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2017 Fantasy Football Draft Strategy

August 31, 2017 by T.I.

We’ve been diving into our 2017 fantasy football draft strategy and research aka Fantasy Football World Domination Tour 2017 and there’s a ton of info out there. To help save you on some time, we found a great resource based on Yahoo’s public league settings.

These are helpful tips that we extracted from this article to help you out.

What to know before you get started:

    1. Your starting Quarterback (QB) and Tight End (TE) need to have different BYE weeks.
    2. When the bye week for your quarterback or tight end comes around, you can pick up a free agent bye-week filler and drop the least effective or injured player. Boom!
    3. Most important and the most talent-scarce position in fantasy football is the Running Back (RB)
    4. Recommend NOT reaching for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Tom Brady or Andrew Luck in the first round, but if you have your own strategy in which you believe, then do what your body wants.



  • Pick the best player available starting with Running Back (RB) or Wide Receiver (WR)
  • If you’re situated at the end of the first round (#8, #9 or #10) and have to make a decision between a running back and wide receiver? Your decision should be based on what you think will be available to you in the second round. You need to have at least (1) quality Running Back in your first two picks.



  • Most likely the top 6 Running Backs will be gone by now
  • If you chose a top-tier wide receiver in the first round, of course you will want to snag a running back or visa versa
  • At the end of round two, your fantasy team should look like one of the following three configurations:
    1. 1. Two running backs
      2. One running back and one wide receiver
      3. Two wide receivers



  • If your team, at the end of round two, is comprised of one running back and one wide receiver, then choose the higher quality running back or wide receiver available.
  • At the end of round three, your fantasy team should look like one of the following three configurations:
    1. 1. Two running backs and one wide receiver
      2. One running back and two wide receivers
      3. Three wide receivers*

    *starting with three wide receivers is a risky strategy and isn’t recommended.

ROUND 4 & 5:

  • Use these two rounds to complete your starting lineups to include the following configuration:

RB – RB – WR – WR – WR

ROUND 6 & 7:
Use these two rounds to select your quarterback and tight end.

  • Most likely gone: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Andrew
  • Most likely still available: Matt Ryan, Marcus Mariota, Russell Wilson, Jameis Winston, Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton, Dak Prescott, Kirk Cousins, Philip Rivers, Derek Carr and Matthew Stafford


  • Most likely gone: Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce and Jordan Reed.
  • Most likely still available: Greg Olsen, Jimmy Graham, Delaine Walker, Tyler Eifert, Martellus Bennett, Zach Ertz, Hunter Henry, Kyle Rudolph and Eric Ebron.



  • While other teams are wasting these picks on defenses and kickers, build depth at the running back and wide receiver positions on your roster.
  • People get hurt A LOT, so you need to stack your bench with solid replacement options.


ROUNDS 9-13:

  • Get a glass of wine, cocktail or beer refresher. You’re doing awesome!
  • Then suggest getting your team to eventually look like one of the two configurations below at the end of the 13th round:
    1. 1. QB – RB – RB – WR – WR – WR – TE – RB – RB – WR – WR – WR – WR
      2. QB – RB – RB – WR – WR – WR – TE – RB – RB – RB – WR – WR – WR


It’s time for the big D. Drafting your defense.

  • Most likely gone: Denver, Seattle, Kansas City, Houston, New England, Arizona and Minnesota
  • Most likely still available: Carolina, Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, LA Chargers



  • Just kick it.
  • Pick a kicker, refresh your beverage and sit back at let the games begin.


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