Win Your Fantasy Football League On Draft Day

For fantasy football players, there is no day more important or exciting than draft day. Draft day comes around once a year and it is like a Christmas where you get to pick your own presents. Have you ever had a bad Christmas where you didn’t get what you want? Well, on fantasy football draft day you get to pick your prizes. Still, despite how fun it is people lose sight of how important preparation can be. Today we are walking you through a few core points to heed as you prepare for your fantasy football draft.

Understand Positional Discrepancy
This first point sounds like something pulled from a mathematics book, but still — pay attention! All positions on the fantasy football roster are not created equally. Typically quarterbacks score the most points during the season and tight ends the fewest, at least out of the starters in the league. Does this mean you should draft a QB in the first round? No. Because of the positional discrepancy. There are 30+ QBs every week that can fill up your box score and only 12 of them are going to playing, depending on your league size. That means you have 18+ options floating around at any given time to turn to. Focus instead on getting running backs and wide receivers because these positions are the most used during the year. QB and TE can wait.

Draft Best Player Available
This is ‘coach-speak’ pulled straight out of real life football drafts. Don’t get caught up in positional runs during the fantasy draft. If 9 people pick a kicker in the first round are you going to grab one at the 10 spot? No, always draft for best player available — regardless of position. You want fantasy points in droves. Nobody ever had too many amazing receivers or running backs. Eventually you can flip your extra talent to fill positional needs during the regular season.

Mock Draft, Mock Draft, Mock Draft
There is no such thing as too much research and you definitely cannot practice enough. Many fantasy platforms allow you to engage in mock drafts where you pick your league settings and pick your draft position. Do a number of mock drafts in the week leading up to your real life draft. Doing so will allow you to see where certain players are going while also giving you the chance to see how your strategy works in real life. While you mock draft you will get a feel for the flow and have the opportunity to get out all of your fantasy draft jitters before it REALLY counts.

Don’t Limit Yourself
Fantasy football is such a fun and dynamic game that we forget how quickly it goes away every year. We only really get 14 weeks of fun fantasy football every season. Play in your season long leagues but don’t be afraid of trying something new. Daily fantasy sports have risen in popularity over the past couple of years and we highly suggest checking them out. A new fantasy football website called¬†DRAFT¬†has introduced the biggest innovation in the DFS market with their player snake draft. Instead of selecting based on a salary, like the older DFS sites, you can instead pick your team like a regular fantasy draft — thus improving your chances of winning.

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