Fantasy Football 2012: 4 Draft Tips to Save Your Sanity This Season

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Fantasy Football 2012: 4 Draft Tips to Save Your Sanity This Season
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Don't drive yourself mad making these mistakes in your draft.

If you’re anything like me…

You probably feel like an idiot. A lot. And you spend a TON of time studying midseason pick-ups. The waiver wire can feel like a maximum-security jail cell, minus the friendly roommate.

I have some drafting strategies that have worked well for me in the past. They’ve worked so well that in 2007, I looked like a genius when I drafted LaDainian Tomlinson, Tom Brady and Randy Moss in the first three rounds. Never mind the fact that I traded away all three of those guys by Week 5 and missed the playoffs. We’re talking draft. And we won’t revisit those trades. Ever.

The point is, I know how to draft. It’s not brain surgery or Scrabble. Drafting is a simple exercise in value-based investments. You need to visualize how each pick is going to play out and work to create the best product you can for the second half of the season, when all your early work starts to pay off.

Here’s a little help. Consider this list a bunch of blank tiles for your fantasy game.

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