section: | slug: fantasy-football-draft-prep-draft-strategies-for-different-league-sizes-and-scoring-formats | sport: football | route: article_single_fantasy | Anyone could tell in the first preseason game that David Montgomery looked good. The worst case scenario is he’s a volume-based RB2 for the first couple weeks of the season.

With fewer demands on my top picks, I'm more likely to use what many might consider a luxury pick to lock in a stud at tight end. Chris Thompson is a dynamic pass catcher out of the backfield, but as Michael Salfino noted for Yahoo, 86% of a running back’s expected value comes from first and second down and goal line work. He gives us a lead back and a good one. Chris Towers compared his roster and mine in yesterday's newsletter, which I highly recommend signing up for. There's also really no reason to back up Mahomes at this point, especially since Kansas City's bye doesn't come until Week 12. Tyler Lockett changes that some. That means there's only a little bit of time left for fantasy football owners to test out draft strategies and identify sleepers to add to cheat sheets. Defenses and kickers were taken in the last round, and there were reaches for players, along with players who fell.

It also helps our cause that we have David Johnson, so we're guaranteed to have the Houston starter at running back by selecting Johnson and Johnson. In this edition of the Perfect Draft Series, I'll be walking through a perfect draft from the 12th slot in a 12-team PPR league. It'll be nice to have a share of Shepard to see how he does with Odell Beckham Jr. out of town. He can average 10 fantasy points a week -- he has the past two seasons combined -- and be a consistent WR2 to pair with Hopkins. “I’m happy with Guice, who some considered the best running back in the draft after Saquon Barkley. Round 13: Kenny Golladay Use these proven strategies below. Marlon Mack, RB, Colts (7.77).

Instead of Coleman being in my FLEX spot, he becomes one of my starting RBs. a more in-depth look at Parker if you’re interested, Monkey Knife Fight Advice: Week 6 (2020 Fantasy Football), OwnersBox Week 6 NFL Values (2020 Fantasy Football), Weekend Waiver Wire Stashes (Week 6 Fantasy Football), FanDuel NFL Cash Game Lineup Advice: Week 6 (2020 Fantasy Football), Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings From the Most Accurate Experts, DraftKings Projected Roster Percentage: Week 6 (2020), No, I'm a California resident looking for the California Consumer Privacy Act form. 4for4 Fantasy Football. 2020 FANTASY SLEEPERS:6 QBs | 16 RBs | 14 WRs | 10 TEs | 5 D/STs | One from each team. In this article, I will walk through a perfect draft with the first pick in a 12-team ESPN standard league. I hoped the early quarterback pick would allow me to load up on RBs after that since I'd have none of the top options at the position. In PPR, I’d be going Keenan Allen, and Devonta Freeman was almost the pick, but we’ll start with a slight Zero RB and go with the best bet for double-digit touchdowns at the wide receiver position. Author twitter link. RB Marlon Mack, Colts Round 5: Russell Wilson

Getting him with the 19th pick as the fifth WR off the board is a steal. Justin Jackson, Chargers (Round 10, Pick 110). Grabbing a top QB isn’t something that I usually do, but that’s another position I can expect elite production out of every week. Fantasy owners seem to be worried about Mack in the wake of the Colts drafting Jonathan Taylor. Nothing against those sites, but it’s not realistic.

There's no reason he can't replicate that in '19, making him a solid grab for my second RB spot. Coleman has had some injury issues of his own and is probably behind Raheem Mostert to start the '20 campaign. Join a fantasy football mock draft now! Ten picks later, we get another great receiver value. Typically, the position most widely available in these formats is going to be wide receiver. Michael Crabtree and Sammy Watkins are almost entirely off my board. The key to Peterson's 2019 is the health of Derrius Guice, and right now, that doesn't look good. Let's talk about some different league sizes and types and how they influence my strategy. However, with the Jones suspension being something we have to live with, Williams will be the head honcho for the first two weeks of the season.

Yeah, AP is well on the wrong side of 30 (he's 34, to be exact). at I went with the No. Team 1: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers. Cooper has been a rock-solid receiver since joining the Cowboys via trade in the middle of the '18 season. RB Tevin Coleman, 49ers And it's worth noting that the Cardinals passed the ball 60.4 percent of the time last year (12th-highest in the NFL) while Houston passed the ball 57.9 percent of the time (22nd-highest in the NFL), so there should be enough targets for Hopkins to repeat his '19 production even if he has to share them with Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald, and Kenyan Drake. Enter the FantasyPros Draft Simulator . This team should be carried by the passing offense and will have a chance to be a playoff contender.

It’s not so much that I’m a believer in his talent or the talent of whatever QB will be throwing to him, but the situation is ripe for fantasy success. Instead of the wait-on-QB strategy I've been employing, I went for the extreme opposite. He was the No. WR Amari Cooper, Cowboys WR Sterling Shepard, Giants

12:56 pm ET, Cooper Kupp, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Calvin Ridley Drafted Ahead Of Odell Beckham. Jared Cook, Saints (Round 7, Pick 83). Round 11: Tyler Lockett

This squad certainly would set me on the right path. I was hoping to land Kyler Murray at this point to pair with DeAndre Hopkins to make an elite QB-WR duo, but Murray came off the board one pick prior to this. After that, I hoped to grab Patrick Mahomes in the secon round, which might be a bit early but would shake up how the rest of my draft played out. Enter the FantasyPros Draft Simulator. Baltimore should run more than anyone in football this year, and Ingram is a big, bruising back behind a strong run-blocking line. Beckham Jr. came in just one spot below Cooper in our WR rankings, but he lasted until the fifth round after a middling '19 campaign. Anderson

“But Brock Osweiler!

Last season in New England he was third in YPC, 10th in breakaway runs (15 yards or more) rate, sixth in evaded tackles, and third in juke rate. Worth a flier this late.

For reference, the strategy I'm discussing often includes a running back in Round 1 or 2 (but not always! He's paired with a high-powered offense and has a strong, accurate leg. The question marks with Mixon come with the coaching staff (I have no idea how Marvin Lewis still has a job) and the offensive line, though first-round pick Billy Price bolstered the latter. Most leagues won’t have QBs, TEs, and defenses taken super early, so it doesn’t give you a good feel for how a draft is going to play out. Draft Analyzer Settings. Starting with a slight Zero RB in the first two rounds makes the receiving corps stacked, and there’s plenty of talent in the running back position. If Marvin Jones were to get hurt, he’d instantly slide into that role and become an every-week WR2. Thomas had a record-shattering 2019 season and was fantasy's best wide receiver by 35.5 points in standard leagues. If Drake is hurt worse than expected, Jones should be able to fill my FLEX spot admirably for as long as Drake is out. K Ka'imi Fairbairn, Texans, Bench While Taylor will likely emerge as the lead back eventually, Mack did have a 1,000-yard season last year and has totaled 18 touchdowns in the past two years.

I'd waited on QB in all three of my prior mock drafts, though. Disclosures.

Round 3: Joe Mixon This training camp has really had it all, with the holdouts and the frostbite and the helmet controversy. Especially with Andrew Luck's injury question marks, Mahomes is more and more alone at the top of the QB rankings. His horrendous rookie year followed plenty of sleeper buzz and has turned most drafters off of him this season.

Standard scoring I agree that Turner is a good pick at 7. For the first round, the 1.08 is guaranteed a WR like A.J. Round 7: DeVante Parker Give me the defense against all of those teams, for sure. I wasn't going to pass on Jones twice.

FLEX Kenyan Drake, Dolphins (if healthy) The Vikings will have 110 available targets to replace thanks to the departures of Stefon Diggs and Laquon Treadwell. The best case scenario is he comes out strong and takes hold of the job. This may seem wild to pretty much anyone who recognizes the importance of the RB position in Fantasy, but just because running backs are valuable does not mean we are good at identifying which ones will succeed. David Johnson, RB, Texans (3.29). Round 10: C.J. Patriots D/ST (Round 14, Pick 158).

Quarterbacks lasted a long time in this mock. RB Ronald Jones II, Buccaneers

And he did. He’s riskier than most third-round picks, but he could be a bargain when it’s all said and done. My three prior mocks had seen me wait until double-digit rounds on TE twice, with me picking Travis Kelce in the third. This may not be everyone’s preferred draft strategy, but I always feel owners need to have an open mind on draft day. I'm in a PPR league so it makes it a harder choice. Those of you who pick your slots probably won’t be going with a middle slot, but for those that get assigned it, don’t dismay.