pilot as it can throw off the averages a bit. I don't understand why they don't fix the problem and code the system to prevent kickers from being picked. Why don't they make it so that when a player is on autopilot, they pick from the key positions first and can only select 1 kicker per team in the last round. I mean come on, we all know this is the correct draft approach, so why can't CBSSportsline get it right and make the autopilot pick smart!!


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