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Draft Domination from the 5th Pick!

fantasy football draft advice

Fantasy football draft season is upon us, and with it comes the quest to assemble a championship-caliber team. With the right draft strategy, you can set yourself up for success from the fifth overall pick. In this article, we will guide you through the best fantasy football draft strategy for each pick in 15 rounds, ensuring you build a competitive team capable of dominating your league.

Round 1: Jefferson Time

The safe top tier RBs and Kelce are gone at this point. While it’s hard to pass on a RB in the first, Jefferson is a safe elite option who can give you a weekly advantage.

Pick: Justin Jefferson

Round 2: High Usage RB

While there are plenty of good receivers here, I can still get a good one next round. I want to take a RB who has a high floor and is the goal line back so he also has a decent ceiling.

Pick: Najee Harris

Round 3: A WR 1 for your WR 2

A lot of high end WRs are left and a bunch like Higgins and Smith are the second fiddle on their team. I want the main guy who has a decent QB to pair with Jefferson for a safe yet high floor.

Pick: Amari Cooper

Round 4-5: Bully WR

We’re going to full on fade RBs and stock up on high end target hogs in good situations.

Picks: Keenan Allen & Drake London

Round 6-8: RB Frenzy

We faded RB so we are going to dart throw high upside RBs. Safe high floor and low ceiling guys are valuable and you can take one here but if you fade RB you need to hit on guys late who will pay dividends.

Pick: Alvin Kamara, Khalil Herbert, & De’Von Achane

Round 9: High Upside QB

We are getting our QB late so we want a guy who has a massive number of weapons and has the talent to get them the ball. These guys might be older, but they can still ball.

Pick: Aaron Rodgers

Round 10-14: RB and WR Express

It’s time to start stock piling depth. This area is where you should draft on a players opportunity share. There are a lot of talented guys, but if you don’t get the ball then what’s the point?

Picks: Dalton Schultz, Adam Thielen, Tyjae Spears, Kareem Hunt

Round 15: It’s Kicker Time

Even in a perfect world where every team waits until the final two rounds to draft a K and Def, you aren’t getting the best of either. That’s ok. Both of these positions are extremely stream able and should be streamed according to circumstance. I lean taking a K first as weather is the main thing that turns me off from a kicker. A good defense match up could mean more FG opportunities, so it balances out. I don’t care if I have the best defense in fantasy, I’m not playing them against Mahomes or any top tier talented offense. If you stream whichever defense plays Arizona each week this season, I guarantee you will have more points than whatever the top scoring DST team gets. Shoot for Kickers who play in domes. Otherwise, just get the kicker linked to the best offense available.

Pick: Greg Zuerlein

Round 16: Draft your Week 1 DST

You’re going to stream defense all year, and you can because you’ll have time since the rest of your team is solid. Look at the Week 1 schedule and pick which teams are playing offenses that should be bad due to either a rookie QB or lack of play making options. The top options will be gone but you can get a team like the Commanders who have a good defense and are playing the Cardinals offense with their QB coming off a torn ACL and an offense in general disarray.

Pick: Washington Commanders

Congrats, you have a team ready to compete for a championship!

fantasy pros mock draft

1:05 Justin Jefferson

2:08 Najee Harris

3:05 Amari Cooper

4:08 Keenan Allen

5:05 Drake London

6:08 Alvin Kamara

7:05 Khalil Herbert

8:08 De'Von Achane

9:05 Aaron Rodgers

10:08 Dalton Schultz

11:05 Adam Thielen

12:08 Tyjae Spears

13:05 Kareem Hunt

14:08 Greg Zuerlein

15:05 Washington Commanders

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