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Postby cavsfan » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:31 pm

Hey guys, I used to post regularly on the basketball side of these forums, but in the last few years I've been MIA from all things fantasy sports. It's nice to see these forums are still going strong.

Anyway, a friend of mine convinced me to join his fantasy football league. The stakes are high - bragging rights.

Roster breakdown is as follows:

QB
RB x 2
WR x 3
TE
K
DEF
Bench x 6

Scoring

Offence
Passing Yards 25 yards per point
Passing Touchdowns 4
Interceptions -1
Rushing Yards 10 yards per point
Rushing Touchdowns 6
Reception Yards 10 yards per point
Reception Touchdowns 6
Return Touchdowns 6
2-Point Conversions 2
Fumbles Lost -2
Offensive Fumble Return TD 6
Kickers League Value Yahoo! Default Value
Field Goals 0-19 Yards 3
Field Goals 20-29 Yards 3
Field Goals 30-39 Yards 3
Field Goals 40-49 Yards 4
Field Goals 50+ Yards 5
Point After Attempt Made 1

Defense/Special Teams
Sack 1
Interception 2
Fumble Recovery 2
Touchdown 6
Safety 2
Block Kick 2
Kickoff and Punt Return Touchdowns 6
Points Allowed 0 points 10
Points Allowed 1-6 points 7
Points Allowed 7-13 points 4
Points Allowed 14-20 points 1
Points Allowed 21-27 points 0
Points Allowed 28-34 points -1
Points Allowed 35+ points -4


Anyway, with this scoring format in place, what strategy should I be looking to implement? Draft is tonight at 10. Thanks.
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Re: New to Fantasy Football - Strategy?

Postby yualreadyknow » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:04 pm

cavsfan wrote:Roster breakdown is as follows:

QB
RB x 2
WR x 3
TE
K
DEF
Bench x 6

Anyway, with this scoring format in place, what strategy should I be looking to implement? Draft is tonight at 10. Thanks.



Hey, Cavsfan.

I don't know how many picks you're getting but perhaps a standard strategy would work for you on your first time. I stay abreast on the injuries and the updated rankings as you should. They determine value for some and they may affect any potential trades you might make.

As drafting strategies go, some grab high end RB's first like Ray Rice, Foster, or McCoy or a top flight QB like Aaron Rodgers with the first pick. Where you're drafting plays a part! A common strategy I used in a standard league like yours is go RB with 1st pick, then WR, QB, RB, WR, TE, QB and then the best available. There's no set strategy guaranteed to work.

Here's why. Some guys in your league (and I've seen this) will pick a Devin Hester with a mid round pick and no way does he deserve that so that leaves really good players on the table. Or your draft could have a "run" which is when several of the owners in front of you will start picking, say a QB. You have to then abandon your strategy and grab a QB so you don't miss out on a good opportunity.

I think you will do fine. Keep me updated on how things go IF YOU CAN. Thanks.
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Re: New to Fantasy Football - Strategy?

Postby dblj9911 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:15 pm

Whatever you do don't take a kicker or defense until the very last few rounds!! Basically have your players ranked, or go off a ranking list and stick to it. If a run goes on wr's don't feel pressured to take a wr. Another thing if for example your drafting 8th in a 10 team league and there are 2 qb's you like and 1 RB, but the guys drafting in between your picks have qb's take the other player and get your qb the next Rd. Don't reach and don't hope to have all the sleeper players on your team to have a break out year. Good luck.
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