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Dr. Roto’s Daily Prescription 8/31: Stay Flexible in Fantasy Football Drafts

Dr. Roto gives an example of why it is always best to stay flexible in your fantasy football drafts.

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 04: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws a pass during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Admittedly I prefer to wait on taking my quarterbacks. My ideal roster construction has me taking a plethora of running backs and wide receivers first before taking a QB, which I inevitably do somewhere in Rounds 9-12. This strategy has served me well over the years and won me many leagues. However, I have learned that in fantasy football you must take what the draft board gives you.

Last night in a high-stakes draft that I did on NFFC, it was the beginning of Round 3 and at that point, no QB had been selected. NFFC rules state that QBs get six points per TD pass, which gives them more value than in four-point passing TD formats. The first selection of Round 3 was Jalen Hurts, who went to the team that had taken A.J. Brown. The next pick was Josh Allen who went to the team which had taken Stefon Diggs. Then it was my turn. I really wanted to take a receiver, but how could I turn down taking Patrick Mahomes? I had thought that Mahomes was going to go in Round 2 to the team that had Travis Kelce, but that manager shocked me by taking Davante Adams instead. So, what did I do? I went against my norm and took Mahomes. When the best QB in the league is staring at me in Round 3, I will pull the trigger and figure out the rest of my team from that point on.

I encourage everyone to go into their drafts with a draft plan but at the same time maintain the flexibility to get off that plan if value exists on the draft board.