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