3 tips for fantasy football beginners, by LD
This article was written for yooou! by 19-year-old, LD.
Throughout the past couple of years I’ve made futile attempts at participating in my family’s annual Fantasy Football league.
I have never done the proper research beforehand and have always had to ask for last minute advice which has left my team looking like a mismatch collage of athletes.
This year I have decided to be proactive and share in this proactivity with you with the hopes that you can be enlightened and draw some practical tips from this Fantasy Football How To!
In order to ensure that I was as well read as possible with regard to this upcoming football season, I interviewed several avid football watchers and successful fantasy football players as well as done some online investigating of my own.
Here are 3 basic tips for beginners Fantasy Football.
1. Spend time with a team’s depth chart.
I will have the URL for the ESPN provided depth charts linked below so that this function can be accessible for everyone hoping to participate in this upcoming Fantasy Football season.
ESPN NFL Depth Charts: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/29098001/2021-nfl-depth-charts-all-32-teams
This is a great tool to evaluate the positional abilities of a team.
I have always been curious as to how some of my siblings found such success with more obscure players that never popped up on my “top fantasy football picks” pre-draft google search.
This is where the depth chart comes in. This tool analyzes the capability of players at each position. It is important to evaluate the chemistry and compatibility of certain players within the context of their team.
This is an easy predictor of success.
2. Avoiding Kickers, Defensive Units and Tight Ends within the first drafting rounds.
Ideally you will be focusing on the league’s diverse array of running backs and wide receivers throughout the beginning stages of the draft.
An instinctive first move from many beginners in the fantasy football world may be drafting a quarterback however according to Fantasy Football Veteran, CD, “If you are gonna draft a quarterback it better be [Patrick] Mahomes or [Aaron] Rodgers,” otherwise steer clear of selecting this position within the initial rounds of the draft.
3. Don’t make trades within the first couple weeks.
If you are initially unhappy with some of your picks it can be instinctive to want to pick up or drop various players.
However, while being advised by several seasoned fantasy football participants I was encouraged to wait to see the way your initial picks pan out.
I hope you find guidance from these tips and good luck with your fantasy football endeavours!
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