Perfect Fantasy Football Draft: 10th in a 10-Team Yahoo Half-PPR League

Aug 22, 2023
Perfect Draft: 10th in a 10-Team Yahoo Half-PPR League

Drafting from the first turn in a 2023 Yahoo fantasy football league is one of the more challenging spots in sharp leagues but can be a goldmine in more novice drafts. You should be able to draft a tier-one player at any position with your first two picks but always have to play a bit of a guessing game with 18 picks until it comes back.

The advantage of drafting at the turn is that you can get a good idea of what your league mates are doing and use that information to dictate your roster construction strategy. You will sometimes have the opportunity to start positional runs rather than react to them. Don’t be shy about reaching for some of your guys with so long to wait between turns.

More Perfect Drafts

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  • ESPN 10-Team PPR: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
  • Yahoo 12-Team Half-PPR: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 |12
  • Yahoo 10-Team Half-PPR: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

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My Plan When Drafting 10th in a 10-Team League

Roster Settings: 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 TE, 1 Flex (WR/RB/TE), 1 Kicker, 1 DEF, six bench spots

You should be flexible in every draft but if things fall according to Yahoo ADP, my general plan of attack in this league format is to be quite balanced, at least early in the draft. With half-PPR scoring and two starters at both running back and wide receiver, points aren’t heavily weighted toward one position. I typically want to load up on more mid-round receivers than running backs since we are more likely to find home runs at running back late in the draft.

Arguably the biggest decision point from this spot will be at the 3-4 turn. The QB2 and QB3 have current ADPs of 32 and 33 overall and in many drafts the QB5 will be gone by the time it comes back to us at pick 50. While I prefer to roster an elite quarterback in most leagues, quarterback ADP is hyper-inflated in 2023 and there are viable mid-round and late-round options at the position.

Quarterback strategy is more fluid in 2023 than it has been in recent years and how to attack the position should be largely dependant on your specific league’s draft. My general rule is to not reach for the elite tier given their already high price.

Continue reading for a breakdown of my favorite picks through Round 10 and a list of the best late-round targets at each position.

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