Fantasy Sports Terms at gamerisms
Fantasy Sports Terms is the second part of the glossary. Included with
the language of the game, there are 2 lists of Baseball abbreviations
and Football position short
You can continue to expand your knowledge with lingo, jargon and
FS terms for alpha letters I – Z.
FS = Fantasy Sports abbreviation
Fantasy Sports Terms: I - K
Fantasy Sports Terms: L
- IDP or Individual Defensive
refers to fantasy owners drafting defensive position players--lineman,
linebackers or defensive backs.
- Injury Report: is a
weekly report published by the NFL that lists all
players who are injured. It includes the player’s name, position, type
of injury, practice status, and game status. Daily fantasy football
fans find this a useful tool to note whether certain players are
scheduled to play.
- Keeper: yes, this is a
player that stays or is kept on a fantasy team’s
roster from the previous season by the same owner.
Fantasy Sports Terms: M - O
- Large-field Contest:
refers to an event that involves a high number of
entrants. The number of participants allowed to join is often
unlimited. Therefore, a large number of winners each share the prize
- Late Swap: refers to
swapping one player for another before the
- Lineup: also known as a
roster, it is composed of the players drafted
before the first game of the contest. In daily leagues your line
up is discarded at the end of each day. In standard leagues you
choose your line up for each day of games based on the lineup you
Fantasy Sports Terms: P - Q
- Mock Draft: refers to a
practice draft to determine where players are
- Multi-Entry: contest
where multiple entries are allowed. Examples are
big GPP tournaments and qualifiers that usually allow multiple entries.
- Multiplier: term for a
contest in which the points for a given player
are multiplied by a predetermined factor.
- Overlay: Many daily
fantasy sports sites host guaranteed prize pool tournaments in which a specified
amount of prize money is made available to the winners. The site
expects that the entry fees from the entrants will cover the prize
pool. If there are too few entrants, the DFS site must contribute its
own cash to cover the deficit. That deficit is known as the overlay.
Fantasy Sports Terms: R
- Pay Up: jargon for doling
out a premium amount of salary on a player or
- Performance League: term
for a fantasy league that rewards players for
yardage as well as touchdowns.
- Pick: refers to the
slotted draft position for a team.
- Playoffs: event carried
out post regular season to determine the league
- PPR: refers to Points Per
Reception. It is a type of scoring used in
daily fantasy football where players earn points for each completed
reception. It was originally introduced to lessen the importance of a
team’s running backs. To that end, the PPR scoring system has increased
the importance of a team’s wide receivers.
- Full-PPR: term for
fantasy scoring system that awards one point per
- Half-PPR or 0.5-PPR: term
for fantasy scoring system that awards 0.5
points per reception.
- Prize Pool: term for the
entire sum of money that is up for grabs in a
daily fantasy sports contest. With the exception of GPP contests, the
amount of the pool is usually equal to the sum of the entry fees
collected from the entrants minus the DFS site’s rake.
- Punt: lingo for spending
a little to get a lot. A lot referring to
grabbing the high priced or valued players for your lineup. While this
strategy may reduce your output, there is the risk of a value imbalance
for the entire lineup.
- Qualifier: term for a
contest in which the winners earn a seat at a
future contest, typically one with a relatively high entry free.
Fantasy Sports Terms: S
- Rake: lingo for money
collected by the daily fantasy sports site and
kept for profit. It is sometimes referred to as a percentage of the
entry fee. The percentage varies by site.
- Rakeback Program: based
on your play, this program may result in a
credit to your favor.
- Re-draft League: the
opposite of a keeper league, these team lineups
are wiped clean after the season. Therefore, every player is available
to be taken from season to season.
- Roster: also known as the
Fantasy Sports Terms: T - Z
- Salary Cap: refers to the
total amount of money allocated to draft your
lineup. Every team manager must stick to the same salary cap. The cap
varies by site and sometimes by sport. In standard
leagues the salary cap usually refers to draft day in auction drafts.
- Shark: a skilled and
opportunity-seeking player on the prowl for fish.
- Sleeper: lingo for a
player who has possibilities but attention is not
being paid. This Sleeper could turn out to be a Keeper?
- Snake Draft: also known
as a serpentine draft, it is a system in which
participants take turns drafting players. The name refers to the
snake-like structure defined in the order that the participants take
their turns. The entrant who leads off the first round picks is last in
the second round. He/she then picks first in the third round.
- Sportsbetting: is offered
in 5 parts at gamerisms as it is a natural
extension of fantasy sports games and fantasy sports terms. Find a sportsbetting
glossary, quiz and facts-trivia.
- Stack/Stacking: lingo for
matching more than one player from the same
team or in the same game. This strategy is employed to increase lineup
volatility or decrease lineup volatility. A typical match would be a
QB=quarterback with one or more receivers.
- Studs-and-Scrubs: jargon
for the roster mix of cheap and high-priced
Fantasy Sports Terms and
- Tilt: as with poker,
refers to making wild and bad decisions that are
detrimental to player and bankroll.
- Train: lingo for
repetitive strategy as with submitting the same roster
multiple times in a multi-entry tournament.
- Transaction: refers to a
lineup action like dropping, trading or
picking up a player.
- Value Pick: term for a
player who is considered to be more valuable
than his salary implies. Good values are often found among players
coming off the injury list with daily fantasy football. Additionally,
sports players who are going through a bad streak should be a
consideration. In both cases, the players’ salaries are often lower
than they should be based on their past performance and career.
- Waive: refers to a player
dropped from the lineup.
- Waivers: refers to a
dropped player now placed in the position of a
possible pick up by other teams. Generally, the team with the worst
record in the league has first waiver priority to add a released player.
Fantasy Sports Terms and
- 1B=1st Baseman
- 2B=2nd Baseman
- 3B=3rd Baseman
- DH=Designated Hitter
- HR=Home Run
- RBI=Run Batted In
- BB=Base on Balls
- HBP=Hit by Pitch
- SB=Stolen Base
- CS=Caught Stealing
- IP=Inning Pitched
- K=Strike Outs
- ERA=Earned Run Allowed
- H=Hit Against
- BB=Base on Balls Against
- HBP=Hits Batsman
- CG=Complete Game
- CGSO=Complete Game Shut Out
Sports Terms is paired with a Sportsbetting Online Guide
- WR=Wide Receiver
- RB=Running Back
- TE=Tight End
- W/T=Wide Receiver/Tight End
- W/R=Wide Receiver/Running Back
- W/R/T=Wide Receiver/Running Back/Tight End
- Q/W/R/T=Quarterback/Wide Receiver/Running Back/Tight End
- D/ST=Team Defense/Special Teams
- D=Defensive Player
- DL=Defensive Linemen
- DB=Defensive Back
- DT=Defensive Tackles
- DE=Defensive Ends
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