Foolhardy to Use a Top Fantasy Draft Pick on an Unproven Player?


Many, many articles will advise fantasy owners to minimize risk as much as possible with their top fantasy football draft picks. This numberFire article discusses why it might not be a bad thing all the time to draft an unproven player outside of running back.


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RB Target Forecasts 2015

If you play in a point-per-reception league, drafting RBs that catch a lot of passes can be huge.  So check out Rotoworld's RB target projections for 2015.

Draft Young RBs and WRs to Succeed at Fantasy Football

This blog is all about trying to teach owners ways to get an upper hand in their fantasy football league.  Here's an interesting article at numberFire.com about drafting younger players over older ones.  The crux of the article -- draft young RBs and WRs:

In 2014, just three older players drafted in the mid-to-late rounds broke into the top 20 at their position, and none made it into the top 15. However, the other nine mid-to-late rounders that populated the top 15 were young players. In total, 13 young players made it into the top 20 at their position, while only three older players managed that feat.
 Age doesn't matter at QB or TE.  In fact, at QB, in my opinion going young could be counterproductive.

5 WRs to Target in 2015 FF Draft Late Rounds

I have always felt that the best owners differentiate themselves by finding gems in the late rounds of fantasy football drafts and on waivers early before the hype explodes.

Numberfire.com just released an article that serves up 5 WRs worth targeting in the late rounds of your 2015 fantasy football draft.

Rotoworld's June 2015 Top 150

Start getting an idea of which player to draft when with Rotoworld's Early Top 150.  I'd have thought Odell Beckham would be a first rounder but RW projects him as first pick in the 2nd.

How to Win Your Fantasy Football Playoffs

Take a deep breath. You made your fantasy football playoffs.  But don't relax for long -- you need to get busy prepping your team to fortify it for a run to the championship.

Here is an article that discuss how to do so: Five Keys to Surviving and Winning Fantasy Playoffs.

The general concepts are sound although the article is old and discusses players that are no longer relevant.