You should go into every fantasy draft with a general plan of attack.
Of course, you’ll need to be able to adjust throughout the draft and pounce on value wherever it presents itself. That’s where the dynamic MVP Board with Suggested Picks comes in.
But building a round-by-round strategy beforehand certainly helps. That’s exactly what we’re doing with the Perfect Draft series — using the MVP Board and ADP to get an idea of where the value will be in each round.
This is the 12-Team non-PPR Perfect Draft. Each strategy guide assumes 16-round drafts and starting lineups of 1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 1 Flex, 1 K and 1 DEF. The MVP Board will help you adjust your strategy if your league settings are different.
Pick 1, 2, 3
RB: Christian McCaffrey, Ezekiel Elliott, Saquon Barkley
The RB run to start your non-PPR draft will probably go more than 3 deep. But there’s a gap between the top trio in our rankings and the other 1st-round backs -- to the point that Tyreek Hill shows up 4th in my DMVP recommendation tiles on this board.
If you’re picking anywhere in the top 3, grab 1 of these stud RBs and feel good.