Wesley Walker wrote:I draft in Yahoo, which is a pretty user-friendly draft room. I also lay out a copy of some fantasy guide magazine or newspaper or something, just to have another list of all the players (it's the list more than their cheat sheets that help, though the rankings can hlp too).
But the most important thing is to absorb as much info as possible in the month before the draft. I really ignore the NFL from the months of February through July. In August, I read everything about it and do some practice drafts, like in leagues I join but in which I don't really care about doing well.
Then for the leagues I care about, I'm ready to go and then I wing it pretty much.
My question to everyone is: Do you guys keep bye weeks in mind while drafting, or do you just juggle around the bye weeks as they come?
Great points WW. I went through a good stack of mags and websites for about the last month and then really sat back and absorbed this info. Next, I printed up the Cafe cheatsheets, which IMO are the best that I've seen hands down. I then make minor adjustments to individual players, possibly pushing them up or down, break out teirs of players and target individuals who seem to have favorable things going for them. This really seemed to help me with the draft that I had this last weekend. I also highly encourage you to map out what positions that you are thinking about taking during what round. For example, in rd. 2, I decided that if Harrison/Moss was sitting there when I drafted, their value would outweigh that of a #2 RB at that time. If they weren't, simple enough, just grab one of the 2nd tier RBs. Be somewhat flexible but have some idea of direction that you need to go.
Wesley, I'm just winging it this year on the bye week. We'll see how it works.