Saturday, March 09, 2013

FDH Fantasy Newsletter: Volume VI, Issue V

Welcome to our 215th edition of the FDH Fantasy Newsletter, as we continue to bring you weekly fantasy sports updates in addition to our usual content on Our archive of past editions is available right here on The Blog and specific links to past editions are available at
This week we bring you our 2013 Fantasy Baseball Don’t Be That Guy.  Our content is serialized from our free draft guide, FANTASY BASEBALL DRAFTOLOGY 2013.
2013 Fantasy Baseball Don’t Be That Guy

NOTE: Our FANTASYDRAFTHELP.COM INSIDER web show will still appear from time to time in the newsletter, but sometimes we will opt for the written word instead.

^ Don’t Be That Guy who buys verbatim into last year’s results. For example, Chase Headley’s power came out of nowhere and Brett Lawrie crashed so hard he shouldn’t even have been starting for your team.  Neither trend is likely to completely continue in 2013, so make the proper adjustments in your expectations. The Ultimate Quantitative Baseline, or UQB, number on our draft board sums up with complete accuracy how players produced when they were in the lineup last year. But that measure, and all others, should only be taken as a guide to adjust expectations up or down heading into this season.

^ Don’t Be That Guy who sleeps on (or holds unhealthy grudges against) last year’s falloffs. Bargain shopping in the middle & late rounds can bring you a championship. So don’t hate on Adrian Gonzalez!  For the record, when we delivered this advice in last year’s draft guide, the player we admonished you not to hate on was Shin-Soo Choo.

^ Don’t Be That Guy who enters the draft or auction with ironclad gimmicks.
Rotisserie category “punting”!  Only $1 apiece for all pitchers on the roster! All younger or all “proven” talent! The fact is that inflexible doctrines lead to failure, while nimble, thinkonyour-feet reactive ability brings great success.  Choose the latter approach and thank us when you’re hoisting your trophy at the end of the year.
^ Don’t Be That Guy who doesn’t fully understand the nuances of your league’s scoring system.  Be fully prepared! Your choice of this draft guide is, frankly, an awesome start!


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