I like to follow a very strict set of steps every time it is my turn to make a pick in our draft. This is to help me avoid boneheaded mistakes. Just curious if anyone else does this, and what do your steps look like?
Here is what I was thinking:
1) Decide which position(s) I want to target during this pick. Focus on 2 positions at the most. Ignore this step if you subscribe to the "best available" theory.
2) If it is a later round, decide if I want to go for a sleeper, pick a handcuff for my studs, or take a safer high-ranked player.
3) Identify my preferred player within that 1 or 2 positions.
4) Double-check BYE weeks to be sure I don't have too many with the same BYE's.
5) If I get to this step with enough time to spare, I might look up the player on my trustworthy reference website to make sure there isn't any last minute injury news on the guy that I hadn't noticed before the draft.
6) Make the pick and don't look back!!!
Am I missing anything important?
12 Team Re-draft league
Start 1QB, 2 RB, 2 WR 1TE, K, D/ST
1/10 yds Rec/Rush or 20 yds pass; 3/pass TD; 6/rush-rec TD