Fantasy Football: 7 Tips and Tricks to Win Your League

2024-25 NFL Computer Predictions and Rankings tricks style league football fantasy color 011369 Playing fantasy football can be so much fun, and if you play it right, it can be super rewarding too. However, getting things to the point where you feel like a confident and supreme expert in fantasy football takes time and effort. 


DFS NFL is going to take you some time to get your head around, but learning some tips and tricks can help you along and make it a little easier for you as you start. 


If you are a fan of the NFL and you want to get even more involved fantasy football is definitely the way to go. So, here is how…


#1. Know The Positions Each Team Is Going To Be Made Of


Websites for DFS NFL will usually use a defaulted system and thus a default lineup. You start with a single quarterback, 2 running backs, 1 tight end, 1 kicker, 2 wide receivers, and 1 team defense. 


However, before you draft, check the settings for each team, which is even more important if you are doing it live. You can use the same formula if you want, or alter it slightly, but doing so will affect the lineup. 


You need to ensure you have enough players in every position for the bye weeks as well.


#2. Know The Bye Weeks Of Potential Drafts


Speaking of bye weeks. The ones that will affect you the most will be your quarterback bye weeks. You should probably draft 2, and make sure that these two quarterbacks do not have the same bye weeks. 


If they do, you might have to pick up a quarterback on the waiver wire to keep you covered. You should also consider the running backs and wide receivers as well.


#3. Plan Out How You Want To Draft


Planning ahead is always important, but before you draft you need a plan. You want to list exactly how many players you need for each position. 


Unless you have the first pick of the draft you do not need to worry too much about who you pick, instead focus on having the right amount of players. 


#4. Understand How To Pre-Rank Players Pre-Draft


If you had Larry Johnson as no.1 on your pre-ranked list, it won’t help you a great deal if he gets injured in the final game of preseason and ends up out of the game for the season. 


You want to stay up to date on how a player is doing before you draft. 


If you know the sequence before you draft, you will have a better idea of who is available before it is your turn to pick. There will only be a few players who are automatically top 5 of course. 


If you do draft later on, you want to know who the good 2nd tier players are from who is available.


#5. Be Aware Of Who Is On The Waiver Wire


Before and after the season starts, you should always keep a close eye on the waiver wire. Some people can get super lucky when another team drops a great player just because of a bad week or two. 


On the other side of things, you should be wary of dropping players for the same reason. Always be hot on the waiver wire, you can always pick up a player and pop them in the DL slot, you can carry that and another player. 


You can also pick up good players who may have had injuries the year prior. They may usually be ranked low, and if no one else is paying attention you might get lucky and be able to get a great player just because no one else is paying much attention.


#6. Know The Playoff Schedule


It is always good practice to know the schedule, your goal is to get to the playoffs after all. The playoffs will typically occur during weeks 15 through 17. 


Many of us win through the regular season and end up losing in the playoffs. So, always be aware of the schedule, you may look at the waiver and schedule players. Look at the schedule at the end of the year to see if there are any teams he may be on. 


You could end up picking some brilliant players if you pay attention to the end of the year, not just the regular season. Remember, you are not just aiming for the regular season, but the playoffs too! 


#7. Draft Running Backs That Catch The Most


Finally, do not forget the importance of a good running back. A good running back will gain you plenty of yards and touchdowns. An even greater running back will gain touchdowns and receiving yards for you. 


As you draft, look for running backs that catch most of their passes. Look at the players with high stats, know the names of some of the best, make a list of many 20, at least a couple of those should be available, or at least one of them. 


Note all the good running backs, while everyone else is focused elsewhere, swipe up the good stuff!