Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ask the Expert Question of the week: What is one of your hard-and-fast Fantasy draft rules? (If you have any; and if you don't, why not?)

Ask the Expert Question for the week: What is one of your hard-and-fast Fantasy draft rules? (If you have any; and if you don't, why not?)

I have many tips, techniques and rules, but often they only apply to certain situations. In other words, I let the draft come to me and the way the draft unfolds determines what I do or do not do. There is on rule I always follow. If I have to start a kicker or team defense then I only draft one of each and I make sure they are on different bye weeks, preferably later in the season; that way I maximize roster spots for depth at RB and WR (rather than have extra kickers or defenses). The same rule may even apply to TE unless they are in a PPR league with a flex option. When the sole kicker and defense are on differing late bye weeks, it gives me a longer time to evaluate the other sleepers before I have to drop one to add a bye week fill-in for the kicker/defense.

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