How to Plan For Your First Fantasy Football Draft

So, you finally joined the ranks of millions and decide to play fantasy football. Alright, the league is all set up and the draft date has been set. Now, regardless of your football knowledge, you’ve never been involved in an actual fantasy football draft, so now what?

Here are some things that you need to know before entering the draft. One, It would be good to know how the players score points for you, so get to know the scoring system in your particular league, because they do vary and can be adjusted. Another very important issue concerning the draft is the injury reports. You may not want to draft a player that will not be available for the first 3 or 4 weeks of the sixteen week season, due to injury, and that’s depending on the individual player, but it’s definitely something keep in mind! Also, most leagues, have practice drafts or mock drafts, used to familiarize oneself with how the actual draft takes place with the actual players. Get familiar with the estimated wait times between picks and the draft style, they do vary from league to league! Mock drafts do not cost anything and you don’t even have to finish, you can quit at any time! dafabet

Now, the first thought to take into consideration is what number your individual draft pick is. The first pick should be a solid player, a player that has consistently proven capable of scoring points. A first round over-all pick, at any position, but normally a quarterback or a running back, because those are your key positions. Depending on your number in the draft, you’ll want to have that many top picks in mind. For instance, if you are number 8 in the draft order, you’ll want to have 8 top picks in mind for your first pick, accordingly. After the first pick, you should be focusing on running backs and/or quarterbacks, depending on your first pick. Basically, by the first 3 rounds of the draft, all of the top quarterbacks and running backs and the few top highly influential wide-receivers, will be taken. From there, focus on filling in the rest of your starting line-up, according to the players that you have already selected. Watch out for bye-weeks, because you don’t want to have too many starting players with the same bye-weeks. Bye weeks, are weeks that some teams are not scheduled to play, therefore, will not score points for you!

 

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