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.
DAILEY FANTASY SPORTS (DFS):
FREE AGENT ACQUISITION BUDGET (FAAB):
GAME TIME DECISION:
INDIVIDUAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER LEAGUES (IDP):
INJURED RESERVE (IR):
POINT PER RECEPTION (PPR):
QUARTERBACK BY COMMITTEE (QBBC):
RUNNING BACK BY COMMITTEE (RBBC):
THIRD DOWN BACK:
TWO QUARTERBACK LEAGUES:
WAIVER WIRE: You might hear a league mate refer to them “being on waivers.”