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How to Draft From the 1.02 Pick (2022 Fantasy Football)

by Tim Brosnan
Jun 14, 2022
Christian McCaffrey

With Jonathan Taylor likely going No. 1 in fantasy drafts, Christian McCaffrey is a great pick at the second spot.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of this draft spot?

The advantage of drafting second overall is you get to select one of the two best available players. Unlike with the first overall pick, your pick will likely depend on which player is selected before you. In this sense, you’re at a disadvantage only to the manager with the first pick. However, this can also work in your favor.

If you are having trouble deciding who to pick, having one more player off the board makes your choice that much easier.

A disadvantage of having the second pick is your next pick won’t come until the end of the second round. This way, your previous disadvantage to the first overall pick is reversed in the second round, as you will get a second player before they do.

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Do you have a certain strategy when picking at 1.02 in 2022?

As mentioned in the 1.01 spot, the recommended strategy is to draft the best available player (relative to team needs, as we discussed). Once again, it is suggested to draft a high-end RB1 (or QB in Superflex).


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