Fantasy football strategy articles, tips, tricks and more.

  • Fantasy Football: Tips and Tricks to Mock Draft Like a Champ

    May 26Michael Wenrich

    Editor’s Note: Check out Andy, Mike, and Jason’s latest PPR Mock Draft episode. Hear the guys go through each pick using tier-based drafting, discussing the reasoning behind each choice. It’s an off-season ritual that starts earlier and earlier every year. Not long ago I struggled to find places to complete a mock draft in mid-August. A few seasons ago, it was

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  • Fantasy Football: Method to the Kicker Madness

    May 25Kyle Borgognoni

    After the 2016 season ended, I had the pleasure of diving into every meaningful statistic I could find in our popular “25 Statistics” series. But none of the positions quite brought a fun and sobering perspective as the 25 Boom-Boom Kickers for 2016. Here are a couple nuggets to help refresh your brain… Despite being the consensus #1 kicker drafted, Stephen Gostkowski finished as the 9th kicker overall in standard. That is after a dominant run when he finished #1

  • Fantasy Football Strategy: How to Flex

    May 18Cory Evans

    Editor’s Note: This is one of our many strategy-related articles from our team of writers to get you prepared for this season. No, this article is not referring to the strength of an individual’s bicep muscle. Instead, it focuses in on the Flex position in fantasy football. In most scoring formats, this spot is best defined as an additional running back, wide receiver or tight end that can be inserted into a starting lineup. At first glance,

  • Fantasy Football: 2-QB & Superflex Strategy

    May 11Michael Wenrich

    Editor’s Note: Find out Andy, Mike, and Jason’s premium QB projections in the Ultimate Draft Kit. Pre-order before it releases on June 1st. Single QB Strategy History As little as five years ago, the “wait on QB” strategy was an obscure strategy for those crazy people who were trying to buck a trend. In 2012, three QBs had first round ADP’s and eight in the first five rounds. After a terrible year for QBs, 2013’s first

  • Fantasy Football: Avoid Rookie Wide Receivers

    May 8Keaton Denlay

    Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out Rookie Landing Spots: Reception Perception: Round 1 WRs, as well as Round 2 and 3 WRs. For the casual NFL fan, the NFL Draft may come and go without moving the needle.  Maybe they check in on their local team’s first round pick or watch an episode of Path to the Draft if they can’t find anything else on, but for the most part Rookie NFL players are an afterthought. 

  • The Art of the Fantasy Football Late Round Flier: TEs

    May 5Kyle Borgognoni

    We started this series with late round running backs and late round wide receivers that filled late round flier “archetypes” that seem to spring up every year when scouring mock drafts, average draft position (ADP), and early rankings. Before we look at TEs, let’s get on the same page of what we mean by “late round flier”. A late round flier is simply a pick used at the end of your draft with the ultimate goal of finding a

  • Fantasy Football: Understanding Tier-Based Drafting

    May 4Michael Wenrich

    “I purchased the #UDK and the tiers helped me kill all three of my drafts!”“Just had my first draft using the #UDK Tiers. LOVE my team!” One of the highlights of last year’s Ultimate Draft Kit was the Ballers’ Tiered Rankings. Comments like those above were all over the reviews and the @TheFFBallers Twitter timeline. On the recent Frequently Asked Questions episode, a listener inquired about sticking with specific draft strategies. The Ballers all agreed that

  • Fantasy Football for Beginners Pt. 2: Advanced Strategies

    May 3Travis Strickland

    Last year, I wrote a Fantasy Football for Beginners article that was intended be the “Intro to Fantasy Football crash course that I wish someone had written for me before going into my first season”. I thought that for this year, I would follow that article up and touch on some more advanced strategies, concepts, and philosophies that can help a new or more casual player in stepping up their game. Blocking your opponent If you’re

  • The Art of the Fantasy Football Late Round Flier: WRs

    Apr 30Kyle Borgognoni

    We started this series with late round running backs and a couple of late round flier “archetypes” that seem to spring up every year when scouring mock drafts, average draft position (ADP), and early rankings. Before we look at WRs, let’s get on the same page of what we mean by “late round flier“. A late round flier is simply a pick used at the end of your draft with the ultimate goal of finding a player

  • The Art of the Fantasy Football Late Round Flier: RBs

    Apr 25Kyle Borgognoni

    Here at FootClan HQ, our goal is to provide a number of strategy-based articles which can help you prepare for your fantasy league #footclantitle in 2017. We’re going to embark on a 3-part series looking a commonly used term in fantasy mock drafts: the late round flier. A late round flier is simply a pick used at the end of your draft with the ultimate goal of finding a player with major upside at minimal cost. In

  • Fantasy Football DOs & DON’Ts

    Apr 8Cory Evans

    Although it would be ideal to follow, there is no set formula or amount of data mining that can guarantee success in fantasy football. Due to ever-changing variables like injuries and new offensive schemes, it is difficult to predict the future output of skill position players in the NFL. However, there are various rules to abide by in fantasy that can increase the likelihood of success on an annual basis. Below, I review a few

  • Frequently Asked Fantasy Football Questions: Part 2

    Mar 30Travis Strickland

    Welcome to the article form of the second FAFQ episode where the Footballers discussed some of the more common questions about drafting, playing, and trading strategies. For questions relating to league formations and settings be sure to check out Frequently Asked Fantasy Questions: Part 1. In the interest of full disclosure, I would like to point out that while some of Andy and Mike’s responses are direct quotes, some are slightly paraphrased for the sake

  • 7 Ways to Spice Up Your Fantasy Football League

    Mar 30Keaton Denlay

    Fantasy football has something for everyone.  Whether you are a diehard competitive player or someone who just plays in a casual league with friends and coworkers, we are all in this to have some fun and maybe win a few monopoly bucks along the way.  In order to maximize the fun factor in your league, it needs to feel fresh and interesting while maintaining an element of tradition.   This way you can build rivalries and

  • Rethink Your Strategy: Don’t Draft a Defense

    Mar 22Ryan Weisse

    Like most of you, I was recently listening to the FAFQ #2 pod. During the show, the guys talk about roster construction at the draft and made it clear that they do not draft back-ups at 1 starter positions. This practice got me to thinking: “Why draft a defense at all?” So I dug into DEF ADP vs the guys that are being left on the board and the findings knocked me right off of

  • An Introduction To Dynasty Fantasy Football

    Mar 20Cory Evans

    For those that are interested in creating or joining a dynasty league, there is no better time than the present to do so. This article is dedicated to overviewing the basic components of such a league, while providing an in-depth introduction as to how the format differs from all other fantasy structures. Inaugural Startup Drafts Similar to that of a redraft league, dynasty startup drafts require an extensive amount of preparation. The main difference between

  • Fantasy Football: Top 10 Tips and Tricks

    Mar 20Eric Ludwig

    One of the last season’s episodes of The Fantasy Footballers Podcast detailed several simple steps you can take to maximize your chances at a #FootclanTitle. Follow these 10 Tips and Tricks to help win your fantasy football league. 10. Keep an Eye on the IR The Injured Reserve (IR) spot can and should be used as a free roster spot. Make sure you understand the IR rules, but you can use the IR spot during

  • Fantasy Football for Beginners

    Mar 20Travis Strickland

    Be sure to also check out: Fantasy Football for Beginners Pt. 2: Advanced Strategies I chose to write this piece because I’ve seen the amount of joy and excitement that can be incited in an individual who never thought that they would care about fantasy football. It’s a spark that can quickly ignite into a full-blown inferno when they suddenly realize all of the fun they’ve been missing out on all this time. Every year

  • Frequently Asked Fantasy Football Questions: Part 1

    Mar 16Travis Strickland

    Below you will find a list of commonly asked questions about the formation and execution of fantasy football leagues. When asking these questions, it helps to keep in mind that in most cases it’s not about who’s right and who’s wrong. There is a reason that there are so many options for how you can set up and design a league. On some of these questions you will find very strong opinions, whereas others are

  • 2016 Fantasy Football Busts

    Feb 16Keaton Denlay

    If you have been around the fantasy football game for a while, say 10 years or more, you remember a time when the golden rule was “Draft RBs early and often”.  This led to many owners taking RBs in the first 2-3 rounds before even looking at the other positions.  Were there exceptions? Sure, like Jerry Rice and Marvin Harrison, for example, but nothing like what we have now where half of the first round

  • Snap Count Observations: Season in Review

    Feb 11Marcus Meaney

    Fantasy football would be meaningless if a solitary tool for success existed. If we could predict the future or know what NFL coaches are really thinking, the intrigue, anxiety and eagerness for Sunday NFL action would disappear. Luck cannot be managed and should never be anticipated. Gaining a real edge in fantasy football is about mitigating risk and speculating before the masses. In 2016, I paid close attention to one tool in particular and wrote

  • Fantasy Football: 10 Things to Remember from 2016

    Feb 3Keaton Denlay

    After the Super Bowl, many fantasy players will brush the previous season aside and move on.  However, now more than ever, it is important to remember the lessons you learned and experiences you had this year.  Write them down, talk to your leaguemates about them, whatever you have to do to make sure that you can take advantage of what you learned.  This way you won’t fall victim to the offseason narratives, preseason hype, and