By: Jonathan Rouquet
1. Running backs are still important
There’s no doubt that the value of the running back has faded a bit in fantasy circles. It used to be that every fantasy owner would use his first, second and even third picks on a solid back, but changes in the league mean those players aren’t getting the kind of touches they used to.
That doesn’t mean you need to waste your first pick on the “next Aaron Rodgers.” We get that the kid is 4’5” with a cannon for an arm (throwing nearly 56 yards in a season) but try to avoid the trendy choice in favor of a more reliable pick.
2. Snag a good back-up QB
If you know there’s a few quarterback sleepers, you can wait until around the fifth round to pick up a QB. One kid could have issues with staying attentive on the field or consistently throwing the ball towards the right end-zone, but said kid could also be a stud in the clutch.
3. Bring snacks
Drafting a fantasy little league football team takes time. If you’ve invited your pals to your place, be the gracious host and stock up on some Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, or chips and guac’.
4. Look for extra points
There are two very basic rules in fantasy football:
1. When in doubt, draft the best possible player at any position (except for kicker).
2. A versatile player is always an asset. If you see a player on the board that plays quarterback, running back and safety, take ’em.
5. Never underestimate the punter
Do you know how many video you can find on YouTube where a punter runs a trick play and runs the ball in for a touchdown? A lot. Those are points, my friend.
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