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!