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Perfect Draft: FFPC

By Jared Smola | Updated on Thu, 13 Jul 2023 . 2:27 PM EDT


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 FFPC Perfect Draft. That means TE-premium scoring and starting lineups of 1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 2 Flex, 1 K and 1 DEF.

Note that your MVP Board now displays ADP from actual FFPC drafts.


Pick 1, 2, 3 or 4

Round 1

RB: Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Alvin Kamara, Ezekiel Elliott

Don’t get cute here. Get your stud RB and move on.


Rounds 2 and 3

RB: Nick Chubb, Aaron Jones, Austin Ekeler, James Conner

WR: Chris Godwin

TE: Zach Ertz, Mark Andrews

You’ll likely see a RB sitting atop your Suggested Picks in the 2nd round. Yes, Chubb is our First Round Bust. But his FFPC ADP is sitting at 2.08. He’s a value if you can land him here.

There’s a good chance 1 or both of Ertz and Andrews are available in the 3rd, so we’d lean toward a RB in the 2nd and a TE in the 3rd.


Rounds 4 and 5

WRs: Robert Woods, Courtland Sutton, Tyler Lockett, Terry McLaurin

RBs: Ronald Jones, Devin Singletary, Cam Akers, David Montgomery

Hopefully you have 2 RBs by this point and can take advantage of some awesome WR value.

Prioritize Woods in the 4th. The early 5th is a perfect spot for McLaurin, our 2020 Breakout Player.

If you did get just 1 RB with your first 3 picks, consider 1 of the 4 guys listed above in the 5th.


Rounds 6 and 7

QB: Dak Prescott

RB: J.K. Dobbins

WR: Tyler Boyd, T.Y. Hilton, Michael Gallup

Unless you already have 3 RBs by this point, prioritize Dobbins in the 6th. We highlighted his upside in our Sleepers article.

WR is probably your best bet in Round 7. Boyd is a particularly strong value. Hilton and Gallup bring a bit more weekly upside.

You can consider Prescott and Engram here — but there will be plenty of QB and TE value to be mined later.


Rounds 8 and 9

RB: Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida, Jordan Howard, Zack Moss

WR: Jamison Crowder, Christian Kirk, Henry Ruggs, Emmanuel Sanders

TE: Noah Fant, Jared Cook, Blake Jarwin, Austin Hooper, Jonnu Smith

Plan on going RB or WR in the 8th round, depending on which position you feel weaker at through 7 picks.

The 9th is a great spot for a TE, with all 5 guys listed above presenting nice value.


Rounds 10 and 11

QB: Tom Brady, Carson Wentz

RB: Kerryon Johnson, Latavius Murray, Duke Johnson

WR: Christian Kirk, Sterling Shepard, Deebo Samuel, Mike Williams

This is a sweet spot for QBs, with Brady and Wentz 2 of our favorite values at the position.

Otherwise, WR looks like your best bet. Samuel is the tricky decision here, with his Week 1 availability uncertain.


Rounds 12 and 13

QB: Drew Brees, Matt Stafford

RB: Damien Harris

WR: DeSean Jackson, Curtis Samuel, Golden Tate, Brandon Aiyuk

TE: Jack Doyle, Irv Smith, Jace Sternberger, Eric Ebron, Chris Herndon

Plan on taking a WR or 2 at this turn. Tate is the safest bet among the 4 listed above. The other 3 win on upside and were all highlighted in Sleepers.

If you don’t have 2 TEs yet, this is a good time to grab your 2nd.

Brees and Stafford are OK picks here. But you can still afford to wait on your QB1.


Rounds 14 and 15

QB: Aaron Rodgers, Jared Goff, Daniel Jones, Joe Burrow, Baker Mayfield

RB: Adrian Peterson, Sony Michel

WR: Sammy Watkins, Robby Anderson, Laviska Shenault, Randall Cobb

TE: Jace Sternberger, Eric Ebron, Tyler Eifert

You’re just fine waiting until now at QB and pairing 2 of the guys listed above.

Peterson and Michel are 2 guys no one wants to draft. But they both present some value this late.


Rounds 16 through 20

QB: Jared Goff, Joe Burrow, Ryan Tannehill

RB: Jamaal Williams, Bryce Love

WR: Robby Anderson, Tyrell Williams, Bryan Edwards, Miles Boykin

TE: C.J. Uzomah, Trey Burton, Logan Thomas

Target upside with your last few picks, while mixing in your K and DEF.

Here are some Ks and DSTs with favorable Week 1 matchups:

Wil Lutz (vs. Tampa Bay)

Greg Zuerlein (at Rams)

Robbie Gould (vs. Arizona)

Matt Gay (at New Orleans)

Jake Elliott (at Washington)

Jason Myers (at Atlanta)

Younghoe Koo (vs. Seattle)


Bills (vs. Jets)

Patriots (vs. Dolphins)

Chiefs (vs. Houston)

Eagles (at Washington)

Chargers (at Bengals)



Pick 5, 6, 7 or 8

Round 1

RB: Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon, Derrick Henry

WR: Michael Thomas

TE: Travis Kelce

Assuming the top 4 picks go as expected (McCaffrey, Barkley, Elliott, Kamara), your top Suggested Picks will look like this:

Dalvin Cook

Joe Mixon

Derrick Henry

Travis Kelce

Michael Thomas

We like Cook as the 5th pick. But once he’s off the board, Kelce should be a strong consideration. He and George Kittle will likely be gone when you get back on the clock in the 2nd.


Round 2

RB: Kenyan Drake, Josh Jacobs, Nick Chubb, Aaron Jones

WR: Tyreek Hill, Julio Jones

You’ll likely see RBs topping your Suggested Picks here, especially if you took Kelce in Round 1. We’d recommend taking at least 1 RB in your first 2 picks.

If you started with a RB, Tyreek Hill and Julio Jones are worth considering.


Round 3

RB: James Conner, Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon

WR: Adam Thielen, Mike Evans

TE: Zach Ertz, Mark Andrews

This pick likely comes down to Conner vs. a TE. And what you did with your first 2 picks should guide your decision. If your grabbed Kelce, lean Conner. If you opened RB-RB, lean TE.


Round 4

RB: Chris Carson, Le’Veon Bell

WR: Robert Woods, Amari Cooper, JuJu Smith-Schuster

This is a good spot to go WR. Woods and Cooper, in particular, are big values there. They sit 7th and 8th in our FFPC WR rankings.


Round 5

RB: Cam Akers, David Montgomery

WR: Courtland Sutton, Tyler Lockett, Terry McLaurin

You’re probably looking WR again here, especially if you have just 1 rostered.

If you’re still sitting on just 1 RB, consider Akers and Montgomery. Akers is the upside play, while Montgomery is a safer volume bet.


Round 6

QB: Dak Prescott

RB: Ronald Jones, Devin Singletary, J.K. Dobbins

WR: DeVante Parker, Tyler Boyd

TE: Darren Waller, Evan Engram

These RBs all present intriguing upside, especially Jones and Dobbins. So we’d lean in that direction if you’re looking for a RB3.

You can consider Prescott, Waller and Engram here — but there will be plenty of QB and TE value to be mined later.


Round 7

WR: Tyler Boyd, T.Y. Hilton, Michael Gallup, A.J. Green, Jarvis Landry

TE: Hunter Henry, Tyler Higbee

Plan on going WR in the 7th. There are all sorts of flavors here. Boyd and Landry are safer weekly bets, while Hilton and Gallup should provide more spike weeks. Green has the highest ceiling of them all but is a red-flag injury risk.


Round 8

QB: Russell Wilson

RB: James White, Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida, Zack Moss

WR: Jamison Crowder

This is a good spot to add to your RB depth. Prioritize the position if you still only have 2.

We’d also give a long look to Wilson if he’s still hanging around here (8.05 ADP).


Round 9

RB: Tevin Coleman, Jordan Howard

WR: Jamison Crowder, Henry Ruggs

TE: Noah Fant, Jared Cook, Blake Jarwin, Austin Hooper, Jonnu Smith

Earmark this round for a TE — definitely if you don’t have 1 yet and probably even if you do. All 5 guys listed above are strong values in the 9th.


Round 10

QB: Tom Brady, Carson Wentz

RB: Kerryon Johnson

WR: Christian Kirk, Henry Ruggs

Brady and Wentz are 2 of our favorite QB values. Either or both could still be available in Round 11, but we don’t mind just locking 1 up here.

There’s not much to love at the other positions.


Round 11

QB: Tom Brady, Carson Wentz

RB: Duke Johnson

WR: Sterling Shepard, Deebo Samuel, Mike Williams, John Brown, Preston Williams

Grab Brady or Wentz if you passed on them last round.

Otherwise, WR looks like your best bet. Samuel is the tricky decision here, with his Week 1 availability uncertain.


Round 12

QB: Drew Brees

RB: Damien Harris

WR: DeSean Jackson, Curtis Samuel, Golden Tate, Brandon Aiyuk

This is a good spot to add WR depth. Tate is the safest bet among the 4 listed above. The other 3 win on upside and were all highlighted in Sleepers.

Harris is flying up our rankings with a strong training camp and is a nice flier here.


Round 13

QB: Matt Stafford

WR: Sammy Watkins, Curtis Samuel

TE: Jack Doyle, Irv Smith, Jace Sternberger, Eric Ebron, Chris Herndon

If you don’t have 2 TEs yet, this is a good time to grab your 2nd.


Rounds 14 and 15

QB: Aaron Rodgers, Jared Goff, Daniel Jones, Joe Burrow, Baker Mayfield

RB: Adrian Peterson, Sony Michel

WR: Sammy Watkins, Robby Anderson, Laviska Shenault, Randall Cobb

TE: Jace Sternberger, Eric Ebron, Tyler Eifert

You’re just fine waiting until now at QB and pairing 2 of the guys listed above with these picks.

Peterson and Michel are 2 guys no one wants to draft. But they both present some value this late.


Rounds 16 through 20

QB: Jared Goff, Joe Burrow, Ryan Tannehill

RB: Jamaal Williams, Bryce Love

WR: Robby Anderson, Tyrell Williams, Bryan Edwards, Miles Boykin

TE: C.J. Uzomah, Trey Burton, Logan Thomas

Target upside with your last few picks, while mixing in your K and DEF.

Here are some Ks and DSTs with favorable Week 1 matchups:

Wil Lutz (vs. Tampa Bay)

Greg Zuerlein (at Rams)

Robbie Gould (vs. Arizona)

Matt Gay (at New Orleans)

Jake Elliott (at Washington)

Jason Myers (at Atlanta)

Younghoe Koo (vs. Seattle)


Bills (vs. Jets)

Patriots (vs. Dolphins)

Chiefs (vs. Houston)

Eagles (at Washington)

Chargers (at Bengals)



Pick 9, 10, 11 or 12

Rounds 1 and 2

RB: Joe Mixon, Derrick Henry, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kenyan Drake, Miles Sanders, Josh Jacobs

WR: Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill

TE: Travis Kelce, George Kittle

We like leaving this turn with an elite RB and an elite TE.

There are 2 ways to accomplish that: grab Kelce in the 1st and a RB in the 2nd, or take your RB 1st and then hope Kittle comes back to you. His ADP is sitting at 2.03.

If you’re not sold on a TE here, we’d go RB-RB. The position might look rough when you’re back up in the 3rd.


Rounds 3 and 4

RB: James Conner, Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, Chris Carson

WR: Robert Woods, Amari Cooper, Adam Thielen, Odell Beckham

TE: Zach Ertz

Conner is the only RB we’d be excited to take at this turn. But Gurley, Gordon and Carson are OK in the 4th if you didn’t start RB-RB.

The best value here is at WR. Note that Woods and Cooper are well behind Thielen and Beckham in ADP. So if you’re looking to go WR-WR, grab Thielen or Beckham first.

Ertz is also a strong pick here if you didn’t grab Kelce or Kittle earlier.


Rounds 5 and 6

RB: Ronald Jones, Devin Singletary, David Montgomery, D’Andre Swift

WR: Courtland Sutton, Tyler Lockett, DeVante Parker, Keenan Allen

Strong options at both RB and WR here. If you already have 3 RBs, we’d probably go WR-WR. Otherwise, grab 1 RB and 1 WR.


Rounds 7 and 8

QB: Kyler Murray, Russell Wilson

RB: James White, Tevin Coleman, Matt Breida, Zack Moss

WR: Jarvis Landry, Brandin Cooks, Marvin Jones, Julian Edelman, Diontae Johnson

TE: Hunter Henry, Tyler Higbee

Prioritize Landry if he makes it to you in the 7th.

Grab a RB at this turn if you don’t already have 3.

Murray and Wilson are worth considering in the 8th if you feel comfortable with the rest of your roster.

Henry and Higbee are also nice values at this point — although we’ll find plenty of TE options at the next turn.


Rounds 9 and 10

RB: Jordan Howard, Kerryon Johnson

WR: Jamison Crowder, Christian Kirk

TE: Noah Fant, Jared Cook, Blake Jarwin, Austin Hooper, Jonnu Smith

This is the sweet spot for TEs. Plan on having at least 2 TEs by the time you leave Round 10.

Elsewhere, Crowder is a strong value in this range.


Rounds 11 and 12

QB: Tom Brady, Carson Wentz

RB: Duke Johnson, Damien Harris,

WR: Sterling Shepard, Mike Williams, DeSean Jackson, John Brown, Preston Williams, Brandon Aiyuk

Brady and Wentz are 2 of our favorite QB values and are excellent targets at this turn.

There are also some nice options here at RB and WR. Harris is flying up our rankings with a strong training camp. Jackson and Aiyuk were both highlighted in Sleepers.


Rounds 13 and 14

QB: Matt Stafford

RB: Adrian Peterson, Sony Michel

WR: DeSean Jackson, Sammy Watkins, Curtis Samuel

TE: Jack Doyle, Chris Herndon, Irv Smith, Jace Sternberger, Eric Ebron

Peterson and Michel are 2 guys no one wants to draft. But they both present some value this late.

The TEs available here are also intriguing. Don’t be afraid to roster 3 in this TE-premium format.


Rounds 15 through 20

QB: Jared Goff, Joe Burrow, Ryan Tannehill

RB: Jamaal Williams, Bryce Love

WR: Robby Anderson, Tyrell Williams, Bryan Edwards, Miles Boykin

TE: C.J. Uzomah, Trey Burton, Logan Thomas

Target upside with your last few picks, while mixing in your K and DEF.

Here are some Ks and DSTs with favorable Week 1 matchups:

Wil Lutz (vs. Tampa Bay)

Greg Zuerlein (at Rams)

Robbie Gould (vs. Arizona)

Matt Gay (at New Orleans)

Jake Elliott (at Washington)

Jason Myers (at Atlanta)

Younghoe Koo (vs. Seattle)


Bills (vs. Jets)

Patriots (vs. Dolphins)

Chiefs (vs. Houston)

Eagles (at Washington)

Chargers (at Bengals)


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Jared Smola, Lead Analyst
Jared has been with Draft Sharks since 2007. He’s now Lead Analyst, heading up the preseason and weekly projections that fuel your Draft War Room and My Team tools. He currently ranks 1st among 133 analysts in draft rankings accuracy.
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