Friday, April 27, 2012

5 Tips For First Time Fantasy Football Players

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Top 6-12 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks Heading Into 2012


Welcome to the second part of my Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for 2012 video blog series. In the video below I break down my Top 6-12 QB's heading into the Off-Season Workouts. I know a lot can change from here but I wanted to analyze the QB position and share a little bit of my great fantasy football mind with you off season researchers.Thank you for tuning in and make sure to check out our complete updated Fantasy Football Player Rankings.


@jkbeastie Early Top 6-12 Quarterback Rankings Heading into 2012

#6 Matthew Stafford
#7 Peyton Manning
#8 Tony Romo
#9 Ben Roethlisberger
#10 Eli Manning
#11 Phillip Rivers
#12 Jay Cutler


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Friday, April 20, 2012

Top 5 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks Heading Into 2012


Welcome to the first part of my Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings for 2012 video blog series. In the video below I break down my Top 5 QB's heading into the Off-Season Workouts. I know a lot can change from here but I wanted to analyze the QB position and share a little bit of my great fantasy football mind with you off season researchers. Hope all is well and tune in for part 2 of this video blog where I will go through QB's 6-10. 



@jkbeastie Early Top 5 Quarterback Rankings Heading into 2012

#1 Aaron Rodgers
#2 Cam Newton
#3 Drew Brees
#4 Tom Brady
#5 Michael Vick

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fantasy Football Auction Draft Strategy: Balanced Budget

So let me guess... you have joined a fantasy football auction league and now you are on the Internet scrambling to find a strategy for the draft. I know how you feel...believe me a couple years ago I was in the same position and could not really find a quality source to break down strategies for me. So this post was created:

Fantasy Football Auction Draft Strategy: Balanced Budget

The first step in this strategy is to understand your league settings and roster size. This is important because you need to know how many players you need to balance your money out to. In a standard Fantasy Football Auction Draft, yahoo has the default settings of:

$200 Draft Budget for a 16 Player Roster:
1- Quarterback
2- Running Backs
3- Wide Receivers
1- Tight End
1- Kicker
1- Defense / Special Team
7- Bench Spots (normally cut to 5)


Now that you have your roster size and your budget of $200 to fill that roster, the fun can begin. Next break down your starter positions which should be 1- Quarterback, 2- Running Backs, 3- Wide Receivers, 1- Tight End. As you noticed I did not include your defense or kicker because you should never spend more than $1-$2 on a defense or kicker that is unless you really want to cheer for a defense or Kicker. (*Random Draft Tip = If you really want a defense or kicker nominate them early for 1-2 dollars and force someone else to over pay if they want them.)
With your 7 highlighted players as starters we can break down the balance budget a little further. Using a simple 2011 Auction Value Cheat Sheet (10 Team) I will breakdown a balanced budget for you. Note that I mentioned the 10- team auction value ranking list because that is a vital number when finding an accurate ranking sheet because the values will be jacked up if you are using that in a 12 team draft. Got it. Good lets move on.

Lay out your top positions and break down the values:
QB (#1 = $49 #10 = $10) in the top 10
RB (#1 $59 #20 $16) in the top 20
RB (High $59 Low Value $16) in the top 20
WR (High $47 Low $7) in the top 30
WR (High $47 Low $7) in the top 30


WR (High $47 Low $7) in the top 30
TE (High $18 low $3) in the top 10


So what does the above jargon mean to you?
It helps you break down the highs and lows of the top players in that position with everyone in your league grabbing their starters. So out of the 10 quarter backs available the high end would be $49 for #1 Aaron Rodgers and $10 for #10 ranked QB Matt Ryan. This is important because you can understand where you can save some of your budget.  Next break down your budget. Here is an example of what a Balanced Budget prediction may look like using last years numbers and values...

QB $30 Budgeted amount could get you (Brady, Rivers, Romo)
RB $45 Budgeted amount could get you (Mendenhall, Turner, Gore,)
RB $25 Budgeted amount could get you (Forte, Williams, Bradshaw)
WR $35 Budgeted amount could get you (Nicks, C Johnson,) 

WR $15 Budgeted amount could get you (Britt, Wayne, Harvin)

WR $10 Budgeted amount could get you (Welker, Marshall, S Smith) 

TE $7 Budgeted amount could get you  (Daniels, Clark)
Top 7 spots = $167 of Budget  about 83% of your budget.
Remaining = $33 used to grab some sleepers and some steady eddie vets.

The best part about this fantasy football auction draft strategy is that you can slightly adjust your budget as the draft goes on. To utilize the balanced budget strategy you will need to show discipline but also be quick on your toes because you can adjust your budget as you spend more or less in each position. Fantasy Football Beasthouse calls this the balanced budget because you take your budget and break it down as follows: QB 15%, RB 35% WR 30% TE 3.5%  equaling 83% of your budget on your main scoring players.

Pros of a Balanced Budget in a Auction Draft

• You will have a balanced team
• Room for error because your other players should perform
• The budget allows you to know when you have money to spend and when to sit back and hold tight
• This budget also allows you to have some money left at the end to aggressively pursue sleepers that could become trade bait during the season.

Cons of a Balanced Budget in a Auction Draft

• No #1 Superstars
• Could be to balanced
• Easy to get to caught up in your budget and miss good buys
• Cant select guys you love. If they get out of price range let them go.

Advice using a Balanced Budget in a Fantasy Football Auction Draft

Set up your budget before your draft and be prepared to make quick adjustments with your numbers.
Do as I did above and list the players that are projected in your budget because then you will know who to target and how far to bid them up before you pass on them.
As you make your picks write the paid for dollar in your budget sheet and make adjustments. Meaning if you budgeted $30 for a QB and you got a great QB for 25 put that $5 into your second RB and move his budget from 25 to 30... See it all makes sense now right? If not hit me up on twitter @jakaz22 of find me on Google+ and I would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tips for First Time Fantasy Football Players Tip #3



@jakaz22 Tips for First Time Fantasy Football Players Tip #3 Preparation

Once you understand your leagues rules and settings and you have found yourself a quality ranking sheet you will need to prepare for your draft. The best way to do this is to participate in a couple fantasy football mock drafts. Mock drafts will allow you to feel comfortable heading into the draft and take away the first time draft jitters. Mock drafts and draft preparation can allow you to see who and what may be available when your actual draft comes about.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tips for First Time Fantasy Football Players Tip #2



@jakaz22 Tips for First Time Fantasy Football Players Tip #2 Finding a good fantasy football player ranking sheet. Now that you understand your league rules and scoring settings the next tip is to get a good quality ranking sheet to base your draft off of. Finding a good ranking sheet that matches your leagues scoring rules and settings will help you make smart moves and picks in your fantasy football draft.

Tips for First Time Fantasy Football Players Tip #1



@jakaz22 Tips for First Time Fantasy Football Players Tip #1
 Understanding your league. Once you sign up for your first fantasy football league, the next thing you need to do is truly understand the rules and settings for your league. Each league has the ability to customize rules and scoring options, so it is very important to do your research and understand your leagues rules and settings so you can be ready for the draft. Many first time players over look this step because they think all leagues are set up the same which is untrue. The best thing to do is go to yahoo or espn and find their fantasy football default league settings and scoring systems and then compare them to your league and find the differences.
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