"There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese." -- Coach Finstock

Fantasy Football Rule No. 1: Read and understand your league rules.

It is astounding how few people actually follow Rule No. 1. Astounding. You have seasoned fantasy football vets who think they know everything and just skim the basics while far too many novices walk in thinking, “how hard can it be?” and don’t even bother to look through the rules. These are your annoying idiots who kick off your draft asking if it’s a PPR league and argue with your commissioner midway through the season because they don’t agree with how playoff teams are determined.

If you’ve played fantasy football before, you’re nodding your head in agreement as you’ve lived through the above examples and if...