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Ultimate Guide to Fantasy Football Salary Cap Drafts (2021)

by Dan Harris | @danharris80 | Featured Writer
Aug 19, 2021

There’s no right way to approach or execute a fantasy football salary cap draft. Google “fantasy football salary cap draft strategy,” and you can spend days learning various recommended tactics to dominate your league.

Like many fantasy football managers, I struggled with fantasy football salary cap drafts for a long time, particularly when I first started. I often left myself with too much money on the table (the cardinal sin), unsure when to strike and back off. In other drafts, I’d spend willy-nilly because I couldn’t decide on a strategy and would have no sense of when to rein it in.

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But eventually, I settled on a strategy that has worked well for me for years, and the best part is that it doesn’t take all that much work to master it. So, although googling will surely bring some great ideas, in my opinion, if you follow the steps outlined below, you’ll be able to confidently enter every fantasy football salary cap draft from here on out, knowing that you’ll end the day giving your team a chance to compete for the championship.

So, let’s dive in. In my opinion, there are four steps to successfully executing a fantasy football salary cap draft.

  1. Create Reliable Values
  2. Divide Players into Tiers by Position
  3. Build a Spending Plan Broken Down by Position
  4. Execute and Adapt

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