Overlooked Variables In Forming A Lineup

As the NFL regular season comes to a close there are many variables that can come into the fold when it comes to picking up players to fill in that Daily Fantasy Football Lineup.

For season-long managers, the season is over and a champion has likely been crowned so now the focus is strictly on daily fantasy football from here on out. The rudiments we endeavor to provide you with can be applied universally whether it is Week 17 or playoff daily fantasy football.

The Variables

There are many variables that can adversely or positively affect the outcome of any football game, and they can affect the performance of any player and the overall output of any fantasy lineup.

Here are a few key and frequently overlooked variables that can cause a defeat or victory for any manager.

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Weather

This is a time of year where weather can play a big role in the outcome of any game.

Inclement weather always favors running backs, when it rains or snows, the game slows down and the conditions are slippery creating the opportunity for more dropped passes and poorly thrown balls due to grip being mitigated.

This could pose risks for interceptions and fumbles

If you are looking at any wide-outs that are starting in a rainy or snowy affair, we advise you stay clear of them. If you have a running back that yields a high volume of attempts, their workload is sure to increase in adverse weather.

Impact Defensive Players

Fantasy football is generally an offensive skill player oriented game but that does not mean that opposing defensive players cannot make an impact on their performance.

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The most frightening of all is the shutdown corner

Any shutdown corner can curtail the point totals of both receivers and quarterbacks. When we think shut-down corners, a short list often includes Richard Sherman, Aqib Talib, Vontae Davis and Josh Norman.

Be wary of any receivers tasked with fending off these ball hawks as they are likely to see less targets and less success on those reduced opportunities.

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