FANTASY FOOTBALL GLOSSARY

For some of you this may be your first experience playing fantasy football. You’ve gotten sucked in by your co-worker or family league. You’ve heard all this buzz and decided to give it a shot, but you have no idea were to start. You might even have played for a year or two and want to up your game and your lingo. Fantasy football definetly has some of its own jargon. We’ve compiled a glossary of terms to help you with this vocabulary and get you one step closer to having fun and dominating your league!

ADD: To add a free agent player off of your leagues waiver wire.

AUCTION DRAFT: A fantasy draft in which each league owner is given a preset amount of fantasy cash to build a team by bidding on players. Owners take turns nominating players, bidding on them auction style, and then the highest bid wins that player for their roster.

AUTO DRAFT: The site you are playing on automatically drafts your team roster for you. It usually does this based on a draft list that can be customized before the draft. How much you can customize this list depends on the site your league plays on.

AVERAGE DRAFT POSTITION (ADP): The average round in a fantasy draft where a player is being selected.

AUCTION LEAGUE: A fantasy league that uses an auction draft to select its rosters.

BENCH PLAYERS: Players on your team that you choose not to put in your starting lineup, and will not receive points for their play that week.

BREAKOUT:

BUST:

BYE WEEK:

CEILING:
CHEAT SHEET:
COMMISSIONER:
DEEP LEAGUE:
DEPTH CHART:
DAILEY FANTASY SPORTS (DFS):
DRAFT:
DROP:
DYNASTY LEAGUE:
FLEX:
FLIER:
FLOOR:
FREE AGENT:
FREE AGENT ACQUISITION BUDGET (FAAB):
GAME TIME DECISION:
HANDCUFF:
HOT HAND:
INDIVIDUAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER LEAGUES (IDP):
INJURED RESERVE (IR):
KEEPER LEAGUES:
LEAGUE SETTINGS:
MOCK DRAFT:
OWNER:
PICKUP:
POINT PER RECEPTION (PPR):
PRIVATE LEAGUE:
PROJECTIONS:
PUBLIC LEAGUE:
QUARTERBACK BY COMMITTEE (QBBC):
RESERVE:
RUNNING BACK BY COMMITTEE (RBBC):
ROSTER:
SLEEPER:
SNAKE DRAFT:
STACKING:
STREAMING:
STUD:
SUPERFLEX:
TEAM DEFENSE:
THIRD DOWN BACK:
TRADE:
TRADE DEADLINE:
TRANSACTION:
TWO QUARTERBACK LEAGUES:
WAIVER ORDER:
WAIVER WIRE: You might hear a league mate refer to them “being on waivers.”