The NFL regular season starts on Thursday, September 9th with a high-profile game between the Minnesota Vikings and the defending champion New Orleans Saints.
So many story lines to choose from here. There's Brett Favre's return, again. It's Reggie Bush's first professional game since being stripped of his Heisman. It's Minnesota's first game since losing in heartbreaking fashion to the Saints and New Orleans' first game since winning the Super Bowl.
But all of these story lines pale in comparison to the one that actually matters:
The start of the 2010-11 fantasy football season.
It's a stressful time of year for owners everywhere.
Whether you're putting the final touches on your roster or getting ready to draft your team, here are five tips you should always follow.