I recently participated in a draft for a 10-team league in which I (shockingly, and for the first time in about 50 straight drafts) drew the first overall selection. The league is a thin one - we start two running backs, two receivers and a flex. Arian Foster was the obvious choice to begin the draft, but as players came off of the board with the subsequent 18 selections, I began to re-think my draft strategy.
Once I was on the clock with the No. 20 and No. 21 overall picks, I was left with an interesting dilemma; choose another running back and a stud wide receiver, such as A.J. Green, or bypass a receiver altogether and draft three straight running backs to begin the draft.
Up until that night, I hadn't drafted three running backs to start a draft since I took Shaun Alexander, Willis McGahee and Rudi Johnson quite a few years ago. But the lack of depth in this particular league - I hadn't participated in a 10-teamer in a handful of years, much less one that req You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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