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Perfect Draft: 10-Team Non-PPR (Updated Aug. 31)

By Matt Schauf | Updated on Wed, 10 Jan 2024 . 5:58 PM EST

Your Draft Game Plan

Got a draft coming up for your 10-team league with non-PPR scoring?

If so, you'll want to read this.

Because we've run through a 16-round draft from every position to highlight the top pick recommendations from our Draft War Room.

We’re using our Dynamic Most Valuable Player values and recent ADP to pinpoint the top targets in each round.

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DMVP shows you every player's true value in YOUR league.

No fantasy football draft goes exactly as planned, of course.

You’ll likely need to adjust your strategy throughout the draft to maximize value.

That’s where the customized, dynamic cheat sheet on your Draft War Room comes into play, instantly analyzing 17 value indicators each time you’re on the clock to help you make the best pick.

Note: Each perfect-draft strategy guide assumes 16-round drafts and starting lineups of 1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 1 Flex, 1 K, and 1 DST. The Draft War Room will help you adjust your strategy if your league settings are different. Aug. 31 updates in bold.

 

10-Team Perfect Draft for Pick 1, 2, or 3

Round 1

WR: Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase, Tyreek Hill

There’s some DMVP space between Jefferson and Chase here, just like in the PPR Perfect Draft. But there’s a similar gap between Chase and Hill.

There was already a larger gap between Hill and Cooper Kupp ... who has now slipped down our rankings with his hamstring setback.

So Jefferson stands as the clear top pick, but these three arguably form a top shelf.

Rounds 2 & 3

QB: Josh Allen
RB: 
Josh Jacobs, Joe Mixon
WR: Amon-Ra St. Brown, Garrett Wilson, Tee Higgins
TE: Mark Andrews

Allen and Jacobs might be duking it out in DMVP rating at this turn. You don't need to take your QB here, but the value matches for our top QB.

Jacobs also looks more attractive vs. the last time we did this exercise, now that he has ended his holdout.

If you take Allen in the second, your board will lead with RBs in the third. Any combo of Allen-RB-WR with these two picks looks attractive.

Andrews doesn't quite reach the top of the board. This will likely be your last chance to get him if you want him, though.

Rounds 4 & 5

QB: Lamar Jackson
RB:
J.K. Dobbins, Cam Akers, Jonathan Taylor, David Montgomery, Dameon Pierce
WR:
 Christian Watson, Mike Williams, Tyler Lockett, Keenan Allen
TE:
 

This is the range where it's OK to take a shot on Taylor. Of course, if you'd rather just pass on him and his situation this year, that's fine too.

If you didn’t take Josh Allen last turn, then Jackson likely leads your board here (if he makes it to the end of Round 4).

Depending on which players make it to you, the board might have you follow the Hurts pick with your third RB – even if you have to start three wideouts.

That’s because RBs will outscore WRs in this format. And the position will fall off more over the next few rounds.

You might notice that our 2023 Comeback Player, Keenan Allen, sits behind teammate Mike Williams here. That's not a mistake.

Williams' production relies more on deeper passes and TDs than Allen, who beats Williams on target share and catch rate. The former plays better in non-PPR formats, while the latter is more PPR friendly.

You don't need to have your QB after your fifth pick. But you're not likely to regret taking one of our top 4 QBs.

Rounds 6 & 7

QB: Justin Herbert
RB: Javonte Williams, Rachaad White, James Conner
WR: 
Mike Williams, Tyler Lockett, Drake London, Mike Evans, Christian Kirk, Chris Godwin
TE: 

I've gotten here with a QB, three RBs, and one WR for this exercise. So Williams leads my pick recommendations by a wide margin.

If you elected to pass on QB until now and still land Herbert, then you probably have an enviable roster. Herbert finished second among fantasy QBs just two years ago, and we like the Chargers' chances of ranking among this season's best offenses.

Finish Round 6 with a QB, three RBs, and two WRs, and you're likely to find RB recommendations topping your board. You can opt for WR instead -- especially if you need to start three. But the options are strong for your fourth RB.

Coming out of Round 7 with one QB, four RBs and two WRs will have you well set up for a 10-team non-PPR league.

Rounds 8 & 9

QB: Deshaun Watson
RB: Rachaad White, James Cook, Khalil Herbert
WR: 
Chris Godwin, Gabriel Davis, Marquise Brown, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Treylon Burks, Michael Pittman
TE: David Njoku

WR should come up first here if you arrive with just two rostered. 

Last time, the board favored RB over Njoku in the ninth round. Njoku's ADP says he could still get back to you in Round 10. But it has climbed enough that he likely tops the RBs in your pick recommendations. That might change if White makes it to you in Round 9.

Keep an eye out for the latest on JSN before you draft. It's not yet clear how long his wrist injury will keep him out, so don't be surprised if he moves down our rankings.

Round 9 automatically switches us to Upside Mode for the second half of the draft. That weighs ceiling projections more heavily to highlight potential late-round difference makers.

You can toggle Upside Mode off at any point to get back to the regular rankings, if you wish.

Rounds 10 & 11

QB: Tua Tagovailoa, Anthony Richardson
RB: Damien Harris, Raheem Mostert, Samaje Perine, Antonio Gibson
WR: Treylon Burks, Elijah Moore, Quentin Johnston, Jordan Addison, Zay Flowers, Skyy Moore, Nico Collins
TE: David Njoku, Dalton Kincaid, Chig Okonkwo

If you wait on TE and Njoku is gone, then you’re looking at young, upside options here. You could even consider drafting two such players late and seeing who works out for you.

Okonkwo's route participation has been strong in the preseason. Kincaid, of course, benefits from playing in a high-ceiling offense.

There should be upside young WRs available. You could grab two of them if you’re already set at TE (and elsewhere). Burks' knee injury makes him more likely to last to this range. He retains plenty of upside -- if he can get back to full health.

Rounds 12 & 13

QB: Anthony Richardson
RB: Samaje Perine, Jaylen Warren, Kenneth Gainwell
WR: Quentin Johnston, Jordan Addison, Skyy Moore, Nico Collins, Odell Beckham Jr.
TE: Dalton Kincaid, Chig Okonkwo
DST: Baltimore Ravens

You’ll likely see a DST show up for the first time. Baltimore doesn’t look as good as New England as a defense but gets a much more favorable early schedule.

The Ravens open at home against Houston. Week 3 brings Indianapolis to town. And you’ll find at last some usable weeks among the next five games:

at Cleveland
at Pittsburgh
at Tennessee
vs. Detroit
at Arizona

Feel free to pass on defense here if you'd prefer. Otherwise, target upside at any position you’d like.

Drafting backups at QB and/or TE isn’t necessary in leagues of 10 teams or fewer, though Richardson carries plenty of intrigue late in your draft.

Rounds 14-16

Use this range to fill your kicker and DST spots – if you didn’t already – and grab another upside player or 2.

 

10-Team Perfect Draft for Pick 4, 5, or 6

Round 1

QB:
RB: Nick Chubb, Derrick Henry
WR: Ja’Marr Chase, Tyreek Hill
TE: 

The three WRs likely lead your board in this range. ADP says Chubb is now going third overall in non-PPR. He's fine to consider if he makes it to you. Though he'll likely still trail the WRs.

Cooper Kupp dropped out of this range with his hamstring setback.

Round 2

QB: Josh Allen
RB: Josh Jacobs, Tony Pollard
WR: CeeDee Lamb, A.J. Brown, Davante Adams
TE: 

Jonathan Taylor has dropped out of the picture here, now that we know he'll miss at least four games on the PUP list.

Jacobs, on the other hand, has climbed the rankings a bit after returning to the team.

Any of the three listed wideouts present nice value in this range, whether you drafted a RB in Round 1 or simply want to double up at WR to start your draft.

If Lamb and Brown are gone and you drafted a WR in the first, then Allen probably precedes Adams in your recommendations.

Round 3

QB: Jalen Hurts
RB: Joe Mixon, Travis Etienne
WR: Tee Higgins, Deebo Samuel
TE: Mark Andrews

ADP says Josh Allen probably went just before your turn. If he doesn't, then he'll likely lead your recommendations here -- quite possibly by a wide margin.

If Allen's gone and you opened your draft with a WR and a RB, then Hurts probably leads by a solid margin. Andrews likely follows. Either stands to give you an advantage at a one-starter position.

Of course, it's OK to lean RB or WR instead if you'd prefer.

Round 4

QB: Lamar Jackson
RB: 
Kenneth Walker, J.K. Dobbins, Cam Akers, Jonathan Taylor, Dameon Pierce
WR: Calvin Ridley, D.K. Metcalf
TE: 

This is the level at which we'd start considering Taylor. It's also fine to just pass on him completely if you'd like.

ADP says Jalen Hurts, Joe Mixon, and Deebo Samuel are no longer making it to you here. If any of the three does, then he's certainly in the mix for your pick.

If you passed on QB earlier, then Jackson makes plenty of sense here.

If you get here with a QB, a RB, and a WR already rostered, then the board is favoring RB -- with the two wideouts mixed in.

Value should drive the way you play in any format

Round 5

QB: Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert
RB: 
Cam Akers, David Montgomery
WR: Christian Watson, Mike Williams, Keenan Allen
TE: 
Darren Waller

Current 10-team, non-PPR ADP says Jackson might stay on the board for this turn. Don't trust that if you're targeting him. But it's fine to take a shot on that happening if you're OK with missing him.

Jackson shows up early as a suggested pick in our fantasy football draft guide.

Herbert's next up if you get here without a QB and Jackson is gone. You don't need to leave this turn with a QB on your roster, though. The RBs and WRs are also attractive.

Waller's ADP is climbing, but he's not as attractive without PPR scoring. So don't feel the need to target him here.

Round 6

QB: Justin Herbert
RB: 
James Conner, Isiah Pacheco
WR:
Mike Williams, Tyler Lockett, Drake London, DeAndre Hopkins, Mike Evans
TE: 

ADP says Herbert has a decent chance to get back to you here. That's worth taking a shot on if you reach Round 5 without a QB, because there are other options if you miss out.

Not looking QB at this turn? The WRs look better on whole than the RBs. Though Conner carries good value this year.

Round 7

QB: Trevor Lawrence
RB: Javonte Williams, Rachaad White, Alvin Kamara
WR: Drake London, Mike Evans, Christian Kirk, Chris Godwin
TE: Dallas Goedert

Conner has a chance to get here, but ADP says you shouldn't bet on it.

Our Breakout Player, Rachaad White, isn't nearly as attractive with no PPR scoring. He'd be a fine pick in this range but trails Williams in both baseline non-PPR projection and ceiling.

Even if you have three RBs, that position probably still leads TE by a fair margin at this turn -- despite an ADP that says Goedert won't last to Round 8. There are other TE targets, however.

Round 8

QB: Deshaun Watson
RB: Javonte Williams, Rachaad White
WR: 
Chris Godwin, Gabriel Davis, Marquise Brown, Jahan Dotson
TE: David Njoku, Pat Freiermuth

Trevor Lawrence likely isn't getting here anymore. But Watson makes for a solid starter with upside, especially at this cost.

If you get here with a QB, four RBs, and two WRs, then you're probably looking at Godwin (or the next WR) then Njoku in your recommended picks.

If you're torn between them, Njoku's 11.04 ADP for the format says he has a pretty good chance to get back to you at least one more time.

Round 9

QB: Deshaun Watson
RB:
Khalil Herbert, AJ Dillon
WR:
Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Treylon Burks, Marquise Brown, Elijah Moore, Quentin Johnston
TE: 
David Njoku, Pat Freiermuth

Watson has a shot to get back to you here, but don't count on it. He marks the end of a QB tier, in case you’re still looking.

If you went WR in Round 8, go ahead and grab a TE here. We project Njoku higher and believe in Cleveland's offense more than Pittsburgh's. But either TE works at this stage.

Your board will automatically switch to Upside Mode in this range, once it passes the midway point of your draft. That weighs a player’s ceiling projection and ceiling likelihood more heavily to signal potential breakout players to you.

Round 10

QB:
RB:
WR: Treylon Burks, Elijah Moore, Quentin Johnston, Jordan Addison, Zay Flowers
TE: David Njoku

The WRs lead the RBs in upside at this turn. You’ll find RBs sitting higher if you went lighter at that position early in your draft.

Njoku might make it here and would be a strong value if you pushed TE to this point.

Round 11

QB: Anthony Richardson, Daniel Jones
RB: Damien Harris, Raheem Mostert, Samaje Perine, Antonio Gibson, Jaylen Warren
WR: Elijah Moore, Quentin Johnston, Jordan Addison, Skyy Moore, Kadarius Toney
TE: 

I’ve gotten here with a QB, a TE, four RBs, and four WRs. My board leads with RB. But there's flexibility if you'd prefer a WR.

The QBs also sit close to the top. You don't need a backup QB in most 10-team leagues. But there's enough upside to Richardson and Jones to justify rostering them in that role -- especially if you waited to draft your first QB.

There's even room to wait this long and then double up at QB.

Round 12

QB: Anthony Richardson
RB: Samaje Perine, Jaylen Warren, Kenneth Gainwell
WR: Elijah Moore, Quentin Johnston, Jordan Addison, Skyy Moore
TE: 
DST: Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore defense likely tops your board at this turn, assuming no one drafted it yet. The Ravens open at home against Houston. Week 2 at Cincinnati will only be a usable spot if QB Joe Burrow (calf) is out, and it doesn't look like he will be.

But Week 3 brings Indianapolis to town. And you’ll find at last some usable weeks among the next five games:

at Cleveland
at Pittsburgh
at Tennessee
vs. Detroit
at Arizona

Don’t want your DST yet? That’s fine. There are options at RB and WR. Don't count on Elijah Moore lasting this long.

Round 13

QB: Anthony Richardson
RB:
Samaje Perine, Jaylen Warren, Kenneth Gainwell
WR: Quentin Johnston, Jordan Addison, Skyy Moore, Nico Collins
TE: 
DST: Ravens

You’ll probably know better than your Draft War Room does when your league will start taking defenses – and thus how long Baltimore’s D might stick around.

Even if you don’t get the Ravens, we like the early schedules for New Orleans, Denver, and Jacksonville. All three of those defenses are likely to linger on the board.

Rounds 14-16

Time to fill out kicker and DST if you haven’t already. And then there’s at least one pick left over for your favorite upside option at any position. We’d generally lean RB or WR over stashing a backup QB or TE in a 10-team league. You can find plenty of each on waivers.

 

10-Team Perfect Draft for Pick 7 or 8

Round 1

QB:
RB: Derrick Henry, Bijan Robinson
WR: Ja'Marr Chase, Tyreek Hill
TE: 

Chase's ADP has dipped a little since our first run. If he makes it here, he probably leads your board. If he doesn't, then it's Hill.

Wondering why you don't see Christian McCaffrey or Austin Ekeler? Non-PPR scoring actually hurts the value of both guys relative to the rest of the RBs.

We have McCaffrey projected for just the 23rd-most carries and Ekeler 27th in our RB rankings. Each relies heavily on receptions for his value. Their ADPs also indicate they're likely gone before this range, too -- which would be just fine for you.

ADP now says you can't expect Robinson to get here. But he might.

Round 2

QB:
RB: Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs, Tony Pollard
WR: Stefon Diggs, CeeDee Lamb, A.J. Brown
TE: 

If you opened with a WR, then RB tops your board here. If you went RB in Round 1, then it’s one of these wideouts. Starting your draft with one of each – in either order – looks good.

ADP says Henry is least likely among these RBs to get here. Jacobs climbed our rankings a bit after returning to the team. Jonathan Taylor has fallen from this range since our last go-round.

Round 3

QB: Lamar Jackson
RB: Joe Mixon, Travis Etienne
WR: Tee Higgins, Deebo Samuel
TE: Mark Andrews

ADP no longer says Josh Allen is likely to get here. Jackson should be but probably trails RBs in your pick recommendations at this turn.

Leaving this turn with either two RBs and one WR or the other way-round would be a nice start.

Round 4

QB: Lamar Jackson
RB: Kenneth Walker, Cam Akers, J.K. Dobbins
WR: Calvin Ridley, D.K. Metcalf, DeVonta Smith
TE: 
Mark Andrews

ADP says you're likely to get another shot at Jackson here, and he'll probably lead your pick recommendations.

It's fine to trust that ADP, because you'll be OK at QB even if you miss out on Jackson. It's also OK to simply wait longer on QB if you'd like.

Andrews and the WRs likely follow Jackson in your recommendations. All are good Round 4 options.

Round 5

QB: Lamar Jackson
RB: David Montgomery, Alexander Mattison, Miles Sanders
WR: Mike Williams, Christian Watson, Keenan Allen, Tyler Lockett
TE: 

ADP also says Jackson could reach you one more time. Don't trust that if you're hoping to land him. But again, it's OK to risk him leaving the board. There will be more options.

Otherwise, your board will probably favor WRs here if you didn’t already draft two of them. This is a good spot for any of the listed players. Watson got a runner-up nod in our fantasy football breakout article.

Round 6

QB: Justin Herbert
RB: 
Javonte Williams, James Conner, Isiah Pacheco
WR: Mike Williams, Christian Watson, Tyler Lockett
TE: 

If you pushed your QB pick to now, Herbert likely leads your board. He's a strong starter.

Otherwise, this looks like a good turn for WR. Leaving this round with a QB, three RBs, and two WRs would be a nice start.

You can swap that QB or a RB for a TE if you'd prefer.

Don't be surprised if Javonte Williams goes ahead of this range. His ADP has steadily climbed throughout the preseason. He has also climbed in our rankings. But don't chase him further up the board. There's still risk to his return from a double-ligament knee injury.

Round 7

QB: Trevor Lawrence
RB: Rachaad White, Alvin Kamara, Brian Robinson
WR: Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Brandon Aiyuk, Gabriel Davis
TE: Dallas Goedert

If you get to Round 7 with no QB, then Lawrence probably sits fairly high in your recommendations. Deshaun Watson's Round 9 ADP likely keeps Lawrence from leading the way, though.

If you’ve got your QB already, then either RB or WR makes sense – depending on what you’ve drafted to this point.

You don’t need to go TE here, but there's nothing wrong with Goedert as your guy. His ADP has dipped since our first run.

Round 8

QB: Deshaun Watson
RB: James Cook, Brian Robinson
WR: 
Chris Godwin, Christian Kirk, Gabriel Davis, Marquise Brown
TE: David Njoku, Pat Freiermuth

If you’ve held out on QB to this point, then Watson probably leads your board and makes plenty of sense.

Grabbing him here and then Njoku in Round 9 presents intriguing upside -- assuming you didn't already draft your TE, of course.

If both positions are set, either RB or WR has decent-to-good options.

Round 9

QB: 
RB: Khalil Herbert, Rashaad Penny, Damien Harris
WR: Gabriel Davis, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Treylon Burks, Marquise Brown, Elijah Moore, Quentin Johnston
TE: David Njoku

Watson has a chance to get back here, but don't count on it.

Njoku has a much better chance, according to his Round 11 ADP.

Also note that your DWR has automatically switched to Upside Mode. That weighs ceiling projection and ceiling likelihood more heavily so that your pick recommendations focus more on upside the rest of the way.

However you choose to build it, leaving Round 9 with a QB, a TE, four RBs, and three WRs will serve you well for the format.

Round 10

QB: 
RB: Khalil Herbert, Rashaad Penny, Samaje Perine
WR: 
Treylon Burks Elijah Moore, Courtland Sutton, Quentin Johnston, Jordan Addison, Diontae Johnson, Zay Flowers, Skyy Moore
TE: 

WR looks most attractive at this stage. Sutton has climbed our rankings vs. last time, thanks to both Jerry Jeudy's hamstring injury and Sutton's positive fantasy football news in camp.

Keep that in mind as you make draft decisions leading up to this turn.

Round 11

QB: Anthony Richardson
RB: Raheem Mostert, Samaje Perine, Antonio Gibson, Jaylen Warren, Kenneth Gainwell
WR: Elijah Moore, Quentin Johnston, Jordan Addison, Skyy Moore, Kadarius Toney, Nico Collins
TE: Dalton Kincaid, Chig Okonkwo, Greg Dulcich

WR continues to look strongest in this round, though plenty of the wideouts listed have a good shot at going earlier than this.

There’s upside among the RBs, but you’re also likely to get at least one more shot at most of the listed backs.

Round 12

QB: Anthony Richardson
RB: Raheem Mostert,
Samaje Perine, Jaylen Warren, Kenneth Gainwell
WR: Elijah Moore, Quentin Johnston, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Jordan Addison, Zay Flowers, Skyy Moore, Nico Collins, Odell Beckham
TE: Dalton Kincaid, Chig Okonkwo, Greg Dulcich
DST: Ravens, Patriots

You’ll see defense hit your board this round for the first time. Although the Patriots project close to the Ravens for full-season value, Baltimore’s early schedule looks much friendlier. 

The Ravens open at home against Houston. Week 2 at Cincinnati will only be a usable spot if QB Joe Burrow (calf) is out -- which doesn't seem likely.

But Week 3 brings Indianapolis to town. And you’ll find at last some usable weeks among the next five games:

at Cleveland
at Pittsburgh
at Tennessee
vs. Detroit
at Arizona

Don’t want your DST yet? That’s fine. There are options at RB and WR.

We’d pass on New England at this turn, especially ahead of a Week 1 meeting with the Eagles.

Rounds 13-16

It might seem lazy to lump these four rounds together, but you’re taking a collective approach to close out your draft.

Get the kicker and defense you need, and spent the other two picks on your favorite upside options. 

You can draft a backup at QB and/or TE, though we’d generally rather take more shots at RB and WR. You can usually find QB and TE options on waivers throughout the season in a 10-team league.

 

10-Team Perfect Draft for Pick 9 or 10

Rounds 1 & 2

QB:
RB: Derrick Henry, Saquon Barkley
WR: Stefon Diggs, CeeDee Lamb, A.J. Brown
TE: 

ADP says Tyreek Hill, Nick Chubb, and Bijan Robinson aren't likely to make it this far in your non-PPR draft anymore.

Cooper Kupp did top the board here -- with three RBs behind him -- but then he had a setback with his hamstring injury and moved down our rankings.

Getting a top RB and a top WR at this turn – in either order – will start you well.

If Henry and Barkley are gone, your board might even favor a WR-WR start with Diggs or Brown as your second selection.

Rounds 3 & 4

QB: Lamar Jackson
RB: Joe Mixon, Travis Etienne, Kenneth Walker, Cam Akers, J.K. Dobbins
WR: 
Tee Higgins, Deebo Samuel, Calvin Ridley, D.K. Metcalf
TE: Mark Andrews

Start with a RB and a WR, and your board is likely to favor a second RB here. Follow that advice, and your board probably leads with Jackson and Andrews for Round 4.

The WRs also look good at this turn if that makes sense for the way you're building -- such as if you'd rather wait on QB and TE.

Rounds 5 & 6

QB: Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert
RB: David Montgomery, Alexander Mattison, Miles Sanders, James Conner
WR: Mike Williams, Christian Watson, Tyler Lockett
TE: 

Jackson's ADP says there's a chance he makes it back. Don't trust that to happen -- which is OK because we're also high on Herbert this year.

If you’re set at QB, this is a good turn for a RB and a WR. Leaving Round 6 with one QB, three RBs, and two WRs looks good for the format. Swapping out any of those picks for Mark Andrews would work just fine as well.

Rounds 7 & 8

QB: Trevor Lawrence, Deshaun Watson
RB: Rachaad White, Alvin Kamara, James Cook, Brian Robinson
WR: Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Brandon Aiyuk, Christian Kirk, Gabriel Davis
TE: Dallas Goedert

If you prefer to wait on a QB, then either Lawrence or Watson still presents attractive upside in this range.

If you’re set there, the RB and WR options look strong at this turn.

Goedert might get here, in case you've waited on TE. If he doesn't, it's OK to push until next turn.

Rounds 9 & 10

QB: 
RB: Khalil Herbert, Rashaad Penny, Damien Harris
WR: Gabriel Davis, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Treylon Burks, Marquise Brown, Elijah Moore, Courtland Sutton, Quentin Johnston
TE: David Njoku

Get here with your first eight picks spread across RB, WR, and QB, and you're likely to find Njoku leading your recommendations. He's a nice pick at this point.

Note that your Draft War Room has automatically flipped to Upside Mode after you pass the midway point of your draft. That weighs ceiling projection and ceiling likelihood more heavily, to help you chase upside and find those difference-making breakouts.

Coming out of Round 10, you should have your starters at QB and TE, with the other eight picks split among RB and WR.

Rounds 11 & 12

QB: Anthony Richardson
RB: Raheem Mostert, 
Samaje Perine, Jaylen Warren, Kenneth Gainwell
WR: Elijah Moore, Quentin Johnston, Jordan Addison, Skyy Moore, Nico Collins
TE: 
DST: Ravens

With QB and TE likely covered by this point, you can focus on upside RB/WR picks. Not all of these guys will make it, but enough should to give you options.

You’ll likely see defense hit your board in Round 12 for the first time. Although the Patriots project close to the Ravens for full-season value, Baltimore’s early schedule looks much friendlier. 

The Ravens open at home against Houston. Week 2 at Cincinnati will only be a usable spot if QB Joe Burrow (calf) is out -- and that doesn't seem likely.

But Week 3 brings Indianapolis to town. And you’ll find at last some usable weeks among the next five games:

at Cleveland
at Pittsburgh
at Tennessee
vs. Detroit
at Arizona

If Baltimore’s gone, we’d pass on New England at this turn – especially ahead of a Week 1 meeting with the Eagles.

Don’t want your DST yet? That’s fine. 

Rounds 13-16

It might seem lazy to lump these four rounds together, but you’re taking a collective approach to close out your draft.

Get the kicker and defense you need, and spent the other two picks on your favorite upside options. 

You can draft a backup at QB and/or TE, though we’d generally rather take more shots at RB and WR. You can usually find QB and TE options on waivers throughout the season in a 10-team league.

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