Late round running backs are in style with the advent of zero running back strategies. Wide receivers are much closer to sure commodities and as a result managers are taking them in the early rounds. With this in mind, here is a list that points out some running backs with major upside. These players are widely available late […]
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.
Bargain bin shopping is a critical aspect of the fantasy football draft. You need to know which players are undervalued based on their average draft position. Our cheat sheets do a good job at highlighting this on your behalf due to the way we list the data. Nonetheless, I know not everyone cheats with our cheat […]
There is room in my life for any type of fantasy football draft, but auction style has always been my favorite. What better gauge of skill could there be than giving every manager an equal shot at every player? The argument that budgeting has nothing to do with fantasy football is fine, but snake drafts […]
Running back is probably the most hotly contested position in fantasy football. The players take a beating and get injured at a higher rate than receivers. Fantasy owners have come up with different theories and strategies to deal with the running back position. Analyzing the numbers is still the most efficient and time tested method of […]
Wide receiver is a deep position and every year there are several key producers that most of us did not see coming. Finding players in the later rounds of the draft is a good way to make up for injuries or busts in the earlier rounds. My last article went over a couple of receivers […]
When it comes to non-PPR leagues, touchdowns are king. Players that rack up yardage are excellent, but they are seldom available at a discount. Volume draws lots of attention. If you concentrate on volume strictly in the red zone, however, there is some value to be exploited. Players that see a steady stream of red zone […]
The early-round RB versus WR debate is raging within the fantasy football community. I’m going to outline some statistics that suggest a trend is developing in favor of wide receiver. The statistics will also suggest that wide receivers are more reliable 1st and 2nd round picks. Regardless, once the draft starts you must remain flexible […]