2014 Fantasy Football Draft Strategy DO NOT Draft List

Andrew Weber - USA Today
Here are a list of players I am NOT targeting in each round (assuming a 12 team league here):

Round 1: Demarco Murray (RB, DAL) I would worry about Dallas really relying on the run game this year, but if you can get Murray in the second round then he is solid there. Marshawn Lynch (RB, SEA) don't get me wrong he is a beast, but with my first round pick I would pass; if he fell to me in Round 2 then I would absolutely grab him.

2014 Fantasy Football Draft Strategy


Jeff Hanish - USA Today Sports
Every year I write up my fantasy strategy going into the draft. I learn something every year and this year is no different when it comes to how I will be approaching my drafts this year.

Round 1: I always like to target a top 5 RB in the first round (Jamaal Charles, Lesean McCoy, Adrian Peterson, Matt Forte, and Eddie Lacy) if those are gone then I would go for Peyton Manning or Drew Brees. Recently I wrote an article about drafting a top QB in round one.

2014 Fantasy Football Drafting a QB

Ron Chenoy - USA Today
The question arises of when should you draft your QB and is Peyton Manning worth it and can he repeat in 2014?

2014 Fantasy Football Sleepers to Consider in the Last Rounds

USA Today
You know those last couple rounds of the draft when everyone is not excited about drafting anymore?  That's the time to capitalize on players to build up your bench or have potential to break-out.

My first recommendation is to draft a kicker with your last round pick.  I don't believe the kickers are game changers and if you think about this logically you will get a top 12 kicker with the last pick as most people don't draft two kickers.  I always wait until the end on my kicker.

Top Back-up QB's to Consider for 2014


As many of you know finding a back-up QB is not a very sexy pick and most of you won't hear your friends saying "awesome pick," after you select a back-up QB.  Keep in mind that you need to be ready for the bye-week or if the worst happens an injury.  A long term injury to your QB mid-season is rare, but if it happens it can flip your season on its head.

2014 Fantasy Football Mid to Late Round Sleepers

Brian Spurlock - USA Today Sports
After a few fantasy football drafts as well as mock drafts in addition to the pre-season there are some additional sleepers to take note of for your drafts.  These sleepers are in no particular order, but should be players you add to your list of players to target.

2014 Rookie Rankings and Dynasty Perspective

Ed Szcepanski - USA Today Sports
The draft is finally over and it's time to evaluate the new rookie class to find the production for re-draft leagues and also look at the long term potential for dynasty leagues.  Let's take a look at the top 10 rookies.