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Always Be Closing
You want to win? Draft with your mind, not your heart.
That doesn't mean you should take all the fun out of it, but don't be a "homer." There are owners who avoid players on rival teams—don't be that guy or gal.
Practice, Practice, Practice
This takes on an even greater meaning if you have never participated in a draft, but the best way to prepare for a draft is to participate in mock drafts. A lot of mock drafts.
The more you mock, the better you are able to anticipate what your opponents might do. You will also develop a thicker skin as you build up those callouses in your mind.
Draft Running Backs Early and Often
The starting requirements at running back, coupled with a relative scarcity at the position, mean you should aim to fill those roster spots early. This advice rings truer as league size grows—in 12-team leagues, running backs dry up quickly.
Wait at Quarterback
This has been a popular mantra among the fantasy-analyst community, but there is no reason to draft a quarterback early in your fantasy draft. Unless you're playing in a less common "superflex" or two-quarterback league—where you start multiple quarterbacks—you can wait until the sixth and seventh rounds and still find a top-12 option.
Let the other owners overpay for a quarterback while you stockpile talent at other positions.
Jimmy Graham and Everyone Else
The tight-end position is one big, muddled mess. That is, of course, unless you are talking about Jimmy Graham.
The New Orleans stud has somehow gotten through the treacherous preseason unscathed, and he sits alone atop mount tight end. He is the only tight end worth taking early—even in the late first round in PPR formats. Anyone else is a dime a dozen.
Draft Kickers and Defenses Last
This cannot be stressed enough, even if you've heard it before. Kickers and defenses provide the most random fantasy scoring, so there is little value in taking them before the last couple of rounds in your draft. It might be tempting, especially when a fellow co-owner inevitably drafts the 49ers in the ninth round, but don't do it.