It is that time of the year again when we start to think about our NFL Fantasy Football teams and drafts. If you are not in a keeper league and are going through some mock drafts to see what kind of team you end up with, well this is the article for you.
In this article, we are going to give you the best picks for each of the key positions in your fantasy team. Quarterback, Running Back, Wide Receiver, Tight End, Kicker and Defense/Special Teams.
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Let’s start with a look at the Running Back position, given that this is usually the first position to be drafted.
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Top 10 Fantasy Running Backs
- Christian McCaffrey (Carolina Panthers)
- Dalvin Cook (Minnesota Vikings)
- Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans)
- Alvin Kamara (New Orleans Saints)
- Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys)
- Saquon Barkley (New York Giants)
- Aaron Jones (Green Bay Packers)
- Nick Chubb (Cleveland Browns)
- Najee Harris (Pittsburgh Steelers)
- Austin Ekeler (Los Angeles Chargers)
Strategy – Running backs are the backbone of your fantasy team. You should be looking to pick a RB with at least of your first five picks, unless a stud WR, TE or QB offers better value. However by Round 6, if you don’t have two or more RB on your team, you may struggle, especially in those bye weeks.
Top 10 Fantasy Wide Receivers
- Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers)
- Stefon Diggs (Buffalo Bills)
- DeAndre Hopkins (Arizona Cardinals)
- Tyreek Hill (Kansas City Chiefs)
- J.Brown (Tennessee Titans)
- K.Metcalf (Seattle Seahawks)
- Calvin Ridley (Atlanta Falcons)
- Allen Robinson II (Chicago Bears)
- Julio Jones (Tennessee Titans)
- Amari Cooper (Dallas Cowboys)
Strategy – A high quality receiver or two is a key pick for any fantasy owner and picking a WR in the second/third round, depending on which RB and WR are available is a wise move. Again, by the time pick six comes around, you want to have at least one stud and one regular starter and scorer at WR.
Top 10 Fantasy Tight Ends
- Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs)
- George Kittle (San Francisco 49ers)
- Darren Waller (Las Vegas Raiders)
- Kyle Pitts (Atlanta Falcons)
- Mark Andrews (Baltimore Ravens)
- J.Hockenson (Detroit Lions)
- Mike Gesicki (Miami Dolphins)
- Logan Thomas (Washington Football Team)
- Noah Fant (Denver Broncos)
- Jonnu Smith (New England Patriots)
Strategy – Tight Ends are a tricky one, for an elite tight end like Kelce, he could go anywhere in the first two rounds. Other top tight ends (Kittle, Waller, Pitts for example) will probably go rounds 2-4, while other Tight Ends tend to be drafted throughout the remaining rounds. One strategy tip is to draft two tight ends, rather than stocking up on extra RBs or WRs especially for that bye week.
Top 10 Fantasy Quarterbacks
- Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs)
- Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills)
- Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens)
- Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals)
- Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks)
- Dak Prescott (Dallas Cowboys)
- Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers)
- Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
- Ryan Tannehill (Tennessee Titans)
- Matt Stafford (Los Angeles Rams)
Strategy – When you snag your quarterback generally depends when the first one comes off the board. Don’t be tempted to pull the plug too quickly on Mahomes, Allen or Jackson if there are excellent RB or WR options available in early rounds. In some drafts, QB’s will come off the board in Round 1 (which is a waste), in others it can be Round 4 or 5, which is the sweet spot especially if you can snag one or even two of the top ten listed above.
Top 10 Fantasy Defense/ST
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Baltimore Ravens
- Washington Football Team
- Denver Broncos
- San Francisco 49ers
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Los Angeles Rams
- New England Patriots
- Buffalo Bills
- Indianapolis Colts
Strategy – The top Defense/ST pick tends to come around the 12-14 rounds of the draft. Picking earlier is probably not wise, but can be prudent if other managers are snapping up the top teams and you want a quality D/ST pick. Draft just one D/ST pick and keep an eye on their bye week and remember to substitute out.
Top 10 Fantasy Kickers
- Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens)
- Harrison Butker (Kansas City Chiefs)
- Greg Zuerlein (Dallas Cowboys)
- Jason Myers (Seattle Seahawks)
- Brandon McManus (Denver Broncos)
- Matt Gay (Los Angeles Rams)
- Jason Sanders (Miami Dolphins)
- Graham Gano (New York Giants)
- Younghoe Koo (Atlanta Falcons)
- Tyler Bass (Baltimore Ravens)
Strategy – Most teams use their second to last or final pick to land a kicker, but don’t pick just anybody, a good kicker can net your team vital extra points and be crucial in helping your team to victory if they are a reliable source of points.