Fantasy Football, It’s Never Too Late To Learn!

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As the weather warms and spring turns toward summer, it gets to be that time of year when football fans start thinking about draft day. No, not the NFL Draft. The fantasy football draft. Fantasy football players are waking up from their long hibernation to schedule their fantasy football drafts in August.

There’s a drought of football action after free agency settles down and the draft is over, but is determined to give you something to keep you mind busy. So for all you fantasy sports fans, catch the podcast when it launches late next week. I’ll be joining Chris and Case to discuss the intimate details of the Detroit Lions Podcast Fantasy Football Leagues (yes, more than one).

Won’t I get destroyed in your fantasy football league?

Now, I realize that there are many of you out there that are intrigued by fantasy football, but don’t have a lot of experience or maybe even don’t know how to play. This is where my new column comes in. Starting this Sunday, I’ll have a twice a week column taking you through all aspects of fantasy football and imparting my fantasy football knowledge. I will break it down into the micro details and get you prepared to for the fantasy season! You might not become an expert, but over the course of the summer I’ll be covering enough detail to make you feel confident in your knowledge, and help you find the resources to properly research players in a way that will help you win.

This column will run every Sunday and Wednesday so be sure to check the subreddit and the website for all of the details.

Who am I? Why am I qualified to write this column? Well I don’t want to brag, but I’ve been playing fantasy football for almost a decade and have more than a few championship titles under my belt. I’ve also been a commissioner of my own fantasy league for 6 years. That much time tinkering helps to make our leagues much better. I’ve seen a lot of different strategies and have a lot of advice to give.

Additionally, I welcome criticism of my advice, I think we can open a dialogue where we all share our fantasy experience. We can all help each other get better. Don’t take my advice as gospel, test it, and find what works best for you.

When all is said and done, don’t forget the best part of playing fantasy football is slinging insults at your friends!  I’ll leave you with a quick look at some of the fantasy football stereotypes, which one will you be?

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About the Author

Nathan Cheatham
Nathan Cheatham grew up in downriver Detroit, and after much traveling landed in Hartford, CT. A journalism major, he has been writing news for the past four years. You can see examples of it at and contact him at A newer football fan, Cheatham became a Detroit Lions fan soon after the 0-16 season. An avid Fantasy Football enthusiast, he has been running his own personal league for nearly 10 years. Regardless of what some might say, he is convinced the Lions will have Super Bowl Victory next year!