Fantasy Football drafts can be hard. The early rounds are generally considered the easiest. However, the way you draft in the early rounds can influence the strengths of your picks later on. With just a short time before the 2022 NFL season begins, I am here to help you plan quickly. You generally want to prep your draft strategy from three positions: Early, Middle and Late. I am going to show you my Fantasy Football Findings for Early Round Drafting.
Early Draft Picks:
These are the first three or four picks in ten team leagues, and four to five picks in twelve team leagues. My technique for this area is to draft one of my top ranked Running Backs and then follow it up in round 2-3 with another running back and a great Wide Receiver. If you are at the first pick, an interesting draft strategy can be to start with Jonathan Taylor in round one, Mark Andrews in round two, and Josh Allen in round three. This let’s you start your team with an incredibly strong Running Back, Tight End and Quarterback.
Mid-round Draft Picks:
These are the first five to seven picks in ten team leagues, and six to eight picks in twelve team leagues. My technique for this area is to take the value and draft one of my elite ranked Wide Receivers instead of reaching for uncertain Running Backs. Then on the turn around you can look for a first Running Back or start with two of my top five Wide Receivers. Doubling up on Wide Receivers early can be risky, but if both have great games at the same time, they can win you weeks by themselves.
Late Round Draft Picks:
These are the last eight to ten picks in ten team leagues, and nine to twelve picks in twelve team leagues. My technique for this area is to draft any of the elite Wide Receivers that fell. If none are available, this is where you grab the Running Backs with potential to be top five. You will want to grab a Running Back with you first or second round pick as the third round Running Backs that make it back are usually not the ones you’re confident in. You can take a Tight End, but I’d only advise it, if my top four Wide Receivers are gone, as starting your draft with a Tight End and Wide Receiver leaves slim pickings for a consistent RB1 when the round three pick gets to you.
Those are my Fantasy Football Findings for Early Round Drafting. If you follow these guidelines, you’ll have a strong start to your Fantasy Football team.
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