The biggest key to success when you are playing fantasy football will be that you are able to successfully forecast the performance of a broad spectrum of players, making your decisions – as far as who you will add to your team, who you will drop, and who you will start – accordingly. This means that there will be a lot of guesswork in fantasy football, as you surely know if you have played for any significant amount of time, but you can also maximize your chance of success by eliminating guesswork as much as possible – and the best way to do this is to know certain things to look for in forecasting fantasy football performance.
Going with players whose names are familiar – or worse, going with players who everyone seems to like – is a mistake that a lot of rookie (and even a lot of veteran) fantasy footballers make; if you want to be successful in fantasy football, you will have to broaden your perspective beyond just the players you are used to seeing and hearing about.
When you are playing fantasy football, it can be easy to get caught up in past performance, but in order to properly project future performance, you will want to pay attention to trends; for instance, players at certain positions begin to decline at a certain age, and certain teams will try to change their offensive philosophy, and this will affect the performance of certain players. By making sure you are staying aware of these things, you will put yourself in much better position for making guesses as to how a certain player’s season will turn out.
And the last thing you need to make sure you realize is that fantasy football is all about minimizing risk by maximizing opportunity; for instance, if you are trying to choose between a running back who is explosive, but who only gets ten to fifteen carries per game, and a running back who is not nearly as explosive but can be counted on for twenty-five carries each game, your best bet will always be to build your team with the latter type of guy, as this will give you your greatest shot at fantasy football success!
- The Simple yet Powerful Fantasy Football ADP Strategy (ff-winners.com)
- 2012 NFL Fantasy Football Mock Draft Strategy (ff-winners.com)