It is fitting that fantasy sports leagues started with America’s pastime – baseball – and equally fitting that its popularity has transitioned to football. Professional football has become the most popular and profitable sport in the country, and its fantasy leagues follow suit. In researching potential players there are a few essential strategies that must be followed.
The absolute most important aspect of researching your potential player is to make sure that they are actually playing in the upcoming game or season. All too often fantasy team managers find that their players have gone out with an injury, or family emergency, or the like. This seemingly simple concept is most important when drafting and playing those that gain the most points, such as quarterback.
Also, remember that this is a game of numbers. The title of this post suggest that it is a matter of research, so it should be treated as such. Don’t fall in love with your home team players if you really want to win. If the guy on the rival squad puts up better numbers, and your research confirms that, then unfortunately the smart move is to play the guy that you may not even like.