With the NFL regular season one week away, fantasy football league drafts are coming to a close. A strong draft can make all the difference between you hoisting up the trophy or suffering and being last and having to do a severe punishment.
Here are a few quick questions answered that can put you over the edge in your league.
Should I draft a quarterback in the first round?
Simply, no. The quarterback position these last few years have been the deepest it has ever been. Teams nowadays pass more than they run the ball, whether it’s the coaching scheme or a quarterback is throwing for a bunch of yards and touchdowns trying to play catch up late in the game.
Is there a rookie or rookies that I should consider drafting in the first five rounds?
The biggest rookie name that you should be targeting in the first five rounds is the Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris. Big Ben isn’t getting any older and the Steelers have gotten Harris as their bell cow back and has displayed catching ability throughout training camp and the preseason. Harris is currently being drafted in the second round in most leagues.
Which Saints plater should I take in my league in the first five rounds?
Unless Alvin Kamara is available for you in the first round, I’m not touching any Saints players until the back end of the draft. Michael Thomas is scheduled to miss almost half of the season being put on the PUP list. Marquez Callaway has emerged as the Wide Receiver 1 for this team but investing one of my first five picks on a player who’s role is set to decline once Thomas is back concerns me long term, once the playoffs come along.
Who is a sleeper that I can take later in my draft?
One player that I am high on and that not many people are talking about is Antonio Brown. His ADP is around the eighth or ninth round when he puts up similar numbers to his Buccaneers teammates Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, who are going in the third and fourth round. Tom Brady went out of his way to get the Bucs to sign Brown when they already had good weapons.