|Meaning||Gamble on a risky player|
In general use, the term often refers to a person who has questionable character traits but could still be redeemed and make a contribution. A flyer could be a troubled teenager, homeless adult, or and addict.
In fantasy sports, the term describes a risky player that has potential but has a downside. The player may be injury prone, lack experience, or be stuck behind a more talented player. A fantasy owner would take a flyer when he drafts someone higher than his ADP or picks up a player from the waiver wire or free agency.
"I'm gonna take a flyer on the Dallas defense cuz they have a favorable matchup."
|Updated||October 24, 2016|