Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet for Beginners

by Ricardo Gutierrez - An easy-to-follow, round-by-round one sheet, streamlined for beginners and minimalists alike.

Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet for Beginners play Is Stefon Diggs worth a 1st-round pick in fantasy? (1:04) Daniel Dopp and Stephania Bell examine the expected output for Stefon Diggs this season with the Bills. (1:04) 2:50 PM ET Mike ClayESPN Writer Close Fantasy football, NFL analyst for Member of Pro Football Writers of America Founding director of Pro Football Focus Fantasy 2013 FSTA award winner for most accurate preseason rankings New or inexperienced when it comes to fantasy football ? No worries - we have you covered! Our PPR cheat sheet for beginners includes more than enough players to cover a 10-team, 16-round draft and sorts them in an easy-to-follow, round-by-round format. It's the same information as you'll find on all our deeper cheat sheets, but streamlined for your convenience. Play the No. 1 Fantasy Game Ready for kickoff? Sign up now to play with friends and family. Get started >> As your draft progresses, cross off the selected players and, when you're on the clock, simply choose one of the top-remaining players. Be sure to make note of how many players you need at each position, but you generally want to exit a 16-round draft with 1-2 QBs, 4-6 RBs, 5-7 WRs, 1-2 TEs and exactly one kicker and D/ST. You can keep track of your picks on the right side of the cheat sheet! Don't worry too much about bye weeks, but try not to have more than two players at the same position with the same week off. As for general strategy, focus mainly on RB and WR in the early rounds and don't be afraid to wait at QB since its so deep. Kicker and D/ST should be your final two picks. This Cheat Sheet will be updated as needed all offseason long. Good luck! Download the Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet for Beginners >> Want to prepare for your draft? Check out Field Yates' 10 essential rules for drafting