i'm real into fan. football and would love to get another person into it. its much diff. than baseball in a few ways.
-first, youre league settings are huge,bc there are many different versions, unlike baseball
theres head to head (which is what i have used the past 3 years), which i think is the best way to go for football, bc organizing your lineup properly according to each weekends matchups and rooting against your opponents players makes it very critical and entertaining, resp.
i'll use the standard, most common used scoring
1 pt for every 10 yds rushing
1 pt for every 10 yds receiving
1 pt for every 25 yds passing
6 pts for all tds (some leagues play 4 pts for passing tds)
2 pt conversions
some leagues play with incentive points (i.e. 20,40,60,80+ yd td scores more points)
one big difference in my league (which is real comptetive with some friends of mine, 12 teams) is that we use 2 starting qbs, instead of most leagues that use one (this puts a much higher value on qbs)
a lineup usually would look something like this ....
this is critical, because one "set" belief in fan. football is the stud RB theory (most first round picks are RB's) .. but this depends on the owners thinking/gameplan
one big thing i would stress for FF is to have a plan on which position u will aim for through each round (i.e rb,rb,wr,qb or rb,wr,rb,qb or any other combo)
often, kickers and defenses (and sometimes tight ends, but not as much) are drafed in the very late round because the production from one to another varies much less than the pos. players ( with the exception of the tampa bay defenses over the past few years, or the tony gonzalezs)
this year, more than any other years in my and many others' opinions, the talent is very even and deep (this would cause an owner who only starts 1 qb to wait until the 7th or 8th round to choose a QB, in the range of pennington, brooks, etc.)
but often (as of now) you'd see them ranked like this (with the emphasis on stud rb's obv.)
qbs and wrs that could go 1st-2nd round:
hope this helped a little, any other questions, let me have 'em ... i love talkin fantasy football ... ill check back