Draft Strategy

Perfect Draft: 12-Team PPR (Updated Aug. 31)

By Kevin English 9:08am EDT 8/31/17


Never, ever go into your fantasy draft without a plan.

Of course, you’ll need to be able to adjust throughout the draft and pounce wherever value arises. 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 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.

Note: Updates are in bold.


Picks 1, 2, 3 or 4

Round 1

QBs:

RBs: David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell

WRs: Antonio Brown, Julio Jones

TEs:

Bell’s injury and suspension history slots him behind Johnson. The Pittsburgh RB still sits 2nd overall, followed by his teammate.


Round 2

QBs:

RBs: Todd Gurley, Ezekiel Elliott

WRs: Dez Bryant, Amari Cooper, T.Y. Hilton

TEs: Rob Gronkowski

Don’t discount Gurley as a bounce-back candidate, especially with buzz building on the former 1st rounder.

If he's gone, we don't mind the gamble on Elliott -- whose suspension could still be reduced -- ahead of the WRs or Gronk.

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