Fantasy Football Articles
There are three ways in which a fantasy football team is built: 1) the draft, 2) trading and 3) free-agency/the waiver wire. Though all three are important, trading is the key to success in fantasy football, especially for keeper leaguers because it is through making trades that a team is molded. Without argument, drafting sensibly, maximizing the talent you get with early picks and taking appropriate, calculated risks in later rounds, and picking up those freebies during the season are keys to success in fantasy football. However, trades allow you to make a conscious effort to tailor-make your team; whereas, in the draft the perceived value of a player at draft time, without regards to your positional need or your personal take on a player, has to be the prevalent/deciding factor more often than not, and free-agency is usually just a no-brainer to the astute fantasy footballer. When you make trades, you can go out and get the players you want at the positions you want to fill.
This is not to mention that in trading, unlike in the draft or free-agency, you bring your social/interactive skills into play. This is also the arena where you get to know your fellow fantasy footballers on a one-to-one basis as opposed to the draft which is a group atmosphere. This is particularly true when you choose to use the phone and not constantly rely on the sterile forum of cyber-communication where your adversaries remain faceless. Conducting drafts on-line is oftentimes the most efficient and inexpensive method. Nevertheless, the best fantasy leagues are the ones that host a draft at someone's house or a restaurant and most dealings within the league are conducted on the phone. But, this is a whole nother issue regarding the pros and cons of cyberspace in rotisserie sports. The point here is that the proper manifestation of trading is key to both a successful fantasy team and fantasy league.
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