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