Wish I knew how to play fantasy, this looks fun as hell.
dude it's simple as fu*k...players are awarded points for stats...it goes by sh*t like every 10 yards rushing you get 1 point, so a 100 yard rusher would get 10 off top. then a rushing TD is like 6, so someone beasting in the week for like 150 2 TDs would get 27 points. bang, you gotta great fantasy running back. the scoring for other positions are that easy too...you get docked points for turnovers like INTs and fumbles, usually like 1-2 points.
now winning the league is split up into 2 different parts. your draft sh*t and your waiver wire knowledge. 1st 2 rounds should get you 2 n*ggas you know you can spot up with every week other than their bye. obviously it should be a starter...old school mentality goes RB then QB but since a lot of teams run back by committee squads it's hard to see a running back have a week like the one I posted(150 2 TDs). nowadays most people go QB in the upper part of the 1st round, WR in the middle part of the 1st round and RB in the later part of the 1st round. and the only running back you want to get are legitimate workhorse backs, or dual threat starters. MJD, Ray Rice, Matt Forte, that sh*t(I try to never go running back in the 1st because they the main n*ggas who will catch an injury and fu*k my fantasy squad up
2nd round you just want the most consistent. Maybe a Roddy if he's there, a Jimmy Graham, Gronk...someone you KNOW is gonna, at the least, cop a TD or 100 yards a game on average.
3rd round on down is where you start looking at quality sleepers, people who have upside but have obvious questions about their ability to perform. people like...Vincent Jackson. receiver who can get you some big games, but he's in Tampa, a terrible situation. Robert Meachem. someone who caught almost everything thrown his way in New Orleans but Brees was his QB there and he's never played on the outside in the pros. Brandon Lloyd...deep threat with Brady as his QB(Moss?) but a million mouths to feed on that team.
only draft rules i'd always recommend...NO DEFENSE OR KICKERS TIL THE LAST 2 ROUNDS...you get no advantage taking them early. just get a straight defense and a starting kicker and roll with it.
the 2nd part is weekly waiver wire moves...this is in situations like injuries, good match ups, and players that blow up. Cam and Cruz were HUGE waiver wire n*ggas last year...and some weeks you might see Brady going against some trash defensive team like the 2011 Falcons...pick up the no. 2 and even the no. 3 most targeted receiver on his squad if they out there if you short on receivers. moves like those can keep a team alive through the season grind.
main thing to focus on is WEEKLY battles though. a lot of new heads always say, "well player a had more points than player b"...that's well and dandy. but you want to stick with the player who has the best match up THAT week. the n*gga who gives you 7 16 pt. games is worth more than the n*gga who gives you 16 7 pt. games...they had the same amount of fantasy points, but one player probably won you over half of those games, and the other was a decent starter but not a stand out.
n*gga good stats=good team