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5 Draft Mistakes Fantasy Owners Make
Fantasy mistakes happen to all of us, but not learning from them is the real crime. In a effort to avoid sabotaging your fantasy football season before it even starts, Let’s look at five common draft day mistakes fantasy owners make.
Having Your Draft Plan Written in Stone
One of the best things you can do to prepare for you draft is to create a plan of attack. A draft strategy in conjunction with participating in a number of mock drafts is a great way to prepare.
The common mistake I see every season is the lack of flexibility with an owners draft plan. They want specific players or to get their QB in a certain found that they are lost if someone takes their player. You may be passing up on a great player by grabbing your QB to early.
Every draft is different and you need to be prepared to react to opportunities that arise. Be sure to look at what positions owners are drafting and what positions there may be a run on. Be sure to create tier levels for your players so you can have a number of players in your queue just in case someone else drafts “your guy”. That why you can get another player you like instead of rushing an making a mistake.
Being a Homer
This is a common mistake in many local fantasy football leagues. Don’t be that guy who has to load his fantasy roster with players from his favorite NFL football team. Especially if your favorite teams players are not good fantasy players. If that’s not reason enough, another obvious reason is what happens on that team’s bye week? Now you have to many guys to replace and you can’t you’re your starting roster. Remember, you don’t need you favorite teams 3rd string RB.
Looking Too Far Into Future
Anybody that has every watched NFL football knows that its full of surprises, good teams play poorly, players get hurt or have bad seasons, ala Peyton Manning.
With that in mind, it’s really hard to predict how players or teams will perform, That’s why if you are one of those guys who looks ahead to see a players fantasy playoff schedule, months in advance or strength of schedule as a main factor in drafting players. Your really getting ahead of yourself.
I would use it as a factor in my decision making process, but not s
It’s a fool’s errand to look too far ahead. I’ll play this game with a magnifying glass, not a telescope. There’s a time where the playoff schedule does matter to me, but it’s not in the summertime. Catch me in November.
Worrying about Bye Weeks
Passing on a great player like Jordie Nelson just because you have another player on your roster like, Aaron Rodgers or Juliio Jones, have the same bye week is stupid. If you draft well and have depth at each position it shouldn’t be a big concern.
Never pass on a stud because of their bye weeks. Why suffer 13 other weeks of the season so you can be ready for one week.
There are so many more mistakes I could write about, but what your favorites that you’ve seen?