Fantasy sports are one of the great past times for sports fans world wide! Rugby League fantasy specifically can be a challenge to wrap your head around at the best of times, then you add in confusing phrases and terms that are hard to comprehend unless you're a fantasy rugby league veteran! So we have complied some of the most frequently used phrases and terms used in fantasy Rugby League and broken them down into easy to understand sentences so you can stop scratching your head and start using them yourself. Let us know your thoughts on al the terms we have down below on all of our social channels: twitter, facebook, instagram, discord.
HOK - A player who is listed as a Hooker in GameDay Squad Fantasy. MID - A player who is listed as a Middle-Forward in GameDay Squad Fantasy. EDG - A player who is listed as an Edge-Forward in GameDay Squad Fantasy. HLF - A player who is listed as a Half in GameDay Squad Fantasy.
CTR - A player who is listed as a Centre in GameDay Squad Fantasy.
WFB - A player who is listed as a Winger/Fullback in GameDay Squad Fantasy. POD - This stands for "player-of-difference", this might be a player you consider yourself high on to the point where you think about starting him but it is adverse to consensus. Boom-Or-Bust - This is a player that is either going to score big and win you the round, or cost you the round with a low score! Usually very matchup or role dependent, coaches beware! Gun - A gun is a lust and love term which is earn't (not given) to players from the fantasy community. These players transcend all expectations and consistently score insane numbers. DPP - DPP stands for "dual-position-players". These players are eligible to play in more than one position on the field. Break-Out - A breakout is a player that plays surprisingly well and above expectations. ADP - ADP stands for "average-draft-position", this denotes the average position a single player gets drafted at in draft leagues. Bust - A player who hasn't met pre-season or pre-game expectations! Ceiling - The top of a player’s potential, whether it is scoring or their overall talent. Dynasty - Dynasty style fantasy leagues and platforms mean you retain your players from season to season, adding an elevated level of skill into your fantasy experience. Flier - An ambiguous term that generally means to take a chance, as in “to take a flier on a player.” It can also refer to a player who is worth stashing or looking to obtain through packs or the transfer market that could be worth taking a chance on.
Stashing - Stashing refers to the practice of including a player into your squad with the intent of holding them for the future.
Floor - The bottom of a player's potential, whether it is scoring or their overall talent. Handcuff - Purposefully adding in a player who will receive greater opportunity if a "starting" player is ruled out with injury or suspension. Role Player - A player who just does the gritty work. Often not fantasy relevant, but plays a big part live on the ground. Sleeper - A player who you think might be slipping under the radar. This is usually a player you think will outperform expectations. Streamer - A player you select purely based off positive matchups or positive role changes.
Dud - The opposite of gun. A dud is a bad fantasy player who consistently scores poorly.
Donut - Donut is a phrase used for a zero point score. A donut can occur due to injury or poor squad management, whatever the case, a 0 point score will be deemed a donut.
Lock - A player or players who are cemented into your squad.
Set and Forget - When a coach "Sets and Forgets" a player, they are selecting that player with confidence. Setting and forgetting usually means you're all in on the players for the season.
Ghost Cow - A player with great potential but never plays!
Stranger Danger - A player you're fond of but have never actually seen play.
Love Interest - A player you have become infatuated with!