The last time I wrote about this was four years ago and then I disappeared. I hope I'm not jinxing myself.
Fantasy Football 2017! It's that time of year again! I'm entering my sixth season in a Yahoo league with some friends and colleagues. The first year, I hadn't a clue what I was doing, and finished 11th (of twelve). At that point, I wasn't really even much of a fan of the sport—I hadn't been since I was a teenager, really. But Fantasy Football brought me back to it in a fairly big way.
After that first year, I got smart. I ran mock drafts. Made strategies. I ran more mock drafts. Dozens of mock drafts. I came in second that year.
And the year after.
Then the year after that.
And the year after that.
Since that first season, I have placed second in the league every single time. I renamed my team Perpetually Second last year.
Reading that blog post from four years ago, I can see there's a stark difference between how I did things then and how I'm doing them now. I enjoy the weekly planning and plotting and watching a bit of Red Zone on Sundays; I couldn't tell you who was drafted in the first round this year. Off-season trades, summer analysis and preseason games don't interest me. I'm a very in-the-moment fan, I suppose you could say. This year, I ran two mock drafts, and that was only to ensure that my pre-draft rankings were set correctly.
Our league drafted a few hours ago. How'd I do?
So, yeah. I think I'm doing just fine.