Fantasy Football Defense and Special Teams Strategy

I stumbled on an excellent article that 1) talked about fantasy football defense/special teams, which hardly gets any airtime and 2) better yet, provided some useful stats to help make lineup decisions. While the thrust of the article was daily fantasy football, many of the points apply to regular season-long fantasy football too.

You'll want to read the entire article but here's a quick summary:
  1. Pick a D/ST that faces a team that passes a lot. This increases the odds of getting interceptions -- including pick sixes -- and sacks. This is in the same vein as RBs getting carries/touches or WRs getting targets: more opportunity to score.
  2. Use the Vegas line to help pick your D/ST.
  3. Try to use a D/ST that is on a team favored to win.
  4. Try to get a D/ST facing a QB with a low completion rate and/or high sack rate.

Common Fantasy Football Mistakes

Good concise discussion of some common mistakes that fantasy football owners frequently make. Read, then avoid making those mistakes!

Matthew Berry's 2016 FF Draft Manifesto

If you've ever read a Matthew Berry post on, you know you have to skip the first half of the article to get to the good stuff. So in his 2016 Draft Manifesto, jump to bullet #1, from which you'll find a lot of good advice about drafting your team and running it successfully.

Take a Wonderlic Test; See How You Rate

Ever wonder what the Wonderlic tests are like? Check out these 2 sites and maybe even take a test and see how you stack up against NFL players:

How to Replace Jamaal Charles on Your Fantasy Football Team

You drafted him as a cornerstone of your 2015 fantasy football team. But alas, Jamaal Charles has blown out his ACL. Here's an article from the Washington Post listing some possible fantasy RB replacements.