I must admit, despite being around football and gambling since running parlay cards during Junior High, I have never played fantasy football. Watching people in these nerdy little leagues and acting like it was "cool" always annoyed me. Personally, I felt the fantasy football people were people who did not have the balls to focus the energy on handicapping and gamble like a grown up. Alas, over the past couple years I have watched friends check the "in game" stats for the leagues and talk about the trades and how much they win if X happens. My disdain for fantasy football slowly turned into interest and this year I am finally going to play and see what all the excitement is about. The problem on my end is I have no clue at all on what to do. Is there magazines I should read? A way to rank the players? Systems or philosophy from the fantasy football experts on the forums? This Sunday I am hosting the Fantasy Nerd Herd Party at my house. I guess we will be going over what type of league we want to do and than draft the players. I think there will be 12 of us and the buy in is going to be either $250 or $500 depending what people agree on. I am a step lower than a novice and looking for help so I do not end up dead last and have to be the "donkey" of the league. So in advance, thanks for letting me in your "Fantasy Football Nerd Club" and giving me the information needed to be the star of the draft this Sunday!
It is a 12 man league that voted to give QB's 6 points rather than 4:
QB TOM BRADY
RB MICHAEL TURNER
RB SELVIN YOUNG
WR MARQUES COLSTON
WR TJ HOUSH (ETC)
TE LJ SMITH
K JOSH SCOBEE
QB MARC BULGER (PLAYS AT HOME ON BRADYS OFF WEEK)
RB MAURICE MORRIS
RB DEANGELO WILLIAMS
WR DONOALD DRIVER
WR JOEY GALLOWAY (WILL BE #1 WHEN BACK)
TE OWEN DANIELS
K RYAN LONGWELL
so JD what does your team look like?
keep eye on rookies late....wr james hardy..limas sweed....rb...........tim hightower.....chris johnson (but he has been going around 9 or 10th round) are a few u might can grab late....maybe qb matt ryan...got him in 20th round of my draft today
Tonight is the night. Any late round players I should keep my eyes open for?
Not sure if you guys saw this funny story...
KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren says he doesn't know much about fantasy football leagues, now a national obsession and booming industry.
But Calla, one of his four daughters, does.
"My daughter, who's a doctor in Salt Lake City, she captained one of the fantasy teams and then was thrown out of the league because of 'inside information.' But I will say, she was clean," the 60-year-old Holmgren said, chuckling. "It was the appearance.
"She did not phone me about it. And she was very upset about it. But she knows football, as all my girls do."
Print page 4 of that update I sent you. Use that as the rankings to go by. That is the one for your scoring system.
please. my draft is SUN.
Read that e-mail JD? Want me to send the updates as they come?
Whoa...A lot of information. Thanks fellas.
JJ, got your email. Going to look at it tonight.
been playin few years........like others said scoring system is important...if td by qb is 3 or 4 then wait for QB otherwise u mmay want to grab one early as top qb will be gone after 3rd rd...romo...manning brady etc
lot of teams share the load at RB so I will disagree to some extent about going RB in 1st 2 rounds........draft position also factor.....top 5 in rd one then grab RB for sure and consider Rb that get lots of passes since u said it will be 1 pt per reception (westbrook for example )....you could go RB, WR and then either or in rd3 based on best player availbale....guys like Edge and Mcfadden Thomas Jones shud fall to rd 4 or 5 and would be nice pup after getting solid RB and WR in first 2 rounds
.....go to fantasyfootballcalculator.com and u can do 'mock draft' and see what u caome up with........can also look at other mock drafts that have occurred and see how they went.
there is a FFB contest in Vegas (WCOFF) entry 1500 and winner gets about 300k.........there is money in FFB !
I gamble and play FFB,, love em both
also look to draft some rookies in later rounds like Chris Johnson Rb at Tenn....Stewart at Carolina but he has been going in 6 or 7.....wait til end to get PK as difference in points from top to bottom is not that great in the big picture
Sent you an e-mail. Feel free to e-mail back anytime with questions.
Don't forget to check Bye Weeks. Not much point in having 3 awesome RBs if they all sit the same week. I also look more at guys that don't have the injury history, Deuce McAllister is an excellent Fantasy back for the 4 games he plays each year, but is a useless pick eventually.
My friend sent me this:
its a basic scoring system...6 for td..4-6 for a pass 1 one for a receprion..bonus after a 100 and 150 yrd reception
2:21 some ppl might not want bonus..keepers...defensive scoring
we have to vote on that stuff
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