Video:Strategies for Fantasy Footballwith Andy Miley
Fantasy football employs a lot of strategy to keep your team competitive. Learn some tricks to get ahead in your fantasy league and come out a champ this football season.See Transcript
Transcript:Strategies for Fantasy FootballHi. I'm Andy Miley for About.com. When it comes to fantasy football, the man without the plan is usually the man who is the bottom dweller of the league. You don't want to finish last, do you? Those that fail to plan, plan to fail. Don't be one of those fantasy owners, instead here are some solid strategies for managing your fantasy football team or if daring, teams.
Constantly Gather Information About Fantasy Football PlayersStats usually don’t lie, if a player is exceeding expectations acquire them while you still can so get them on the waiver wire (available free agents) or in a cheap trade. Every year there is a player that will exceed expectations and this will usually happen within the first month.
Get information and process information as quick as you can. Use twitter to follow individual beat writers (they cover one team and usually know they very well), also follow the national information guys like Adam Scheftner from ESPN, Jason LaCanfora from NFLN, and Jay Glazer from FOX and look at individual team message boards. The quicker you have the information, the better of a jump you have on your competition to make the important decisions.
Don't Be Afraid to Trade Fantasy PlayersIt's part of the fun. If you have a player that is exceeding expectations and you think it won't continue, trade that player for more than you think he is worth. Trade for a player that has a favorable schedule coming up that usually has a good second half. This requires a social side to your game and it can be fun bluffing other owners.
Pay Attention to the Football Season SchedulePay attention to your Players bye weeks. Don't get caught w/o players to start each week. These are usually listed next to their names on your websites roster page. When you can't start a player that is playing, you lose valuable points.
Know Your Fantasy League's Scoring SystemIf it's a PPR that means it's points per reception. If it's a touchdown league. Then all your going to do is worry about who is scoring a touchdown. If you don't know those things when you walk into the draft or when you're playing then you're going to be left behind because everybody else will be more familiar with the scoring system.
You can revisit these strategies on a weekly basis to help manage your team. To learn more, check us out on the web at About.com. Thanks for watching.
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