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Fantasy Football 101

For those that are new to the sport of Fantasy Football, or just need brushing up with some basic strategy or information, this is the place to be. FantasySharks.com brings you these classic learning tools related to basic strategy, drafting, the draft day, and on-line gambling.  Years of fantasy football experience and knowledge are contained in the articles you see below.  Enjoy!

Michael Bernardi Making sense of the information overload Fantasy Football Spacer Making sense of the information overload
Michael Bernardi, Fantasy Football Guest Writer
Jul 3, 2009
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Everywhere you look there are rankings and projections; how to make sense of it all and make it work for you.


Mitch Bush (Boss Hogg) Beginner's Article Four: Preparing For Your First Feeding Frenzy Fantasy Football Spacer Beginner's Article Four: Preparing For Your First Feeding Frenzy
Mitch Bush (Boss Hogg), Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Aug 19, 2008
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Now you have joined your league ... or should I say leagues? I’m usually in several leagues each year. Your mouth is watering in anticipation for draft day. You have done tons of research and practically live in the Shark Tank. Your eyes are so bloodshot from staring at a computer monitor, you look like you just got off a three-day drunk fest.

Mitch Bush (Boss Hogg) Beginners Article - Welcome to the Obsession of a lifetime Fantasy Football Spacer Beginners Article - Welcome to the Obsession of a lifetime
Mitch Bush (Boss Hogg), Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Jul 29, 2008
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An introduction to the world of fantasy football.  This is for the thousands of people taking up the hobby each year, including the new owners just now discovering the benefits of being a member of FantasySharks.com.

Joe Bungo Commissioner's Guide to Setting Up a Fantasy Football League Fantasy Football Spacer Commissioner's Guide to Setting Up a Fantasy Football League
Joe Bungo, Fantasy Football Guest Writer
Jul 3, 2008
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Before every fantasy season, commissioners ponder the decrees that will govern their leagues.   This guide mentions just about any meaningfully debatable league, scoring, and award/entry setting, detailing some that I feel more strongly about, and how setting them correctly can perfect your league.

Fantasy Titan Your Guide to the Lingo of Fantasy Football Fantasy Football Spacer Your Guide to the Lingo of Fantasy Football
Fantasy Titan, Fantasy Football Guest Writer
Jun 18, 2008
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Do you feel like your fellow Fantasy Football players are speaking another language? Use this glossary as your one stop shop for help as you develop your familiarity with the lingo of the game.

FantasyHussy A Beginner's Guide to IDPs Fantasy Football Spacer A Beginner's Guide to IDPs
FantasyHussy, FantasySharks.com
Aug 2, 2006
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You always thought Fantasy Football started and ended on offense. And why not? That’s where the big plays are, where the points are scored, and where all the media attention is drawn to. What about those other guys, though? The ones who are in charge of stopping our #1 picks like Ladainian Tomlinson and Shaun Alexander...

Ron Anish Start/Bench Lists 101 Fantasy Football Spacer Start/Bench Lists 101
Ron Anish, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Aug 24, 2005
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Good morning class. Welcome to "Who to Start/Bench 101". For those of you who participated in the Shark Tank "Who Should I Start?" message forum, this will serve as a casual reminder of the basic principles to follow when filling out your starting lineup week to week. To those that are new to FantasySharks.com and/or the tank, welcome! Grab your pen and paper and get ready to be schooled.


Rob Schare Fantasy Football Basic Strategy Fantasy Football Spacer Fantasy Football Basic Strategy
Rob Schare, Editor-in-Chief
Jul 24, 2003
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This article is required reading for any rookies to Fantasy Football or those that just want to brush up on the basics.

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Doug Coutts and Rob Schare, Fantasy Football Staff Writers
Jul 24, 2003
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Doug and Rob go at it on the pro's and con's of participating in a Dynasty League

Try a Dynasty - Doug Coutts
Dynasty League, BahumBug! - Rob Schare
Dynasty League, BahumBug! Rebuttal - Doug Coutts

Bill Leonard Draft Day Strategy - That Guy! Fantasy Football Spacer Draft Day Strategy - That Guy!
Bill Leonard, Senior Editor
Jul 23, 2003
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Draft day is approaching and while there may be an unequivocal sense of excitement, right along with that feeling is the realization that 'That Guy' is going to be there. We all know him. We all despise him. He is annoying. He has a big mouth. He does not shut up. He comments on everything. He thinks he is hilarious - he is not. And the list goes on. Who am I talking about? Me? How'd you guess!

Mike Traynor Draft Day Essentials Fantasy Football Spacer Draft Day Essentials
Mike Traynor, Fantasy Football Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2003
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Mike outlines exactly what items you need for your draft day.

  • The cheatsheet.
  • The scoring rules/roster requirements for the league.
  • A list of bye weeks for the teams.
  • A sheet on which you can put the number of players drafted per position for the other teams.

Doug Coutts and Ron Anish Draft Day - To Drink or Not To Drink Fantasy Football Spacer Draft Day - To Drink or Not To Drink
Doug Coutts and Ron Anish, Fantasy Football Senior Staff Writer
Jul 23, 2003
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These two articles outlining the pro's and con's to drinking at the draft were instant classics!   Want some advice and a great laugh....read these two articles.

To Drink - Doug Coutts
Not to Drink - Ron Anish


Vinnie Gambling on the Internet Fantasy Football Spacer Gambling on the Internet
Vinnie, Caribbean Affiliate
Jul 23, 2003
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Our cousin Vinny takes you through 2 critically important articles if you plan on gambling on-line. This is a must read for on-line gamblers.

Disclaimer: These articles are intended for entertainment purposes only. The writer, web-site, its owners, and affiliates do not condone illegal gambling in any way (if your interested in legal gambling...go to Vegas). Now carry on....

Gambling on the Internet - Part 1
Gambling on the Internet - Part 2


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