Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sleepers and draft strategies I love this year

E. J Manuel-BUF (this way before Kolb's concussion, now the cat is out of the bag)
Brandon Weeden-CLE

Daniel Thomas-MIA  (He is outside the top 50 RBs and people still hate him but as a sleeper I like him stealing some touches from fumble prone Lamar Miller)
Shonn Greene-TEN  Goalline vulture
Lance Dunbar-DAL  IF he can get healthy

Kenbrell Thompkins-NE
Kenny Stills-NO
Golden Tate-SEA
Doug Baldwin-SEA 
Jason Avant/Riley Cooper-PHI (One has to be the WR2 for the Eagles this year)

TE (Outside Top 20 TEs)
Zach Sudfeld-NE
Ed Dickson-BAL (I have taken him as a flyer in some late rounds)

Deep Sleepers
Kenyon Barner-CAR RB
Pat Edwards-DET WR

Strategies I favor
1) Either grab a Top 5 QB in the 3rd -5th rounds (Brees, Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Cam Newton or Tom Brady) and then avoid the position for the rest of the draft (assuming not in a start 2 QB league of course) or....wait on QB until everyone has gotten theirs and then wait some more

2) RB-RB to start if you can get two of the top 15 RBs or...RB-WR-RB if you have a top 6 pick to start. I also like RB-Jimmy Graham to start.

3) Wait on TEs. If you cannot get Jimmy Graham in the late 2nd round (PPR leagues, FFPC and FPC he goes in late 1st) then wait on TEs and take two TE12 or TE13 candidates.

4) Using the overall rankings list on the draft site that hosts your draft as the defacto ADP and making sure you do not pay too much for a player or wait too late to pick your sleeper.

Do you want 2013 FF rankings? Check out my Fantasy Football Player Rankings 2013 at Amazon.com. 

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Fantasy Football Guidebook (2nd Edition): Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football ($19.95) http://www.amazon.com/dp/0982428650

Fantasy Football Tips: 201 Ways to Win through Player Rankings, Cheat Sheets and Better Drafting ($10.95) www.amazon.com/dp/0982428669

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Fantasy Baseball for Beginners: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide ($10.95) 

Fantasy Soccer: The Ultimate "How-to" Guide for Fantasy Soccer Players ($14.95) 

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