As we prepare for the 2016 fantasy football draft, it’s important to know who’s moving up in an organization and who’s moving down. Free agent acquisitions, rookies, end of year performances and coaching changes are just a few things that can impact the outlook for an NFL player. We’re going to cover some of the high profile […]
2016 Fantasy Football Draft Strategy
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If you're lazy and looking for a simple to follow draft strategy here's a 50,000 foot view. Fill up your starting RB and WR slots then worry about QB and be the last person to fill their TE spot unless that TE is Gronkowski. Plenty of TE depth and QB depth in a 12 team league. A general strategy that works in most leagues for your first pick is to draft one of the following in this order: one of the top-3 backs, then the top-1 TE, and then one of the top-3 WRs. This covers your first pick if you have the first through seventh pick. Use our cheat sheet from there.
You MUST have a cheat sheet customized to your league settings. Knowing Average Draft Position (ADP), Strength of Schedule and value is always smart when drafting so ensure your cheat sheet includes lots of relevant metrics (like ours).
Last but not least (probably the most important), know your stuff. Have a strategy, know your upside picks, who not to draft due to risk etc. basically, read the articles below.
As you probably already know the Baltimore Raven have signed Mike Wallace to a 2 year contract worth $11.5 million dollars. Joe Flacco stated via the teams website “I plan on him having a huge impact,” and “I think he’s a talented guy. He can run, he can catch, he can do a lot of things. I’m […]
Did you draft Jordy Nelson in 2015? How about Kelvin Benjamin or one of the 30 other fantasy starters that failed us due to injury? That’s right, 30 key fantasy starters (projected) went down in 2015! That’s the most injuries to key players we’ve seen in over 4 straight seasons. I was once told to “never let pain go to waste” and I think […]
There’s two ways to handle your team defense slot during your fantasy football draft. Draft one of the top rated defenses and snatch a waiver wire backup during the season or wait really late in the draft and pick up two team defenses (also known as committee but not to be confused with streaming) then […]
This article is designed to coordinate with my recent article on targeting mid-round quarterbacks. Both in terms of who you should target, and at what point of the draft you should eschew your options at running back and wide receiver in order to secure him. Late round quarterbacks are usually your backup, but you’ll want […]