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
RBs: David Johnson, Le’Veon Bell
WRs: Antonio Brown, Julio Jones
Bell’s injury and suspension history slots him behind Johnson. The Pittsburgh RB still sits 2nd overall, followed by his teammate.
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.