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Best draft strategy for first few rounds? (1 Viewer)

gbill2004

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Whats the best draft strategy for the first few rounds, and why? I'm just beginning to plan for next year...

For example, RB, WR, RB, QB or RB, QB, RB, WR...

 
Too many variables to just flatout say "RB/WR/RB/QB" or "RB/RB/WR/WR" or whatever...Everything depends on where you are picking from and who is available. I can say though, that I'm a big believer in building an overall team in the first 4-5 rounds and my personal draft strategy will be to come out of the early rounds with a RB1, RB2, WR1 and Antonio Gates as my TE in tight-end required leagues.I may sacrafice the RB2 for a WR2 depending on who is available and who I think I can get in the middle rounds, but essentially, if I can pull off a stud running back, a stud wide receiver, and Gates as the 3 cornerstones to my team next year after the first 3 rounds, then I'm happy.

 
Too many variables to just flatout say "RB/WR/RB/QB" or "RB/RB/WR/WR" or whatever...

Everything depends on where you are picking from and who is available. I can say though, that I'm a big believer in building an overall team in the first 4-5 rounds and my personal draft strategy will be to come out of the early rounds with a RB1, RB2, WR1 and Antonio Gates as my TE in tight-end required leagues.

I may sacrafice the RB2 for a WR2 depending on who is available and who I think I can get in the middle rounds, but essentially, if I can pull off a stud running back, a stud wide receiver, and Gates as the 3 cornerstones to my team next year after the first 3 rounds, then I'm happy.
Interesting, that you don't put any importance on a QB. Just curious why?I agree that the cornerstone of a team is built in the first 3-5 rounds, which is why I ask the question, because of the importance of these rounds.

 
There will be insane amounts of information in the offseaosn on why you should wait on a QB if you don't grab one of the elite ones.And you should NEVER go into a draft with a set strategy of player positions. That defeates the entire purpose of all VBD drafting systems, which is to find value all the way through the draft - not merely assemble a starting lineup.Also a topic that will be heavily discussed in the offseason.Both topics are near and dear to me, but I haven't the time now to delve into them.

 
I've found that the best draft strategy is to draft lots of players who finish the season among the top-10, or even top-5, at their position. Usually, when I follow that strategy, I win a lot of games.

 
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