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