For many, fantasy football is a headache-inducing, number-crunching, I'll-mow-the-lawn-after-I-calculate-Sunday's-dew-factor game.
And fans love every second of it.
Every year, there are hidden gems shrouded amongst stockpiles of household names: These aren't the players selected in a friendly office pool between six mind-numbingly bored coworkers. They're not the 100-catch receivers that walk on clouds, or the 1,000-yard rushers that juke cameramen out of jobs.
These are the backups for fans that are members of the jam-packed leagues, where football becomes chess.