The goal of fantasy football is to succeed in each game. There are important tips and tricks that fantasy players should know. Below are some of them.
Important Tips to Know Before Drafting
If you are just starting to play fantasy football, fantasy draft is on the most essential part of the game. Here you will select the players for your team. Careful selection is important because your points will depend on the performance of your players. Here are some points to remember before or during drafting:
You should check and know the rules of the league you are participating, in as well the scoring format because different rules are applied to different types of leagues. Your players and team may gain more points in certain leagues.
Check if the player is healthy on the day of drafting. Some players may still be recovering from injury.
Study the Average Draft Positions of the players, specifically their most recent, in order to have an idea of where the football players are being drafted.
The role of the player should also be checked. Different players play different roles in the game. Make sure the player is suitable for the position available.
Don’t just check and select the best players. Choose those who have potential, players who hold the most value for you. Some potential players may be better than the obvious stars, after a few rounds of playing the game.
Other important tips with regards to drafting in fantasy football are as follows:
You should be always prepared before attending the draft. You should know the rules, the drafting methods, scoring systems, and other important things about the league
Make sure that you don’t forget your drafting essentials like money, paper, pens, and whatever else you’ll need for drafting.
Pay attention to other players’ picks. Keep your eyes on the players that others pick so that you will have an idea of what will work for you.
If you have a cheat sheet, keep it safe and never share it during a draft.
Consider trading your players if you have made a mistake, like picking the wrong player on a particular position.
Double check all of the players you have picked.
Make sure that you have paid the fees, and know the transaction times and due dates before leaving the draft.
The above tips are important in drafting, and for adding or dropping players. it is also good to know the categories involved in selecting a free agent.
Free Agents Categories
During the fantasy football season, you can add players to your team at any time. These players are called free agents, which mean they are not yet owned by any other team in any league. They can be claimed depending on the following categories and it is important that you know them.
First Come / First Serve Free Agents – Team owners can claim a free agent without restrictions or waiver order any time unless a game is already scheduled.
Waiver Order Free Agents – At the end of each week, a certain order on claiming a free agent is created. This category may vary depending on the league. One example is that a team in last place may be the first to claim a free agent and the team in the first place may be the last to claim.
Bid Process Free Agents – This category is like a normal bidding process wherein a team owner can bid on a free agent after the end of the week. Team owners are given an amount of fantasy money to be used in bidding for free agents. They can bid as many free agents as they want, as long as they have enough fantasy money.
These are just some of the tips that a fantasy football player should understand and keep in mind. The most important tip among them all is having fun. There are also very useful tips that you can check online like the following.
In winning the fantasy football game, here are some ways to succeed.
- Draft the Best Team
- Win the Waiver Wire
- Make a Great Trade
- Play Your Match-Ups Perfectly
- Get lucky
There is also a site where the Top 10 Tips for a Successful Fantasy Football Year is available. They are as follows:
- Leave Your Allegiance at the Door
- Have a Plan
- Pay Attention to Runs
- Pay Attention But Don’t be Consumed by Bye Weeks
- Learn About Rookies but Don’t Become a Preschool
- Draft One Defense and One Kicker
- Time To Pick Up Back-Ups
- Avoid Most Trades
- Stay Involved or Stay Home
- Take it Seriously But Not Too Seriously
Now you are ready for some Advanced Strategies