I know you probably like to believe that you know everything. I like to think I’m the smartest man in the room all the time, but the reality is that I’m not. That’s why when it comes to fantasy football I had to learn to trust fantasy experts, or at the very least thoughtfully listen to what they had to say. Fantasy football experts are a great way to get the background information you need to set up your team, and the play-by-play stats through the season to keep your team strong.
Fantasy football experts can help you through the fantasy season, but conflicting evidence can cause you to second-guess yourself, as well. After all, even among the top fantasy football experts there can be conflicting advice on what certain things mean for the season. That’s why it’s important to find the right experts for your style of fantasy sports play to help you through your league’s season.
The Top Fantasy Football Experts
There is a lot of great advice about fantasy football online. They key is to find fantasy football experts that can help you take player stats and numbers and turn them into a formidable fantasy team. Here are two of the fantasy experts that I trust the most and a little bit about them.
Matthew Berry of ESPN
Matthew Berry is the senior fantasy analyst for ESPN. He is also a member of the FSWA and FSTA Halls of Fame, and the best-selling author of “Fantasy Life.” He began his career as a Hollywood screenwriter, but transitioned to fantasy football as a career because of his passion for the sport. As his career grew, so did his relationship with ESPN, and they hired him as their director of fantasy sports in 2007.
Marcus Grant of NFL Network
Marcus Grant is another expert in the world of fantasy football. In addition to his position as Fantasy Football editor at NFL.com, Grant co-hosts NFL Fantasy Live, a show about fantasy football on the NFL Network. Prior to accepting the position with the NFL Network, Grant has worked at SportsAlert.com and at Patch.com.
Trusting the Fantasy Football Experts
While anyone with a blog can claim to be an expert, no matter what kind of advice they give, trusting the advice of real experts like Marcus Grant and Matthew Berry really can be beneficial to your fantasy season. This claim extends to the family here at Let’s Talk Fantasy Football. We love what we do and believe we offer some great insights, but we’re not the elite experts we’re referring to above.
People like Berry and Grant are considered experts because of the time, dedication, and experience they have in fantasy football. To be leaders in fantasy sports at ESPN and the NFL Network, they have to be authorities in the fantasy sports world.
Both are reputable and have proven themselves season after season to be able to give fantasy players the advice they need for their teams. Giving them a chance this season could mean the difference between winning in your league or just finishing the season.
The Fantasy Experts
There are a lot of ways people become experts at things. Sometimes it’s because they’ve played a sport and are now on TV to talk about it. Other times, as in the case of Berry and Grant, it’s because they are passionate about something. They’ve pursued it as a career, which gave them the experience they need in order to be an authority.
And because of the importance of online communication, you don’t have to get sports channels on cable or satellite to get your fantasy sports news. When you visit your favorite sports site, chances are you can find a fantasy football expert who is blogging about what’s going on in the NFL.
Finding the Best Fantasy Football Experts
There is no exact science to fantasy football. But the good news is that if you find the right experts for you, the advice and insight you get can be a valuable tool as you build your team. Read various industry leaders, review various fantasy rankings and form your own opinions.
We don’t want you to take anything that fantasy experts say as gospel, we just want you to look for advice in the right places.
For the record, I never actually played football. I have no doubt that I would get crushed running across the middle for a pass, every single time.
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