Hi everyone. I'm completely new to fantasy baseball (and fantasy sports in general) and have been browsing these forums, and various other sites for stuff to point me in the right direction. So first off, let me thank everyone who's already contributed, you might have already helped me a bit.
I'm going to be playing in a small (probably eight teams) head-to-head, non-keeper league this year, and I'm looking for some advice on strategies to go into the draft with, as well as draft prep advice.
As I understand the rules, there will be standard 5x5 scoring, 24 or 25 man rosters (undecided). Teams can start 1 man at every position and 3 outfielders, 1 DH and must start 7 pitchers (any combo of starting/relief). We're going to be using a snake draft.
The draft isn't for a while, but since I'm a complete greenhorn to fantasy (also, I lack broad knowledge of the players in the league, as I mostly have been just keeping track of a couple favorite teams for the past couple years), a little bit of direction from you veterens might help, before I completely drown myself in stats and articles.
One slight concern I have is that most of the advice I've seen on the web seems to assume a league size of at least 12 teams and as well, I'm unsure how well some of the roto stuff will translate into a head to head league.
So I guess my first question would be, how would you adjust your draft strategy, if at all, to best capitalize on the oppurtunities and challenges of a small H2H league?
Are there any players, or positions that you would value more highly in such a league, due to position depth, or player streakiness/steadiness?
I've checked out a few cheat sheets and projections online (and also have a couple magazines) but I'm not yet decided on which one to use as my primary basis from which to draft on ... I'd like to get an answer from an experienced fantasy player as to the previous questions before I do make that decision, I think.
My thanks in advance to anybody who might be able to assist.