Final draft prep, part 3

Your just days (or hours) away from your fantasy football draft. This is the final countdown. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do,” according to author Jeff Olsen in The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life.

 If you weren’t serious about winning your fantasy football league, you probably wouldn’t be reading this blog right now. If you’re not reading it…if a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to hear it, does it even make a sound? But I digress.

Everyone but the most casual players will have cheat sheets with them on draft night. But what percentage of the players in fantasy leagues will actually  look at injury reports? I don’t know the exact percentage, but I’ll get it’s less than 10 percent.

Be the one person in your league that has the skinny on who’s injured. If you’re going to draft Saquon Barkley, you should know that he suffered a hamstring injury a couple of weeks ago. He’s back at practice but hamstring injuries can be problematic.

Doug Baldwin may be the guy you draft in the fourth round, and why not? He’s been the No. 1 wide receiver (WR1) for Seattle the past few years, and he’s Russell Wilson’s favorite target. But did you know he has an injured knee and has missed preseason?

Most people will know about Barkley’s injury, but most people won’t know about Baldwin’s injury heading into the draft. Auto pick might stick you with either one of these guys, but if you’re drafting, you need to know something this before the draft.

Tomorrow: Final draft prep, part 4

 

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