Fantasy Football Glossary 0 - FAre you starting to learn the craft ofplaying fantasy football? Well, first thingsfirst – you should know all the terms anddefinitions before starting out to manageand draft teams of your own. Let’s begin!3rd year WR RuleThere was a belief among fantasyfootballplayers that almost all of the NFL wide receivers don’t “break out” until theirthird year in the league. Good examples are as follows: Santana Moss, Chris Chambers,Steve Smith and Javon Walker.ADPIt is an abbreviation for Average Draft Position which means it’s a report listing the NFLplayers by the position they were drafted in fantasy football on average. The source caneither be from mock drafts or the real ones. The ADP is also a good preparation tool fordrafting.Auction DraftThis is a type of fantasy draft where owners are allotted a certain amount of fantasy cashto fill their roster spots by means of bidding on NFL players. The owners get to taketheir turns introducing an opening bid for a player.Basic ScoringIn fantasy football, points are earned only when your starters get to score touchdowns,field goals and extra points.
Bench PlayersThese are the players who aren’t included in the starting line-up and normally ownersdon’t get to receive points for their performances.BustThis is what a player is called if he is predicted to have a poor season as opposed togeneral expectations. The player in some case may be prone to injury, have a future starbehind them in the depth chart, or just won’t be able to live up to their hype.Bye weekOut of 17 weeks in the NFL schedule each NFL team gets to play 16 games. The that theydon’t get to play is the ‘bye week’. When drafting, it is important to note that yourstarters and backups don’t have the same bye week in fantasy football since one of theprimary reasons for backup players is to have coverage during a bye week.Cheat SheetThis is what a lot of good drafters use in order to list NFL players ranked in order ofpredicted fantasy points; unfortunately there are no accompanying stats, so it may bepossible that it is not accurate for a league’s scoring system. Cheat sheets are alsoavailable online in case you’ll need one. This is something you don’t really want to sharewith others if you want to be in the lead.CommissionerThe one responsible for maintaining the league is the commissioner, he is the one thatreports the results of the fantasy games, running the draft, collecting entrance fees ifthere are any and he keeps the things running smoothly so it’s very important for him tobe honest and unbiased.Cut or Drop
This is the term called when removing a player from your roster.Deep LeagueThis is a league that has more than 12 owners or a large team sizes. There are moreplayers on fantasy rosters in deep leagues than in a ‘normal’ league of 12 owners withtotal rosters of 16 to 18 players (total of 192-216 players drafted).Depth ChartThis is a team roster with players classified as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd string and there arewebsites that has a depth chart that can be viewed for free.DraftThis is a meeting of owners and commissioners prior to the NFL season.Owners before the NFL season can select players for their team. There are a lot ofmethods how, either by auction or serpentine method. Some leagues would give the topspots in the draft to the teams with the poorest records from the previous season. Mostleagues only allow one fantasy team to own a particular NFL player.Dynasty LeagueThis is a type of league where an owner gets to keep his entire roster from year to year.The next season a draft is held in order to improve their team. The draft order iscommonly based on the previous’ year’s finish. This is a long term commitment that iswhy it is overshadowed by head-to-head league and Total-points league.Fantasy FootballPlayers, called owners, earn fantasy points for the statistical performances of the NFLplayers on their fantasy team. In most leagues, NFL Players are assigned to teams va adraft. Each player can only on one team at a time and there are no limits to the totalnumber of players per team. The object of the game is to outscore your fantasy opponent
or other owners on a weekly basis so at the end of the fantasy season, you will have mostpoints to win (depends on the league, in this case - a head-to-head league).FFAn abbreviation of Fantasy FootballFlexThis is a spot on your starting lineup that you can use more than one type of positionplayer.