Fantasy Football For Beginners – Lesson 2 – Preparation

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Preparing for your Fantasy Football Draft is one of the most importants part of the entire season. You make decisions on Draft Day that will affect your whole year. Sure, you can trade and use the waiver wire to tweak your team, but some mistakes made on Draft Day can not be overcome. Get ready to dominate your league through Proper Preparation.

ESPN, THE SPORTING NEWS, THE NFL and dozens of other entities publish Fantasy Football Guides every year. Every manager has his or her favorites, and there are plenty to choose from. Head to your local book store or magazine rack to check the titles out, and flip through them to see what they offer. Player interviews are not important, and stats are. A good guide will list the last 3 years stats for all major players except rookies ดูบอลสด. It will also list team’s defensive stats, coaching changes, and most importantly, a 2009 fantasy football mock draft. This will show an actual round by round draft by Fantasy Football Experts that helps give you an idea of how the Pro Fantasy Football Leaguers think this year will pan out. They will usually also provide articles with insight from FF experts.

Preparation also means watching NFL reports in the offseason, pre-season, and all season long. There are wayyyyy too many shows and networks to list, but 2 very reliable sources are ESPN all week long, and ESPN and the NFL omline. These 2 big boys offer streaming videos, daily and weekly updates, and FF specific news that is much needed to say the least. Way back in 1991, my first FF season, I drafted Vance Johnson, WR for Denver, even though he was laying on his back in a hospital at the time. I did not do my due diligence, and wasted a Draft Day pick because of it.

You also need to watch as many pre-season games as possible. Now you have a real excuse for your spouse when you say you have to head to the sports bar to watch football all day – research. I saw a couple of Philadelphia Eagles pre-season games last year, and noticed that rookie WR DeSean Jackson had serious wheels, and just enough of a cocky “I belong here” attitude to keep an eye on. I drafted him late, and got incredible value.

Alright, so you’ve purchased a Fantasy Football Guide, you check regular updates on your computer, and you are watching enough Pre-Season games to get you divorced. Now you need to become intimate with your scoring system, so next up is “Fantasy Football For Beginners – Lesson 3 – Know Your Scoring System.”

Patrick O’Neill is an 18 year Fantasy Football Veteran who has won countless local and internet Fantasy Football Championships.

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