Fantasy Sports Glossary at gamerisms
This Fantasy Sports Glossary is divided into 2 parts. The terms, lingo
and jargon for
the language of sports fantasy
engages and unites the
participants in a common language for fun and profit.
gamerisms provides this glossary as a required tool and learning
experience to both new FS players and grizzled veterans who want to
expand their knowledge of fantasy sports.
Lets begin the fantasy sports glossary with money terms, of course.
- 50/50: A contest event in
which the prize pool is split evenly among the top 50% of the entrants.
The amount of cash won by each person is slightly lower than double the
- $/Point: Term for Dollars
per point is the number of dollars each projected point costs. To
determine the $/point, you would divide the player price by the
projected points. You want to keep this number low in order to pay the
least amount of salary possible for each point. The opposite of $/Point
is Points/$ that follows.
- Points/$: Term for
Points per dollar is the number of projected points per each dollar of
salary. You want to keep this number high in order to take full
advantage of projected points for every dollar you spend.
Fantasy Sports Glossary: A - B
Fantasy Sports Glossary: C
- ADP: refers to average
draft position that reports where players are
being picked in fantasy drafts. A helpful resource to determine where
players are expected to go when draft day arrives.
- Auction Draft: refers to
a draft system in which team managers bid for
players. Each manager is given a specific amount of cash and builds the
lineup/roster without exceeding budget.
- Bench Players: lingo for
those players ‘sitting it out’ of the starting
- Blind Bidding: system
used in many leagues to protect against
cheating. This system permits teams to submit bids on players
without the knowledge of bids from other teams. After all bids are in,
the highest bidder gets the player.
- Bust: lingo for a
particular player that does not play to his/her
estimated potential, but rather performs below that level.
Fantasy Sports Glossary: D - E
- Cash Games: if you want
to play it safe, these games like Head to head,
50/50s, and double up league types are typical cash games. Keep these
in your play book to increase your daily profits. Otherwise,
tournaments are the opposite of cash games.
- Cheat Sheet: jargon for
rankings guide – the short version - put to
good use during fantasy drafts.
- Ceiling: is the tops or upside relating to the
results of a player,
team or lineup. Good news all round as opposed to the bad news of Floor.
- Contrarian: lingo for a
rebel or maverick that picks players others
would pass up. If picked correctly, you have just created a valued
selection for tournament entry. Well done!
Fantasy Sports Glossary: F
- Deposit Bonus: term for %
of monies matched by daily fantasy site placed in your account for use in play.
- Depth Chart: term for a
listing of players by team, position and rank.
- DFS: abbreviation for
Daily Fantasy Sports. These contests are
frequently offered online.
- Donk: lingo for donkey
player as one who makes bad selections with
little or no playing strategy. Also known as a Fish. If you are here,
that will not be you!
- Double-Up: winners double
their entry fee and congrats to you.
- Draft: special event
where Fantasy owners alternate in selecting
players for their team.
- Draft Guide: term for
fantasy owners’ resource offering upfront info to
include rankings, articles, depth charts, etc. in preparation for the
fantasy football season.
- Dynasty League: term for
a league that maintains rosters from season to
- Entry Fee: also known as
the buy in. The amount of money you must pay
in order to enter a contest that includes the rake collected by the
daily fantasy sports site. Not all entry fees apply as there are some
free public leagues.
- Exposure: refers to the $
or % of your bankroll invested in a player.It is good strategy not to
invest too much on one player as the
increased exposure also brings on increased risk.
Fantasy Sports Glossary: G - H
- FA: refers to Free Agents
are players that can be found in a general
player pool that are not on anyone’s roster. In some leagues FAs
can be added as need as long as you drop someone of your current
roster. In other leagues FAs must be purchased or lobbied for and
assigned to the highest bidder and you still would have to drop someone
on your current roster back into the Free Agent pool.
- Fade: refers to the
strategy of steering clear of a certain players.
The reasons range from players who appear to be bad value or otherwise
heavily owned or you prefer the contrarian route.
- Fantasy General Manager/Owner:
term for the Big Boss and main decision
maker for drafting, trading, dropping, setting lineups, etc.
- Fantasy League: term for
a group of owners in competition for the
- Fantasy Sports Games:
Football is the most popular. Other fantasy
sports played are baseball, soccer, basketball, hockey, golf, NASCAR
and MMH=Mixed Martial Arts.
- FBB: fantasy sports
glossary abbreviation for Fantasy Baseball
- FFB: fantasy sports
glossary abbreviation for Fantasy Football,
arguably the most popular fantasy sports games.
- FPPG: refers to the
average number of Fantasy Points Per Game scored by
each player. When you draft a lineup, you can rank players by their
FPPG scores. Doing so will help you to identify those who may be on
streaks. Most formulas used to value players take this number into
account. This levels the playing field for injured or suspended
players who haven’t played every game.
- Fish: lingo for
inexperienced or poor player open to those nasty sharks
seeking an opportunity. Also see Donk.
- Floor: is a ‘downer’ or
worst of the results of a player, team or
lineup. Bad news all round as opposed to the good news of Ceiling.
- Freeroll: term for a
contest that does not require an entry fee to
participate. Some freerolls offer real money prizes to the winners.
Others provide free entry into contests with relatively high buy-ins.
Still others are just for fun; there are no prizes.
- FS: short form of Fantasy
Sports used in this Fantasy Sports Glossary
Sports Glossary is followed by Part 2, FS Terms
- Game Versions: term for
types of contests offered by daily fantasy
sites. They include H2Hs, 50/50s, qualifiers, multipliers, and
guaranteed prize pool (GPP) contests.
- GPP: term for Guaranteed
Prize Pool. It is a type of tournament for
which the daily fantasy sports site guarantees a specific prize pool
amount to be divided among the winners. The prize pool is generally
large as is the number of entrants allowed to join.
- Grinders: lingo for a
daily fantasy players who are in the game for
increased profits over time. These players seek out safe cash games
with a steady as you go
- H2H: refers to
Head-To-Head, a type of event in which there are only
two entrants. The winner of the match-up takes the prize pool, less the
- Hedge: as with casino
games, this strategy reduces your risk with a
back-up plan. For example, to offset bankroll losses, you might hedge
with a second lineup with different players.
Other FS pages are:
Sportsbetting Online Guide
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