One of the working gals from the Molly Maid marketing department is venturing out of her comfort zone this upcoming football season and has decided to join a fantasy football “couples” league with her fiance.
That working gal is me, Leah, and I have no clue what I’m getting myself into. My fiance has played fantasy football for many years and he seems to watch every football game known to man during the season. I hate football. But I’m marrying a football fanatic, so I figure I should jump on board and be a part of something he loves to do to be a good soon-to-be wife.
I’ve never played fantasy football but I know with the league I’ve joined I’m a little “out of my league” as they say. The couples in the group are die-hard football fans and have all played fantasy football before. From what I’ve read online, and the tips my fiance has given me, these are the top four most consistent tips:
- Throw allegiance out the window. Are you a Lions fan because you live in Detroit; or a Broncos fan because you live in Colorado? Don’t be biased toward your favorite team while drafting. Just because you know a handful of those players’ names doesn’t mean it will do you any good during the draft. If you play favorites with your own team you’re a fan – not a competitor. You might really like your own team’s quarterback even though there are better options available. Err on the side of caution when drafting players from your home team.
- Variety is good. Don’t draft too many players from the same team. There is only one ball. And if all those players on the same team have a rough game and get “shut down” in the same week, you’re not going to be in good shape. Plus they’ll all have the same bye-week, which = not good.
- Always check the injury report. You must keep up to date with who is and isn’t able to play. If you DO have an injured player, you want to be the first to get their backup. And you must be diligent about it as injuries happen during games AND practice.
- Don’t be intimidated. Listen ladies, you totally got this! Do a little research, follow these three tips, and reach fantasy football glory.
Do you have any fantasy football tips? Leave us your ideas in the comments section below.