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Draft Strategy w/ Mike Wright

Cincinnati Bengals WR AJ Green is a hot topic in The Fantasy Authority Fantasy Football Podcast Episode 97: Draft Strategy w/ Mike Wright

The Fantasy Authority Fantasy Football Podcast Ep. 97, August 17, 2017.

Kevin Steele (@fantasywrath13), Ben Cummins (@BenCumminsFF), Ryan Williams (@RyanAlexander_W) and Anthony Pinzone (@the1andonlypz) are joined by co-host of The Fantasy Footballers Mike “Hitman” Wright (@FFHitman) to talk draft strategy, Ezekiel Elliott, Buffalo Bills trade mania and must-have players to target.

New & Noteworthy

  • Ezekiel Elliott was suspended for the first six games. He won’t be able to suit up until week 8 because the Cowboys are on bye week 7. He is currently appealing the suspension.
  • Sammy Watkins traded to the Rams.
  • The Bills acquire Jordan Matthews, a third round pick, and EJ Gaines.
  • The Eagles acquire Ronald Darby.

Draft Strategy: Do’s and Don’ts

  • DO Take note of your league settings. Preparing for a standard draft in a PPR league won’t help you any. Superflex, special scoring, etc.
  • DO Research BEFORE the draft. It’s amazing how many people show up with a magazine completely unprepared. Even a little prep will put you ahead.
  • DO Adjust your strategy on the fly. Anything that can happen, WILL happen.
  • DON’T Overreact to a run on a position. Opportunity Cost – everyone grabbing QBs leaves more value at RB/WR etc. for you. Don’t fall in line unless you absolutely have to.
  • DON’T Take a top 10 QB above his ADP. The position is incredibly deep, unless you’re getting a steal, wait on drafting a QB.
  • DON’T Overdraft rookie’s in positions where rookie’s don’t typically excel.
  • DON’T Be that guy: What are some examples of “that guy” every league has?

Draft Strategy: Strategy by Draft Position

In this segment, we look at what strategies each host would take when drafting from the first, sixth and twelfth draft positions. Below you’ll find real-life examples of who you could target based on current ADP’s for three different types of strategies.

  • From the 1.01 position:
    • Strategy: RB Heavy
      Draft: David Johnson, Leonard Fournette, Lamar Miller
    • Strategy: Two WR’s
      Draft: David Johnson, Doug Baldwin, DeAndre Hopkins
    • Strategy: Two RB’s
      Draft: David Johnson, Doug Baldwin, Lamar Miller
  • From the 1.06 position:
    • Strategy: RB Heavy
      Draft: LeSean McCoy, Todd Gurley, Isaiah Crowell OR Marshawn Lynch
    • Strategy: WR Heavy
      Draft: AJ Green, Amari Cooper, Demaryius Thomas OR Keenan Allen OR Terrelle Pryor
    • Strategy: Balanced
      Draft: AJ Green, Todd Gurley, Demaryius Thomas OR Keenan Allen OR Isaiah Crowell
    • Strategy: Balanced
      Draft: LeSean McCoy, Amari Cooper, Demaryius Thomas OR Keenan Allen OR Isaiah Crowell
    • Strategy: Balanced
      Draft: LeSean McCoy, Todd Gurley, Demaryius Thomas OR Keenan Allen OR Isaiah Crowell
  • From the 1.12 position:
    • Strategy: RB Heavy
      Draft: Melvin Gordon, DeMarco Murray, Ty Montgomery
    • Strategy: WR Heavy
      Draft: Jordy Nelson, Michael Thomas, Keenan Allen
    • Strategy: Balanced
      Draft: Jordy Nelson, Michael Thomas, Ty Montgomery
    • Strategy: Balanced
      Draft: Jordy Nelson, DeMarco Murray, Keenan Allen
    • Strategy: Balanced
      Draft: Melvin Gordon, DeMarco Murray, Keenan Allen

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