In Part 1 of the series, I talked about the rules of the FFPC Main Event and how important it is to adjust to the unique scoring system (1.5 ppr for TE) and flexible roster construction (2 flex spots).
In Part 2, we’ll discuss how to build a championship-winning foundation in the early part of the draft -- rounds 1 through 7.
Maximizing the most points you get from those 2 flex spots is the path to those smash weeks that help you win your league and push for that $500,000 prize.
Roster construction plays a huge part in attacking the flex positions. It’s almost as important as who you draft ...almost. You still need to draft the right players -- the MVP Board can help with that -- but targeting the correct positions and knowing ADP is the key to making sure you maximize those 2 flex spots.
Below is a chart assembled by Jared Smola here at Draft Sharks. It shows projected 2020 PPR points for the top 25 QBs, 50 RBs, 70 WRs and 25 TEs.
As you can see, RBs are the highest scoring players near the top of the rankings. 15 of the top 24 projected scoring players are RBs, 7 are WRs and 2 are TEs.
Now, the chart does not account for premium TE scoring -- but you get the point. Even if you want to add your TE3 and TE4 to the mix, RBs are still king in the first 2 rounds. As soon as you leave the 2nd round, though, the projected fantasy points trend in favor of WRs. Of the next 60 players, 30 of them are WRs and only 20 are RBs. Sprinkle in a few TEs and QBs and that rounds out the first 7 rounds.
How does this help you in your FFPC Main Event draft? I’m almost there...
Draft Sharks now has ADP data from FFPC Main Event drafts. This will help us get a handle on who the competition is drafting and where.
Now that we have the Main Event ADP, we can apply the projected fantasy points chart and start to strategize on team building. There are plenty of different strategies that have been used with success in the Main Event. Value Based Drafting (VBD) or Best Player Available (BPA), Robust RB and Zero RB, are just a few of the common strategies used to build teams across all formats.
Personally, my draft spot usually determines how I want to start my team and build my roster. Overall in 2020 drafts, I am going to start RB heavy and then pound WR after that so I can fill my flex spots with the highest scoring players that I can. Main Event ADP and projected fantasy points steer us in a RB heavy start followed by WRs and TEs to fill out our first 7 rounds. Let's start team building.