It's what separates the great ones from the good ones.
And it's what will separate you as a fantasy owner from the rest of the crowd at next year's fantasy drafts.
As I've written before, despite the annual lovefest on sleepers, getting your first pick right is absolutely critical. And with quarterbacks and tight ends ringing up video game stats, 2012 fantasy drafts promise to be the wildest and most unpredictable of any in recent years.
Therefore, anticipating how the first round could go could be the difference between rolling with the punches and sitting in stunned silence.
I've narrowed the focus down to the Top 5 picks in the first round, but this will still provide enough variable scenarios to give an adequate case study to sharpen your draft management skills.
This is not simply a list of all the permutations and combinations of the same players. Rather, it aims to show the different philosophies that might be at work in the upcoming 2012 fantasy football drafts.
Some of the following are actual Top 5 draft order rankings of other writers. But at this point in the year, there aren't a lot of opinions, so I came up with some other possibilities.
Let's take a look.