Fantasy Football Draft Strategy 2016: Blueprint to Forming a Winning Squad

August 28, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There is no foolproof plan to winning a fantasy football championship.
That's not the best opening sentence for a story on how to draft a winning fantasy football squad, but it's the truth. Wide receivers are now seen as safer early-round investments, but tell that to everyone who drafted Dez Bryant last year.
Health and other randomness—a kicker getting the yips, a backup running back vulturing your starter's goal-line touchdown, scoring the week's second-most points but facing the team with the most—can steamroll a successful season. It's a cruel game, but the informed are better prepared to sidestep heartbreak.
These guidelines are catered to snake drafters, but many of the principles still apply to auctions. For those who have never done an auction, try one out. It offers distinct challenges and involves more strategy.
It's impossible to win a league on draft day, but selecting a suboptimal squad will derail any chances of claiming the crown. He...

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