At the end of this summer of few of my brother’s bros started up a Fantasy Football league. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play so the guys were kind enough to let me be a part of their league on the NFLsite.
I had no idea, I mean completely clueless as to how to play Fantasy Football.
After signing up, I was told to do a mock draft to get a feel of what the real draft would seem like. I was also advised to have at least 3-4 players in mind for each offensive position. I figured out that we only choose an individual team’s entire defense, not individual players.
When it came time for the actual draft, the advice did no justice for me. I had looked through the list of players and their ranks and made a list of the top for in each category (QB, RB, WR, TE, & W/R).
My list was pretty much useless and all the legit point-makers were taken. I ended up with a decent team “for a girl” (insert eye roll here) in the Lovin’ Life league.
Luckily the guys created a new league because most of them had to automate their draft the first time. So I was able to get some better advice from a few friends who have FF experience. I was told that Vick (Eagle’s QB) racks up points. I figured I could get Vick in the first round and then have decent running backs to get points, although my running backs haven’t helped my team as much as I had hoped.
My team in the I’m Your Daddy league (thank Kim Rampaul for the league names), overall, looked potentially better than the first team. All that was left was to figure out how to choose and switch out players for each week.
When NFL kicked off with the Greenbay V.S. Saints I had completely forgot about setting my FF team for the week. Luckily I only had Greg Jennings in play so I was able to adjust my other players.
Adjusting players seemed simple, just follow the projections and I’d be fine right? Wrong! After the first two weeks of playing Fantasy Football, I have learned that most of the projections are way off. I also learned that I need to look at the players to see if they are inactive, injured, and who their defender will be for the week in order to choose wisely.
The first week I proved that I actually had an understanding of Fantasy Football by ranking # 3 in the I’m Your Daddy league even though I am currently ranked 5 after week 2. (This is the team I pay more attention to)
So far I enjoy playing Fantasy Football. . .It is helping maintain an overall view of the NFL and the players. I’ll be sure to update everyone halfway through and at the end of the season to see how well I end up doing :]