I’ll cut the suspense and answer the question right now. Yes, you can win at fantasy football even when you aren’t a fan. You don’t have to even watch any of the games or be a fan in general.
The reason is that anybody with minimal analysation skills can get the right information to make good decisions when it comes to drafting and setting your roster. If there is a fantasy league going on at your work, you may think it looks fun but don’t want to throw your money away. Well, think again. Armed with some NFL DFS Projections and thousands of other websites that give you the stats you need to be able to compete, you actually have a shot at winning.
In this article, we will go over some of the basics so you can understand if you want to try your hand or not.
Getting ready to draft
Your season is won or lost before the first NFL game is even played. You have to take the time over the summer to figure out who you need to have on your team. Do your research and then do a mock draft to see who would make a great team for you.
The key is to understand how your league is going to score points as there are a lot of different systems. Then, all you have to do is draft the types of positions that are going to score you the most points early in the draft.
Use your early picks for a quarterback and running back and save positions like the kicker for your last picks.
Try to make a list of the best players at each position with several for each. As the draft progresses, some of the players on your list will get taken so you need to have the next best guy per position. To find the best players at each position, simply look at the sites for projections for the coming season and they will list the top picks.
Manage your roster
The key to winning is to understand matchups. That is, there are some quarterbacks that do well against certain types of defences. On the other hand, there are defences that can stymie even the best quarterback. Make sure to check who the best players you have per position and how they stack up against the team they are playing that week.
You may want to put in your second pick for that week if the matchup looks disadvantageous.
Injuries and bye week
Many teams don’t post when a player is injured until the last possible second. Pay attention to who got hurt in a game and see if any of your players are on the list. They may not play the following week so you’ll need to have somebody else on your roster. The same goes for bye weeks. There are weeks when some teams don’t play that week. Make sure you know who is not playing and take them off of your roster for that week.
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