Perfect Draft: 14-Team PPR (Updated Sept. 2)

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 supercharged Draft War Room 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 Draft War Room (formerly the MVP Board) and ADP to get an idea of where the value will be in each round.

This is the 14-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 Draft War Room will help you adjust your strategy if your league settings differ.

As you know, ADPs can vary from site to site and draft to draft. So if you don’t see a player available in a given round, head to the next one for your selection. (Remember, we’re shooting for an optimistic outcome!)

Note: Sept. 2 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 OR 3

Round 1


RB: Christian McCaffrey, Jonathan Taylor

WR: Cooper Kupp


McCaffrey projects for 335 PPR points — only 5 ahead of Jonathan Taylor. Colts HC Frank Reich came out and said he wants the Colts to run less in 2022, but Taylor remains a top-3 pick regardless.

Overall, our top-3 goes like this: McCaffrey, Taylor, Kupp. Austin Ekeler sits 4th, a clear tier below Kupp.