Rookies are risky to draft, you never know for sure how they will perform at the NFL level. To make matters worse, the lockout caused rookies to miss a huge piece of the training puzzle for early player development: OTA and rookie camp. Missing out on this valuable training and conditioning adds a whole new […]
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.
Here’s our 2012 Fantasy Football Strength Of Schedule A couple years ago I didn’t really believe in Strength Of Schedule when drafting however, after paying close attention to SOS projections after the season completed I found many break out players came from teams that had a soft strength of schedule. Granted it’s hard to […]
How to use ADP and avoid your fantasy football draft going down the drain. Your draft has started, you now know your slot and the train races out of the station. You have all your draft tips and tools at your fingertips, your strategy in place, and yet you feel that familiar sense of unease […]
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