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(ESPN)   Matthew Berry breaks down exactly how to draft well in Fantasy Football. It's all here, so that you don't have to pester him at the urinal. Again   (sports.espn.go.com) divider line 69
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2012-06-21 03:49:43 PM  
My brother crushed me so hard in FF two years ago that I'm still washing his car.
 
2012-06-21 04:10:29 PM  

SmackLT: My brother crushed me so hard in FF two years ago that I'm still washing his car.


Berry advocated taking mike vick first overall last year. Noooooooooo thank you
 
2012-06-21 04:14:09 PM  

Owangotang: SmackLT: My brother crushed me so hard in FF two years ago that I'm still washing his car.

Berry advocated taking mike vick first overall last year. Noooooooooo thank you


That's why you always draft a kicker with your first pick.
 
2012-06-21 04:15:40 PM  
Since I won my league I will draft last this year. I was able to keep Gronk, AJ Green, and Roy Helu.

I doubt there will be any premier RBs hanging around, possibly a good 2nd tier guy (Michael Bush from free agency was a fortunate get for me, prior to DMC's injury) I'm a pretty good waiver hawk.

That said, I may go against what I've done before and (if one of these guys are available) get Brees, Rodgers or Matt Stafford in the first. 30+ pts a game? Yes please.

I won in spite of having Philip Rivers last year.
 
2012-06-21 04:16:00 PM  
No, I wasn't asking about Amani, Eric...I asked "is this a tumor?"
 
2012-06-21 04:19:44 PM  
Pick really good players?
 
2012-06-21 04:21:20 PM  
Every single year, I lose in the championship game. I've been playing for 5 years. It makes me sad. I'm the Buffalo Bills of fantasy football.
 
2012-06-21 04:21:27 PM  
Shivakamini Somakandarkram!!!
 
2012-06-21 04:24:03 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Shivakamini Somakandarkram!!!


Its like holding in a giant crap
 
2012-06-21 04:32:22 PM  
Won it in my league last year (again) because a few people didn't pay attention. I love those people.

/FF is just as much luck as it is knowledge
//I've had bad luck too
 
2012-06-21 04:33:10 PM  

downstairs: Pick really good players?


Do your damage in the late rounds. For example, Steve Smith in the 10th round.
 
2012-06-21 04:33:36 PM  
Going for the three peat in my private league. Missed playoffs after dumb trades in my Fark league.
 
2012-06-21 04:39:42 PM  
I really like LT's prospects now that he's back with the Chargers.

/on a more serious note, my team was meh last season, but at least I have Jordy Nelson to start with as a keeper
 
2012-06-21 04:39:55 PM  
My teams are usually boom or bust, as I like to take fliers on guys who I think will have monster years. Last year I won a 12 team league by taking Calvin Johnson in the top 5 and Matt Stafford higher than he was going. Also got Steve Smith extremely late which was a huge boon. I actually would've ran the table in that league had I started Smith week one (had no idea Cam would be a good passer out the gate).

Haven't done a fark league before, might look into that this year.
 
2012-06-21 04:45:20 PM  
Yeah, I need to get into a Fark league. My friends do not play the Waiver game and it makes it way too easy to win it, plus they never do trades.
 
2012-06-21 04:46:26 PM  
There isn't a lot of skill to fantasy football. Simply get lucky enough to draft the 1 transcendent statistical player, then win every game regardless of whatever player combinations anyone else has.
 
2012-06-21 04:47:02 PM  
I'd join a fark league. I've never had a fantasy team, it always seemed more like fantasy accounting to me
 
2012-06-21 04:48:01 PM  

Treygreen13: downstairs: Pick really good players?

Do your damage in the late rounds. For example, Steve Smith in the 10th round.


Well, I was just being snarky because I know zero about fantasy football.
 
2012-06-21 04:53:34 PM  
I had a fun year and won my league. Only issue was that I couldn't keep a damned RB off the IR.

/Considering doing a Fark league this year.
 
2012-06-21 04:55:17 PM  

downstairs: Treygreen13: downstairs: Pick really good players?

Do your damage in the late rounds. For example, Steve Smith in the 10th round.

Well, I was just being snarky because I know zero about fantasy football.


Oh. Well there is skill to it, as most of the regular players will attest. Which is why the guys hunting waiver-wire players and scouting matchups are playing in the playoffs and the guys auto-drafting are going 3-11.

It's sort of like poker. Sure, there is an element of luck to the game. But there's a reason there's so many familiar faces at the final table.

A true fantasy-football joy is the league full of active players trading and screwing each over - preferably friends who will see each other often. Which is why the show "The League" looks so fun - in spite of the fact that every player in the show is *terrible* at Fantasy Football.

I'm reminded of the season where they all got screwed (except for Andre) by auto-draft, and they all tried to resolve their hilariously bad teams by conducting trades with each other, but never trusted each other. One of the women running a team ended up with only one WR and they toss in a line about how she tried to trade him for Michael Vick. Which is just silly, one that anyone would have dumped Michael Vick that early in the season, and two that she was going to trade away her only receiver to do it.
 
2012-06-21 04:59:33 PM  
Our league is 15 years old. I've been to eight "Super Bowls," winning five.

I am the most hated man in our league. Cause I'm like a jeenyus n' junk.
/CSB
 
2012-06-21 05:01:21 PM  

Treygreen13: I'm reminded of the season where they all got screwed (except for Andre) by auto-draft, and they all tried to resolve their hilariously bad teams by conducting trades with each other, but never trusted each other. One of the women running a team ended up with only one WR and they toss in a line about how she tried to trade him for Michael Vick. Which is just silly, one that anyone would have dumped Michael Vick that early in the season, and two that she was going to trade away her only receiver to do it.


In all fairness they probably have to shoot it in advance so they really have to bank on last season. They can't predict a Gronk year. I thought their best football joke was the Antonio Gates, Greatness wk 1-4, then injury. By the time you've become extremely dependent on him he falls off the injury cliff.

/Turf Toe!? RLY!? AGAIN?!
 
2012-06-21 05:05:47 PM  

thecpt: In all fairness they probably have to shoot it in advance so they really have to bank on last season. They can't predict a Gronk year. I thought their best football joke was the Antonio Gates, Greatness wk 1-4, then injury. By the time you've become extremely dependent on him he falls off the injury cliff.

/Turf Toe!? RLY!? AGAIN?!


They do a good job of making the discussion pretty general and limiting the chatter to the big name guys. That way you don't have an entire episode of Taco and Andre arguing over whether or not they should trade Kendall Hunter for Darrius Heyward-Bey.

/not that Taco would know who either of those players are or if he even had them on his roster
//but every fantasy league needs that one guy
 
2012-06-21 05:16:10 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Shivakamini Somakandarkram!!!



Heh.

BTW, she had a topless scene during the previous season of "True Blood".

I challenge you not to do a Shiva Blast when you watch it.
 
2012-06-21 05:18:40 PM  

Treygreen13: Which is why the show "The League" looks so fun - in spite of the fact that every player in the show is *terrible* at Fantasy Football.



Remember the Vegas episode where Ochocinco said that if Kevin drafted him, he wouldn't need any advice? Riiiiiight.
 
2012-06-21 05:26:38 PM  
This article is bonafide.
 
2012-06-21 05:29:11 PM  
I both love and suck at fantasy football. I'm simply unable to put in the time it takes to be 'good'. But I still really enjoy it so I don't care. Mostly because most of it takes place on one day over the weekend. It has totally replaced fantasy baseball for me. fantasy baseball isn't a fun game, it's a freakin' part-time job and I just can't deal with 162 games.
 
2012-06-21 05:32:13 PM  

Treygreen13: Oh. Well there is skill to it, as most of the regular players will attest. Which is why the guys hunting waiver-wire players and scouting matchups are playing in the playoffs and the guys auto-drafting are going 3-11.


Yeah, I know. Have a friend that is totally into fantasy baseball now. I don't have the time or attention span (especially for baseball)... but I help him out, because I know a little more about baseball than he does. Its fun.
 
2012-06-21 05:32:32 PM  
You want my advice? Don't draft Chris Johnson....he ran hot and cold for me last season.

Actually, since I won't be drafting him this year, do draft him....because with my luck, he'll break the rushing TD record when I don't have him on my team.
 
2012-06-21 05:37:06 PM  

The_Sponge: You want my advice? Don't draft Chris Johnson....he ran hot and cold for me last season.

Actually, since I won't be drafting him this year, do draft him....because with my luck, he'll break the rushing TD record when I don't have him on my team.


They laughed at me last year for taking Arian Foster #1 overall. "But he's hurt" they said. "You can't pass on Chris Johnson" they said.
 
2012-06-21 05:40:15 PM  
How you draft also depends on when you draft. Receivers and running backs can move up or down depending on how their preseasons go, so you might be able to hold off on a RB/WR if you're drafting late in the preseason and can scout a few sleepers.
 
2012-06-21 05:42:01 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Shivakamini Somakandarkram!!!


Came for the Shiva Blast, leaving happy.
 
2012-06-21 05:43:54 PM  

VvonderJesus: How you draft also depends on when you draft. Receivers and running backs can move up or down depending on how their preseasons go, so you might be able to hold off on a RB/WR if you're drafting late in the preseason and can scout a few sleepers.


Gotta also read the draft resources, and *gasp* watch some preseason. Which is why I got some unknown kid named Arian Foster in the 8th round because I saw him gashing defenses in "the games that don't matter".
 
2012-06-21 05:46:33 PM  

JohnBigBootay: I both love and suck at fantasy football. I'm simply unable to put in the time it takes to be 'good'. But I still really enjoy it so I don't care. Mostly because most of it takes place on one day over the weekend. It has totally replaced fantasy baseball for me. fantasy baseball isn't a fun game, it's a freakin' part-time job and I just can't deal with 162 games.


I've always liked fantasy baseball, but I will say that now that I'm in a league with weekly (rather than daily) lineups I like it a lot better.

And an auction draft. That also took it up a notch.
 
2012-06-21 05:55:18 PM  

FreakinB: I've always liked fantasy baseball, but I will say that now that I'm in a league with weekly (rather than daily) lineups I like it a lot better.

And an auction draft. That also took it up a notch.



Yeah - it was fun while it lasted but I'm just too busy these days to give it the time it requires. I'm a bigger nfl fan anyway so it's fine.
 
2012-06-21 06:00:33 PM  
Any commishs out there? Need advice on controversial rule in my league. Ever since the NFL moved the "official" IR report to Fri we have been having arguments. We have one IR spot and the rule has always been you can only put a player on IR if they are on the official report as doubtful or out. When the report was Wed owners could pick up a replacement player. Now they have to wait till Fri.

How does your league handle injured players? What has worked? What has not?

Thanks
 
2012-06-21 06:05:02 PM  

badaboom: Any commishs out there? Need advice on controversial rule in my league. Ever since the NFL moved the "official" IR report to Fri we have been having arguments. We have one IR spot and the rule has always been you can only put a player on IR if they are on the official report as doubtful or out. When the report was Wed owners could pick up a replacement player. Now they have to wait till Fri.

How does your league handle injured players? What has worked? What has not?

Thanks


I commished one season. We had an IR spot and it was on the honor system since I didn't have direct control of the IR spot for each team.

The spirit of the IR, I explained, was to store a player that had suffered an injury that would definitely have him out at least 1 week. If they were "doubtful" they weren't IR-worthy.

I only ever had to warn one player about abusing it. He just didn't read the rules and had some random healthy guy in it.
 
2012-06-21 06:17:04 PM  
If you are really, really bored one day go to the yahoo fantasy forums and browse the 'cheating commish' threads.
 
2012-06-21 06:19:41 PM  

Treygreen13: They laughed at me last year for taking Arian Foster #1 overall. "But he's hurt" they said. "You can't pass on Chris Johnson" they said.



Ugh....Johnson was bad enough last year where I felt the need to tell a coworker about it.....a coworker named Chris Johnson.

"If you ever play fantasy football, don't draft anyone who shares your name."
 
2012-06-21 06:25:54 PM  
Mr. Sunshine's here?!?
 
2012-06-21 06:28:54 PM  
No one??? you guys seriously dissappoint...

images.zap2it.com
 
2012-06-21 06:32:33 PM  
So.... when is an appropriate time to fire up the fantasy football leagues?
 
2012-06-21 06:35:32 PM  
Won my work league (16 teams) last year and it's a keeper league that I get to keep 2.

Probably not going to be keeping the hero of the year, started off with 2 really crappy quarterbacks and then took TEBOW! off waivers right before he became the starter. Can't throw but put up some nice numbers with the running touchdowns. Not expecting a repeat though.

No superheroes on the team, just everyone was kinda good. Makes it tough to figure out who the keepers are going to be. Leaning toward Julio Jones and Marshawn Lynch
 
2012-06-21 06:37:30 PM  

itsnattatumah: No one??? you guys seriously dissappoint...


Actually, I was thinking ....

media.ticketmaster.com

WHISKY!!!
 
2012-06-21 06:42:44 PM  

Treygreen13: The_Sponge: You want my advice? Don't draft Chris Johnson....he ran hot and cold for me last season.

Actually, since I won't be drafting him this year, do draft him....because with my luck, he'll break the rushing TD record when I don't have him on my team.

They laughed at me last year for taking Arian Foster #1 overall. "But he's hurt" they said. "You can't pass on Chris Johnson" they said.


I targeted Ray Rice in a couple drafts, where I got him, I was happy. Where I got Jamal Charles, (one league) not so much.
 
2012-06-21 06:54:59 PM  
I forget who authored the quote and whether it was here or elsewhere, but someone had the brilliant line about "fantasy football is the modern equivalent of Dungeons and Dragons, but played by guys who played football in high school, and beat up guys who played Dungeons and Dragons."
 
2012-06-21 07:04:42 PM  
Do you like to eat?


www.hipnotized.com
 
2012-06-21 07:13:33 PM  
^^^^^ Two-Time Fark League Champion ^^^^^

/'09 in the CBS League
//'11 in the Yahoo League
///Championship Slashies
 
2012-06-21 07:18:40 PM  
6. Your last two picks will be a defense and kicker.


i450.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-21 07:21:03 PM  
i didnt see any particular caveats to also look for, like finding guys in their contract season. one of the reasons chris johnson sucked balls was because he already got his contract and didnt need to earn it anymore. i could see his lack of enthusiasm in pretty much every game. but the season before that he was like Predator storming through the jungle at will.

another caveat like bye week conundrums. do you agree to just eating it during 1-2 weeks of the season or do you not take the WR you really like because he is on the same bye as the other 2 WRs you have? ive tried that strategy both ways, loading up strategically to just eat 1 week, and making absolutely sure i didnt have one single conflict. injuries played a large part in why the first one didnt work though.

ive always gone with consistency over risk/reward. ive won 3 of my 10 seasons in a keeper league (12 teams). one season i finished 4th overall total points and didnt make the playoffs (top 8). why? because 8 of the 14 weeks i ran into brick wall super-performances from lucky bench plays, all were from 8 different teams. i was consistent the whole way out but i ran into the luckiest fantasy days of their season during 8 weeks that year. sometimes you just cant win with the best team.
 
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