Fantasy Football Draft Strategy 2014: Tips and Tricks

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Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) talks with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) following the game at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Redskins 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Who Should I Draft in the First-Round?

Alright, first of all, there are many, many different ways to conduct your draft. Popular opinion over the last few years is that you need to take a running back in the first-round. The reason so many experts advise you to do this is because there is a huge drop off in talent after the big names come off the board.

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  • Guys like Jamaal Charles, Adrian Peterson, LeSean McCoy, and Matt Forte are likely to go early and if you draft at the beginning of the first-round, you should grab one. It makes the most sense if you have a top four pick.

    Now if your one of the people drafting near the end of the first, and unless the names mentioned above drop unexpectedly, than maybe a running back isn’t best for you.

    That’s when you really decide what kind of direction you want to go in with your draft. Do you sway from the “experts” and go quarterback? Big name wide receiver?

    Someone like Calvin Johnson, Jimmy Graham, or that guy named Peyton Manning could be a better choice.