Bobby Sylvester’s 2019 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet for Family and Friends

by Bobby Sylvester | @bobbyfantasypro | Featured Writer
Aug 13, 2019

Brandin Cooks has been a top 12 WR each of the last 4 seasons

With plenty of drafts taking place this weekend, I wanted to give you all an article that made things easy for the last-minute drafter. Perhaps you haven’t done your research at all, or even just want a cheat sheet that highlights everything I’ve had to say through 50+ preseason podcast episodes, dozens of articles and 200+ player notes. When I first began as a fantasy analyst, I had dozens of long conversations where I tried to tell everyone in my life everything they could know before their drafts. I learned my lesson and approached it differently the following season. I figured the best way to provide them with all of my advice was to simply build a series of easy to follow lists. Now it has become an annual tradition and I share it with anyone who wants it. Welcome to the family! For any more specific questions, feel free to hit me up on Twitter.

*All rounds listed are for standard 12-team half-PPR, 1 QB leagues.

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Quarterbacks I Want

Quarterbacks I’m Avoiding

Running Backs I Want to Start

Running Backs I’m Avoiding

Running Backs I Want On My Bench

Wide Receivers I Want to Start

Wide Receivers I’m Avoiding

Wide Receivers I Want On My Bench

Tight Ends I Want

Tight Ends I’m Avoiding

General Strategy

  • Only draft 1 QB and 1 TE
  • Don’t draft a DST or kicker at all, instead, fill the spot with another high-upside RB (see the full strategy here)
  • Draft at least 4 WRs in the first 9 rounds and 1 or 2 upside WRs for your bench
  • Draft 3 or 4 RBs in the first 7 or 8 rounds then get as many high-upside backup RBs as possible for your bench
  • Do a quick (and FREE) 5-minute mock draft to help prepare

Ideal Starts by pick-range

A Roster I’d Love

Looking for more advice? Check out 10 Draft Mistakes to Avoid below!

Bobby Sylvester is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from Bobby, check out his archive and follow him @BobbyFantasyPro.

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1Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
2Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
3Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
4Chris Carson (SEA)RB
5Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
6Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
7Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
8Aaron Jones (GB)RB
9DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
10Josh Jacobs (OAK)RB
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11Marlon Mack (IND)RB
12Julio Jones (ATL)WR
13Phillip Lindsay (DEN)RB
14Sony Michel (NE)RB
15Cooper Kupp (LAR)WR
16Michael Thomas (NO)WR
17Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
18Latavius Murray (NO)RB
19Tevin Coleman (SF)RB
20Tyler Lockett (SEA)WR
21T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
22Devonta Freeman (ATL)RB
23Kenny Golladay (DET)WR
24Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
25Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
26Julian Edelman (NE)WR
27Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
28Royce Freeman (DEN)RB
29John Brown (BUF)WR
30George Kittle (SF)TE
1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
3Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
4J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
5Trevor Story (COL)SS
6Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
7Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
10Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
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11Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
12Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
13Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
16Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Juan Soto (WSH)LF
19Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
20Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
21Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
22Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
23Starling Marte (PIT)CF
24Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
25Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
26Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
27Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
28Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
29George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
30Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
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11Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
19Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
26Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
27Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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