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Fantasy Football Preview (Part 1)

"Give me 6 hours to chop a tree down, and I will spend the first 4 hours sharpening the axe.-'' Abraham Lincoln. No matter what your striving for in life, preparation is key. This is especially true when it comes to the game of Fantasy Football. Of course you have to execute and things sometimes still have to fall your way, but if your not fully prepared going in, your not going to be happy with the outcome. So for the 85% of you guys who year in and year out complain about coming up empty handed, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

The biggest factor in a successful fantasy football season is obviously the draft. Don't get me wrong, there is still so much more you have to do to win other than a good draft, but you'll have no chance without at least a decent one. There are many factors that go into having a strong draft, and having a good strategy is the biggest. You have to know what you want to do depending on your draft position, league rules and scoring, and knowledge of the game . Have some sort of idea of what you might do when unexpected things happen, or you lose out on a guy or 2 you were ready to take. That's definitely going to happen allot.

I'm a firm believer unless you have a no brainer pick fall into your lap, its always smart to use some of the time you have been allowed when your on the clock. Check the way your teams rounding out. See what you really need and not what just might look good. Make sure your making the right situational pick as well. I mean you usually have to pick what your biggest need at the time is, but in the right situations (typically for me 8-10th round) its a good idea to go with the best player available. Its never a bad idea to bolster your team with talent and it can also provide key trade value to strengthen your team throughout the season when things such as injuries, under performing, or just holes in your roster leave you in need.

In order to know which players fits these situations you must have basic
NFL knowledge, but you also have to go the extra distance. Stay up to date throughout the off season on key players and there teams movements. Injuries (Dez Bryant), Suspensions(Vincent Jackson), Contract negotiations(Darrelle Revis), Changing teams(Brandon Marshall), or staying on a team that adds competition(Jamal Charles) are all factors that should be heavily taking into consideration when analysing players. Another big thing that I personally take full advantage of are contract year players. If an underachieving or above average player are going in a contract year DRAFT THEM. You will not be disappointed. You should be able to figure out the reasons why on your own.

Okay I think I gave you enough of my secrets and tips for one piece. Actually before I go there is another big one I just can't hold in. Go into the drat with NO emotional ties. Unless, that is, your just playing to have a good time which is absolutely fine seeing as it is just a game. But if your playing for $$ and really playing to win, you can't let your heart get in the way. I'm a Cleveland fan so its kind of easy for me to stay away but even a guy that might of helped you win a big game 2 years ago, or does really good for you in Madden, don't do it. Trust me unless he's the best pick for you at that time, your going to regret it in the long run.

Well that's it for now but be sure to check back in the next couple of days for part 2 of the series. Also follow me on twitter at pwill12 for all kinds of sports updates and live breaking news as it happens.


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