last year i was taught by cafe members the strategy of Point Minus Par. This, along with the hail mary successfully won me my fantasy league. It only works for points leagues so, sorry roto guys. For anyone who wants to know how to do it heres what you do:

1. First get a spreadsheet with projections.

2. Add in the stats that your league uses and get total pt projections for each player.

3. Figure out the points per game and points per inning for each player.

Now heres when the points minus par (PIMP) comes in

4. Take the number of teams in your league... lets say you have 12...then for each position, you take the top 12 players in each position(x3 for outfielders since you start 3)... and take the average projected points for that position. So for instance, youll get a number like 450 and that will be your projected pts total that the average starting position player will get in your league.

5. Then for each player, subtract their projected total from the positions average total that you found in step 4.

6. Tada! you have the Points Minus Par number for that player. From there you want to figure this out for most players whom youd consider drafting.

7. Create a list of your top 50 PIMP players and use this to help draft. The results may surprise you. Last year when i did this i found out some really important things about my league. I realized before the season that the best pitcher would end up with about 200 more pts than the best pitcher... and sure enough, carpenter finished with like 850 last year whereas pujols got about 650. My league settings are a bit different this year so it will be interesting to see what happens when i figure it out.

ok guys... good luck. If you are in a pts league, you should do really well with this strategy.