2018 Fantasy Footballers draft tips for the hardcore rookies!
Welcome Fantasy Football Fiends! The start of another wonderful NFL season is around the corner which means it’s close to #draftszn. After 6 long months it’s time to take back that damn gold trophy that was stripped away from your mits as you were crossing the goal line like vintage Leon Lett…
But hey, there’s not a reason to be bitter, I’d much rather learn to get better at this fickle game… Doesn’t matter if it’s over the internet or in real life at a live draft event, it’s time to rock some gold and talk a little poo poo to your fellow man.
Below are three ways to better defeat your fantasy football adversary starting with the first test: fantasy drafting!
Tip #1 Draft the sure bet. High risk-high reward player are tempting but it’s not necessary because if the player is a flop, the gamble you took on the player will be hard to recover from especially in the first round. Plus, the player who averages 1,000 all purpose yards & 5 touchdowns per year will be better than a player who rushed for 1300 plus yards and 9 touchdowns in 2017 but normally is a sub 1000 yard back. The name of the game is value, playa!
Tip #2 Don’t get cute. Picture this: It’s your third pick and thus far you’ve knocked it out of the park with your first two picks, although a bell cow running back is still sitting there in the third round unfortunately you’ve already taken two running backs, do we take the bait? If nothing else we can just fill in for your current starters bye weeks, right? No! It’s a trap! Take your WR1 because at the end of the day, you’ve already filled those spots, fill the others…
Another reason could be by drafting a third running back early, you have trade bait later on but you’re losing out on value on other positions and often times you won’t find a suitable trade partner. Focus on filling the holes on your roster first then add depth to your bench.
Tip #3 Leggo your ego. Spit your game, talk your crap while actually watching football but don’t let certain players get passed on because you hate that team. I am a Raiders fan, but I won’t pass on a guy like Keenan Allen who plays for the arch rivals, Los Angeles Chargers if it’s a good move.
These are just a few tips that will mold you into a fantasy league champ in no time!
Draft well my friend.
by Ben Ladiana