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8 Strategies Pros Use That Will Help in Your Draft This Year

Fantasy football has become a huge sport. Teams made of average Joes get together and play like the pros. When it comes to picking your team and the positions, many don’t have a clue where to begin. If you long to draft like a pro, this list will help you? Equate the outcomes of casual selections with those of industry experts and a blunt contrast in how schedules are constructed will clearly stand out. By using these simple, yet valid rules, it will help even the inexperienced drafters to work and think like a professional. After all, the subject of this game is to win. To win you need a plan!

1. Scrap the Cheat Sheets

To be professional at assembling combined rankings, throw out your cheat sheets. Sure, these little sheets make it so easy, but the easy path doesn’t always get you the best possible outcome. You want to be sure to use the positional rankings to have a flexible game plan that is effective. The professionals always use rankings as more than a means of tracking who is available and whose not.


2. Assess Your Risk Factors

Before pulling the trigger, make sure you identify your risks. Even the most daring pros will assess their players with a risk versus reward ratio. This will help you to determine if the player is worth putting in the game. Is this player going to bring anything to the game, or are they better sitting this one out? Fantasy football is more difficult because these are your neighbors, friends, and relatives. They are not getting paid and often get offended when being sat out. However, the game musts go on and put the best players forward.

3. ADP

Average draft placement figures are just a baseline to follow. Though you probably need some sort of confirmation that what you’re doing is correct, these are just averages and not a definitive future you that serves as concrete evidence of a player’s ability. By using the ADP ranges, you will find that it is more important to use your strategies. Any professional will tell you to use averages won’t give you the best possible outcome 100% of the time. Sometimes you have to use your gut to tell you what to do next.

4. Understanding Relative Value

Professionals use a rule that you never draft a quarterback in the first round. The position is far too profound to sidestep an exclusive running back, wide receiver or tight end in the primary series. Expert leagues always take the quarterback off the board in the third round. Relative value is crucial to understanding how and when to draft players.

5. Elite Starters Trump Backup Quarterbacks

If you have an elite starter on the team, don’t draft the backup quarterback-ever!. If you had a brilliant player like Peyton Manning on your team, you would have no need to draft a backup quarterback, there would be no point! There is a waiver wire that gives you some options when you are playing in standard leagues. Don’t be afraid to use it.

6. Pick A Backup Tight End With An Upside


Never use a schedule spot on a lackluster player at a restricted position in classic league setups. If you feel the need to draft a back end tight player, make sure to pick one that has an upside. You want to give most players a chance to prove themselves, but if they don’t have it then bench them and use someone who has real promise.

7. Limit Drafts to One Kicker

The kicker should be limited to one and always in the final round of the game. Professionals never have a second kicker selection, as it is a worthless draft pick. Apply that pick on a late-round sleeper player at a skill position.

8. Be Sure To Remain Impartial

So many people forget that fantasy sports are supposed to be fun. However, even though it is a game for fun, a winner must still emerge. A squadron built with rugged determination will overcome a team constructed by a statistics. Rely on the averages less and your gut instinct more. Each person has unique qualities they bring to the table, and you will know who to place at what time.

Just like the professionals, fantasy team owners have all the rights. You can cut players, add players, decide to put some on the bench, and trade with other groups. To run a successful fantasy team, you must learn the correct strategy to be effective. You must know when it is time to buy or sell a player that is underperforming or just needs help to breakout. It’s balancing act, but with with a little practice you too can be a pro at managing your team.

GRFF Staff

GRFF Staff

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