Fantasy football draft season is reaching its apex. The vast majority of leagues will be drafting over the next couple of weeks. While many people have an overall strategy, it is important to revise this on a yearly basis. The current pool of players and their situations change yearly. This means that the approach that […]
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.
Choosing PPR running backs requires a slightly different draft strategy than standard leagues. Some name brand players are not worth as much because they are not involved in the passing game. Even fantasy football veterans can be blinded by name brands, however. This leads to some great deals on lesser known running backs. Huge Value […]
In standard leagues or PPR, of course you want to have Antonio Brown and Julio Jones at wide receiver. On the other hand, under the radar PPR wide receivers are the type of information that builds winners. Playing in a PPR league means that players catching a lot of passes are much more valuable. This […]
This year’s draft is absolutely stuffed at the receiver position. You shouldn’t feel rushed into snatching one off the board in the first couple of rounds (unless their names rhyme with Shmantonio Shmown, Shmulio Shmones, or Shmodell Shmeckham Shmunior). Every player on this list has an ADP in the 8th round or later of 12 […]
Running back is a volatile position because at any given moment a “hot hand” can ascend to the starting position and a veteran may be done. There are some players that get hurt or fall out of favor and bounce back though and this breakout potential at running back is key to winning. Identifying a […]