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

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

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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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1Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
2Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
3Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
4Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
5David Johnson (ARI)RB
6DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
7Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
8James Conner (PIT)RB
9Davante Adams (GB)WR
10Julio Jones (ATL)WR
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11Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
12Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
13Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
14Travis Kelce (KC)TE
15Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
16Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
17Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
18JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
19Michael Thomas (NO)WR
20Mike Evans (TB)WR
21Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
22T.Y. Hilton (IND)WR
23Antonio Brown (OAK)WR
24Marlon Mack (IND)RB
25Kerryon Johnson (DET)RB
26Melvin Gordon (LAC)RB
27Aaron Jones (GB)RB
28Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
29George Kittle (SF)TE
30Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
3Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
4Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
5Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
6Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
7Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
8Trevor Story (COL)SS
9Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
10Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
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11J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
12Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
13Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
14Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
15Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
16Trea Turner (WSH)SS
17Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
18Starling Marte (PIT)CF
19Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
20Jose Ramirez (CLE)2B,3B
21Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
22Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
23Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
24Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
25Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
26Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
27Juan Soto (WSH)LF
28George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
29Rafael Devers (BOS)3B
30Pete Alonso (NYM)1B,DH
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
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SG,SF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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