You don’t have the number one pick, so who do you go with?
Wide receivers are all the rage this year, and for the right reasons as they post top fantasy football numbers more consistently than running backs and also are injured less making them more reliable. But are they worth a top five pick? Let me pull out the magic 8 ball and see what it says... "Outlook is doubtful"
When you're in the top five you've got a couple things going for you and a couple things against you. Having the top five pick is a chance for you to take a guaranteed money maker. This is a positive you can't turn into a negative by drafting on faith with someone like Frank Gore or Steven Jackson. These two guys have to many question marks to be considered a "lock" in top fantasy production. Take a look at our top 100 fantasy football rankings to get a big picture. The only thing working against you is you need to make sure your team isn't top-heavy. Knowing your point system, who you're drafting against and paying attention to the "drafting trend" or ADP can help you here.
When thinking top 5 you need to think about who touches the ball the most, quarterbacks and running backs. More importantly receiving running backs as they are more consistently putting up big numbers year after year in comparison to any other position, just look at LT and Westbrook.
If you still feel lost lean on a great resources like fflibrarian as she complies easy to read articles loaded with links to buried (and popular) online resources. Make sure you have an automated tool to keep up with your team and wavier wire so you can sit back and enjoy the game.
And don't forget to treat that first pick, top five or not, like it's your last bet before rent is due...