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Fantasy Football For Dummies

Fantasy Football For Dummies

Martin Signore

ISBN: 978-1-118-05160-3 February 2011 288 Pages




Packed with expert advice and timely tips

The fun and easy way to guide your team to glory in fantasy football

Fantasy football can be an addictive hobby. But if you've never played before, how do you start? Have no fear! This friendly guide explains the game to you from start to finish -- from scouting and drafting your players to building your coaching skills to planning your strategy. And who knows, perhaps even to tasting victory in your league championship!

  • Understand the basics of the game
  • Pick the league right for you
  • Assemble your dream team in the draft
  • Develop your in-season management skills
  • Know which quick fixes work and what common mistakes to avoid

Part I: The Xs and Os of Fantasy Football: Just the Basics, Please.

Chapter 1: The Reality of Fantasy Football: What’s It All About?

Chapter 2: Just Score, Baby: The Name of the Fantasy Game.

Chapter 3: Finding a League Right for You.

Chapter 4: Preparing for Your Fantasy Draft.

Part II: Advanced Scouting and Drafting Secrets.

Chapter 5: Scouting Running Backs and Quarterbacks.

Chapter 6: Scouting Wide Receivers and Tight Ends.

Chapter 7: Scouting Kickers and Defenders.

Chapter 8: Incorporating Important Draft Strategies into Your Game.

Chapter 9: Considering Other Draft Tactics to Build a Winning Team.

Part III: Let the Games Begin: In-Season Strategy Guide.

Chapter 10: Setting Your Weekly Starting Lineup.

Chapter 11: Acquiring Players via Free Agency, Waivers, and Trades.

Chapter 12: Finishing Strong: Down the Stretch to the Fantasy Playoffs.

Part IV: The Research Guide to Online Play.

Chapter 13: Playing Yahoo! Fantasy Football: Simple and Effective.

Chapter 14: Trying CBS Sportsline: Professional Pigskin.

Chapter 15: ESPN Fantasy Football: Virtual Sportscenter 24/7.

Chapter 16: Checking Out Some Other Popular Providers.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Quick Fixes to Make the Day after Your Draft.

Chapter 18: Ten Newbie Mistakes to Avoid.