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

by Bobby Sylvester | @bobbyfantasypro | Featured Writer
Aug 23, 2019

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Whether I’m at a family birthday party, playing a softball game or I walk past someone at the grocery store, I’m littered with fantasy football questions wherever I go this time of year. I love every minute of it, of course, but in the past, I tried to tell everyone 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

Some of my other 2019 Fantasy Football articles

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

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1Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
2Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
3Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
4Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
5Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
6Austin Ekeler (LAC)RB
7Chris Carson (SEA)RB
8David Johnson (ARI)RB
9DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
10Julio Jones (ATL)WR
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11Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
12Aaron Jones (GB)RB
13Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
14Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
15Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
16Sony Michel (NE)RB
17Keenan Allen (LAC)WR
18Davante Adams (GB)WR
19Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
20Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
21Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
22Sammy Watkins (KC)WR
23Chris Godwin (TB)WR
24Marlon Mack (IND)RB
25Mike Evans (TB)WR
26Michael Thomas (NO)WR
27Travis Kelce (KC)TE
28Mark Ingram (BAL)RB
29JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)WR
30Tyler Lockett (SEA)WR
1Mike Trout (LAA)CF,DH
2Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,CF
3Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
4Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
5Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
6Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
7Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
8Trevor Story (COL)SS
9J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
10Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
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11Trea Turner (WSH)SS
12Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
13Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
14Gerrit Cole (HOU)SP
15Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
16Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
17Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
18Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
19Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
20Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
21Juan Soto (WSH)LF
22Rafael Devers (BOS)3B
23Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
24Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
25Luis Castillo (CIN)SP
26Anthony Rendon (WSH)3B
27Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
28Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
29George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
30Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
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
13Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
14Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
25Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
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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