Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Finding Fantasy Football Value in The NFL Preseason

  As the 2012 NFL Preseason kicked off yesterday with the "Hall of Fame Game" between the Saints and the Cardinals, the fantasy football buzz is now in full force. Now I know some of you are thinking that you are going to get the upper hand this season by watching some of these preseason games and scouting some players which is a great idea but lets not forget that these games do not mean anything. These games are basically tryouts for the border line players and coaches use most of these games to square up the back up position battles. So with that said, here are a few things you should look for to help you in your fantasy football drafts while enjoying these 2012 preseason games.

What games should I watch?
- In the first preseason games you typically will not see the veterans or starters for more than a drive or two.
- In game two you will typically see the starters stick it out for a couple drives but be limited to the first quarter.
- Game three is the most important game to watch if any in the preseason. This is where the starters and veterans will play most of the game and you can get a good gauge on what your players are going to look like this season. Don't be too worried if some of your top players don't perform well, again it's only preseason.
- Game four is typically used to finalize the back up positions and again you will not see a lot of the starters or veterans getting much playing time.

  So in summary there are some good things you can take from the preseason but don't take everything you see so serious. Teams do not play at full speed and a lot can change from preseason to regular season. So good luck and happy scouting.