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Fantasy Football Slang

There once was a time when people only watched football to follow their favorite team. Fantasy football changed that, inspiring football fans to keep track of players in almost every game played each week. Whether it's your first year playing fantasy football or you're a seasoned veteran in ten different leagues, knowing the fantasy football terms below will help keep you on top of your game.

Slang Term Meaning Votes
ptsPoints
FFFantasy football
FFLFantasy football league
PFPoints for
Snake draftDraft where the last pick in one round is the first in the next
DFSDaily Fantasy Sports
PPRPoints per reception
CeilingUpside of a player
YPGYards per game
Half-PPRHalf-point per reception league
WR1First starting fantasy wide receiver
WRWide receiver
HandcuffA fantasy football backup player
RBRunning back
RB1Starting fantasy running back
BullishPositive outlook
TETight end
recReceptions
BearishNegative outlook
Draft dasherA fantasy football owner who drafts a team and abandons it
Trade baitA good player that entices other teams to trade for him
GhostshipA fantasy football team with no owner
FlierGamble on a risky player
FishCasual fantasy sports player
QB1First starting fantasy quarterback
ADPAverage draft position
UndroppableA player who cannot be dropped from a fantasy team
StreamRotating players in and out of a lineup
ReachTo draft a player too soon
FloorDownside of a player
QBQuarterback
oprkOpponent ranking
Waiver hawkA fantasy sports owner who patrols the waiver wire
FlyerGamble on a risky player
dDefense
fumTotal fumbles
Vulture backA running back who takes scoring chances from the starter
Damaged goodsA person who has one or more major flaws
FleecingTaking advantage of a person through a trade
FRFumble recovery
sckSacks
SharkAn experienced fantasy sports player
MinnowWeak fantasy sports player
SleeperA player drafted late but exceeds expectations
FlexFantasy football position that can be a RB, WR, or TE
projProjected
tarReceiving targets
QBBCQuarterback by committee
attAttempts
Garbage timeTime during a blowout game where strategies change
Serpentine draftDraft where the last pick in one round is the first in the next
Auction draftDraft where owners bid on players
FPGFantasy points per game
KKicker
RB2Second starting fantasy running back
STSpecial teams
iInterception
DonkDonkey
Cheat sheetA list of players ranked in order of fantasy value
YPAYards per attempt
Keeper leagueFantasy sports league where you keep your players
ffbFantasy football
IDPIndividual defensive player
QB2Second starting fantasy quarterback
WR2Second starting fantasy wide receiver
WR3Third starting fantasy wide receiver
sftySafety
ydsYards
intInterception
PAPoints against
prkPosition rank