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Fantasy Football is here. It will change the way you look at people, and it will change the way people will look at you. If you’re not ready, just go home.
In preparation for the draft, I’ll share some insight into the fantasy football strategies that I use, along with my thoughts on why you would use them and why they’re a good idea.
The first thing I typically look at when looking at draft strategies is the players that you have to protect. I try to pick players that will give you the best chance to get the ball in your hands, and then I try to protect them by getting the next best available player.
You have to protect your current roster because if you don’t, you’ll start to become overreliant on the players on your roster. For instance, if you have a running back that is getting paid to run the ball for one run every other game, but he’s your only running back, then you’re only going to be running that route one time each week. If the opposing team is going to bring a back in on offense, then now you’re paying him to run the ball for them every play. And the more they are bringing players in on offense, the more difficult it will be to run your current running game and get them in the end zone.
If you had a running back and a receiver on your roster that you wanted to line up opposite each other on every possession, but the opposing team ran a lot of plays on defense, then the running back would have to block for him to get in the end zone every time, and then the receiving back would have to catch as many passes