With BBQ season in full effect, I for one have been enjoying the sun, the burgers and the beer (maybe a little too much), yet over the last few weeks I couldn’t help but feel something was missing. A void, one that was particularly felt on those lazy Sundays. It is a void that could only be caused by a lack of football. That void has finally been filled and we can all rejoice as football is back with all 32 teams deep into training camp and the preseason well underway.
This is the greatest time of the year, as it brings us a fresh beginning with all 32 teams on level footing. Even if it’s for the briefest of moments, every team has hope and a chance to be crowned this year’s Super Bowl Champion. Not only is this a great time for football, but it is a particularly special time of year for the fantasy football faithful. This time of the year is the equivalent to a kid on Christmas, anxiously waiting to unwrap their gifts, as these are the weeks leading up to a day bigger and better than Christmas; Draft Day. Fantasy football enthusiasts know that the only thing worse than getting socks and underwear for the holidays is coming away from your draft with a team that just doesn’t stack up to the rest of your league.
It is known that you can’t win your league on draft day… but you sure can lose it. We’re here to make sure that you are not one of the draft day casualties who receives coal from the Fantasy Football Gods. If you follow these 15 tips you will dominate your draft and bask in the gift of success this season.
15 Read, Read, Read
14 Know Your Scoring System
13 Don't Draft a Defense or Kicker Early
12 Watch Preseason Games
11 Know When to Use the Strength of Schedule
10 Don't Pick with Your Heart
9 Don't Ignore Training Camp
8 Be Aware of Injuries and Suspensions
7 Don't be That Guy
6 Know who you Want as a Late Round Sleeper
5 Learn your Opponents Tendencies
4 Practice Makes Perfect
3 Pre-Rank your Players
2 Don't Have a Set Strategy
1 Study the Draft Board
This is a little trick I find to be extremely helpful. Not all leagues use a large draft board that tracks all the picks made, so if your league doesn’t have one of these boards make sure you track the draft yourself. This will allow you to know exactly what needs every team has, and this will give you an edge. Even if your league does use a draft board, it is still very important to make your decisions based on what the draft board is telling you. For example, assuming you have the 9th pick in a 12 team league and are looking to draft a QB in the 7th round, yet when you take a look at the draft board it shows you that teams 10, 11, and 12 have all already drafted a QB, your best option would be to draft a RB, WR, or TE, whichever you were planning to pick on the way back, and grab the same QB you would have picked in the 7th round with your 8th round pick. All this to say, know what the other teams need and use this to your advantage.
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