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