Fantasy Sports Q&A
Frequently asked questions about fantasy sports
See All Questions

What is streaming in fantasy football?

Streaming is when you drop and add players on a regular basis to fill a particular lineup spot based on short-term potential. Usually, players who are streamed are not consistently good enough to warrant a full-time roster spot. Instead, they're added by fantasy owners in search of production for only one or two weeks at a time, usually based on favorable matchups. This strategy is most commonly seen with defenses and kickers, but it can be useful for any position where you do not have an elite, must-start player.

Read More Fantasy Sports Q&As

More Questions To Read
How does weather affect fantasy football?
Weather can certainly affect players' performances which would inherently effect your fantasy football team. With that being said, you shouldn't...
What is a taxi squad in fantasy football?
Taxi squads allow fantasy owners to place players in a dedicated section separate from the main roster and the IR. Also referred to as practice...
What is the zero running back strategy in fantasy football?
The zero running back strategy, typically known as Zero RB, refers to a strategy where running backs are ignored in favor of other positions...
Can you draft a fantasy football team from your phone?
Yes, you can draft a fantasy team from the convenience of your phone. Most major fantasy league providers, including ESPN and Yahoo offer...
How do fantasy football waivers work?
Waivers are where teams or owners can select players who are not currently on a league roster...
What is the history of fantasy football?
Bill Winkenbach was a part owner of the Oakland Raiders when he created the Greater Oakland Professional Pigskin Prognosticators league...
What does boom or bust player mean in fantasy football?
Boom players are those that perform above their projections or draft positions. On the opposite end, bust players are those that perform under...
Is there such a thing as fantasy football insurance?
Yes. Well, at least there was fantasy football insurance...
Should you handcuff in fantasy football?
There is no right or wrong answer. Ultimately, handcuffing is fantasy football's version of insurance. You "buy" it to protect your investment...
What are handcuffs in fantasy football?
A "fantasy handcuff" refers to a backup player who would be expected to take over for a team's starting skill player in the event that the starter...
What are tiers in fantasy football?
Tiers are groupings of players intended to help with draft strategy. For example, in 2023 Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Jalen Hurts are commonly...
What are projections in fantasy football?
Projections in fantasy football represent predictive numbers that estimate a player's production, be it for a game, week, month, within a specified...
What is the can't cut list in fantasy football?
Some host sites like ESPN or Yahoo will have a list of players that can't be released by their fantasy teams...
What does GTD mean in fantasy basketball?
In fantasy basketball, GTD is an acronym that means "Game Time Decision". It refers to a player's potential availability for a given game or...
Can you vote against a trade in fantasy football?
Most leagues will allow fantasy team owners to vote on a trade, with a majority needed in order to veto. However, other leagues will bypass the...
What is a sleeper in fantasy football?
A "sleeper" is a player who is not being valued properly in the fantasy football community. Usually it refers to a late draft pick...
What should I do if one of my key players gets injured in fantasy football?
The primary factors to consider are the severity of an injury and the composition of your bench...
Who can I use in the defense slot in fantasy football?
The defense slot is meant to be filled by a "team defense and special teams unit," rather than an individual player. For example...
How do the fantasy football playoffs work?
The parameters of fantasy football playoffs aren't standard from league to league, so always be sure to check your league settings...
When does fantasy football start?
Week 1 of each NFL season takes place on the Thursday-Sunday-Monday stretch immediately after Labor Day weekend in September. However, for owners...
When are the fantasy football playoffs?
Typically, the fantasy football playoffs start Week 15, but how it breaks down from there depends on the league. In many instances, they run from...
How many weeks are the fantasy football playoffs?
The parameters of fantasy football playoffs aren't standard from league to league. In many instances, they run from Weeks 15-17...
Is fantasy football legal?
Yes. Fantasy sports, including fantasy football are legal because they are considered a game of skill. That contrasts betting on sports, which is...
What does ADP mean in fantasy football?
"ADP" stands for Average Draft Position...