This past weekend, my high school friends and I had our 10th annual fantasy football draft. While I am the defending champion, have the highest net winnings in our league’s history, and draft in hundreds of DRAFT best balls throughout the year, my draft always plays out differently than I expect. I always find myself surprised by the way this home league draft unfolds, and adding the Superflex position for the first time this year added another wrinkle to projecting how the draft will unfold.
The easiest way to gain an advantage on the rest of your league is to understand the league settings. This is a 10-team, half-PPR league with the following roster requirements: 1-QB, 1-Superflex (QB/RB/WR/TE), 2-RB, 2-WR, 2-Flex (RB/WR/TE), 1-D/ST, 1-K,1with 7 bench slots, and an IR.
After updating the settings on the RotoViz Draft Dashboard, I was ready to go.
Round 1 – 1.07
Top Choices: DeAndre Hopkins, Davante Adams
As this is the 10th year of the league, I have learned some tendencies of my league-mates, and one of them is how RB-heavy these early rounds are. This year was no different, as this draft started with six straight RBS. I was not considering any of the tier-two RBS, since I knew I could get a similar value value in Round 2.
All RotoViz Rankers have Hopkins ranked over Adams, however, I have them neck-and-neck. The RotoViz Projection Machine expects both to be among the league-leaders in targets, and these WRs excel at scoring touchdowns. They also catch passes from elite QBS and have shown the ability to be QB-proof in the event of a QB injury. The increased yardage projection for Hopkins was the deciding factor.
The Pick: Hopkins