No. 1: Draft for Value, not Need
You say you’ll never do it. But then there you are… the late rounds of your fantasy draft, and you’re still looking for a backup tight end, defense/special teams or something.
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Heck, you might not even have your quarterback yet. And you’re looking at taking a guy with an ADP of 10 or higher.
Not good, right?
Well, don’t panic. Just like the actual NFL Draft, it’s always a good strategy to go with value over need. And this includes the late rounds too. Just because your roster is short a WR2, tight end, D/ST or a quarterback doesn’t mean you should reach.
Those fantasy players scrambling for a quarterback at the end of, let’s say, Round 10 and grabbed someone like Eli Manning or Andy Dalton were likely kicking themselves over the rest of the year.
Don’t be that player. If you’re heading into the deeper rounds of your draft, go with value over need. Even if you wind up having something of a stockpile at a particular position, you can always trade off excess commodities to wind up with the position you need to fill.