We’ve officially hit the part of the calendar where some fantasy leagues start to do their drafts, which I’ve never really understood. It seems like doing these things with two preseason games and a bunch of practices remaining is kind of risky, especially considering the third preseason game is the one where the starters play like 75 percent of the snaps.
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.
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.
By Alex Darcey August is a week away, which can only mean one thing – your fantasy football draft is rapidly approaching. As a fantasy footballer, the next few weeks will be spent cramming as […]
Conventional wisdom says that when the calendar hits July, we are officially into the dead period of the sports year. Time to take vacation, time for those of us with “content responsibility” to rack our brains finding some sort of sports duct tape to keep our show or blog from unraveling until NFL training camp starts in a few weeks.