The fantasy football draft is intimidating for the first time fantasy football owner but these tips will help to keep focused and organized. Preparation is always the key to any fantasy football draft and with all of the fantasy football cheat sheets available on the Internet it is very simple to prepare for a fantasy football draft. Within this article there will be links to available draft cheat sheets as well as strategies and possible mistakes to avoid.
Know the Fantasy Football League Being Entered
It is very important to know what type of league is being entered. Knowledge of the points scoring system is a must. Are points skewed more towards the quarterback or the running back. Most point scoring fantasy football leagues feature running backs as the highest point scorers. More leagues are going away from this as fantasy football evolves and they are placing more emphasis on the quarterback position.
Have Detailed List of the First Two Rounds of the Fantasy Football Draft Mapped Out
The first two rounds are the most important rounds of the fantasy football draft. The two players that are chosen on every fantasy football team will be the two players that will make or break the team. There are plenty of fantasy football cheat sheets to choose from on the Internet. NFL Fantasy Football 2010: 1st Round Cheat Sheet Top 10 Picks and Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet Round 2: Don’t Fear Rookies Early are two cheat sheets that will get any rookie fantasy football owner through the first two rounds unscathed.
What Happens After the 1st Two Rounds of the Fantasy Football Draft?
Once the first two rounds are in the books it becomes a matter of need. If in the first two rounds a quarterback and a running back were drafted, the best available wide receiver must be drafted in the third round. It becomes simple as the rounds progress. The following are links to the top 25 offensive fantasy football players at every offensive position and the team defense category.
Top 25 QB’s in Fantasy Football Draft Order.
Top 25 Running Back Fantasy Football Draft Order.
Top 25 Wide Receiver Fantasy Football Draft Order.
Top 25 Tight Ends Fantasy Football Draft Order,
Top 25 Team Defense Fantasy Football Draft Order.
What About a Kicker in Fantasy Football?
A kicker is not going to make or break a fantasy football team. The difference from one to ten in the kickers, is not worth spending time studying. Last fantasy football season kickers were cut and other kickers that rated high under performed once the season began.
The position is a crap shoot in recent years. Take the kicker position in later rounds and if everyone makes a run at kickers in the 7th or 8th round, look for the best offensive player on the board and take that player.
Do Not Follow the Herd When Drafting in Fantasy Football
As a rookie fantasy football owner it is tempting to follow the owner behind and draft the same position. The best thing to do is to change the fantasy football draft by going against the grain. If everyone picks wide receivers ahead of a position, pick a tight end or a running back.
The strategy always works and it will start another trend immediately, Let the others follow. The leader of the fantasy football draft is normally the owner with the best team.
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