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3 Hot Tips To Help You Win Your Next Daily Fantasy Football League

3 Hot Tips To Help You Win Your Next Daily Fantasy Football League

Fantasy football has become a daily activity for many during the football season. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, essentially, you are the manager and coach of your fantasy football team. You can opt to draft pick your team players or you can opt for auto draft of your players.

Whether you are one who chooses to pick your own players or one who chooses to have your players picked for you, you have to follow football games on a daily basis to keep up with scores and performances of each player. The players on your team may or may not be from the same team, thus you are paying attention to all of the football teams, rather than just your favorite team. Beginners to the fantasy football league often select the auto pick option, but that’s not necessarily the best choice if your goal is to win every single week. Looking for a bit of help? Here are three hot tips to help you win your next daily fantasy football league.

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1. Understand the Scoring

According to the Daily Fantasy site at Reviewster, this tip might be the most important when it comes to winning your daily fantasy football league. Every site has a different scoring method, and while they’re a bit similar in nature, there are some notable differences. To optimize your chances of winning, you must know where those differences lie. For example, on some fantasy football sites, receptions are worth 1 point, while on others, you’re only ever going to see a half point gain for every reception your players make. Another example is that a passing touchdown on some sites is worth 6 points, while it is only worth 4 points on other sites. The ability to spot simple differences like these means you know which players are going to give you the most strength for a given site, and you can start building your team from a strategic perspective..

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2. Pay Close Attention to Your QB and WR

This is a very important tip posted on Yahoo, to seeing success with your fantasy football team. Obviously, you don’t want to choose your QB or WR randomly. You can choose your favorite QB and then choose your favorite WR based on individual stats, which is what many people do. However, the better strategy is to choose your favorite QB, based on performance, then choose his favorite WR. Doing this will increase the chances that your QB and WR will perform well together for your league and help you see those high win numbers you really want.

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3. Go On Bargain Hunts for Sleepers

Something that people don’t realize is that fantasy football sites often take their time to update the players’ salaries. This can work to your advantage if you look for bargain players. The simple reality is that you don’t have an unlimited budget, and if you have to take a budget hit somewhere, you don’t want it to be on your key players. A good bargain hunt can help.

The best players in the world of bargain hunting? Those coming back in after having had injuries. You can also look for players who have been turning up their game over the last few days or players who have been stepping in for the injured players who have not been given a salary increase yet. Chances are, you will be getting a great player for less money. Those guys who haven’t quite hit that big spotlight best are always going to be a cheaper choice, and they allow you to use more of your budget for the the players who are consistently solid from week to week to week.

If you want to make sure that you have the winning team in your fantasy football league, you must know and understand the scoring system used on the site or sites you are involved in, choose a QB and a WR who work in sync together, and pay attention to players who are not in the spotlight so that you can use your fantasy football money wisely. You’re out there looking for that big win, and it really can be as simple as following these tips!

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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