4for4 Staff 14-Team PPR Draftmaster Recap
Starting in early August, some of the staff and contributors here at 4for4 Fantasy Football took part in what is now our annual mock draft. This will be the fourth official year of the event.
Two year ago, site owner Josh Moore put up money to the winner in an effort to make it as competitive as possible, and last year we even expanded to include both a PPR and a standard league with generous first-place prizes.
The format is draftmaster, or best ball. We draft 16 rounds and don’t make any changes throughout the season as host site MyFantasyLeague.com does all the work and calculates our best lineups for us then calculates the points. Teams weren’t allowed to draft more than 1 kicker or 1 defense and no more than 2 quarterbacks. Our starting lineup for this league consists of 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 flex (TE, RB, WR), 1 K and 1 defense. There were 14 teams in this year’s PPR format, up from 12 a year ago. You can see the league here.
Obviously things are pretty competitive with a bunch of guys who know a lot about fantasy football, but at the same time I always think it's a good way to get inside everyone’s mind as far as strategy goes. So once again, after the drafts concluded, I asked everyone a series of questions that I thought readers might find helpful as their draft days approach over the next few weeks.
Last year, John Paulsen won the PPR league and yours truly came out on top in the standard league. If you read the lead to my perfect draft story, drafting 5th in a 10-team league, you know I went 0-for-4 in my finals last year, so it was nice to come away with a win somewhere. How I can come out on top against fantasy experts but not my drunken college friends, I’ll never know… but I’ll take it.
This piece will strictly focus on our PPR league. Participating were: site owner Josh Moore (@4for4_Josh), Senior Editor John Paulsen (@4for4_John), Scout Brandon Niles (@2guysbrandon), Scout Andy Rioux (@andyrioux), Support Expert Matt Rittle (@ffrittle), Luis Escalante, Contributor Denny Carter (@CDCarter13), Scout Dale Lolley (@dlolleyor), Scout Chris Kucharski (@CKSportsBlitz), Injury Expert Russell Manalastas (@russmanalastas), Scout Jordan Heck (@jordanHeckFF), Scout Scot Berggren and Scout Bob Harris (@footballdiehard).