Fantasy Football for Smart People: How Fantasy Football Pros Game Plan to Win

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“Fantasy Football for Smart People: How Fantasy Football Pros Game Plan to Win” is a comprehensive look into the methods, numbers, and information utilized by the top fantasy football players in the world. Based upon a scientific approach to fantasy football, the book will take you through how fantasy football’s pros—those truly profiting big bucks from the game—take home fantasy championships year in and year out.

Starting with preseason research and moving to complex draft techniques and finally in-season strategies, “Fantasy Football for Smart People: How Fantasy Football Pros Game Plan to Win” is built around the belief that everything you think you know about fantasy football should be questioned and tested. You’ll learn which stats are most important to fantasy owners, how to understand and embrace the randomness inherent to the game, why some draft strategies are better than others, and most important, how to make the most accurate predictions possible so you can finally transform into the dominant fantasy owner you were meant to be.


Section I: Pre-Draft

  • Why Most Fantasy Football Predictions Go Wrong
  • The Difference Between QB and RB Aging
  • A Look at the Importance of RB Size
  • A Hidden Downside of Size for RBs
  • The Advanced Stats I Use to Win Leagues
  • Why Rookie QBs are Undervalued
  • One Trick to Identify Undervalued Rookie RBs
  • Breaking Down WR Performance By Conference
  • The Quickest, Easiest, Most Accurate Way to Create a Big Board
  • This Small-Bodied WR Type Might Be Undervalued

Section II: In-Draft

  • The Best Draft Slot in Fantasy Football
  • Why a “Best Player Available” Draft Strategy Fails
  • The Most Important Fantasy Football Analysis You’ll Read All Year (For Real)
  • Why and How You Should Trade Out of Rounds 3 & 4
  • A Barbell Approach to Drafting
  • How to Handle the Flex Position
  • Can We Use Strength of Schedule?

Section III: In-Season

  • Why Randomness Is Your Best Friend
  • How QBs Perform Without Their Top WR
  • How to Use Vegas to Better Your Fantasy Team
  • Using Vegas Totals to Project Rushing Stats
  • Game Flow and Fantasy Points
  • How to Pull Off the Perfect Trade
  • More Evidence that Non-Pass-Catching Backs Suck
  • How Much Do Top Defenses Limit Passing Success?
  • One Trait That Can Predict QB Play in Cold Weather
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Publication Date

May 31, 2014