Final draft prep, part 2

We’re counting down the final days before the fantasy football draft, and I told you yesterday there’s still work to be done.  One of the things you need to know before draft day is who you’re going to draft in the first round.

You’ll find out before the draft what position you’re going to be in. ESPN and Yahoo assign each league a draft order based on an algorithm. Last night, the commissioner of our league informed me that I had the No. 1 pick.

What a lucky break you say. Consider that I got the No 1 pick last year. ESPN auto pick selected David Johnson for me, and his season ended in the first quarter with an injury. That wasn’t ESPN’s fault, but it definitely sucked.

Having the No. 1 pick in the draft gives you the privilege of choosing any fantasy player. The problem is that you won’t use your second pick until No. 20. That’s the beauty of the snake draft – the great equalizer for all teams.

I am going to keep you in suspense for one more day about who I’m going to draft first. I’ll give you a hint – it’s between running backs Todd Gurley and Le’Veon Bell. But today, I’m going to urge you learn your draft order.

Once you know your draft order, you will know where you will be picking in each round. This will help you in deciding who to target. Some of the players you are interested may not be available while you’re between picks.

Tomorrow: Sophie’s Choice – Gurley, or Bell?

 

 

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