If you’re a new subscriber or aren’t clear on all the site’s features and benefits, here’s a quick overview of our offerings without getting specific as to the actual content we’ll produce this year (for that head to our “What you get” page).
Most Popular FAQs
Q: What content do you put out and when do you put it out?
A: In the preseason, we’re regularly posting content, articles, etc. We’ll update our projections (including all our excel files and tools and PDFs) early in the week (Monday Night/Tue Morning) and late in the week (Friday afternoon). For an overview of what we’ll be producing during the preseason and a regular season schedule, head to our “What you get” page.
Q: Where can I found your rankings or cheat sheets?
A: For rankings and projections, check the “Rankings & Projections” content tab.
Q: Can I download your projections in excel?
A: Yes, in the Downloads/Site Tools section of the homepage in the bottom portion of the site we have links to various excel tools.
Q: I’m a new subscriber and don’t know how to best use your tools for my draft so do you have any tips?
A: That’s impossible for us to answer because it depends on what you’re comfortable with. We have our online Draft Guru Web app, which was designed to be VERY easy to use in terms of mock drafting (practice) and tracking a real draft. If you enter you basic scoring system, you can use it to track a real draft and it will make pick recommendations when you’re up to draft based on your scoring, our projections, and your current team and roster requirements. We also have iPhone/iPad and Android versions of these apps and you can check here for more information. We also have myriad excel tools in the “Downloads” section of the site. Some of them are very simple, and some of them are more complex and are for advanced users. And finally, when all else fails you can simply print out one of our PDF Cheat Sheets or use our Custom Cheat Sheet (see below for more info on that and MyGuru).
Q: What tools do you have to help with Auctions?
A: We have a very dynamic excel-based tool called “Auction Guru.” You can check out our “What you get” page for info or download it in our Downloads section in the bottom portion of the subscriber homepage.
Q: What’s up with the Guru Challenge in 2014?
A: Unfortunately, we have decided to discontinue The Guru Challenge starting in 2014. We tried the contest for four years but it simply wasn’t profitable and at times it took away from our core business, which is content.
Apps and Tools
Q: Why are your apps asking me to pay?
A: You have not downloaded the SUBSCRIBER VERSION of Draft Guru or MyGuru. Delete the app and re-download the subscriber version.
Q: What’s up with all your apps and draft tools?
A: There are so many things going on with these now that we created a separate page for updates on them. Please head here for info, updates, FAQs, etc.
Q: When will Draft Analyzer be ready?
A: This is a third-party tool that we offer as an added value for subscribers, but it is not our tool, so we could not control when it was released. It has been added, so please head here for info, updates, FAQs, etc. on all our apps.
Site Default scoring
Q: What is the site’s default scoring system?
A: Our site default scoring system is PPR. Check here for more information and to set up a non-PPR scoring system (our previous site default scoring system) in 5 seconds.
Q: What web browser do you recommend when using your site?
A: We like to say the site is best view using ABIE (anything but Internet Explorer). In 2014, we HIGHLY recommend Google Chrome. Firefox has slipped a bit lately, but is still okay. Just make sure you’re not using I.E. and you should be okay. For the record, we use Google Chrome.
Q: How do I import settings for my other leagues in MyGuru
A: The system currently allows only roster imports via league ID for MyFantasyLeague.com. However, we are hoping to implement a new import system that should automate the importation of rosters, scoring systems, and possibly more for the top 4-5 fantasy sites including ESPN, Yahoo, and CBS Sports.
Q: Why does your site make me login all the time?
A: We are not. It is your browser and settings that make you do this. Most people go years without having to login because they are accepting cookies and have their browsers set to access password protected sites and to save passwords. You can logout of the site (top navigation bar) and then clear out your internet cache and browsing history, and when you re-login click the “remember me” box. If you are accepting cookies, you should be set. If you have further issues, Google the issue. For example, you can Google “Internet explorer won’t let me stay logged in” and you should quickly find the solution to your problem for your browser. Note: We highly recommend NOT using Internet Explorer (for anything, really).
Q: Why won’t my login for the site work for the Message Boards?
A: You have to create a separate login for the MBs. You also have to use your site e-mail so we can confirm you are a current subscriber. It may take up to 48 hours to get approved for access, as we have to check all requests manually to prevent spammers from attacking our MBs. If you do not use the same e-mail you use for the site, you will be rejected.
Q: Whenever I click a link, why does it take me back to the homepage?
A: As far as we can tell, Internet Explorer has been the culprit almost 100% of the time when this happens. This is why we HIGHLY recommend using the Google Chrome browser or at least the Firefox Browser, as both are WAY better than IE. If you must use IE, try this: Go to tool/internet options/advanced and reset to default and it should fix this problem caused by the browser. We’ve found 1-2 instances where the issue occurred in Firefox, and resetting that browser to default settings took care of the problem.
Q: How do I set up a custom scoring system for custom projections, news, etc.?
A: See below for all the information you need on MyGuru custom projections, etc.
Q: Why can’t I find an article or rankings and projections?
A: If you look in the main content area (next to the sidebar ARTICLES) you’ll see most types of articles have their own content tab, so you have to look at them. For example, if you’re looking for rankings or projections check the “Rankings & Projections” content tab. Also, we post and list every article organized by date within the sidebar ARTICLES,
so you can see all articles listed by their newness.
Q: What do the following abbreviations/icons mean in your 2014 projections and keeper/dynasty rankings?
A: Here’s what the abbreviations mean:
Up = Player has upside to finish significantly higher than projected/ranked.
Down = Player has downside to finish significantly lower than projected/ranked.
Hypodermic Needle = Player is injured or on injury report.
Up Arrow = Player has moved up since our last projection update.
Down Arrow = Player has moved down since our last projection update.
D (gold colored) = Dynasty League prospect.
#1, #2H, WW = Fantasy role. Player is a #1 at his position (H/L for high-end or low-end), or is a Waiver Wire guy for the season. For example, if we think Andre Ellington is a high-end #2 RB for 2014, his role will be listed as #2H.
RZ = Inside the 20 yard line
GL = Inside of the 5 yard line
TGT = Pass target
Q: Do you have printable pages?
Most articles and database pages do have printable options. For articles, click on the printer icon on the upper right. For projections, click the “printable” link.
Q: Where are your depth charts?
A: You can access our updated Depth Charts on all pages on the top navigation bar (Home, MyGuru, Leaders, etc.), near the end of the bar on the right. You can also find a link to our depth charts and the last date updated on the left side of the Subscriber Homepage, clearly marked with a graphic just under the current Featured Article.
Other general FAQs:
Q: I’m new to the site, how can I ask you guys a fantasy question?
A: While we do the best we can, we don’t advertise personal advice because we would be overwhelmed with questions if we did and we believe in offering one comprehensive package for one price, so we do not want to “upsell” anyone for personal advice. However, you can certainly try to contact us via the “Contact Us” page, and we will be hosting regular chats starting 8/1/14. You can also reach out to us on Twitter. We can’t guarantee questions will be answered, but we try our best.
Q: If I’m not sure if I subscribed for the coming season, how do I check?
A: If you cannot access most or all subscriber content right now (summer of 2014) then that means we do not have you in for 2014. If you still have questions, use the contact us form. If you can access the “My account” page that means you’re in for 2014. You can check when your subscription ends here as well as change your login/e-mail.
Changing/Viewing your Account Information
Once logged in, you can change your e-mail address on record, which is also your username, by hitting the “My Account” link on the upper right. Once you change your e-mail, your username will change to your new e-mail and you will receive our e-mails at your new e-mail address. You can also change your password. No matter where you are logging in from, your login (username & password) remains the same. Remember: Your entire e-mail address is your username.
Also in "My Account," you can view when your subscription is scheduled to expire. If you do not know your password (your username will always be your complete e-mail address on record), there is a Password Retrieval tool that will e-mail your password to your registered e-mail address.
Checking Subscription Status/Adding on Years
You can always check to see when your subscription expires by clicking “My Account.” If, for example, you were already in for 2014 and accidentally ordered, you’ll see that your subscription will be pushed up a season. So you can actually order at any time, and we will simply add a year to your account (or two if you order for two years). Our default date for a subscription to technically end for a particular season is the first Sunday in February (Super Bowl Sunday).
Remember that we do “Season” subscriptions, and not 12-month subscriptions. This is why we encourage people to order each year at the end of the season. We offer a special rate that is offered only to subscribers. We also do a free playoff contest for those who renew for the upcoming season right after a season ends, and you will be subscribed for 12 months.
You can stay logged in by clicking the "remember me" button, so you will automatically bring up our Subscriber Homepage without having to enter your credentials. If you'd like, you can log out by clicking the "logout" link on the upper right side of the homepage.
Preseason Publishing Schedule/Content Delivery
Once the preseason kicks off, we produce content daily and update many features weekly/bi-weekly, but we do not e-mail the content because it’s too much to e-mail. We do, however, send regular e-mail notices about what we’re producing.
For information on what we produce in the preseason, head here.
In-Season Publishing Schedule/Content Delivery
Once the season kicks off, we do e-mail content on a daily basis.
For information on what we produce in during the regular season, head here.
During the season, we e-mail a large portion of our content (we can't e-mail the web-based items that are not text articles). We generally post content online and then e-mail it shortly thereafter when all the items for a particular day are completed. That’s usually around 1-2 PM ET, and we typically update injury info online all day after sending out our daily e-mails.
Due to various spam/junk mail issues, we cannot guarantee you will get our e-mails, but the service we use generally does a great job in terms of not being blocked as spam (Gmail, for instance, has a strong spam filter but our e-mails are generally unaffected). However, all ISPs are different. If you are not receiving e-mails, first check any spam or junk mail folders and make sure you allow mail to come to you from our servers (fantasyguru.com) and our mailing company's servers (elabs/Lyris). You may have to contact your ISP to make sure they accept mail from fantasyguru.com and elabs/Lyris
If you're still having problems receiving our e-mails, we recommend using a free e-mail account somewhere. Currently, we have no issues sending mail to AOL, MSN/Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail. There have been some issues with Yahoo, however.
Tip: Gmail has a service that can forward all your e-mails to another e-mail account, which is a viable solution for those with e-mail blocking issues. And since we cannot offer you a second e-mail account to receive our e-mails, you can set up a Gmail account as your e-mail, and have mail forwarded elsewhere. For instructions on how to do this, head here.
Accessing the Subscriber Homepage
As long as your browser is accepting cookies, there’s no reason for you to have to log at FantasyGuru.com in each time you access the Subscriber Homepage or try to access an article. Simply bookmark the subscriber page and access it directly without logging in. If you are not being kept logged in, on the login page, there is a box to check off to stay logged in. There is no reason to continually go to our main homepage (fantasyguru.com) to login when you can simply bookmark and go directly to our Subscriber Homepage.
To ensure you do not have to log in each time you access, check out the following:
Otherwise, if you are using the correct login and cannot log in or stay logged in, YOU need to check your browser settings because it is not a problem on OUR end. We’re happy to help if we can, but we’re not able to assist everyone with basic web browsing tech support.
Can't access our site at work?
If your workplace blocks our site because the word "fantasy" is in the URL, you can try to access our site using our IP address here: http://22.214.171.124/football/subscribers/
If that works, simply save that address and access the site at work using that link.
We’ve also added a second domain that you can try, it’s: http://www.gurusubscriber.com. You can even access the full site now using http://www.footballinjuries.com, which is a site we merged with in 2008.
These two URLs obviously does not have “fantasy” in it, so this should be a solution to many. If this doesn’t work, your company is doing a great job blocking your content, and there’s nothing else we can do.
NOTE: If you access gurusubscriber.com or footballinjuries.com, some links may not work. When in doubt, if you have the link that is not working, it’s because “fantasyguru” is in the URL. Simply replace the “fantasyguru” with “gurusubscriber” in the URL. If your internet is blocking the site because of the word “fantasy,” you should be set.
Utilizing our Database/MyGuru app for News & Injury Updates
There are now several ways in which you can access current news, notes, and injury updates. Here’s an overview:
Our NFL & Fantasy News Feed – This is a constantly-updated feed of NFL news, notes, injuries updates, transactions, and more. This is a searchable and sortable feed and you can search by player name, team, position, and time frame. These updates are also available in our MyGuru app under the Player News and/or Injury Updates tab.
Player News page- You can also access all player updates on our Player News page. The difference between this page and the NFL and Fantasy News Feed is this page also incorporates player updates from some of our content, most notably our Stock Watch report but also our exhibition game reviews in the preseason. This method allows users to search for updates by player and by time frame.
Via MyGuru – If you have set up a team or teams in MyGuru, can you always get player news for YOUR players online or via our MyGuru app. To access online, simply head to MyGuru and scroll down the page to show all your (previously-entered) teams and click on the recent news tab. In the MyGuru app, tap on MyGuru and toggle to your team of choice (if you’ve entered multiple teams) and then tap on recent news. This will show you recent news for YOUR players.
Utilizing our Database, MyGuru, Custom Scoring, etc.
If you truly want to take advantage of our site and its main features, you need to head to MyGuru. To get the most out of this tool, create a fantasy team name, tell us your scoring system and how many players you can start at each position, as well as your actual players, and you’ll be able to see tons of custom information on your various teams (s). Note: We cap the number of teams you can input to 15.
Once that’s done, when you go to MyGuru, you’ll see player news for your players, custom projections just for your guys, and stats for your guys. Once you’ve entered all of this, you can also click on the Roster Analyzer and view our suggested starting lineup for the week (starting in-season). We can do this because we have your players, lineup requirements, and scoring system in our system.
But that’s only the beginning. Since your players are entered into our DB, you’re now able to navigate our DB and view custom information. When you click on Projections, for example, and toggle to your league, you’ll see that your players are highlighted. All our other tools, such as “Points Allowed,” “Matchup History,” “SOS,” and “IDP Stud” are now all customized to your scoring system.
You can also view all the stat leaders and, within that, see pass targets (Tgt), Red Zone Targets (RZT), and even targets inside the 10 (GLT). Not only that, but you can view/filter all of our DB stuff by location (Home or Away) and in Wins or Losses. You’ve always been able to filter all this information by a specific range of weeks, as well.
Once you’re done setting up a team(s), you’ll be able to utilize this powerful tool’s other features, such as:
News: Once you have entered players onto your team(s), you’ll see customized news and injury information for all the players on your roster.
Stats: Check here for all the stats on your players, including fantasy points scored per your scoring system. You can also sort by date range and year, if you’re interested.
Projections: Here’s where you’ll view customized projections for your players, including projected fantasy points for your scoring system for the preseason and during the season for each current week.
Highlighted Players Added Bonus: For your convenience, when you create a fantasy team, you will notice that when you navigate the site while toggled to that team, your players will be highlighted in ORANGE. This is true for projections, points allowed, SOS, History, etc. As you toggle from one saved team to the other, the highlighted players will change.
The “Guru Glance”
Also incorporated into the revised MyGuru tool is our “Guru Glance” feature introduced this year. Once this is complete, click on the “Guru Glance” link while looking at one of your teams and see all your players along with a wealth of information. Here’s a break down of all the information you can now see:
Customized Cheat Sheet: If you create a custom scoring system or a team using MyGuru, simply head to our customized cheat sheet page and toggle to the team you want the cheat sheet for and you can print it out in a variety of ways. Note: This cheat sheet goes 100% by projected points, which is why it’s QB-heavy. It’s good for positional rankings, but this is why we produce generic PPR and non-PPR top-200 PDFs, which are manually tweaked to account for value, trends, etc.
Once you set up teams, you will see them at the bottom of the MyGuru homepage. To make any changes to your players, scoring system, etc. simply click on the appropriate tab for those functions.
Q: How do I set up MyGuru in terms of flex starters and required starters?
A: When entering the number of starters at each position in MyGuru, list the minimum number of starters you are required (typically at RB/WR and sometimes TE) and if you include any position as a flex, check off “Include” as flex. During the season the Roster Analyzer will list the suggested starters using the minimum number you choose. It will then rank all the players at the positions you listed as included in the flex to show you how they stack up for projected points for the week.
Entering values in the Customized Scoring System in MyGuru
Most common scoring rules are set up so that “x” of something equals one point. For example, many leagues use 20 yards passing equals one point. That translates to 0.050 Points per Passing Yard, which you would type into the box labeled that in the Passing Section.
Here are the common yardage translations:
5 yards = 1 point means 0.200 points per yard
8 yards = 1 point means 0.125 points per yard
10 yards = 1 point means 0.100 points per yard
20 yards = 1 point means 0.050 points per yard
25 yards = 1 point means 0.040 points per yard
50 yards = 1 point means 0.020 points per yard
100 yards = 1 point means 0.010 points per yard
If you get points per some number of repetitions (receptions, completions, rushing attempts, tackles, assists, etc.), you might be able to use the yardage translations above. Just replacing yards with completions or whatever, for example: if 5 completions = 1 point, you can substitute “completions” for “yards above,” meaning that you get 0.200 points per completion.
Here are the other common “repetition” translations, starting with the obvious:
1 repetition (reception, completion, attempt, tackle, assist) = 1 points means 1.000 point per repetition
1 repetition = one half point means 0.500 points per repetition
2 repetitions = 1 point also means 0.500 points per repetition
3 repetitions = 1 point means 0.333 points per repetition
4 repetitions = 1 point means 0.250 point per repetition
5, 8, 10, etc. repetitions = 1 point: see yardage translations above
In-Season MyGuru Tool:
Roster Analyzer: Too busy to research your starting lineup? No problem. Since we already have your players, the numbers of starters at each position, and your scoring system, simply come to this section each week during the season and see our suggested lineup for your team(s), complete with projected fantasy points, recent news, and we’ll even rank all your players for the week, regardless of position. IMPORTANT NOTE ON THE FLEX POSITION: If you have a flex, simply check off “include in flex” each position that you allow to use as your flex (RB, WR, TE, etc.) and the RA will then group the remaining non-starters from the positions you included as a flex and it will rank them, thus showing you whom we recommend as your flex starter.
Other Site Tools
We have added a lot of new features the last few years, so a quick primer on how to utilize our site is needed for all to take full advantage of what we have to offer.
Here’s an overview and explanation of all our offerings.
Note: These are only items currently on the site; we will be adding others for the 2013 season.
Other Guru Database Tools
We upgraded these areas and added home/away criteria for most of our stat tools. Now, for example, if you’re looking at the points allowed tool you can see points allowed by position, in your scoring system(s) and for each team home and away. We also added Home/Away criteria for our valuable SOS tool. So now, when you use this tool, you can set it up so it is pulling data from each team’s points given up by position and by location.
Our official Twitter page is here. We’ll be posting various thoughts here throughout the season, as well as updates on when key articles are posted. We even post in-game updates from here, for immediate analysis. When we do, we’ll simply link to our Twitter page and you will not need a Twitter account to view the content. You can also view our most recent Twitter updates on the subscriber homepage.
Accessing the Message Boards and Blogs
Our Message Boards and the main FantasyGuru Blog do require a separate login, so you cannot use your usual login for the site. If you would like to access our MBs or reply to a blog post, you have to create a separate login. But the MBs and the Blog have password retrieval tools in case you forget your password.
Note: Because we have to ensure our MBs aren’t bombarded by spammers, we have to manually check all registrations, so it could take 1-2 days for you to be approved. You have to use your exact same e-mail as you use to subscribe so we can make sure you are a current subscriber. If you register and do not get approved in 2 days, please e-mail us using the “contact us” form.
We utilize Cover It Live for our chats, so simply check the site’s chat section (the third sidebar entitled “Interaction”) for a schedule of chats and archives. We will do at least one chat a week from August 2014 on. Simply look for the chat area slightly below the Featured Articles on the top of our Subscriber page.
We produce regular Podcasts, and while we cover most of the information and analysis in print, we can’t guarantee that all info and analysis contained in the Podcasts will be in print. Users are welcome to subscribe to an RSS feed and also to the Podcast via iTunes on the site (Interaction section).
In the preseason, we’ll do two podcasts minimum a week, and during the season, we have the following podcast schedule:
Sunday Night – We discuss the week that was.
Tuesday Afternoon 4-5pm ET – In the Loop with Matt Camp and Joe Dolan.
Thursday Morning – Matchup Podcast.