Shawn Siegele provides three draft hacks that will give you an edge as you try to win $500,000 in the fantasy football contest to end all fantasy football contests - the 2019 FFPC Main Event.
In 2013, I won the NFFC Primetime overall championship. Another one of my teams finished second. During the years before and since, I've finished in the top 20 of national contests nine other times and won 11 league titles. That includes last season when I won an FFWC title and earned a top-20 overall finish. The message I would take from this is not that I'm anything special but instead that it is possible to win a major contest. Perhaps more importantly, it's possible to consistently put yourself in position to win a major contest.
You're obviously going to have to get lucky at some point to win the whole thing, but putting yourself in position is a different story.
This year I'm going after an FFPC title with Curtis Patrick. We discussed our approach in detail in 20 Rounds in the FFPC Main Event - Draft Tactics, Player Selection, and More. RotoViz also has a Draft Tactics series by one of the best fantasy players in the world, 2017 FFPC regular season points champion Monty Phan.
I would read that entire series beginning to end before you draft your FFPC squad this week. I've also picked Monty's brain to see if he agrees with my three hacks for FFPC success. You'll get some insight from him in this piece as well.
3 Hacks and 22 Player Targets
In order to find yourself in contention for a major national prize, you need to be good at fantasy in as many different ways as you possibly can. It's not enough to download a cheat sheet and draft. There are a lot of little edges that don't amount to much by themselves but make all the difference when you put them together. These are three small things you can do to give yourself an edge in 2019.