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Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: My Game Plan for 2016

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.

In my previous two strategy columns I looked at the trend of wide receivers dominating the first two rounds of most fantasy drafts this season. The trend has caused havoc with my usual strategy of trying to be contrarian and taking wide receivers early and often. After participating in about a dozen drafts and auctions, here are my lessons and my game plan for my remaining drafts.

Start with WR or RB ?

Just to recap the market environment this season: fewer running backs than ever are being taken in the first round. An unprecedented number of receivers are being taken in the first two rounds. Other than Rob Gronkowski, most leagues are waiting on tight end and quarterback.

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