Draft like a champion today (USAT)
Sometimes you're looking for specific ranks and insight, focusing on a player or a stat or a situation. Other times, the advice is more general, a compass to keep you headed in the right direction.
Today, we hand you a compass. Consider this your inner GPS as you navigate those final Yahoo drafts of the 2014 Fantasy Baseball Season. Here are ten Draft Day Dos and Don'ts (five in each direction) for your consideration.
Do: Know Your League Settings Inside And Out
I know this sounds painfully obvious to many of you. Of course you know the rules. This isn't your first rodeo. (Do people really go to rodeos? Looks like a dreadful way to spend an afternoon.)
That said, I've never been in a league where at least one person didn't need a clarification on Draft Day- and many times I've seen someone screw up their team because they didn't grasp a key nuance to that particular league. It's perfectly understandable when you think about it - we're all busy in our lives; many of us play in multiple leagues - but I don't want to see it happen to you.
[Baseball 2014 from Yahoo! Fantasy Sports: Join a league today!]
Every Yahoo league has a "scoring and settings" tab at the top right of the page. Learn it, know it, live it. The stat categories will be your first focus, but the roster structure is just as important. Are you using one catcher or two? How many bench spots are in play? What about DL spots? And take note that we're also offering "NA" as a designation this year (up to commissioner discretion); don't be caught by surprise. You might have a free-of-charge waiting room for that hot prospect who's currently in the minors.Read More »from Tip Drill: Draft Day Dos and Dont’s