Every working mechanism has a system to it. To everything that moves, turns, or lives, there is an underlying operational procedure that makes that particular instrument, motor, or organism, function.
Football – real or fantasy – lives and breathes in this same manner. There is a fundamental basis for building a process that produces the best possible outcome. The ability to be successful lies in a manager’s ability to identify the process, come into a deep understanding of that process, and then implement it in the most effective way possible.
Fantasy sports are driven solely by statistical output. Catches, yards, and touchdowns are all that really matter. Fantasy players don’t receive points for skill sets. The problem is that the predictability of statistical outputs can vary greatly from week to week. But just like every other system, there is a backbone to how it functions, and ways to manipulate it.