How Weather Affects Your Fantasy Fooball Team

This Ask The Experts feature at Fantasy Index discusses how weather affects your fantasy football team's production.

Your Fantasy Football Running Back's Defense Matters

Not only does your your fantasy football running back's production depend on his real life team's offense, but its defense too.  How? See Why Your Fantasy Football Running Back Defense Matters by Leo Howell at NumberFire for details.

Fantasy Football Fact or Fiction: Weeding Out Hype

Jay Ajayi, Miami Dolphins running back, just posted consecutive 200 yard games.

As you can imagine, he's getting a lot of ink.  In most leagues, owners will be clamboring over one another to get in the winning waiver claim.

And while you should turn a blind eye to 2 weeks of outstanding production, you should be careful about succumbing to hype.

Is Ajayi's success real or just a couple of outlier games?

How many high waiver claims or blind bid dollars have been squandered on what appeared to be a sure-fire break out player that fizzled out quickly?

There are ways to identify and avoid unwarranted hype.

Here are some good articles on how to do so during the fantasy football draft and throughout the season:

Should Fantasy Football Be Played Without Kickers?

Here's an interesting argument by SportsGrid.com against having kickers in fantasy football. Why? They're way too unpredictable.

How to Fix Your Fantasy Football Running Back Woes? Don't.

Here's a great article by Joe Holka at 4For4.com that discusses the fantasy football drafting and team management concept of Zero Running Backs.

What does zero running backs mean? Simply, running backs are fragile and thus hard to rely on. Plus there are few ruly impactful ones. So instead of mortgaging your team's fortunes by emphasizing or trying to fix running back issues, downplay your RBs and compensate by shoring up other areas on your team. As Holka explains, doing this means you'll likely be "profiting from the chaos of the RB position" rather than suffering from it.

How to Win At Daily Fantasy Football

Your team is winless. Your roster hopeless. Yet all is not lost. First, you can check out this blog's article on how to save your fantasy season.

Second, you can start playing daily fantasy football and try to win there with fresh new teams.  Here is an excellent article by Chris Meyers at Athlon Sports called Introduction to Daily Fantasy Football -- 5 Ways to Help You Succeed.

Daily vs Seasonal Fantasy Football

You've heard the commercials for DraftKings and FanDuel talking about daily fantasy fooball. What in the world is that?  Should you play it? Check out this brief article at Fantasy Football Portal so you can learn just what daily fantasy football is and decide if you should give it a try.