NFL Depth Charts and Fantasy Football Injuries
It's easy to look at NFL depth charts for the few days prior to your fantasy football draft date. After all, everybody is looking for that sleeper player who is going to blow up and have a breakout year. And it seems to happen every season.
Using NFL depth charts to their maximum potential can keep your team afloat when NFL fantasy football injuries occur. And better yet, they can make you look like a genius under the right circumstances. Remember those guys who picked up Larry Johnson in the ninth round of the 2005 fantasy football draft? You can bet they studied their NFL depth charts.
For picking up steals in the draft, for number-crunching right before your fantasy football trade deadline, or for filling roster spots when the inevitable NFL fantasy football injuries occur, NFL depth charts from The Huddle can help you cut through the hype and field the players you need to stay in the game, week after week.
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NFL Depth Charts for Pre-Season
Sharp fantasy football team owners will keep a close eye on off-season news. After all, with the level of parity the league has seen during the last decade, a few key free agent pickups, a good draft, and any unforeseen NFL fantasy football injuries, is enough to turn last year's NFL depth charts upside down.
Speculation is one thing. Performance is another. Minicamps are where players often give a glimpse of what they are bringing to the table. And for many players who have been on the radar for a little while, pre-season exhibition games can seriously rearrange NFL depth charts right before your draft. Suddenly, the running back you wanted in the first round may get a lot of carries, but not at the goal line. And if your first round pick won't be seeing the end zone much, you may want to look for another first rounder who will.
That's the beauty of NFL depth charts for pre-season.
NFL Depth Charts for the Trade Deadline
By the time your fantasy football league's trade deadline rolls around, you should be getting an idea of what the playoff picture is going to look like. This is very important. Not only because you have to anticipate how NFL fantasy football injuries could impact your team and act accordingly, but also because your fantasy football league playoffs are timed differently than the NFL playoffs.
Each season, one or two teams separate themselves from the pack very quickly. For these teams, they are looking at their own NFL depth charts and possibility looking at resting their all-pro players more toward the end of the season, giving them far fewer touches. And having great NFL players sitting on the bench is as bad as having fantasy football injuries. Finding good players on teams who will be competing hard for playoff spots can make a big difference when you are deep into your fantasy football league's playoffs.
Being able to anticipate playing time with information pulled from The Huddle's up-to-date NFL depth charts can help you head off potential point drop-offs weeks before they could happen.
No talk of NFL depth charts would be complete without a look at the influence of NFL fantasy football injuries. In most cases, it's not going to be the sudden accelerated performance of a player that will move him up in the depth charts; it will be the injury of a player higher up the NFL depth charts than him.
Here's a scenario almost all of us have been in: our #1 running back goes down in week four with a season-ending injury. Suddenly, the number two running back is getting a whole lot of touches. Knowing who that back is, and being able to pick him up as quickly as possible (before the vultures in your league take advantage of your misfortune) can stop any potential bleeding, and put you in a good position for a good trade later in the season.
That's the value of using The Huddle's up-to-date reports outlining the latest 2013 NFL fantasy football injuries, and combining them with the breakdown of our NFL depth charts.
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NFL Depth Charts are only the beginning for members of The Huddle. When you join The Huddle, you get a whole host of pre-season and regular season tools. It's like having your own cast of advisors giving you the heads up week-in and week-out. When members are running through mock draft scenarios in their heads, they are aided by articles, projected stats, customized cheat sheets, sleepers, rankings, and so much more. In fact, our fantasy football draft guide has become the quintessential pre-season must-have read!
And it only gets better after the regular season starts. The Huddle members get daily articles that look at the previous weekend, breaking down player performances stat by stat. Members also get an inside look at who's hot in your fantasy football league's free agent pool, so you can make solid acquisitions and significantly recoup from any NFL fantasy football injuries. And there's so much more. For just a taste, check out some of our previous fantasy football articles.
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