The 2023-2024 NFL Season is quickly approaching, which is great because not only do we get real sports on TV again, no offense baseball, but it also means the return of Fantasy Football. This is a popular week for Fantasy Football Drafts, so it’s best you be prepared.
According to the Sports Management Degree Hub, more than 40 million people play Fantasy Football every year. Chances are you are one of those 40 million. Now, that could be weekly leagues, or the PPR league you’ve been a part of for 15 years (and are still looking for that coveted first championship, I’ve been there, you’re not alone).
Time To Get Serious
Some leagues even opt to incorporate epic punishments for the person in the league who comes in last place. Much of that is probably owed to the hit FX sitcom ‘The League.’ These punishments vary from tattoos to posting embarrassing photos online, and everywhere in between…and beyond. With these sorts of humiliating punishments involved in Fantasy leagues, it’s important you don’t make a fool out of yourself out there. There tends to be one dummy in every league, and I’m here to help ensure that this year, it’s not you.
Not only is it important to not lose your league, the most important thing is being invited back for the next year. You don’t want to be so bad at Fantasy Football that you don’t get invited back to the league next year. You also don’t want to annoy the league and your fellow competitors. There are many things you can do that will tick them off, and will cause you to be looking for a new league the following year. Don’t let that be you. To help, I’ve identified five common mistakes managers make in Fantasy Football that you should avoid this season. If you avoid these Fantasy Football mistakes, I can guarantee that not only will you be invited back next year, you’ll avoid punishments by not coming in last place. Winning is great and all, but the goal is simply not to be worst. Winning money at the end is nice, but your pride is worth much more than a $100 buy in. Trust me.
Now, obviously there are the obvious mistakes you want to avoid. I’m not counting those mistakes, like drafting a QB or kicker too early. I’m not here to give you a drafting strategy guide. I just want to establish a foundation for you to follow to avoid losing. There are much better sources you can find if you’re looking for sleeper picks, I’m not going there (not today, at least).