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

Aug 30, 2023
An Expert's Cheat Sheet to Dominating Fantasy Football ESPN 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 ESPN platform where the default settings use a roster of one quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, one tight end, one flex (RB/WR/TE), one defense/special teams, and one kicker with seven bench spots. The default scoring system uses full-point PPR (point per reception), a setting that should be a major consideration when preparing for your ESPN fantasy football draft.

Quarterback Strategy on ESPN is Wide Open in 2023

Elite quarterback ADP steadily trended upward in recent years but the market may have finally reached the point of overcorrection. Dual-threat, efficient passers can lap the field but every draft pick has an associated opportunity cost. Quarterbacks are flying off the board in ESPN leagues—three quarterbacks are being drafted in the first two rounds and the QB7 goes before the end of Round 4.

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