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The midway point of the NFL season has already passed and that means fantasy football season is in full swing.

For those uninformed about fantasy football, the crash course is that you draft players that score fantasy points for you by getting yards and scoring points. Kickers and a team’s defense can also be drafted for your team. You can compete with friends or people online, and whoever makes the fantasy football playoffs and wins all their playoff games wins the overall fantasy league.

I’ve personally been playing for 3 years and I won a championship my first year playing even though there were already savvy fantasy veterans competing in my league. You don’t have to be an expert on football or fantasy football to be good at it.

David Johnson, a running back for Arizona,was my first-round selection in one of my leagues, but he hasn’t been very successful, being the lone bright spot tied to one of the worst offensive lines in the league. His breakout 2016 season still proves that he can succeed with an average to below average line.

My second and third round selections were Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams. They’ve both been major successes for my fantasy team and their own teams respectively. They both had breakout Pro Bowl years last year, Hill constantly burned defenses for long touchdowns and Adams was 5th in touchdown receptions last year.

Hill is a key cog in the explosive Kansas City offense, lining up anywhere imaginable on the field. He’s a punt returner, kick returner, receiver, runningback, and has even thrown the ball a few times. He is MVP. candidate Patrick Mahomes’ favorite wide receiver.

Meanwhile Adams is the solidified #1 receiver on the pass heavy Packers led by another great quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. Adams can run every route and is always Rodger’s go-to target in clutch situations.

A few tips for drafting receivers and running backs. For receivers, always make sure they’re targeted heavily in a good offense. The reason Odell Beckham Jr. hasn’t been successful in fantasy football this year is that he’s tied to a washed-up quarterback with no time in the pocket to throw due to the turnstile o-line.

For running backs, make sure they’re not on an anemic offense with a good o-line. If you have a pass catching running back tied to a bad defense, that’s a positive as he’ll have many pass catching opportunities.

As for quarterback’s they often score a healthy amount of fantasy points no matter who’s playing. You don’t have to over draft quarterback as there are quarterbacks like Andy Dalton who constantly produce.

There are endless resources and tools to your disposal to help you become a better fantasy football player. In my opinion the best site is www.playerprofiler.com They have tools to get you everything you need to know on any player.

All in all, you don’t have to do extensive research to acquire the best players. A basic understanding is all you need to compete in your average fantasy football league.f.  tgood at it.

successful being the lone bright spot tied to one of the worst offensive lines in the league. His breakout 2016 season still proves that he can succeed with an average to below average o-line.

 

My second and third round selections were Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams. They’ve both been major successes for my fantasy team and their own teams respectively. They both had breakout pro bowl years last year, Hill constantly burned defenses for long touchdowns and Adams was 5th in touchdown receptions last year.

 

Hill is a key cog in the explosive Kansas City offense, lining up anywhere imaginable on the field. He’s a punt returner, kick returner, receiver, runningback, and has even thrown the ball a few times. He is M.V.P. candidate Patrick Mahomes’ favorite wide receiver.  Meanwhile Adams is the solidified #1 receiver on the pass heavy Packers led by another great quarterback in Aaron Rodgers. Adams can run every route on the route tree and is always Rodger’s go to target in clutch situations.

 

A few tips for drafting receivers and runningbacks. For receivers, always make sure they’re targeted heavily in a good offense. The reason Odell Beckham Jr. hasn’t been successful in fantasy football this year is that he’s tied to a washed quarterback with no time in the pocket to throw due to the turnstile o-line.

 

For runningbacks, make sure they’re not on an anemic offense with a good o-line. If you have a pass catching runningback tied to a bad defense, that’s a positive as he’ll have many pass catching opportunities. If you have a grinder runningback, make sure he has a good defense as he’ll most likely be off the field in passing situations. Ideally, you’ll draft a runningback with a good overall team.

 

As for quarterback’s they often score a healthy amount of fantasy points no matter who’s playing. You don’t have to over draft quarterback as there are quarterbacks like Andy Dalton who constantly produce.

 

Tight ends are a wasteland for fantasy football, as there are not many fantasy viable tight ends. Make sure to draft the established tight ends for the best possible outcomes. Avoid drafting rookie tight ends. The tight end is one of the hardest positions to learn in the NFL.

 

There are endless resources and tools to your disposal to help you become a better fantasy football player. In my opinion the best site is www.playerprofiler.com They have tools to get you everything you need to know on any player. It’s good to pull from multiple sources to come to an informed conclusion on a certain player.

 

All in all, you don’t have to do extensive research to acquire the best players. A basic understanding is all you need to compete in your average fantasy football league.

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