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