How Late Is Too Late?
So that you won’t be sweating it out at your next fantasy football draft, fantasy football projections wants to present to you a strategy so simple, yet so effective, you’ll wonder why you haven’t thought of it first.
The effectiveness of the draft strategy that follows will vary, depending on your league size. The smaller the league, the better it will work. It can be adapted to larger leagues, however, and I will show you how to do that as well.
While quarterbacks are the most important position on the field in the NFL, they are one of the least important position in terms of fantasy points. You want to draft your quarterback before your kicker and defense, of course, and you probably already know that you should wait as long as you can to take a quarterback. But how late is too late?
I have used a strategy for over 10 years which has proven effective. It’s simply this: wait until all teams in your league have selected their first quarterback, and then select yours in the very next round. Select your backup quarterback in the next round.
What is the result? In a 12-team league (even if the other owners know what they’re doing), you will still end up with the 7th, 8th, or 9th quarterback on your list, and a solid backup. Meanwhile, roun ufabetเว็บไหนดีสุด d after round, you’re selecting the meat and potatoes of your fantasy lineup (running backs and wide receivers) while each of the other owners has spent one of these precious early picks.
Using this strategy, in a 12-team league, I have drafted my starting quarterback as late as the 9th round. That year (2 years ago), I was “stuck” with Matt Hasselbeck and Carson Palmer. Carson Palmer was my backup selection, and he quarterbacked us to the fantasy bowl.
For larger leagues, simply employ this strategy after 11-12 owners have selected their quarterback, and the result will be the same.
Fantasy football is a simple game, really. Start players who will score more points than your opponent on most weeks, and you will be in the playoffs. Get hot in the playoffs and you’re the champion. Sometimes, one player can make all the difference. Usually that player is not a quarterback. This way, you wait as long as you can and still get a talented fantasy signal caller to boot.