Fantasy football can be a rough game. It falls somewhere in between "playing checkers" and "surviving the zombie apocalypse." Don't worry though; we veterans know what it's like to be a lonely rookie in a league of experts. Your best ally in this game of treachery and betrayal is preparation.
Here is what will happen: You will be laughed at during the draft at least once. You will make at least one bad start. You will forget about the Thursday night game. Your friends and colleagues will refer to you as "rookie" all season long.
It can be a humbling experience to say the least, but if you prepare yourself and follow these basic rules, you're guaranteed to have a competitive team.