Chris Simmons - NextPlay Sports
So, look. It's your fantasy football world, you've just allowed us to be in it. We can tell you why to take Dez Bryant as the first WR off the board, or why not to touch Desean Jackson, but you're going to take who you want to take. Fine. Deal. That's great.
This series of articles are designed to tell you some of our most prized and secretive draft strategies that we abide by. But since we like you, we thought we would share. So. Here. We. Go.
NUMBER 1: IT'S A BUSINESS
The business world makes this one mistake far too often. It costs them hundreds, thousands, and even millions. That mistake is this: Businesses are quick to hire and slow to fire. Instead of taking the proper time to investigate a new employee, they get swept off their feet in the first interview and ignore some obvious red flags. Or when you see that an employee has been trending in a downward direction, you drag your feet on making the adjustment to your staff that is needed to move the company forward.
Fantasy football owners do the same thing.
We are quick to say "So and So" is the next breakout star as a rookie. Stop. Give it time. The overnight sensation doesn't come that often. Or we naively say "Man I love Person, he's going to dominate for the 15th straight year... Get out of here with that!" The NFL is a world that no one gets gets to conquer for long, so the likelihood of your stud WR or RB being the best for more than 3 seasons, is highly unlikely. Quarterbacks do bring longer spurts of elite play but it's never a done deal.
Be smart with your draft, and as much as you possibly can, draft with your head not your heart. Your head should tell you that if someone is on top of the mountain for too long, they are due to fall off at any point.