Here are the results from my first real redraft of the summer, drafting from the No. 7 spot in the first round:
QBs: Donovan McNabb, David Garrard
RBs: Matt Forte, Reggie Bush, Marshawn Lynch, Ray Rice, Donald Brown, Fred Jackson
WRs: Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings, Devin Hester, Chris Henry
TE: Brent Celek
K: Nate Kaeding
Standard scoring, non-PPR league. Thoughts?
As I expect, many of you are probably in final preparations for real fantasy drafts as we speak. I have two more drafts to conduct this summer and I feel like I got off to a good start with this one.
Some of the highlights, in my opinion: Forte at No. 7 was a steal. Never pass on a value too good to be true in your draft for a lesser player. If you had something else in mind, like trying to fill your starting roster, throw it out the window for a round if a top player is slipping.
That continued to happen in this draft. After I drafted Calvin Johnson in the 2nd, Greg Jennings still was available with my third pick. I wanted to grab a RB2 coming into the draft, but Jennings was far too valuable at that spot compared to the available running backs.
For more great draft tips, read some — or all — of the great stories below.
Here are today’s great reads:
- Four tips on how to dominate your live fantasy drafts, plus a plethora of other fantasy football information. [SI.com]
- It is important to know what to do at fantasy drafts, but maybe more important to know what not to do at fantasy drafts. [Bruno Boys]
- Before heading into a live draft, bone up on some of the more popular fantasy football draft strategies. [Fantasy Football Fools]
- 14 proven draft recommendations, including this gem: “#3 Rookie wide receivers that were drafted in the top 12 in the NFL Draft are very overvalued in fantasy drafts.” You will not find Darrius Heyward-Bey or Michael Crabtree on any of my rosters this year. [Ultimate Fantasy Football Strategy]
- If you are looking for even more fantasy football games to play this year, consider this unique One and Done game. [Fantasy Sports Madness]
- Keeping a close eye on average draft position is a great way to keep up with trends in fantasy football drafts. [Fantasy Football Calculator]
- Play in other fantasy games, like the two fantasy football leagues hosted by The Hazean, to diversify your experience this year. [The Hazean]
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