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Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: Implementing The WR-WR Plan

Peter Schoenke

Peter Schoenke

Peter Schoenke is the president and co-founder of He's been elected to the hall of fame for both the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and Fantasy Sports Writers Association and also won the Best Fantasy Baseball Article on the Internet in 2005 from the FSWA. He roots for for the Minnesota Twins, Vikings and T-Wolves.

Last week I outlined the reasons to take wide receivers early. Here's my method to putting this strategy into practice for typical leagues of 12-14 teams with non-PPR scoring that start just 1 QB (this could work for 2 WR or 3 WR leagues and with or without a flex):

1) WR-WR after the first three to five picks.

Despite the compelling math and my fear of risk in the first round, it's still best to take running backs with the first three to five picks in the draft. Since running backs can both catch and run the ball, an every-down running back in a great offense can still have an off-the-charts season in this passing era. Adrian Peterson in 2012 led fantasy football in VBD and was 30 percent better than second place. You don't want to miss out on that type of player. Running backs in the top five of ADP still by far average the most VBD. This year Peterson, LeSean McCoy and Jamal Charles all f

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