An Expert's Cheat Sheet to Dominating CBS Fantasy Football Drafts

Aug 30, 2023
An Expert's Cheat Sheet to Dominating CBS Fantasy Football Drafts

As September approaches, the majority of fantasy football drafts will take place over the next couple of weeks. Tailoring your draft strategy to your platform of choice is an essential part of preparing for your league with some universal truths:

  • Know your league
  • Know your scoring format
  • Site ADP should not prevent you from getting ‘your guy’
  • Use 4for4 for everything draft-related

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Every draft will have unique nuances but many leagues will follow some general trends based on the platform and that site's ADP and default rankings. This draft guide will focus on the CBS platform where the default settings have 12 teams, use a roster of one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one defense/special teams, and one kicker with six bench spots, and the draft is 14 rounds. The default scoring system is standard scoring, a setting that should be a major consideration when preparing for your CBS fantasy football draft.

Let Your Leaguemates Pay for Quarterback

It’s common to see inflated quarterback ADPs across all platforms but CBS drafters are way too high on the position. Three quarterbacks on CBS have a first-round ADP and five are being drafted by the end of Round 2. Even with CBS’s standard 6-point passing touchdowns, running backs and wide receivers are much better values in the early rounds. 4for4’s Top-200 Value-Based Rankings set for a standard CBS league gives 18 players a higher value score than Patrick Mahomes, this year’s QB1 in CBS ADP.

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