Tips For Those Going Into Their First Fantasy Football Drafts
Posted on August 6, 2019
Most of you are already deep into fantasy football prep mode. However, each season always brings a few newbies to the table, with the veterans licking their chops at inexperienced new meat. For those new people, here’s a quick cheat sheet on how to prep for your league’s draft.
Do a mock draft to get a feel for how it all goes down.
Learn the rules of your league. Each league can be different, and thinking you got screwed because you didn’t know you lost points if your kicker misses a field goal sucks.
Bring notes to the draft…then you can at least look like you’ve prepared.
Look at team schedules in the real NFL…especially around playoff time.
Strategy is all well and good, but picking the best player on the board will usually serve you well…but pay attention to injuries, suspensions, and hold-outs.
Wait to pick the QB…you can always find one that’ll be just fine for you in the 7th, 8th, or even 10th
Don’t forget to eyeball the bye weeks.
Don’t feel obligated to pick two defenses or two kickers as backups.
Never pick a kicker until the last round. Ever.
The draft isn’t the be-all/end-all. The mid-season pick-ups will be where your success comes from.