This is my first year playing FF, and I am looking for any suggestions. First the skinny...I am in a 10-team league in Sandbox's Full Contact FF system. The league is set-up as "Open List", automatic draft type. For those of you who don't know, this basically means that instead of ranking each position independently, we have to rank all players on a master list. The positions that we need to fill are: QB, RB, WR, TE, K, LB, DL and DB (a minimum of one each to start). We draft 20 players and start 11 each week. Each week we need to start the following: QB, RB, WR, TE, K plus three of (RB, WR, TE) and three of (LB, DB, DL). I'll admit this system is a tad confusing for my first year...but I'm prepared to give it a go.

The first decision we have to make is how many of each position we want to draft. I chose the following: 2 QB, 3 RB, 6 WR, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 DL, 4 LB, 2 DB.

The next choice is the rank the players, but in doing so try to rank them such that you hope to have positions picked in a certain order. I am hoping for the following: RB, QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, WR, LB, LB, LB, DB, LB, DB, TE, QB, K, DL, WR, WR.

I guess I have a few questions. First, what do you think of the number of picks at each position that I am going with? Second, how does my proposed order of picking positions look?

I find that the most difficult thing is the ranking on the master list. In order to try to get the positions picked in the order I said above, it takes some guess work on how many of each position will go in each round (particularly the first few). If you are overly conservative (say ranking RB's in the top 20 positions), there is a good chance you will get RB, RB instead of RB, QB (not a really bad thing I guess). On the other hand, if you are too risky (ranking RB's in the top 5 positions and then QB's for the next 15 for example) then you may lose your chance at getting a RB in the first round and be left with some limited choices in the second or even third.

For those who I haven't completely confused by now, I'd appreciate any comments. Thanks.

-kjzoo