Four weeks of NFL sauciness are in the books, which means your fantasy season is between a quarter and a third of the way finished, depending on whether you’re lucky/skilled/morally corrupt enough to bribe your commissioner to make it into the playoffs. As always, nothing has gone exactly as we thought it would during the […]
2017 Fantasy Football Draft Strategy
If you're lazy and looking for a simple to follow draft strategy here's a 50,000 foot view. Draft at least 4 running backs and 5 wide receivers before the draft is complete. Look for quarterbacks in the middle rounds then draft a tight end (or 2) after you have RB, WR and QB spoken for. Plenty of TE depth and QB depth in a 12 team league. With your first pick a general rule of thumb that works in most leagues is to take one of the following in this order: one of the top-5 running backs and then one of the top-5 wide receivers. Use our cheat sheets for draft picks after the 3rd round.
You MUST have a cheat sheet customized to your league settings. Knowing Average Draft Position (ADP) is always smart when drafting so ensure your cheat sheet and draft guide includes ADP. Last but not least (probably the most important), have a strategy. Know your sleepers, your upside picks and who not to draft due to risk. Basically, just read the articles below. Of course you can cheat and get our cheat sheets & draft guide. This will help you draft a winning team and save you a ton of research time.
The type of fantasy football team that you make is a personal preference. My preference is to avoid unnecessary risk and as such there are a few guys that I say do not draft. Some common problems are injury risk, too much hype or just a bad situation and any of them can lead to […]
It may sound silly, but the hardest thing for some fantasy players to do is separate fantasy from reality. Just because a player is a valuable asset to his real life team — or is a key player in a productive offense — that doesn’t mean he’s going to help you win that league championship. Conversely, […]
As week two comes to a close, some preseason trends are becoming clearer. Roles are being defined and rookies are attempting to grab starting jobs. All of these factors change things for the purposes of fantasy football. Here are a few players that are drastically changing their value with preseason play and roster moves. Passing […]
The fantasy football drafts roll on and the most overrated players keep getting taken too soon. Value is the key to victory in the draft but this is a subjective topic. Here are my opinions on which players should be taken a bit later than the trends suggest. (ADPs are based on data from fantasyfootballcalculator.com) […]