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Week 11: Sit or Start?

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Week 11: Sit or Start? Without Brees, Take A Chance At QB During Week 11 Let’s face it. You hate the guy in your fantasy league with Drew Brees. He’s the guy who probably snagged Marques Colston way too early in the draft and then hurdled over you and knocked down his grandma to pick up Jimmy Graham on free agency. You hate him, of course, unless he’s you. And this will not be your week. If you’re heavily invested in the Saints’ offense, it’s time for Plan B.

Fantasy Football Draft Board 2010

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Fantasy Football Draft Board 2010 Knowing how to prepare your own draft board is a big part of having fantasy football success. You can buy magazines with their own lists and draft boards, you can even find this information for free online, but doing a little bit of research on your own and building your own draft board guarantees you full control over your fantasy roster. How to Build a Fantasy Football Draft Board Putting together your own draft board means thinking about a few different draft

Fantasy Football Stats 2010

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Fantasy Football Stats 2010 Stats are the meat and potatoes of fantasy football. No matter what kind of fantasy football league you’re in, head-to-head or rotisserie, IDP or team defense, you’ll need to have a good understanding of football stats to be a champion fantasy league owner. Having a passing knowledge of the NFL and of the rules of football is enough to own a fantasy team, but it is rarely enough to become a league champion. The average casual football fan can tell you the

Fantasy Football Projections 2010

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Fantasy Football Projections 2010 Fantasy football league owners use projections to determine their draft order — the order in which they want to draft players. Fantasy football owners will prepare for the draft in a variety of ways. The more meticulous owners will prepare four or five different “draft plans” depending on different conditions, such as pick order, and superstar players that may or may not be drafted before they have a chance to be picked. You might, for instanc

Fantasy Football Guide for Beginners

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Fantasy Football Guide for Beginners Fantasy football is a competition between football fans that plays out over the course of a football season. People who participate in fantasy football contests (also known as “leagues”) start out by drafting their team from the lineups of current NFL players, putting a team roster together, and then compete with their team against teams drafted by the other people in their league. Depending on the type of fantasy football league you participate

Fantasy Football Defense Rankings

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Fantasy Football Defense Rankings In most Fantasy Football leagues, defense stats are scored by team. That means you pick your defense as a unit by drafting “Cowboys Defense” or “Jets Defense” rather than selecting individual players. Leagues that do use individual player stats are known as IDP leagues and are not as common as defense by committee. Predicting how a team’s defensive squad will perform (and figuring out what priority to give a defense draft) is not e

Fantasy Football Scoring System

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Fantasy Football Scoring System Using the standard fantasy football scoring system avoids confusion and depends on the football expertise of people much smarter than you or me. Whoever created the standard fantasy football scoring system used math to figure out how many points various statistical accomplishments should earn. This fantasy football scoring system is the one used by the vast majority of fantasy football leagues. The purpose of the statistics and points relationship of the standard

How To Set Up a Superbowl Pool

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Seting Up a Superbowl Pool Learn how to set up a Superbowl Pool to make this year’s Superbowl watching party more fun. Super Bowl viewing is different than watching your standard National Football League game, or even watching the average NFL playoff game. Superbowls tend to attract a much wider audience, including casual fans, women and kids. For that reason, your football pools need to appeal to a more casual set of gamblers. To make the bet appealing, you easily can make a Superbowl Poo

How To Choose Fantasy Football Running Backs

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Drafting Fantasy Football Running Backs Choosing fantasy football running backs can be a nightmare in fantasy football, because so much of a running backs’ success depends on factors like health, scoring opportunities, number of carries and the kind of offense the running back plays in. With each passing year, fewer NFL running backs are the sole ball carrier in their offense. With platoon running back situations and the dreaded running-back-by-committee increasingly becoming an NFL reali

Funny Fantasy Football Team Names

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

More Funny Fantasy Football Team Names We’ve had a lot of good feedback from our “funny fantasy football team names” pages, both on the Football Babble static site and the Football Babble blog. It’s seems like fantasy football team owners can’t get enough of wacky new fantasy football team names. Fantasy football guys even seem to look for silly fantasy football names during the regular season. Maybe their team is sucking and they’re looking for something to c