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Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football (2nd Edition) Paperback – March 20, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0982428658 ISBN-10: 0982428650

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 398 pages
  • Publisher: Extra Point Press (March 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982428650
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982428658
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #786,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Fantasy Football has been a major pastime for football fans and those who dream to be a coach."Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football" is a complete and comprehensive strategy guide for those who have taken a liking to the game and want to get an edge on their opponents. Covering the history of the concept alongside the strategies, "Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football" is an ideal gift for any fantasy football player and recommended for community library sports collections." --Midwest Book Review, July 11, 2008 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Whether you're a beginner to fantasy football or a vet, a local league guy or a high stakes player, a redrafter or auctioneer, Hendricks has you covered. What a great book!" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF) participant with a .725 winning precentage. Author of Fantasy Football Guidebook; Fantasy Football Tips; Fantasy Foootball Almanac and the latest- Fantasy Football Basics.

Finished 7th overall at the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) in 2008 and finished 16th overall in 2009. Member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA).

Look for my Expert rankings, projections and mock drafts appearing in Fantasy Football Index, Fantasy Football Draftbook, Fantasy Football Cheatsheets and other magazines in bookstores each summer. I also host a blog www.blogspot.fantasyfootballguidebook.com and appear as an Expert in www.FantasyIndex.com's "Ask the Expert" column.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy Crowhurst on July 19, 2009
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I ordered this and his F.F. 2009 Almanac at the same time. The Almanac came first. That's about all that can said in its favour. So I was more than a little suprised at the quality of this book. It's comprehensive, well-organized, professionally laid out, reads very easily, and in multiple aspects has advice that is a level beyond the titles that will come up in the "People Who Bought This Book Also Bought..." windows.

Let's face it, the fantasy football canon doesn't need another "it's a good idea to wait until late to pick your kicker" kind of book. This one covers the bases of types of leagues, types of scoring systems, and so forth in a couple of chapters, and then gets on to the main entree.

His chapter on ranking players tells some hard truths and gives the reader a solid foundation for doing (or not doing) his or her own research. The rest of the book deals thoroughly with the strategy and tactics involved in being in a league, from the draft through to trades, choosing your lineup, and other areas, in greater detail than is offered in any other source.

Really, the only other book that has anything useful beyond what's here is Zarzycki's "Drafting to Win". Zarzycki has a couple of good ideas in his book, as well as a whole lot of terrible ones, and it has to be recognized that he has the most highly evolved understanding of how strategies have to be fluid during the course of the draft. But Hendricks has summarized Zarzycki's positive contributions in a few pages, which is probably as much as any fantasy football player needs to see.

All in all, a great book, and a stunningly good bargain at $19.95.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By James on September 27, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is excellent! I am new to fantasy football and I usually purchase a few books on any new subject, but not in this case. It is the only book I've needed to feel comfortable on all aspects of the game. Every phase is covered in great detail, and I was very prepared for the draft - more prepared than some of the old timers in our league. Now that the season has started I refer to it constantly and I'm doing great. It also covers advanced topics so I know I'll be using this book for many seasons to come - I highly recommend this book to anyone who is serious about learning and winning in fantasy football!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Kuczka on November 20, 2008
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This is a super book. Sam's simplified tiering system makes ranking players easy for the beginner or the veteran. There are techniques for getting the best team on draft day and tips to guide you through the entire season. An added bonus are the detailed descriptions on the types of leagues that are out there and how all the scoring systems work. Get and read this book and you can be a champion in any league!

JK
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stuart C. Armstrong Alliance on September 14, 2008
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If your one of those people that have been wondering what fantasy football is all about and have hesitated in taking the next step, this book has the whole package. From beginners to experts, it's all here.
My 13 year old son and I enjoy football weekends and wanted to learn how to play fantasy football. A close friend recommended we check out the Fantasy Football Guidebook by Sam Hendricks. WOW, this book sure made it easy. We got started last year by joining a league and this year my son set up our own league. We found the book to be an easy read and still reference it for tips and winning strategies. Learning to play FF with my son is one the best things we've done to strengthen our relationship and has significantly enhanced our enjoyment of professional football in general. If you plan or want to join the millions that play FF, this book is a must!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 11, 2008
Format: Paperback
Fantasy Football has been a major pastime for football fans and those who dream to be a coach. "Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football" is a complete and comprehensive strategy guide for those who have taken a liking to the game and want to get an edge on their opponents. Covering the history of the concept alongside the strategies, "Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football" is an ideal gift for any fantasy football player and recommended for community library sports collections.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Neckless on January 16, 2008
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Fantasy Football Guidebook is a great book. I have participated in fantasy football for several years. This year, however, my wife decided she wanted to learn the "game" and draft her own team. She bought the Fantasy Football Guidebook to help her learn the game. Eventually, she was spouting strategy and making decisions based on issues I'd never considered. So I decided to read the book, too. Wow! Not only did I learn a great deal more about the game itself, but I have continued to use it as a reference throughout the season. This book is the only source you need, whether you're a rookie or a veteran. Many thanks to Sam Hendricks and his team of professionals. His style is smooth and light, and the added humor is refreshing.
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