Fantasy Football 2022: Everything You Need To Know Before You Draft

We are well into the swing of the 2022 NFL season, as we enter week 6. Although the games began a month ago, that doesn’t mean you can’t join DFS NFL a little late. 

 

Daily Fantasy Sports is just that – daily. You may end up being a couple of points behind the other players, but you can still make strides if you know how to play the game right. Let us show you how!

 

The Three Basic Rules To Follow

These basic rules we want to give you are more like suggestions or guidance. You don’t need to follow them to play well, but if you do your chances of success will be much higher.

 

The first rule is to pick players who are on the pitch often. High-floor and high-volume players will give you a strong start to your game. This is because they will be earning points simply by joining in. These players will become the backbone of your team, constantly trickling points even if they don’t play well.

 

The second rule is to avoid players that you’re unsure of. If you’ve heard a rumor that a specific player has a weak ankle, or their practice runs have become a little sloppy, then avoid them. Trust your instincts and don’t bag a player that might let you down. We will go into more detail about injured players later but as a general rule of thumb, if you’re not sure don’t pick them.

 

The third rule you should consider is paying attention to the news surrounding your players. Health information, stat changes, and announcements from the teams. All of this data can tell you when to put your players into the reserve, when to place them back onto the field, and how to manage your team as the tide changes.

 

Keep these three things in mind as the game continues!

 

The Tight Ends You Should Consider

The first two tight ends you should consider are Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs) and Mark Andrews (Baltimore Ravens). Kelce is a top player at the moment, scoring 4 touchdowns in his latest game to bring Kansas to a win, while Andrews held his own against the Cincinnati Bengals scraping their way to victory.

 

The Quarterbacks You Should Consider

When it comes to quarterbacks you may think that Tom Brady is our top pick, but depending on the coins in your pot you may not be able to afford him. Even worse, the hero seems to be going through a downward spiral.

 

Instead, we suggest aiming for Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills) and Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs). Allen earned the award for Fantasy Player of the Year in 2020, and we hold onto the same hope for him in the current season.

 

Use The Middle Ground To Round Off Your Team

At this point you want to look at your points and how many positions you need to fill. There is no point in purchasing multiple high-end quarterbacks and backing them up with a low-end receiver. Your defenses and kickers need as much attention as the rest of your team. 

 

Ideally, you want a “sleeper”. These are players which are often overlooked, playing a lot better than they were predicted. These players are gems and should be snapped up as soon as possible.

 

The opposite of a sleeper is a busted player. These are players that are not performing to their caliber. Drop these players when you see a pattern of slipping.

 

Consider Replacement Players For Injury Risks

Rules two and three both touch on the subject of injuries. If you’re unsure of a player’s recovery you should avoid selecting them, and if you read news about an injury put the player on the bench.

 

However, you can never be sure of when an injury will strike. If you want a player on your team, but know they are prone to injuries, place them on the field early, and prepare a player to replace them when the inevitable happens. 

 

Remember The Bye Week

In the NFL, we have a term called “bye week”. Once a season, every team will have a week where they will not play. This year they are spread out between week 6 and week 14.

 

Consider when your players will be on their bye week, and replace them with active players to avoid losing points as you wait for their return. When week 14 is over, you can go back to putting your best players forward.

 

2022 Is The Year Of The Rookie

Lastly, we suggest keeping an eye on the rookies this year. Sleepers are normally rookies that haven’t had their time in the sun yet, and this season Brian Robinson is basking in the light. Robinson plays for the Washington Commanders and has started to take the role of running back away from top player Antonio Gibson.

 

Just 6 weeks ago, Robinson was shot in the leg, and now he is storming the field.

 

Summary

The NFL stats change quickly, so find your sleepers, your strong players, and your replacements and get ready to move them from bench to field in flow with the game.

 

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