THE FANTASY DOCTOR'S GUIDE FOR WINNING FANTASY FOOTBALL COACHES....

THE FANTASY DOCTOR'S GUIDE FOR WINNING FANTASY FOOTBALL COACHES....

Post by Scott R McClor » Mon, 22 Jan 1996 04:00:00

GUYS - THE FANTASY DOCTOR IS IN!!!  HERE IS THE FANTASY DOCTOR'S
PRESCRIPION FOR PRE-SEASON/PRE-DRAFT SUCCESS IN FANTASY FOOTBALL
(BASICALLY WHAT DO I NEED TO DO NOW TO HAVE A LEG UP ON MY COMPETITION)

1.  SUBSCRIBE TO PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY - IT IS OUT OF DUNDEE, IL...costs
about 70 bucks a year, but you get tons of info on pro football, fantasy
tips, injuries, game previews, hints about possible upcoming trades, etc.
You also get a 500 player profile called the Rookie Draft Report, which
rates all the QBS RBS WRS TEs Ks, and all defensive and offensive
positions....invaluable if you are in a league which does draft each year
from available college rookies....I have been subscribing for years, and
it alone has won me some close games.  If you want the phone number or

2.  WATCH ESPN OR USE ESPNET.SPORTZONE.NFL.COM ON THE INTERNET....THEY
ALSO HAVE TRENDS, TRADES, ETC...SOMETIMES YOU WILL KNOW ABOUT A TRADE
BEFORE ANYONE ELSE, OR A FREE PLAYER PICKED UP IN THE OFFSEASON WHICH NO
ONE ELSE HAS AT THE TIME IN YOUR LEAGUE.  YOU WILL ALSO GET TRAINING CAMP
REPORTS INDICATING WHO WILL BE THE STARTER AT WHAT POSITION, WHICH
SOMETIMES INCLUDES A NO-NAME (WAYNE CHREBET - HOFTSTRA UNIV - ny JETS)
WHO CAN IMPACT YOUR TEAM (FIVE TDS STARTED FROM DAY ONE 70 CATCHES).

3.  WATCH ALL THE BOWLS IN WHICH NFL HOPEFULS WILL BE SHOWCASED....SENIOR
BOWL, EAST/WEST, SHRINE GAME, ETC....ALOT OF PEOPLE DIDN'T KNOW WHO
SHERMAN WILLIAMS (NOW THE HEIR APPARENT TO EMMITT SMITH) WAS UNTIL LAST
YEAR'S EAST/WEST GAME....YOU MAY SEE A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH FOR A LATE
ROUND DRAFT PICK.

4.  BUY USA TODAY OR GET THE SPORTS SECTION OFF THE NET...MAINLY I ONLY
PAY FOR IT ON FRIDAYS AND MONDAYS...FRIDAY'S EDITION HAS EVERY GAME
BROKEN DOWN, SUCH AS "THE JETS ARE 27TH AGAINST THE RUN, SO EXPECT RODNEY
HAMPTON TO GO NUTS" AND THE GIANTS ARE 4TH IN SACKS, SO ESIASON SHOULD BE
ON HIS BACK MOST OF THE DAY...KNOWING THE CURRENT STATUS OF EACH TEAM IN
RUN/PASS/OVERALL OFF AND DEF MAKES A HELL OF A DIFFERENCE IN FANTASY
BALL...YOU DON'T REALLY CARE IF THE 49ERS SCORE 20 OR 200 POINTS...IF YOU
ONLY HAVE THE RB, AND THE BEARS RUN DEF IS NUMBER ONE,, PASS DEF 30TH,
YOUNG AND CO HAVE HUGE DAYS, AND DEREK LOVILLE GETS SQUAT.  MONDAY IS
GREAT BECAUSE IT HAS THE BOX SCORE OF EACH GAME, AND EARLY IN A SEASON
YOU CAN SEE FOR EXAMPLE:  PASS REC DALLAS - KEVIN WILLIAMS 10-126 2tds...
AND NO ONE EVEN HEARD OF HIM UNTIL WEEK ONE...BAM!  PICKED HIM UP FOR
FREE IN THE FIRST COUPLE WEEKS DUE TO SOME DILIGENT WORK ON YOUR PART.
ALSO THE FRIDAY EDITION HAS ALL THE PLAYERS LISTED IN THE INJURY REPORT
SECTION AND HAS THE BUY WEEK GAMES...NOTHING SUCKS MORE THAN STARTING
SOMEONE IN A BIG MUST WIN GAME AND SEEING HIM IN STREET CLOTHES BECAUSE
YOU DIDN'T CHECK THE INJURY REPORT OR THAT TEAM IS OFF THAT WEEK.

5.  USE THE INTERNET FANTASY FOOTBALL PAGES AS YOU ARE ALREADY DOING...I
PLAN ON HAVING AN ARTICLE EACH WEEK PREVIEWING GAMES AND TRENDS AND
TRYING TO ANSWER THE BULK OF MY E MAIL FROM READERS, SPECIFICALLY I WOULD
LIKE TO HAVE US ALL BE A RESOURCE WHEN IT COMES TO INJURY REPORT
STATUS...FOR EXAMPLE, EVEN THOUGH REGGIE WHITE WAS LISTED AS DOUBTFUL OR
OUT, THOSE OF US HERE IN THE DAIRY STATE KNEW HE WOULD IN FACT
PLAY...MAYBE SOMEONE IN DETROIT KNOWS THAT ALTHOUGH HERMAN MOORE IS
QUESTIONABLE, HE JUST SAID ON THE 10 O CLOCK FRIDAY NEWS HE IS GOING TO
START AFTER ALL....THIS WILL BE A GREAT RESOURCE NETWORK FOR ALL OF US
ACROSS THE COUNTRY, SO KEEP THAT IN MIND ONCE THE SEASON GETS ROCKIN.

6.  SPEND A LITTLE CASH TO GET THE FANTASY FOOTBALL GUIDE TO MANAGING
(MAGAZINE WHICH COMES OUT ONCE A YEAR)  AND THE COMPLETE FANTASY GUIDE TO
NFL PLAYERS (SAME) WHICH LISTS ALL THE PLAYERS, AND HOW THIS PARTICULAR
PLAYER RANKS AT HIS POSITION...THIS WILL HELP IN YOUR DRAFT AND IN FUTURE
POSSIBLE TRADES WITH OTHER COACHES.

LOOK FOR MORE INFO THROUGHOUT THE SEASON FROM THE FANTASY DOCTOR, AS
ALWAYS, THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR A VISIT TO THE DOCTOR....HE JUST WANTS
OTHERS AROUND THE GLOBE TO GET INTO FANTASY FOOTBALL AS MUCH AS HE HAS
THESE PAST 17+ YEARS AS A COACH...LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR E MAIL REPLIES
AS ALWAYS....THE FANTASY DOCTOR IS GONE!