An Expert's Cheat Sheet to Dominating Yahoo! Fantasy Drafts
August is the meat and potatoes of fantasy football draft season and each site has its own special qualities. There are a couple things that remain true for all fantasy leagues:
- Know your league
- Know your scoring format
- Site ADP should not prevent you from getting ‘your guy’
- Use 4for4 for everything draft-related
No two drafts are the same and even your home leagues that have been running for a decade have plot twists. Growing up a Chicago Bears fan, I assumed Bears players would never make it to my team based on my strategy and preferences. It has paid off more often than not and is one of those things you have to account for in your upcoming draft(s).
Drafting successfully is not just pouring over stats and articles.
Let’s focus on Yahoo! Their platform asks that you start one QB, two RBs, two WRs, one TE, one K, and one D/ST. Yahoo! is a half-point PPR format. If you have never done half or full-point PPR, it applies to all positions equally. Players with more receptions get more points, so adjust accordingly.
The following are tips for your Yahoo! Draft. Not all site ADPs are created equally so here is a rundown of ways to help you crush your draft. One final important note: the following does not guarantee that you win your league. It does help you adjust to values and trends seen on the Yahoo! platform as of August 12, 2021.
What this article includes:
- Running Backs: Top Options Are Tantalizing But Do Not Miss Values After Round 1
- There is No Early Quarterback Value, Only Zuul
- Wide Receiver: It is Okay to Skip the Top Tier Because Elite Talent is Slipping in Drafts
- Draft a Top Tier Tight End or Put a Pin in the Position
- A 16-round draft cheat sheet that includes information from 4for4’s ADP Bargains tool and players I am planting my flag on.
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