No. 4: Value Is More Important than Position
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You hear actual NFL general managers and scouts say this all the time — take the best player available, don’t reach based off position.
It applies to fantasy football as well.
This mostly applies to the mid-to-late rounds as you’ve started to round out your roster. Chances are, you’re going to see a number of your favorite targeted players slip. So even if you’re in need of a quarterback by, let’s say Round 5, but see a potential breakout running back slip into the same round, go with the promising tailback instead.
We’ll get to the quarterbacking strategy in a moment.
Don’t reach too far off your draft board. If you’re basing your draft rankings off analysts’ predictions and takes, chances are they’ve put in far more work than you. They get paid to do so, after all.
The simple rule is to grab players with great value instead of trying to fill out positions on your roster. One of the worst moves you can make is trying to nab all your starters first before filling out your bench.
Go with value first, worry about the positions later.