It’s here the last weekend before the season starts- meaning the end of 2022 draft season. Alot of people will be drafting this weekend (including me) so with that I bring you everything that you need to have a good time and get that team in place to win.
Have Some Sleepers In Your Pocket
Drafts are all about trying to get your foundations for your championship. You don’t win your league in your opening selections, you just don’t lose it. Instead you should be looking at the mid-rounds. That’s where you are going to find true value and give you the depth you need.
To that end, here are some of my favorite mid-round selections:
Know what is going to be available at your draft
This stuff might sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how often it isn’t kept to. This tip is knowing what is/ isn’t available at your draft venue. If there isn’t going to be wifi, then having everything online isn’t going to be the best. If you have a cheatsheet (maybe one of the above) print/ save it before you leave
Watch what is happening IN your draft
I’m not saying don’t have a good time, but just bare in mind that selections are happening all the time. Have a look at how others are drafting so you can shape your selections moving forward.
The best way to leave the draft with a strong squad is to think ahead. Your selection now is going to have some impact on your next one, and those two will really impact your third. If you don’t consider this at least, then you are going to end up with a lop-sided roster and be looking for a trade straight away.
Early on, take the best players available. Later fill out your other starters
Don't overthink bye weeks
Your team is likely to look different by Week 7, and could be completely flipped by Week 14. By all means, use it as a tie-break between selections. (By that, if you already have a starting RB with a Week 7 bye week, maybe take the RB with a bye week in Week 8 for your RB2).
Streaming is the fall-back, not the target
Really you want to be able to find your QB/ TE/ DST that really break out and have a massive contribution to your team. That’s the aim. If it doesn’t work out, then stream, but you should aim to get a season-long starter. Read more here