The Smart Guide to Your Very First Fantasy Football Draft

My girlfriend Alyssa informed me that she joined two fantasy football leagues this year. This means, of course, that I just joined two fantasy leagues this year. She’s been playing fantasy with her friends for the last two years, but I’ve been the one doing the research, drafting, and making the pickups. I don’t mind… Read More

Draft Order Randomizer & Lottery Tool

Click here to use the tool. We created a simple tool to determine your league’s draft order. You can either completely randomize it, or you can set up a weighted lottery. For a lottery, give each team in the lottery a percentage of winning the first pick, and then hit Go. It works just like… Read More

The Smart Guide to Being a Great Fantasy Football Commissioner

Roger Goodell steps to the draft podium

A commissioner can make or break a fantasy football league. With money at stake, pride on the line, and heated opinions thrown into the ring, it doesn’t take much to toss a wrench into a fun and promising group of fantasy players. That’s where the commissioner comes in. The task may seem daunting at first,… Read More

The Case For Adrian Peterson

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” Wise words indeed from Mark Twain but sometimes it’s just that simple. I had the second overall pick and Jamaal Charles just came off the board. I couldn’t click that draft button faster. No hesitation. Adrian Peterson (RB)… Read More

The Case Against Adrian Peterson

I’m going to ruffle some feathers among my Minnesota brethren with this one: I don’t think Adrian Peterson is worth a top five pick in fantasy this year. According to FantasyPros average draft position, Peterson is currently going first in standard leagues. To me, the first round is mostly about safety. You want to pick someone… Read More

Which Players Are SmartFantasy Users Avoiding and Targeting The Most?

With thousands of users now using SmartCheatsheet, we can start looking at some trends and mass opinions. These opinions will resemble the fantasy community at large, and can hopefully be used to gain an advantage in the draft. Here are the top twelve players you guys are avoiding (some for obvious injury reasons*): Jordy Nelson (WR)*… Read More

Draft Strategy: Don’t Whiff at the Top

Going into a Fantasy Football draft, it helps to have a certain strategy. You don’t have to stick to that strategy if unexpected moves start happening, but I think you should be prepared for what you want to do.  This year, I’m calling my strategy “Don’t Whiff at the Top”. NOTE: In this article I am… Read More