Fantasy Football Advice: 7 Tips to Make It a Success in 2022
Now is the time when Fantasy Football Advice players can start to plan how they will approach the upcoming drafts. This guide will help you draft a championship roster. These 7 tips will help you draft a winning roster.
Start getting your reps in now:
You should start working on your mental preparations for the draft as the Seahawks train camp begins. Participating in mock drafts on NFL and other fantasy platforms is a great way to get ready for the actual draft. This will give you a better idea of where players might be selected and help you plan for the actual draft day. You will also learn that mock drafts are not the same and you should be prepared for any draft. As every draft is unpredictable, you have to be flexible and go with the flow.
Plan, but be flexible:
Every draft is different so there’s no way to plan how you should approach it. There is no set order for drafting players. For example, two running backs should be drafted first and then two wide receivers second. It is important to be flexible during the draft, because you never know what might happen. Focus on the top running back and wide receiver in the first round. You can build your starting line up at the key skill positions running back and wide receiver in the first few rounds. However, you don’t need to order them. Unless you are able to find an elite tight end, do not take him before your primary RBs or WRs. Wait for quarterbacks as the position is very deep. A “shell” plan is a good idea, but it’s not something you should stick to.
The Seahawks RBs are a valuable position:
While running backs are still likely to be drafted early, there are value plays that can be made later. Two of these are Seahawks running backs Rashaad Penny III and Kenneth Walker III. In fantasy football, Penny was the most successful player at this position from Weeks 14-17 in 2021. He earned 85.2 fantasy points in Points per reception formats during this crucial fantasy span. Walker should be a top rookie at this position. Both RBs are capable of being productive fantasy starters if they get a lot of carries. Fantasy pros rank Penny and Walker 33rd and 34th, respectively, in early PPR drafts. This makes them both strong value plays. Chase Edmonds, Tony Pollard (RB32), Breece Hill (RB18), and Tony Pollard (RB22) are other RBs that may surpass expectations. After the top 15 have been taken, you can still find a great potential RB starter.
Keep your queue clean:
Drafters who are good at focusing on players or groups in each round rather than attempting to focus on individual players before the draft begins are better. Before the first round, you should begin filling up your online draft room queue and then refresh it with more possible selections. If you’re picking 8th in the first round, then list the top 8 targeted players in the queue and then take the highest player when your turn comes up. Next, start preparing more players for your second round pick. Then repeat the process after each selection. You will be ready for the next round by compiling groups of players that you want to draft in each round. You won’t get caught off guard and thrown off track.
Wide receivers are becoming more prominent:
Running backs dominated the first round, but the top wide receivers now have almost equal ground in the early parts of 2022 drafts. According to fantasy pros, five of the top twelve picks in the average draft position report are wide receivers. Justin Jefferson is sixth, Cooper Kupp fourth, and Ja’Marr chase ninth. Stefon Diggs (12th), and Davante Adams (10th), are both first-rounders. Experienced fantasy players prefer to pick WRs first, and will feel confident taking their first RB in either the second or third rounds. It is possible to start with Tyreek Hill and Chase, for example. As another example, opening a draft with Kupp or Leonard Fournette can be a great way to get started.
Learn how to approach QBs, defenses, and TEs
Because it is considered the most important position in football, fantasy players might be tempted to draft a quarterback too early. In fantasy leagues, where only one quarterback is allowed, it’s better to wait until the sixth through ninth rounds to address the position. When you take into account flex positions, most leagues require that participants start a combination of five or more RBs or WRs. You will need to prioritize those parts of your starting line-up first. To draft a great starter, you don’t have to draft the best QBs. Kyler Murray’s overall ADP is 64.2 and Dak Prescott’s at 76.0. Tom Brady is at 85.2. Dallas Goedert (84.0), and Dalton Schultz (65.2), are two quality starters available if you fail to land one of the top five TEs within the first 45 picks. Keep in mind that many of us stream defenses every week. Instead of drafting the best defense for the season you should choose the unit that has the strongest matchups in the early seasons. Most people will rotate defenses based on matchups.
Seahawks wide receivers could also be valuable targets
Drew Lock and Geno Smith are competing for the Seahawks’ starting quarterback job. There should be a clear transition for DK Metcalf or Tyler Lockett. Both are star wide receivers and can still produce good fantasy production. Metcalf is the 18th wide receiver on the board in early drafts. He certainly has the potential to surpass that early ADP. Tyler Lockett may be a more valuable play than he appears at 86.8 ADP. He will be an important target for the Seahawks passing game, making key catches and keeping things moving. You can take advantage of Metcalf’s hesitancy and draft Lockett if they slip in your drafts.