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Topic: E-Book Revised for 2012
 Russ Bliss_108
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Post Date: 07/20/12 11:26
I've received a lot of questions about the e-book that is included in the Championship Package here at STARTERS and when the revised 2012 edition will be out. Well, I'm very pleased to announce that the new edition is up and accessible! You will see the revised edition when you click on the EBOOK DOWNLOAD button now.
 
In many sections, there were no changes from the 2011 edition. How to create and set up a fantasy league doesn't change year to year, nor should the fact that persons new to fantasy football should start with simple scoring methods. How one budgets for an auction, how Tiering and Value Based Drafting work, the 3 Point Plan for Success, and early season advice all withstand the transition from year to year without change. In other areas I felt no need to update some of the examples (like the calculation of Fantasy Points allowed per Game; the Fantasy Law of Averages; et al.), while in others I felt it was important to despite it not making a difference in the point being made.
 
There were 3 chapters impacted though. They are:
 
Chapter 3: General Guidelines for the Novice Fantasy Drafter
Chapter 4: Round by Round Instructions for the Novice Fantasy Drafter
Chapter 5: Positional Averages by Round and Average Draft Position
 
These are fluid information chapters that can easily change year to year. Sometimes they won't, but from the approach of the 2011 season to the 2012 season, there have been important changes.
 
Whereas in the 2011 version the Round by Round instructions for Round 1 were:
 
1) If any of the top 6 RB's are available, take the highest ranked one.
2) If the top 6 RB's are gone, take the WR ranked #1.
3) If the top 6 RB's and WR ranked #1 are gone, take the highest of RB's ranked 7-8.
4) If those are gone too, take the highest ranked WR available.
 
In 2012 they are:
 
1) If any of the top 3 RBs are available, take the highest ranked one.
2) If the top 3 RBs are gone, take the WR ranked #1.
3) If the top 3 RBs and WR ranked #1 are gone, take any ranked QB ranked 1-3.
4) If those are gone too, take the highest ranked RB available.
 
As you can imagine, this led to a trickledown effect throughout every subsequent round and meant they had to be almost completely re-written.
 
Another trickledown effect of the inclusion of QB's in round 1 was to Chapter 5. Whereas in 2011 one of the 2 frequently asked questions was why not take a QB in round 1? Now the question is why the change in philosophy? And an explanation addressing that issue had to be included.
 
I'm sorry it took so long for this to get finished, but I think both the Novice and Experienced fantasy player will find it useful.
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Post Date: 07/21/12 08:56
Nice work and thank you much for the update Russ.
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Post Date: 07/21/12 19:18
Just joined
Where is the EBook download button?
 Throwball Heroes_118522
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Post Date: 07/21/12 19:23
It's listed under TOOLS.
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Post Date: 07/22/12 01:05
Thanks Russ, looking forward to reading the new stuff. Although I am already on the same wavelength with the only the top 3 RB's buisness, then on to other positions.  That's how I feel this year for sure.  Obviously dependent on league settins, of course.
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Post Date: 07/23/12 12:13
That's why their general instructions. Some leagues have different starting requirements and varied scoring systems.

And of course, the instructions are designed to avoid making the mistakes many novice drafters make. Experienced players know there are many ways of executing a fantasy football draft and what works in one league may not be the best way to do it in another. Knowing the other owners and what their tendencies are is an example of how you might deviate as you can better predict which players are likeliest to fall to you in coming rounds.
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Post Date: 07/23/12 12:54
Yeah, knowing your owners, especially if you have played with them for a few years does help. That is how we have it in the league I run, but the work league I play in, it's bit a hit and miss since we have added new owners and not sure of their fantasy football prowess.
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