2011 Fantasy Football Draft Guide Strategy Recommendation

James Hatfield Correspondent IIIFebruary 22, 2011

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This is the first installment of my offseason draft strategy for 2011 and I am ready to make a change!

In the past years I have always recommended taking a QB in the fifth round of your fantasy draft, but for 2011, I am going to recommend you mix it up just a bit and if certain QB's are available to you then you draft them.

I still subscribe to the fact that if you have one of the first four picks of the draft you select a top tier RB, but after that I will recommend you take a QB in the first round.

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are all worth reaching for in the first round of your fantasy football draft.  We will then build upon that foundation with solid RB's, WR's, TE's and sleepers during the rest of your draft.  These QB's are powerful and able to put up consistently high numbers.  The rest of the QB's after that are not worth reaching for, if you wanted to be picky then I would also throw Phillip Rivers in the mix but I see him being an early second round selection in your draft.

If you do get a top four pick then I would stick with drafting a QB in the fifth round if Manning, Brady and Rodgers are off the board.  Count yourself lucky if you get AP in the first round followed by one of those three QB's in the second.

The 2011 Draft Guide is ready for purchase: 2011 Draft Guide

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