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Advice to Nail Your Fantasy Football Draft (2019)

Aug 24, 2019

Beyond our fantasy football content, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you prepare for your draft this season. From our free mock Draft Simulator – which allows you to mock draft against realistic opponents – to our Draft Assistant – which optimizes your picks with expert advice – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football draft season.

The next few weekends will make up a large majority of fantasy football drafts. Family, friends, and most of all competitors will gather in-person or virtually via a computer to pick their team. There will be auction drafts, snake drafts, drafts with and without kickers, two quarterbacks, superflexes, and more!

It’s fair to say that these are among the most important weekends of the year. You need to ace your fantasy football draft, but before you can do that you need to ace your fantasy football draft preparation. Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered.

When it comes to your draft, it’s of course important to practice, practice, practice. But how can you practice fantasy football? Glad you asked. Our FREE mock draft simulator allows you to complete a full mock draft in five minutes or less. Our logic results in different draft scenarios each and every draft, and we even provide feedback so you can see how you’re doing as you prepare for the big day.

Beyond our draft simulator, we have tons of content to help you as you prepare for your fantasy football draft.

Your Fantasy Football League & Team

You also need to make sure to get some hardware for your league. Nothing makes a league more engaging — OK, money works pretty well, too — than a massive fantasy football trophy, championship belt, or ring that winners can show off all year long. If you really want to go all out, you can snag a loser’s trophy as well.

Once you are settled into your league and team, it’s time to get into the fantasy football strategy.

Fantasy Football Draft Strategy

Beyond our articles, you’ll want to stay tuned and subscribe to our fantasy football podcast and YouTube channel for even more fantasy football draft prep content to get you ready for the big day.

Finally, fire up our Fantasy Football Draft Kit to gain access to all the tools you need to dominate your fantasy football draft — including downloadable cheat sheets, top sleepers, and more — and let our Draft Wizard help you navigate your draft with the assistance of 100+ fantasy football experts.


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