Late August means it's time for family vacations, melanoma checkups, and your Fantasy Football draft. Before you start panic-selecting second string running backs in the middle of the first round, read over these DO's and DON'TS and get on the path to FFL domination
DO: Check TheHuddle.com as often as possible. FFL expert and author of , Mark St. Amant swears this site will satisfy the most rabid FFL geek
DON'T: Check TheHuddle.com at work if you enjoy having a steady paycheck.
DO: Spend three to four hours per day working on your team. A casual FFL-er (read: a normal human being) is a cow in a pirahna-filled lake
DON'T: Draft when you're tanked. If you're serious about winning, leave the inter-round bong hits to the other GMs.
DO: Use Thrillist's Pre-Draft Worksheet to pre-rank players based on the scoring system employed by your personal league. The perfect way to get an edge and finally learn Excel.
DON'T: Show up with the same Yahoo/ESPN/Fox cheat-sheets as everyone else. You'll look like less of a moron if you show up with a bag of hair and no pants.
And if you're convinced that you're already an FFL god, sign up for the World Championship of Fantasy Football in Las Vegas. A $2,000 entrance fee could win you $200,000 -- enough to hold next year's draft on a yacht, or pay for a therapist to help you rejoin society.