In-season roster management is key to winning your fantasy football league, but the draft goes a long way towards determining the champ. Value is the most important word when it comes to the draft. Here are a few tips to stay a few moves ahead of your competitors.
Let’s not kid ourselves: a kicker is not going to win you a fantasy title. But in a tight match-up, you’ll take all the points you can get. All of these players are last-round selections, but you might as well have a strategy for crafting your kicker rankings.
One of last year’s top fantasy receivers, Josh Gordon, is facing a season-long suspension, but there are still plenty of talented wideouts to choose from. These players are studs no matter the scoring system.
Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.
If you’re not only ranking players, but also grouping them in tiers, tight ends are an interesting test case. Jimmy Graham is a one-man tier, with Gronkowski and Julius Thomas, both potential second-round picks, in the next group.
(CBS SF) -They could dominate or blow up your chances of even sniffing the playoffs, but if you’re an owner who likes to roll the dice, you’ve thought about picking someone from from this list: […]
Will new “points of emphasis,” which may limit how defensive backs defend receivers, affect the physical Seahawks? Check back at midseason for an answer. For now, there’s no reason to think the Seahawks will surrender the top spot.
It’s a poorly-kept secret that the Seattle Seahawks don’t mind taking a penalty flag or two for pass interference or defensive holding in exchange for five or six no-calls on borderline plays. Supposedly, the NFL will be cracking down on physical play in the defensive backfield. If true-and that’s a big if-it could mean even bigger numbers for the quarterbacks.
Let’s face it, you and your fantasy draft have lost that special relationship. It’s nearly impossible to get everyone to agree to a date an time, and even when you do people start losing interest half way through. It’s time to change that. More and more people are severing ties with the serpentine draft format and opting to auction instead. Here’s why you and your buddies should do the same:
So you were the top dog in your fantasy league last year and your planning on trying to run it back with the same squad? Good luck. Many of the leagues mos reliable performers from last year find themselves in dramatically different circumstances heading into this campaign. For the most part, the fantasy pundits have priced in the new situation to each player’s projected value, but event at a discount, some once-reliable players may not be worth adding to your roster. Here are our picks for players headed for a slide with alternates you could probably get in the same draft spot.