Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Going In Depth On The FSGA Experts Draft

In late June at the Fantasy Sports & Game Association's annual conference, Chris Towers and I took part in a 14-team, 16-round PPR draft against other industry representatives. This is an actual league with stakes, not a mock, so everyone was dialed in. 

The league starts three wide receivers plus a flex, and includes kickers and defenses. With 10 starting spots, it's relatively shallow for a 14-teamer with just six bench slots. You can view the results at the bottom of this story.

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Chris and I drew the eighth pick, which can be a tricky spot to pick from in 2019. At the top of the first round, you're locking in an elite back. At the back end, because the top tier of wide receivers is roughly six deep, you're likely to grab at least one top-end option at that position. 

But when you're in the middle of the draft this year, you have options. You can certainly go running back, you can go wide receiver, and you can even consider Travis Kelce.

 

One way to approach that decision is to do some planning. Any type of draft strategy should be format-specific, so let's discuss how Chris and I mapped out this draft before getting into our actual selections.

Our draft plan

The two biggest changes in this format compared to a typical PPR league are 14 teams and thin benches. The bench issue makes carrying a backup at not just kicker and defense but also quarterback and tight end a questionable proposition. Those spots are better reserved for running back and wide receiver depth considering you can start a combined six of them. 

Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Going In Depth On The FSGA Experts Draft

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Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Going In Depth On The FSGA Experts Draft

Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Going In Depth On The FSGA Experts Draft

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Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Going In Depth On The FSGA Experts Draft

Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Going In Depth On The FSGA Experts Draft

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Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Going In Depth On The FSGA Experts Draft

Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Going In Depth On The FSGA Experts Draft

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Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Going In Depth On The FSGA Experts Draft