Perfect Draft: 12-Team PPR (Updated Sept. 1)

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 Draft War Room with customized, dynamic rankings comes into play.

But building a round-by-round strategy beforehand certainly helps. That’s exactly what we’re doing with the Perfect Draft series — using the Draft War Room 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 DST. The Draft War Room will help you adjust your strategy if your league settings are different.

Note: Sept. 1 updates are in bold. Remember to check your Draft War Room for the most up-to-date rankings customized to your league's rules.

Pick 1, 2, 3 or 4

Round 1

RB: Christian McCaffrey, Jonathan Taylor, Austin Ekeler
WR: Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson

This is a great spot to be in. McCaffrey, Taylor and Kupp stand in a tier of their own. Jefferson and Ekeler are right behind them. Grab the top guy on your board, smile and move on to Round 2.