There are two dominant methods of selecting financial stocks, past performance and future expectations. Smart stock selection requires consideration of both the past and the future.
Drafting the best roster of players in a Fantasy Football league requires the same balanced approach though most participants base their decisions exclusively on past performance.
The historical approach leaves many participants dismayed and confused as to how a group of former super stars, could collectively have their team performing so poorly.
The blast from the past fantasy draft, is likely to turn your dream team into the flops from the top.
If all it took to win in Fantasy Football was to draft last seasons, statistically best players, anyone could win, the game would be nothing more than a raffle.
To collect a winning roster you need players who are likely to be stars this season, and one way to increase your chances is to examine the schedules of each player you are considering.
Players on teams that are facing weak defenses, play in weak conferences is a player less likely to flop.
New England is playing in one the weakest divisions in football and has the easiest post championship schedule in history.
Houston on the other hand has a weak division but has one of the hardest schedules of the teams that made the playoffs from last season.
Two top quarterback picks based on schedule this season are Tom Brady and San Diego's Philip Rivers. Taking tight ends or receivers from these squads is also schedule smart.
This coming weekend the big draft parties will have stats geeks thinking they are smart by picking the best historical players.
You can beat them by picking the best players with the easiest schedules.
This weekend have a mutual fund mindset and remember the warning on every prospective, past performance is no guarantee of future results.