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10 Tips for Fantasy Football Success (1 Viewer)

JohnnyU

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1) Draft well, and don't draft drunk.

2) Stay on top of the WW, frequent this place, and surf the net for as much info as you can. Info is power.

3) Trade well. If you can't trade, you won't win consistently in leagues that allow trades, period.

4) Know your league scoring and build your roster accordingly.

5) Know your league mates likes, dislikes, and tendencies.

6) Don't fall in love with your players. Everyone is available at the right price.

7) Don't always base future success on past years stats.

8) Don't depend on rookies to win you championships. A good balance of youth and vets is desired (especially in dynasty leagues, which is all I play).

9) This could be part of #3, but don't make low ball offers consistently, or you will find no one will trade with you.

10) Make time for the wife / girlfriend, or they will be unhappy, and if they are unhappy, you won't be happy even if you do well in fantasy sports.

 
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Damn, where were you all these years? Could have really used this before!
LOL, I haven't seen one of these in awhile, so I thought I would throw it out there. Everytime one of these threads are posted, a lot of good ideas come out from a lot of folks.
 
Damn, where were you all these years? Could have really used this before!
LOL, I haven't seen one of these in awhile, so I thought I would throw it out there. Everytime one of these threads are posted, a lot of good ideas come out from a lot of folks.
Never bench your studs.Go with your gut.Don't be afraid to take a chance on something you believe in. Tree huggers never win championships.
 
When you win, enjoy it but be humble for fame is fleeting. Spend any winnings on your significant other.

 
Damn, where were you all these years? Could have really used this before!
LOL, I haven't seen one of these in awhile, so I thought I would throw it out there. Everytime one of these threads are posted, a lot of good ideas come out from a lot of folks.
Never bench your studs.Go with your gut.Don't be afraid to take a chance on something you believe in. Tree huggers never win championships.
As far as never bench your studs, well, that's hard in a 10 team league.As far as going with your gut, too many FBGs don't do that, and depend on such things as DD and other tools to make their decisions for them. As a software developer I believe in computer programs to aid in decisions, but not to become too dependent on them.
 
Damn, where were you all these years? Could have really used this before!
LOL, I haven't seen one of these in awhile, so I thought I would throw it out there. Everytime one of these threads are posted, a lot of good ideas come out from a lot of folks.
Never bench your studs.Go with your gut.Don't be afraid to take a chance on something you believe in. Tree huggers never win championships.
What if your gut tells you to bench your studs?
 
Always respect the Fantasy Football Gods. Can't count the number of times somebody has tried to pull something shady in a league & have karma kick them in the ###, with their seasons falling apart a few weeks later. We had a guy sitting at 12-0 one season & he tried pulling a BS trade, #####ing & crying for the better part of a week when it was vetoed. Lost to a terrible team in the final week of the season (ruining his chance at a league record), & went on to lose in the Championship game also.

Seriously...don't mess with the karma!

 
I'll add "Know what you do well." I seem to be able to pick up RB's off the waiver wire during the season or late in the draft but rarely do I have any success picking sleepers at QB and/or WR in the draft or during the season. Pretty much every year I've done well in my leagues I've picked stud WR's and QB's in the draft and sloughed RB. Others I am sure are just the opposite and should draft accordingly.

 
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Damn, where were you all these years? Could have really used this before!
LOL, I haven't seen one of these in awhile, so I thought I would throw it out there. Everytime one of these threads are posted, a lot of good ideas come out from a lot of folks.
Never bench your studs.Go with your gut.Don't be afraid to take a chance on something you believe in. Tree huggers never win championships.
What if your gut tells you to bench your studs?
Then refer to my Rule #1 :D
 
1) Draft well, and don't draft drunk.

2) Stay on top of the WW, frequent this place, and surf the net for as much info as you can. Info is power.

3) Trade well. If you can't trade, you won't win consistently in leagues that allow trades, period.

4) Know your league scoring and build your roster accordingly.

5) Know your league mates likes, dislikes, and tendencies.

6) Don't fall in love with your players. Everyone is available at the right price.

7) Don't always base future success on past years stats.

8) Don't depend on rookies to win you championships. A good balance of youth and vets is desired.

9) This could be part of #3, but don't make low ball offers consistently, or you will find no one will trade with you.

10) Make time for the wife / girlfriend, or they will be unhappy, and if they are unhappy, you won't be happy even if you do well in fantasy sports.
And in other news...the sky is blue.
 
1) Draft well, and don't draft drunk.

2) Stay on top of the WW, frequent this place, and surf the net for as much info as you can. Info is power.

3) Trade well. If you can't trade, you won't win consistently in leagues that allow trades, period.

4) Know your league scoring and build your roster accordingly.

5) Know your league mates likes, dislikes, and tendencies.

6) Don't fall in love with your players. Everyone is available at the right price.

7) Don't always base future success on past years stats.

8) Don't depend on rookies to win you championships. A good balance of youth and vets is desired.

9) This could be part of #3, but don't make low ball offers consistently, or you will find no one will trade with you.

10) Make time for the wife / girlfriend, or they will be unhappy, and if they are unhappy, you won't be happy even if you do well in fantasy sports.
And in other news...the sky is blue.
nice :thumbup: I got a PM from an old timer last night asking to checkout another forum, because there is so much hate, disrespect, and animosity in this one anymore. While I'll always want to post at FBGs, as membership grows I see more and more of it. Now you are not a noobie to this board, so I'm a little disappointed at your response. My intentions with this thread is to generate dialogue from everyone that just might have some good ideas that I can learn from. Have a nice day.

 
Always respect the Fantasy Football Gods. Can't count the number of times somebody has tried to pull something shady in a league & have karma kick them in the ###, with their seasons falling apart a few weeks later. We had a guy sitting at 12-0 one season & he tried pulling a BS trade, #####ing & crying for the better part of a week when it was vetoed. Lost to a terrible team in the final week of the season (ruining his chance at a league record), & went on to lose in the Championship game also.Seriously...don't mess with the karma!
I was 11-2 in MOX 1 two years ago and lost in the 1st rd to Ravens Fan who had a horrible record and shouldn't have made the playoffs. It was one of those things :bag:
 
Be prepared to have a dominating regular season, but trip up in the playoffs because your studs are resting in final weeks.

 
Damn, where were you all these years? Could have really used this before!
LOL, I haven't seen one of these in awhile, so I thought I would throw it out there. Everytime one of these threads are posted, a lot of good ideas come out from a lot of folks.
Never bench your studs.Go with your gut.Don't be afraid to take a chance on something you believe in. Tree huggers never win championships.
What if your gut tells you to bench your studs?
Then refer to my Rule #1 :D
Unless you believe your gut is right, then see Rule #3
 
Always respect the Fantasy Football Gods. Can't count the number of times somebody has tried to pull something shady in a league & have karma kick them in the ###, with their seasons falling apart a few weeks later. We had a guy sitting at 12-0 one season & he tried pulling a BS trade, #####ing & crying for the better part of a week when it was vetoed. Lost to a terrible team in the final week of the season (ruining his chance at a league record), & went on to lose in the Championship game also.Seriously...don't mess with the karma!
BTW, the fantasy football God is named "Yinz". I hope that helps in deciding whom to pray to.
 
Drafting according to the "experts" cheat sheets will get you into the playoffs. Taking some risks and going out on a limb will win you your championship.

 
Always respect the Fantasy Football Gods. Can't count the number of times somebody has tried to pull something shady in a league & have karma kick them in the ###, with their seasons falling apart a few weeks later. We had a guy sitting at 12-0 one season & he tried pulling a BS trade, #####ing & crying for the better part of a week when it was vetoed. Lost to a terrible team in the final week of the season (ruining his chance at a league record), & went on to lose in the Championship game also.Seriously...don't mess with the karma!
BTW, the fantasy football God is named "Yinz". I hope that helps in deciding whom to pray to.
I pray a lot and I'm always looking for a new God to pray to. :lmao:
 
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Damn, where were you all these years? Could have really used this before!
LOL, I haven't seen one of these in awhile, so I thought I would throw it out there. Everytime one of these threads are posted, a lot of good ideas come out from a lot of folks.
Never bench your studs.Go with your gut.Don't be afraid to take a chance on something you believe in. Tree huggers never win championships.
What if your gut tells you to bench your studs?
Then refer to my Rule #1 :D
Unless you believe your gut is right, then see Rule #3
However, in the off chance that your arms are wrapped about a tree at the moment you are inspired to believe your gut feeling about benching your studs, you should refer to rule #1. LOL, my buddy benched Shaun Alexander (vs ATL) in favor of Willie Parker (vs HOU) in Week 2 last year. Parker scored 17 points, Alexander scored 21. Of course, he lost by two. :)
 
Drafting according to the "experts" cheat sheets will get you into the playoffs. Taking some risks and going out on a limb will win you your championship.
Draft 2 solid running backs or you'll be that guy trying to package players together in order to trade for one.
I think a lot of "experts" cheat sheets suggest that you draft two solid running backs. :doh: So hard to follow all these rules.
 
I noticed a FBG ID of Cantrell is on board. Well, that's my last name, so I expect one of my league mates to make a real intelliigent post soon.

 
The Jerk said:
JohnnyU said:
The Jerk said:
I think a lot of "experts" cheat sheets suggest that you draft two solid running backs. :doh: So hard to follow all these rules.
Not always the case, depending on the scoring rules for a league, no?
:whoosh: (I was commenting on the inconsistency between two consecutive posts made by the same poster.)
Again, I'm a little short bus, so please explain.
 
avoiding injuries said:
Drafting according to the "experts" cheat sheets will get you into the playoffs. Taking some risks and going out on a limb will win you your championship.
avoiding injuries said:
Draft 2 solid running backs or you'll be that guy trying to package players together in order to trade for one.
Whatever fun I was trying to have with these posts gets completely drained trying to dissect them like middle school sentence diagrams, but you asked so nicely...The first post attempts to impart the wisdom that winning the championship implies taking risks, specifically by deviating from "experts" cheat sheets. That's another way of saying that following the crowd (even if it is a crowd of experts) can tend to prevent a fantasy owner from assembling a dominant team, since you're basically just doing what everyone else is doing. A fairly reasonable point, and I can agree with it to a certain extent.The second post at least partially negates the first by stating that drafting two solid running backs is a requirement for success. Most commonly, "experts" are the ones touting that this is the only approach to a successful fantasy team.So I find it at least ironic, or more likely contradictory, that the same poster advises deviating from the "experts" in one post, then suggests following their advice in the second.Again, neither post is bad by itself, but listed almost back to back, they made me laugh.If there's a lesson in all this, it's just that if you dig far enough, you'll probably find a sufficient number of rules that following them all simultaneously is impossible. Rules can be helpful to a point, especially when someone has little experience in a given enterprise, but eventually you need to feel free to break the rules at the proper time.I believe that the most consistent way to achieve a successful draft (and this applies to waivers, trades, lineup choices, etc.) is to seek value at every opportunity. Seeking value is situationally dependent, draft to draft, and even within an individual draft. Too many rules can make a player too inflexible to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves at any point in the draft or the regular season.I don't want to lock in on any one strategy. Rather, I will be prepared before my draft so that I can proceed in whatever direction offers me the best chance at value. Stud RB can become Stud WR can become early QB, etc. depending on the direction the draft takes.
 
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I believe that the most consistent way to achieve a successful draft (and this applies to waivers, trades, lineup choices, etc.) is to seek value at every opportunity. Seeking value is situationally dependent, draft to draft, and even within an individual draft. Too many rules can make a player too inflexible to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves at any point in the draft or the regular season.I don't want to lock in on any one strategy. Rather, I will be prepared before my draft so that I can proceed in whatever direction offers me the best chance at value. Stud RB can become Stud WR can become early QB, etc. depending on the direction the draft takes.
I love this part of your post.
 
JohnnyU said:
3) Trade well. If you can't trade, you won't win consistently in leagues that allow trades, period.
Hmmm. Anecdotally, I'd guess most of my trophies were with teams that had zero trades. I also suspect this is not because I ignore them, but because most of my opponents won't trade unless they see a big advantage in it for themselves. Almost by definition, that's a bad trade.Injuries might be the one and only thing that requires one to trade.

 
pizzatyme said:
Don't be afraid to take a chance on something you believe in. Tree huggers never win championships.
:confused: Since when did "environmentalist = not a risk taker"?Or is there some other meaning for "tree hugger" of which I'm unaware? This may be the strangest post I've ever seen
 
pizzatyme said:
Don't be afraid to take a chance on something you believe in. Tree huggers never win championships.
:confused: Since when did "environmentalist = not a risk taker"?Or is there some other meaning for "tree hugger" of which I'm unaware? This may be the strangest post I've ever seen
:lmao: I agree.
 
In general, I'd say the list includes some things that are helpful but not crucial to winning FF. For example, knowing your leaguemates likes/dislikes/etc. This is not a requirement for winning. And even if you know them, situations may not arise that allow you to use that info to your advantage. As TJ said, these things are highly situational.

I like the approach though, and agree that it spurs interesting thoughts. Thanks J.U.

 
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pizzatyme said:
Don't be afraid to take a chance on something you believe in. Tree huggers never win championships.
:confused: Since when did "environmentalist = not a risk taker"?Or is there some other meaning for "tree hugger" of which I'm unaware? This may be the strangest post I've ever seen
I'm hoping this refers to literally hugging a tree during a hike along a rocky path. The person chooses to hug the tree because he or she is afraid to continue along the dangerous terrain. If it means something else, then :shock:
 
In general, I'd say the list includes some things that are helpful but not crucial to winning FF. For example, knowing your leaguemates likes/dislikes/etc. This is not a requirement for winning.
In retrospect, I agree. That should have been #10, but I like the wife thing for that ;)
 
In general, I'd say the list includes some things that are helpful but not crucial to winning FF. For example, knowing your leaguemates likes/dislikes/etc. This is not a requirement for winning.
In retrospect, I agree. That should have been #10, but I like the wife thing for that ;)
I am SO in the dog house right now. Local league has had a draft scheduled for months. This week my wife sets up a combo bday party for her and 3 friends right on top of it. Had she consulted first, I could have deflected to either the night before or night after, but NO! Now I'M the Bad Guy.She gets NONE of my money this year! (But I still love her)
 

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