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According to the Data: Breaking Down My NFFC Draft

Jonathan Bales

Jonathan Bales

Jonathan Bales is the author of the Fantasy Football for Smart People book series. In addition to RotoWire, Jonathan also provides content to the New York Times, Dallas Morning News,, and NBC.

Breaking Down My NFFC Draft

Last night, I competed in the NFFC 12-Man RotoWire Fantasy Football Online Championship. With 2,400 teams competing for a grand prize of $100k (and league prizes of $2,200), it's a pretty good deal. The NFFC is a full PPR league that starts 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 FLEX, 1 K, and 1 D.

Heading into the draft, my goal was to come away deep at wide receiver; in running the numbers, I found that it's probably suitable to start a wide receiver in the flex, if possible, in this format. On a round-by-round basis, wide receivers selected in the same area as running backs typically outscore them in PPR leagues. Here's a quick look at my RB/WR/TE projections in Excel, for example:

The top of the board is filled with receivers, and that trend continued down the board. I have Danario Alexander projected

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