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So, maybe you got suckered into a fantasy football league. Or maybe you wanted to do it, but don’t really care enough to be the person like that crazy fantasy leader who cried whenever Peyton Manning couldn’t throw one more touchdown pass. You have no idea what to do. You don’t have the time or patience or desire to do research every week to decide the best players for your lineup.
Here are some tips to help you be somewhat competitive in your league.
First of all, for the first couple of weeks, waiver pickups could be huge for your team. Look into that starting out. (That’s probably the most technical piece of advice you’ll see in this article.)
1) Make sure players on a bye week are on your bench.
This sounds easy enough, right? All it takes is going into the app, seeing if any player has a bye and replacing them with someone who doesn’t. This will help you at least put some points up (hopefully) because no points can be scored from a player not playing that week.
2) Make sure hurt/suspended players are dropped.
Injuries happen throughout the season. The fantasy app will tell you when someone in your lineup gets hurt or suspended. The easiest thing would to just drop that player and pickup someone else. If the starter gets hurt, pick up his backup. Even if that player will only be out for a few weeks, no one knows that for sure. Ask RG3. You’ll need a new player to feel that gap anyway.
3) Ask simple questions.
If you’re a girl who doesn’t really pay attention to fantasy football, ask your husband which player would be the best to put in your lineup. If you’re a dude, you should probably have a better idea, but if not, ask someone that’s not in your league who you should start. Most of the time other fantasy players love to talk fantasy and will give you a better idea on who to start. And don’t always just start whoever is project the most points. That projection is kind of like your local weather man: usually wrong. Also, tips are all over the internet. Even for lazies, it doesn’t take much effort to type into google who to start that week to get the answer.
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Matt & Jesica Beaty
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