Fantasy Football Podcast: How your brain works against you in fantasy football

Yahoo Sports Fantasy Staff and Scott Pianowski
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Welcome to the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football Forecast! Yahoo’s Scott Pianowski and Renee Miller, neuroscientist at the University of Rochester and fantasy analyst at RotoWorld and The Athletic, discuss biases, psychology, and how we get in our own way when it comes to our fantasy football teams.

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At its heart, fantasy football is a game of decision-making. One problem? We can be really, really bad at making decisions. Renee Miller, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Rochester, joins Scott Pianowski to look at the mental pitfalls that impact roster construction, lineup decisions and trade negotiations in fantasy football like outcome bias, the paradox of choice and novelty bias. (00:50)

And, if a team's receivers are ranked highly, shouldn't its quarterback be a draft day target as well? Renee takes a look at the widest disparities between receiver and quarterback ADP in the league to see where we can find an advantage. (26:50)

If we expect Tyler Higbee, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp to live up to ADP, shouldn't Jared Goff be drafted higher?
If we expect Tyler Higbee, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp to live up to ADP, shouldn't Jared Goff be drafted higher?

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