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New to this site. . .how best to use it?

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I've been winging it a couple of weeks using thehuddle without much success so I decided to try the forums for input.

 

I came here because of success with baseballHQ, and members there get a discount here (though I screwed up and entered my info wrong so no discount and customer service has yet to respond). BaseballHQ is a very analytic approach to baseball and I was hoping to find that here, but it seems I may have the wrong idea what thehuddle is.

 

I've tried using "pick-up joint" and "free agent forecast" for free agents and every person listed there is always owned by the time the article comes out except for the very rare "long-term stash" (i.e., Jamison Crowder is the first one) Maybe because we're a 12-team league? A good example of my confusion is Thomas Rawls rushes for 106 yards and is picked up Sunday in our league, but he's listed as owned by <1% on the forecast article. Is the author using current information?

 

I have no idea if the projections on the "start/bench tool" are any better than Yahoo!'s or how they're derived.

 

So what should I be doing to get the maximum value from my user fee? Right now, it seems like using Yahoo! has been worth more since it's free:-) I'm using "myhuddle." I am in no way blaming this site for my bad record. Just trying to figure out how best to utilize it. Hopefully, the draft tools here are a big advantage (I joined after my team was auto-drafted).

 

I should add that this is my first year playing fantasy football in a looooong time, like 20 years. I have Demarco Murray and Drew Brees (backed up by Kaepernick, natch, and now Flacco) which is a big part of my problem and why I'm 0-3 looking at 0-4.

 

 

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Your problem with the FA Forecast/Pickup Joint is that it appears your league allows pickups at any time, possibly even while the players game is being played? If that is so, then a lot of top free agents that emerge due to injury or other factors may well be picked up in your league.

 

I can't say for certain which site the % Owned is coming from, I'd assume either Yahoo or ESPN, as I know for sure Yahoo shows a %owned stat and I believe ESPN does as well.

 

Projections are manually derived by DMD. He goes through every player's matchup by hand and comes up with his projections. Much better IMO then the formulaic approach that Yahoo/ESPN etc. use. I have found them to generally be better than the free sites, but no method can accurately predict the future.

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Thanks, sir, for your input. Yes, we can do pickups anytime so that's probably it.

 

Seriously, though, just one reply? Please help a newbie!

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This forum is more for technical issues, so almost no one ever comes into it.

 

Do a search on the main forum, your question has been asked before.

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