Countdown to fantasy draft

Fantasy football season is upon you. The long wait is over, and your draft is going to be scheduled sometime in the next week. If you don’t have a league, you can create your own, or just sign up for one at ESPN, or Yahoo.

Strategies vary from player to player. My strategy heading into my draft at 9 p.m. CDT on Sunday is eliminating the names off the ADP list that I won’t draft at any price. One example if Josh Gordon. Some love him, but I hate him.

If you haven’t even looked at any of the NFL players, you probably aren’t even reading this blog. You’re going to pull up a website and look at the names before your draft. Or, you may just wing it, based on past experience.

I will be playing fantasy football at ESPN. They have a lot of good information available, including rankings of all the players by position (quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, defenses and kickers).

Another site that you might want to check out is Fantasy Pros. I like their information, although I don’t always agree with it (or ESPN). They average the rankings of many experts into their Expert Consensus Rankings.

If all else fails, you can always use auto pick at both ESPN and Yahoo. If you don’t know what you’re doing but still want to play, this is a great way to go. However, I’m going to tell you that you’re going to miss out on some fun.

Tomorrow: Final draft prep, part 1


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