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Fantasy Football draft strategy - QB, RB or WR in the first round?

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    How do you usually play it, with your first pick in the draft? Do you go for your favorite guy, the 'best' available, or do you go for a position, depending on how deep you think that position is?

    For instance, if there are only 3 quarterbacks that you really want on your team all year (say Brees, Rodgers and Brady for example) and you know they usually go quick in your draft, do you use your first pick to grab one, or take that as an opportunity to stack yourself at RB or WR instead? Thereby settling for a QB not quite as good?

    I have been basically making a list of all the elite players I would feel good about drafting in the top 10, and then picking the one I am surprised about the most that fall to me. Like 2 years ago, I got Antonio Brown with the #8 pick. I was aiming for a RB, but had to take him, and readjust.

    Last year, LeVeon Bell fell to me in the mid 2nd round. Did that as well, even though I was eyeing a QB in Brady. Though my #1 pick (*cough DeAndre Hopkins cough*) sunk my luck and made me look silly, so ya know, can't always be right...

    Anyways, what's your strategy? Do you target a position and take the best one of those available, or do you just take whoever, and decide in the moment?

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    joetemple Wrote:

    How do you usually play it, with your first pick in the draft? Do you go for your favorite guy, the 'best' available, or do you go for a position, depending on how deep you think that position is?

    For instance, if there are only 3 quarterbacks that you really want on your team all year (say Brees, Rodgers and Brady for example) and you know they usually go quick in your draft, do you use your first pick to grab one, or take that as an opportunity to stack yourself at RB or WR instead? Thereby settling for a QB not quite as good?

    I have been basically making a list of all the elite players I would feel good about drafting in the top 10, and then picking the one I am surprised about the most that fall to me. Like 2 years ago, I got Antonio Brown with the #8 pick. I was aiming for a RB, but had to take him, and readjust.

    Last year, LeVeon Bell fell to me in the mid 2nd round. Did that as well, even though I was eyeing a QB in Brady. Though my #1 pick (*cough DeAndre Hopkins cough*) sunk my luck and made me look silly, so ya know, can't always be right...

    Anyways, what's your strategy? Do you target a position and take the best one of those available, or do you just take whoever, and decide in the moment?

    I usually try to go with a WR for my first pick. WRs and RBs always make or break every game for me. The QB plays a big role in it as well, though not as much it seems. I go for the best WR first, then QB, then RB and so on. And If there is a dominating defense like a couple had last year, I'll usually grab them 1 or even 2 rounds before everyone else starts to. The defensive points have saved me more times than any QB.

    Though nothing I've said here is set in stone. If I really want __ this year, I'll pick them first. It's cool to take FF seriously with stats and projections, but it's also a lot of fun to play with players and teams that you enjoy.

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    PowerPlay Wrote:
    It's cool to take FF seriously with stats and projections, but it's also a lot of fun to play with players and teams that you enjoy.
    Agree there. It's nice to just pick the guy you like to watch the most, if you can land him, even if he isn't the highest ranked necessarily. I have a #6 pick this year in my main league. I believe I will be choosing between Julio Jones, Drew Brees and LeVeon Bell or Lesean Mccoy, whichever RB is available. Of those choices, probably can't go wrong in any direction. But this year, I'm feeling a QB.
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    I can't remember for sure, but I think I had Julio Jones last year. I try to forget everything that happened in the previous years.... It stings. But Jones only did well for me for like 2 games. Other than that.... he was quite below average. I could tell you for sure if I could figure out how to get into my FF app.