Do you want to be the average fantasy football player, stuck in the middle of your division? Or do you want to be the one who everyone is scared to death to face? If you want to be the average guy, you can just leave now. But if you want to be the most indestructable, most powerful, and the BEST, You may want to read this.
Most people will say, “No, I can’t draft that QB, I don’t have any of his WR’s.” That’s okay to say that, but just because you have a QB-WR tandom, DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE MORE FANTASY POINTS. The only two exceptions to that is P. Manning to R. Wayne and M. Schaub to A. Johnson. Here are a couple of scenarios:
1st scenario: Let’s say you want a QB-WR duo. You draft Chad Ochocinco in the first round, and Carson Palmer in the second. In the next two rounds you pick Marques Colston and Chris (Beanie) Wells. Great picks…right? Let’s rewind the clock. You are back in the 1st round. You select Maurice Jones-Drew, and in the second round you select Reggie Wayne. Then in the third round you pick Chad Ochocinco, and in the fourth Carson Palmer. That’s the difference between around 15 points each week! And if you have played fantasy football before, you should now that every point is critical. Don’t pick players when they shouldn’t be drafted that high!
2nd scenario: You have the 8th pick in the draft. A. Peterson, C. Johnson, R. Rice, M. Jones-Drew, A. Johnson, R. Moss, and R. Wayne were all taken for the first 7 picks. You pick Aaron Rodgers for your first pick, knowing that no one would pick Greg Jennings…Your next turn up, Jennings is still there, waiting to be picked, along with Matt Schaub, Jonathon Stewart, Shonn Greene, and Wes Welker. There are mainly two possibilities here:
-draft Greg Jennings
-draft one of the others and someone else in the later rounds to trade up for a better WR
Personally, I would take Matt Schaub, and use Aaron Rodgers as bate to get Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, or Randy Moss.
Many people have different strategies to draft:
-separating the strong sides out
-strong in WR
-strong in RB
-strong in QB(s)
One of my favorite strategies, which I have not tried, is to pick five good QB’s in the first five rounds, and after the draft you have time to think over who you really want, and then once you’ve decided what you are going to do. Start trading to get the best possible options out of your picks!
Remember, never go into the draft without looking at the players and see how they have been doing throughout Spring Training. Make sure you draft who YOU want and not who they say who’s better. And the most important rule, make the most of your picks!