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