You should go into every fantasy draft with a general plan.
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 10-Team Non-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: August 30 updates are in bold.
Pick 1 or 2
RBs: Todd Gurley, Le’Veon Bell
Your job is easy. Take 1 of Gurley or Bell -- we have Gurley just ahead -- and move along.
Rounds 2 and 3
RBs: Joe Mixon, Devonta Freeman, Jordan Howard, Jerick McKinnon
WRs: A.J. Green, Mike Evans
TEs: Rob Gronkowski
Gronk's TD scoring prowess would be hard to pass up here.
If he's gone, aim for Mixon and a WR. Starting Gurley-Gronk-Mixon would be ideal.