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25 Facts That Will Help You on Draft Day

Antonio Brown
Can you believe I’m still not being drafted until the 3rd round? “Antonio Brown (wide receiver, born 1988)” by Jeffrey Beall

The commencement of the 2013 fantasy football season was more than 8 months ago and often times little known facts can be overlooked and forgotten, so today we’ll revisit the important ones you need to know. Also, changes for the upcoming year such as new offensive coordinators, players moving up the depth chart, and teams that have acquired new players can help put you at an advantage against your opponents if you gain that knowledge. Whether you’re a brand new player or a seasoned veteran, there were signs and things you missed last year that prevented you from dominating your league so I’m here to make sure you don’t repeat those mistakes. I’ve compiled a list of 25 facts that will make a difference when draft day arrives so let’s dive right in.

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Stacking Chips on Top NFL Offenses


Atlanta Falcons
I think people have forgotten how good we’ve been for the last two out of three years, let’s give them a reminder (Curtis Compton/AJC)

How many times have you been in a draft where you’ve been apprehensive to select two players from the same offense, let alone more than two? We’ve all been there, hesitation and worries about too many mouths to feed so we ultimately choose another player instead. Last year I saw someone let loose of all his inhibitions by inconceivably drafting a roster of Peyton Manning, Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Eric Decker, Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball, and Julius Thomas in a move that surprisingly turned great returns. Obviously I’m not recommending that you ever target an entire offense in a draft but with a few teams boasting high-powered offenses such as the Broncos, Cowboys, Packers, Bears, and a resurgent Atlanta Falcons, it’s hard not to wonder how much you’d benefit from stacking chips heavily in the team’s big hitters. If you drafted two, three, or even four players from the same team would you be worried about them having to share the load each week or expect a nice return on investment? Would you rather have more of a variance with different teams in case they don’t do so well in a certain week? Let’s take a look at some historical data for the past three years to determine if this is an optimal strategy to undertake. Continue reading Stacking Chips on Top NFL Offenses