Have A Plan

When I first started playing season long fantasy football over 1o years ago my only plan was to draft players I knew. Needless to say, I didn’t do well. I have definitely progress. Last year, I employed the *One RB in the early rounds. I used the asterisk because I was fortunate to get Le Veon Bell in the second round. He had fallen due to his suspension.

The strategy paid off well. I had both Bell and Antonio Brown. I won’t digress but I need to research the value of stacking in redraft leagues. Five of my first 6 players were wide receivers. I also managed to get Jay Ajai off of waivers and the rest is history. I started the season 1-4 and ended up league champion and took home the cash.

But one must continue to adapt each season. John Paulsen, the senior editor at 4 for 4 Sports identified four potential strategies below. (See the link Below to read the full article.)  Using Fantasy Pros draft simulator, I will employ each of the strategies and see what type of teams I come up with. 10 team PPR league.

  1. Wide Receiver Heavy-First running back selected in the 6th round
    QBMarcus Mariota TENBYE 8
    RBMark Ingram NOBYE 5
    RBEddie Lacy SEABYE 6
    WRMike Evans TBBYE 11
    WRT.Y. Hilton INDBYE 11
    WRDoug Baldwin SEABYE 6
    TETravis Kelce KCBYE 10
    FLXBrandon Marshall NYGBYE 8
    DSTArizona CardinalsBYE 8
    KDan Bailey DALBYE 6
    Bench
    RBAdrian Peterson NOBYE 5
    RBMike Gillislee NEBYE 9
    WRMike Wallace BALBYE 10
    WRQuincy Enunwa NYJBYE 11
    RBJonathan Stewart CARBYE 11
    WRTed Ginn NOBYE 5
    2. WR-heavy, middle round RBs First RB taken in 4th round
    QBMarcus Mariota TENBYE 8
    RBCarlos Hyde SFBYE 11
    RBTy Montgomery GBBYE 8
    WROdell Beckham Jr. NYGBYE 8
    WRJordy Nelson GBBYE 8
    WRDoug Baldwin SEABYE 6
    TETravis Kelce KCBYE 10
    FLXEmmanuel Sanders DENBYE 5
    DSTMinnesota VikingsBYE 9
    KMason Crosby GBBYE 8
    Bench
    WRWillie Snead NOBYE 5
    RBLeGarrette Blount PHIBYE 10
    RBAdrian Peterson NOBYE 5
    WRJordan Matthews PHIBYE 10
    WRMike Wallace BALBYE 10
    RBTerrance West BALBYE 10
    3. WR-early, one RB in first three rounds
    QBKirk Cousins WASBYE 5
    RBEzekiel Elliott DALBYE 6
    RBMark Ingram NOBYE 5
    WRJordy Nelson GBBYE 8
    WRDeAndre Hopkins HOUBYE 7
    WRJarvis Landry MIABYE 11
    TEJordan Reed WASBYE 5
    FLXEddie Lacy SEABYE 6
    DSTMinnesota VikingsBYE 9
    KMason Crosby GBBYE 8
    Bench
    WRJeremy Maclin BALBYE 10
    RBC.J. Anderson DENBYE 5
    WRDeSean Jackson TBBYE 11
    WREric Decker TENBYE 8
    RBJonathan Stewart CARBYE 11
    WRMike Wallace BALBYE 10
    4. Two Running Backs Early
    QBDerek Carr OAKBYE 10
    RBDavid Johnson ARIBYE 8
    RBLeonard Fournette JACBYE 8
    WRDez Bryant DALBYE 6
    WRSammy Watkins BUFBYE 6
    WRBrandon Marshall NYGBYE 8
    TEJordan Reed WASBYE 5
    FLXDonte Moncrief INDBYE 11
    DSTSeattle SeahawksBYE 6
    KCairo Santos KCBYE 10
    Bench
    WRRandall Cobb GBBYE 8
    RBBilal Powell NYJBYE 11
    RBMatt Forte NYJBYE 11
    WRJeremy Maclin BALBYE 10
    WRQuincy Enunwa NYJBYE 11
    RBJonathan Stewart CARBYE 11
    I prefer the RB early strategy. If I am drafting in one of the first 3 positions, I would draft my running back and then go WR at least through round 5. If drafting near the back end of the round I would go 2 RB and then WR heavy through round 6.

By John Paulsen (Senior Editor), on Jul 19, 2017 As PPR leagues have increased in popularity, a stud wideout like Antonio Brown is now on equal footing with the stud running backs in terms of overall value. 2015 was a historically bad year for the early round running back […]