The first thing I would suggest before entering your fantasy football draft is to do your homework. What I mean by that is keeping up with injuries and other events that could prevent a player from playing. The second and most important thing you can do is review your league's rules and settings. What most fantasy football players fail to do is go over these rules and settings and then wonder why they failed so miserably at the end of the year.

I recently joined a league that had a starting roster of 1 QB, 2 WR, 2 RB, 1 flex position (QB, WR, RB, TE), 1 K, 1 DEF, and 5 benches. He also awarded 1 point for every 10 yards and 6 points for TD on kick and kick returns and on defensive / special teams. I knew this meant we would start with 2 quarterbacks as this is the position that produces the most points. He had the second pick in the draft in a 12-team league. With my first 3 picks, I selected 3 quarterbacks: Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre, Joe Flacco. After using my next 4 picks, I grabbed 2 WR and 2 RB: Joshua Cribbs, Darren Sproles, Matt Forte, Terrell Owens. The rest of my picks in rounds 8-14 went like this: Jacoby Jones, Visanthe Shiancoe, Leon Washington, Brandon Pettigrew, Cincinnati, Cleveland, David Akers. Now I know this may not seem like a great team to some of you, but based on our league's setup for projected fantasy points. I have 3 of the top 15 QBs, 2 of the top 10 RBs and WRs, and number 2 and 3 DEF. When I look at the weekly matches, I am predicted to win each one by a minimum of 25 pts :-)

Again, I can't specify enough how important it is to research and know the league's rules and setups, because when all is said and done, in fantasy football, it's not about who has the most superstar players, but about who has the most points producing players. Well, that's all for now. I'll keep everyone posted on my team's performance and good luck to everyone.

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The first thing I would suggest before entering your fantasy football draft is to do your homework. What I mean by that is keeping up with injuries and other events that could prevent a player from playing. The second and most important thing you can do is review your league's rules and settings. What most fantasy football players fail to do is go over these rules and settings and then wonder why they failed so miserably at the end of the year.