Originally written on Players View  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Fantasy football is back and with it comes a crop of new names such as Browns RB Trent Richardson and Colts QB Andrew Luck.

It also brings with it a bumper crop of other newbies with names like Louie’s Lizards, Buccaneer Bruisers and Show Me Da Money.

The latter group will probably get invited to join a fantasy league at work, through a friend or simply because they were the first person that was encountered by a league commissioner that was desperately grasping at straws for one last odd to make an even in a 10 team league.

If you are in that group, understand this no one expects you to do well. They will be happy if you set your roster consistently to keep things on the up and up.

This is by no means an ultimate guide to winning as you need to understand much more than what follows to get you the copper-plated trophy with the $50 stuffed in it, but these simple ideals can keep you from getting laughed at.

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