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How To Use Twitter and Social Media To Win Your Fantasy Football League

With Opening Day around the corner, it’s important for fantasy footballers to take advantage of the resources available to them. Twitter is becoming one of the greatest tools for fantasy geeks, acquiring breaking news and updates instantaneously — and not needing to wait for the newspaper the following day (Sorry newspapers!) or for six consecutive episodes of SportsCenter that air late in the evening. It is worth noting that Instagram can also be a great tool. If you are just starting out with Instagram then you may be wondering how to get lots of likes. Don’t worry though because we tested Buzzoid’s Instagram likes that would probably work well with free instagram followers and the results were very positive. I’m sure you will find lots of other fantasy football geeks all over the platform! This is what social media is for, to bring people together who enjoy the same things such as sports, if you have an Instagram page as well as a twitter page then you may want some help with gaining more instagram followers and building a bigger platform by checking out sites such as https://upleap.com. The more social media platforms you create – the better at bringing people closer to sports!

With that said, this isn’t the first article of it’s kind. Last year, our very own Albert Lang published a “How to Use Twitter & Social Media to Win Your League” piece that was very well-received. And it wouldn’t hurt you to read it again, actually. It’s geared for baseball, but it serves the same purpose.

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In case you don’t have the time to head back and read Albert’s piece, here’s one essential tip:

Aside from this, you can set up Google alerts for your closers. That way you know if your guy recorded/blew a save and if there is a closer controversy or injury you need to pay attention. If you don’t get an e-mail, you don’t have to worry.

The above can also be said about quarterback, running back, wide receiver or tight end injuries, mishaps or controversies, so pay close attention!

Additionally, our good friend David Gonos published his own version just this past week entitled “99 Fantasy Baseball Twitter Accounts You Should Follow.” Be sure to check that out as well.

So here is the initial list we included in our 2013 fantasy football draft kit:

Name Website Twitter Handle
Alan Harrison TheFantasyFix.com @TheFantasyFix
Brett Talley TheFantasyFix.com @theRealTal
Andrew Miller TheFantasyFix.com @44AMiller
Gerard Martin TheFantasyFix.com @GerardoWrites
Chris Garosi TheFantasyFix.com @ChrisGarosi
Davis Mattek TheFantasyFix.com @DavisMattek
Scott Barzilla TheFantasyFix.com @SBarzilla
Jeff Hicks TheFantasyFix.com @jeffrotull44
Matt Cott RotoAnalysis.com @KidCotti21
Moe Koltun RotoAnalysis.com @RotoAnalysis
Matt Schwimmer ? RotoAnalysis.com @Schwimingly
Charles Kurz RotoAnalysis.com @nolimits16423
Mike Clay ProFootballFocus.com @MikeClayNFL
C.D. Carter SportsJerks.net @CDCarter12
Rumford Johnny 2MugsFF.com @RumfordJohnny
Kevin Roberts NFLSoup.com @NFLSoupKevin
Matt De Lima 4for4.com @Mattkdelima
Jody Smith GridironExperts.com @JodySmith_NFL
Allie Fontana FantasyFootballConfidential.com @AllieFontana
Eric Olinger DynastyLeagueFootball.com @OlingerIDP
Eric Yeomans ProFootballFocus.com @Eric_Yeomans
Chet Gresham TheFakeFootball.com @Chet_G
Brad Evans Yahoo.com @YahooNoise
Steve Gardner USAToday.com @SteveAGardner
Josh Shepardson BaseballProspectus.com @bchad50
Jake Ciely RotoExperts.com @allinkid
Nicholas Minnix KFFL.com @NicholasMinnix
Nick Raducanu FantasyTrade411.com @FantasyTrade411
David Gonos DavidGonos.com @DavidGonos
Fantasy Douche RotoViz.com @FantasyDouche
Bryan Fontaine ProFootballFocus.com @Bryan_Fontaine
Jeff Haseley FootballGuys.com @JeffHaseley
John Hansen FantasyGuru.com @Fantasy_Guru
Sablich Brothers nytimes.com @5thDownFantasy
Ray Flowers BaseballGuys.com @BaseballGuys
JB Gilpin Razzball.com @JBGilpin
Michael Salfino Yahoo.com @MichaelSalfino
Michael Stein FantasyJudgment.com @FantasyJudgment
Jim Day ProFootballFocus.com @FantasyTaz
Alex Miglio ProFootballFocus.com @AlexMiglio
JJ Zachariason LateRoundQB.com @LateRoundQB
Patrick Daugherty RotoWorld.com @RotoPat
Sigmund Bloom FootballGuys.com @SigmundBloom
Adam Levitan Rotoworld.com @AdamLevitan
Nathan Zegura CBSSports.com @NathanZegura
Charles Murphy Razzball.com @ThatMurph
Nathan Zegura CBSSports.com @NathanZegura

In addition to the fantastic analysts and websites, it may or may not be more important to follow each team’s beat writers as well.

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Here are a few of our favorite beat writers for each NFL team:

Name Team Twitter Handle
Darren Urban Arizona Cardinals @cardschatter
D. Orlando Ledbetter Atlanta Falcons @AJCFalcons
Aaron Wilson Baltimore Ravens @RavensInsider
Chris Brown Buffalo Bills @ChrisBrownBills
Joe Person Carolina Panthers @JosephPerson
Vaughn McClure Chicago Bears @vxmcclure23
Joe Reedy Cinncinnati Bengals @joereedy
Nate Ulrich Cleveland Browns @NateUlrichABJ
Calvin Watkins Dallas Cowboys @calvinwatkins
Mike Klis Denver Broncos @MikeKlis
Dave Birkett Detroit Lions @davebirkett
Tom Silverstein Green Bay Packers @TomSilverstein
Tania Ganguli Houston Texans @taniaganguli
Mike Chappell Indianapolis Colts @mchappell51
Ryan O’Halloran Jacksonville Jaguars @ryanohalloran
Adam Teicher Kansas City Chiefs @adamteicher
Omar Kelly Miami Dolphins @OmarKelly
Dan Wiederer Minnesota Vikings @StribDW
Jeff Howe New England Patriots @jeffphowe
Mike Triplett New Orleans Saints @MikeTriplett
Ralph Vacchiano New York Giants @RVacchianoNYDN
Brian Costello New York Jets @BrianCoz
Jerry McDonald Oakland Raiders @Jerrymcd
Jeff McLane Philadephia Eagles @Jeff_McLane
Ed Bouchette Pittsburgh Steelers @EdBouchette
Jim Thomas St. Louis Rams @jthom1
Kevin Acee San Diego Chargers @UTKevinAcee
Cam Inman San Francisco 49ers @CamInman
Eric Williams Seattle Seahawks @eric_d_williams
Stephen Holder Tampa Bay Buccaneers @HolderStephen
Jim Wyatt Tennessee Titans @jwyattsports
Mike Jones Washington Redskins @MikeJonesWaPo
Draft Kings DraftKings.com @DraftKings
Fantasy Rundown FantasyRundown.com @FantasyRundown
FSWA FSWA.org @FSWA

Well, there you have it. Enough fantasy football follows to clog up your timeline for the next six months.

You’re Welcome.

And, I know there are a lot additional resources out there in the Twitterverse, so if you don’t mind sharing said resources, leave them in the comments with a short description of how/why they could help us with fantasy football!

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