With the kickoff to the NFL season now less than two weeks away, it's time to once again prepare for the fantasy football draft. For the first time in this league's 23-year history we have consistent draft positions instead of selecting randomly via playing cards every other round. That means a strategy for the first four or six rounds is much more practical to work on ahead of time.
Because we also kept the "snake" method of draft order, I have the following picks overall through the first six rounds: 8, 13, 28, 33, 48, 53. There are eight more rounds after that, but the top six are the most critical.
Now comes the fun part, weaving together my guesses about who will likely be available at each of those picks and what that means for me. Do I take a running back first? What about running backs with the first two picks? If I do that though, all of the elite QBs will surely be gone by my third round pick at #28 overall. Does that matter though?
You get the point. My buddy Mark lurks here and is also in this league, so I probably won't be posting further here on my pre-draft strategy. If you are interested though, and/or have suggestions or tips, shoot me an email and I'll let you know what's going on. Not you, Mark. :)