Every day we get closer and closer to the start of the 2012 NFL season, which means fantasy football is about to be in full swing. Leagues are already being formed and drafts have already been held, so if you haven’t started your research for the 2012 season; the time to begin is now before you fall hopelessly behind the rest of the owners in your league on information and insight.
One of the keys to winning in fantasy football is being informed. Obviously, the draft is critical. It is the best opportunity for fantasy owners to get their hands on some of the elite players that truly make the difference between winning and losing.
Fantasy football is very unpredictable. Sports for that matter are very unpredictable. Therefore, the key to success in fantasy football and fantasy sports in general is consistency.
For instance if fantasy owners can get star players at each of the key positions; quarterback, running back and wide receiver, then their chances of winning consistently go up dramatically. Because if you draft the right players, then you are able to rely on them for production week in and week out. Now other contributors are needed, which is why constantly tinkering with your roster and lineup is very important. But the ultimate goal for fantasy owners is to construct a roster that requires very few lineup decisions each week.
The bottom line is that if owners are sitting there with four or five decisions each and every week, they are going to get some (the majority) of them wrong. There are so many variables that come into play when trying to make a lineup decision that invariably even the best fantasy owners are realistically going to start the wrong guy 50 percent of the time.
However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to build the deepest most talented team possible. It is always better to have a guy thats going off on your bench then in your opponents starting lineup. Too many times, fantasy owners will trade players or waive talented players for another position of need or for too little value in return.
Do not make that mistake. Build the best roster you can from top to bottom. To often, fantasy owners do not value their late-round picks quite like they should. Personally, I drool on those late-round picks because that is where true fantasy expertise makes a difference.
It does not take a brain surgeon to realize Aaron Rodgers is going to be one of the best players in fantasy football this season. Yet, it does take some knowledge to know about some late-round sleepers like Vincent Brown, Titus Young, Brandon LaFell and Brian Quick.
Yet have no fear. You do not have to spend hours and hours pouring over statistics and doing research. Why? Because that what we do here at FantasyPPR.com, so you can have all the information you need to win your league without the leg work.
Today is the next step in the process as we release the next set of our 2012 Fantasy Football Rankings – top-50 standard league wide receivers:
Here are other 2012 Fantasy Football Rankings from FantasyPPR.com: