It took me ninety minutes to set my lineups on Sunday mornings.
Yes, I was in 28 leagues last year across the three major platforms: Yahoo, NFL, and ESPN. Applying the draft method I developed over the years– the Fantasy Football Draft Matrix– I decided to test my approach as widely as possible. I only participated in ten team leagues that allowed four teams into the playoffs. I’ll document the success I had later. First, it is crucial to understand that everyone in your fantasy league is working with the same info and the same projections when it comes to draft day. Sure, a few guys may move a player up here, a player down there. But I would bet that every owner in your league is working off a “cheat sheet” that is virtually identical to everyone else’s. If everyone has essentially the same info, it all comes down to who gets that value pick of the season. Last year, if you were picking 50th and took a shot on Doug Martin, you probably went to the playoffs.
The Fantasy Football Draft Matrix completely demystifies the draft process and gives an immediate advantage to owners that implement it. First, it crumples up your cheat sheet and sky-hooks it into the garbage can. Again, if you, and the guy next to you (literally, or on-line), and the guy next to him, and the guy next to him, and the guy next to him, and the guy next to him, and the guy next to him, and the guy next to him, and the guy next to him, and the guy next to him (that’s ten, right?) are all working with the same rankings, who’s got the advantage? I’d argue either no one, or the guy who got lucky enough to take Doug Martin in the 5th last year. I prefer a system that improves my chances of drafting the highest scoring team. Second, The Fantasy Football Draft Matrix integrates rankings of all the various positions (Quarterback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, Tight End, Kicker, Defense). The typical pre-draft rankings cheat sheets rate players on separate lists. So, if it’s time to take a QB, you know to take the highest ranked QB on your cheat sheet, right? Makes enough sense, but how do you know when it’s time to take a Quarterback? Well, let’s say it’s the second round, and according to your cheat sheet, here are the best available options at each position: 2nd ranked QB, 8th ranked RB, 2nd ranked WR, 1st ranked TE, 1st ranked K, 1st ranked DEF. Common sense will tell you that the DEF and Kicker are probably not good options here. But you still have elite players at QB, RB, WR, and TE from which to choose. How do you evaluate apples to oranges when the cheat sheet lists each position independently of each other? You could go with your gut. Or maybe you’re the “I always take RB’s in the first two rounds” type. The Fantasy Football Draft Matrix provides a proven edge in this decision-making process.
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