Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Dominate Your Draft

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"Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Dominate Your Draft" is in-depth fantasy football draft strategy. The aim of the book is to provide advanced material for experienced fantasy football owners and "bottom line" analysis for novices. The book is not a collection of player rankings or projections, but rather an assessment of various draft strategies and fantasy football tenants. It will provide a solid foundation from which you can improve as an owner to dominate your draft.
                 - Jonathan Bales, Author

  • Table of Contents
Preface
Chapter 1:  The Most In-Depth Introduction You'll Ever Read
  • How to use scarcity at a position to acquire maximum value
  • How to use your opponents' beliefs to get the best players
  • Why predictability is more important than projected points

Chapter 2: Why Week-to-Week Consistency is (Almost) Worthless
  • Why you should start a nearly identical lineup each week
  • How to create tiered rankings that implement players' risk
  • When and how to take gambles during your draft

Chapter 3: Season-to-Season Consistency: Why It Matters and How to Use it
  • How stats like rushing, receiving, and passing yards/touchdowns translate from one season to another
  • Why defenses and kickers are almost entirely unpredictable
  • Why a quarterback or top-tier running back should be your first-round selection
  • Why tight ends are the most consistent players in fantasy football

Chapter 4: Tier-ing Up: How to Create Basic Projections and Tiered Rankings
  • A basic formula to create projections
  • How to make tiers in your rankings
  • Why you should almost never take the best player available on your board (for real)
  • Why drafting near the end of a round is advantageous

Chapter 5: More on Position Scarcity
  • Why Aaron Rodgers and Rob Gronkowski might be the perfect 1-2 combination
  • Why you can grab quality wide receivers late

Chapter 6: Identifying Value: Regression, Randomness, and Running Backs
  • How to identify undervalued players
  • Why running backs with lots of carries aren't really being overworked or overvalued
  • How to predict running backs' yards-per-carry

Chapter 7: Getting Bullish: What the Stock Market Can Teach Us About Fantasy Football
  • How fantasy football is incredibly similar to the stock market (and what we can learn from the latter)
  • Why a player's value can be different for different teams
  • How to "buy low" and "sell high" during your draft
  • How to utilize public perception
  • Why your focus shouldn't be securing the most projected points with each pick, but rather "losing" the least

Chapter 8: The Ultimate Draft Plan: From Projections to Selections
  • Specific formulas to project player stats
  • How to factor league requirements into your rankings
  • Sample breakdowns of Matt Ryan and Steve Smith
  • How to create player power ratings and turn them into the ultimate big board

Chapter 9: Building the Ideal Fantasy Football Players
  • Breaking down the ideal characteristics for QB, RB, WR, and TE
  • How to use measurables to project players, especially rookies
  • Why speed matters more for running backs than receivers

Chapter 10: Don't Mock Me: Oh, now wait. Go ahead.
  • Taking you through two mock drafts I completed in March
  • Notes on each pick

Chapter 11: Fantasy Football for Smart People: What the Experts Don't Want You to Know
  • How to project players based on age
  • Understanding historic rates of decline for each position
  • How to predict performances using "similarity scores"
  • Understanding risk and reward

Chapter 12: Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Cash in on the Future of the Game

  • How to manage your money in weekly fantasy football
  • Understanding "juice"
  • Picking the perfect entry fee size

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From the Author:

Fantasy Football for Smart People: How to Dominate Your Draft is the culmination of a lot of hours of fantasy football statistical analysis. In reading the book, you'll be able to benefit from this work; you'll learn why quarterbacks and tight ends are the most consistent fantasy performers, why you should almost never draft the true best player available, how to create projections and rankings, and a whole lot more. 

About the Author:

Jonathan Bales founded TheDCTimes.com and writes for the New York Times, DallasCowboys.com, and USA Today. He has published fantasy football analysis in a variety of places over the years, including Pro Football Focus, Roto Experts, FF Today, and Fantasy Football Starters. "Fantasy Football for Smart People" is entirely unique material that will be interesting and useful to you this fantasy season.

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