Joe's Fantasy Football Philosophies

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Aug 23, 2012; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) passes the ball to during the first half against the Green Bay Packers at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

 

Double dip

A lot of veteran players already know this, but just in case, try to make sure that you get the #1 receiving target for your QB. That doesn’t mean you have to take a QB first, it just means link them together. If you draft Aaron Rodgers in the first round, your second round pick should be Greg Jennings. The reasoning is sound. Every time Rodgers throws a touchdown pass to Jennings, guess what? Your fantasy team gets credit for that touchdown twice! Rodgers will get credit for a touchdown and so will Jennings. Instead of the usual 4 or 6 points, that touchdown gave your team 10 (in most standard scoring leagues). In one of my leagues, my starting receivers are AJ Green and Victor Cruz. My 2 QBs; Eli Manning and Andy Dalton.

 

Know the Bye weeks

This is another one that most should already know, but it is really important. Make sure you know the Bye weeks. When drafting online, most places will have them listed next to the player, but make sure that you pay attention. You’d probably be excited if your RB stable was DeMarco Murray, Darren McFadden, and Doug Martin right? You shouldn’t be. All 3 of them share a Bye week, Week 5. While that is a nice group of backs, you have no one to replace them Week 5. Always make sure that you don’t leave yourself thin on a Bye week.

 

Stand pat

This one is tough. Your star WR hasn’t caught a touchdown the first 2 weeks of the season, but another receiver has come out of nowhere and has 3. You’re pouring over your roster trying to decide which player to drop to pick him up or you’re contacting the owner trying to make a trade. Don’t do it! Some players start fast, some start slow, but your star receiver has a history in the league. Chances are good he’ll start producing like you expected him to, but don’t get too hasty and make moves. In my own experience, the teams I have done best with were the teams that I made the least moves with.

 

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