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Old 08-13-2012   #1
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Question Tips for a FF rookie needed?

As someone still finding my bearings with the NFL I want to have a good crack at FF this year.... Are there any tips FF veterans could offer in terms of drafting etc. I don't mind my rookie season being a flop but I want to at least go into it with the do's and dont's.

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Look at the thread Fantasy football sources/credibility.
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K will do, thanks
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A simple, yet extremely effective tip that's coming from someone who has won multiple championships: Draft players that will score a lot of touchdowns... don't get cute thinking about yards, or catches, or any of that jazz. Think of players that are on good teams that will score often. It seems obvious enough, but you'd be surprised.
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you need to put in 20-25 hours a week just to be competitive. 30 hours or more if you wanna go deep into the playoffs. You need to research every player on the waiver wire who made a splash the previous week. put like 100 or more players on your watch list and be ready to pull the trigger on some sleepers before someone else snatches them up. know everything about every players life the week before each game, be ready to make last minute changes to your roster. Oh and while your at it go ahead and analyze your opponents team, you know start justifying how many points each player can be expected of.

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Haha thanks guys ! I'll certainly take the advice to pick those who score regularly. I'm better off keeping it simple as I'm still quite green when it comes to the NFL.... Not sure my wife would let me spend 30 hours or so lol ..will have to see how much time I can spend ... Can't wait to get into my first season!
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Keep the answers and suggestions/tips coming for London Tex. I'm a newbie to FF (as in never participated) and am following along. The thirty hours a week kinda threw me. Not sure I have an extra thirty lying around anywhere.
That's just not true. Remember, you're in it for fun and to win. If this were your real job then yeah spend 40 hours a week doing it.

My best advise...watch lots of football games.
Make notes.
Know who is hurt and who is injured; big difference.
Be aware who is on the waiver wire.
Know your league settings and scoring system.
Can you pick up a player during a game and stash him for next week? (think Arian week 1...I dropped some bum by the end of halftime and had Arian loaded into a spot for next week)
Have your mobile device of choice ready and near by.

And please please please don't offer up ridiculous trades. They will get vetoed and you will lose credibility.

Have fun, pick a good team name, and talk trash. Hahaha!
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That's just not true. Remember, you're in it for fun and to win. If this were your real job then yeah spend 40 hours a week doing it.

My best advise...watch lots of football games.
Make notes.
Know who is hurt and who is injured; big difference.
Be aware who is on the waiver wire.
Know your league settings and scoring system.
Can you pick up a player during a game and stash him for next week? (think Arian week 1...I dropped some bum by the end of halftime and had Arian loaded into a spot for next week)
Have your mobile device of choice ready and near by.

And please please please don't offer up ridiculous trades. They will get vetoed and you will lose credibility.

Have fun, pick a good team name, and talk trash. Hahaha!

What kind of league were you in in 2010 when Foster didn't get drafted? He was going 5th or 6th round in most leagues.
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There are very few every down running backs anymore. The majority of the teams today either split carries like the Texans or has a thunder/lightning combination. If you can get a back that will carry the ball 275+ times, take him. I've had LT twice and I rode him to a first and a third place in my FFL.

Late in the draft, when things are starting to look thin on your draft board, take a flyer on an unknown or broken player. If the player doesn't work out, its no big deal, you can always get rid of him. A few years back I took a flyer on Kurt Warner and it paid off big. I had watched a Cardinals preseason game and knew Leinart was struggling. Warner had a couple of miserable seasons with the Giants and had just started with the Cards. Warner was capable of big numbers if he could get the starting job. Kurt got me a second place that year.
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What kind of league were you in in 2010 when Foster didn't get drafted? He was going 5th or 6th round in most leagues.
Depends entirely on when your draft was held that year. Early in the preseason he was undrafted, by the time the regular season was coming on he was a later round flyer pick.
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Depends entirely on when your draft was held that year. Early in the preseason he was undrafted, by the time the regular season was coming on he was a later round flyer pick.

I can understand him being undrafted in early july and all of that, but i'm surprised he was still on the waiver wire by week 1 in his league. Foster was the toast of the town in all the fantasy articles leading up to the season.
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What kind of league were you in in 2010 when Foster didn't get drafted? He was going 5th or 6th round in most leagues.
In my 3 leagues that year he was undrafted. Picked him up in 2. One was a winners league in yahoo; gotta win a public league to be invited the next year. The other 2 were leagues I'd been in for years.
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Goes to show, different strokes for different folks. We as fans of a team tend to overvalue players just because we know more about them than nonfans. I try to make it a goal not to take any Texans players. I'd rather have my real team win than my unlucky curse ravished ff team(s).
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any advice for rookies on where to play? nfl.com has hosted leagues that seem relatively simple, are there better options?
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any advice for rookies on where to play? nfl.com has hosted leagues that seem relatively simple, are there better options?
I would suggest to play with in one of the legues advertised by memebers on this board. Most are 'private" leagues on NFL, yahoo, fleaflicker, etc. also, you get to play with people you "know." making trading more likely, but still be able to get legetimate advise from someone in the league. there is also more general banter which is fun for some people.

The public leagues on any of those sites are fine for helping you learn the game, but are pretty faceless.
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any advice for rookies on where to play? nfl.com has hosted leagues that seem relatively simple, are there better options?
I have a spot free in my rookies ESPN league...I created it and so far have 5 spots (Including me) filled...one left. Give me a message if you want an invite
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