Now that the NFL Draft has come to a close, it’s time to start shifting gears. Rather than reading up on what players your favorite team might choose, you can start to get an idea of who you should target in your fantasy league’s draft. NFL team rosters and depth charts will soon become more clearly defined, and you can use this information as a weapon. After all, knowledge is power. Familiarity with who can make an impact fresh out of this year’s NFL Draft, along with speculation on which returning players are set up for monster years, should help you on your quest to becoming fantasy football champion.

Photo: JD Opa
Photo: JD Opa

There are two main factors to take into consideration when making your picks in the draft. These include NFL league wide scarcity, and what the perceptions of each player in your personal league are. By this, I mean that you should have a calculated idea of how many elite athletes there are at each position, and where drop offs start; plus, a general thought of where particular players will be drafted by your competition. For instance, if people in your league feel that drafting running backs early is the best strategy, you may want to grab an elite back as soon as possible. This is because later on there may only be scraps left to choose from. Even though an elite quarterback would score more points over the course of a season, the increased demand and resulting scarcity of running backs created in your league would dictate that a competent running back is a high level of concern.

In the end, you will have to find the perfect balance between number of projected points and the scarcity dictated by your league. This is why there is no perfect prediction when it comes to advice in fantasy mock drafts. If everyone thought the same way, it would be easier to calculate and advise accordingly. The best thing one can do is realize that every situation is different. Make sure that you get enough depth at each positional requirement, but don’t sacrifice too much in the way of elite players. In essence, make sure to pay attention to what the other people are doing around you, but don’t let it completely dictate what your plans are.

How do players draft in your league? Do they take running backs early, or does it change from year to year? Leave us your comments in the section below.

Landin Murphy covers fantasy football for MFST, and you can follow him on Twitter @Landinfitness.

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