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Fantasy Football Draft Tips & Trends And Strength-of-Schedule

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Fantasy football draft tips are easy enough to come by, but that won't stop me from bringing my own unique ones based on the couple actual drafts that I have done.  Is two enough to definitively draw conclusions?  Not by any valid statistical measure, but it is enough when viewed as the culmination of eight months of fantasy football chatter, mock drafts and fantasy information.

Here are some late-breaking fantasy tips:

RB is not a deep position:
Despite plenty of RBBCs, there isn't a ton of solid feature backs.  If you don't get two in your first three picks in deeper leagues (>12 teams), then you will need to take a slew of gambles and hope it is your team that gets those right.

WR is deeper but not that much:
Excellent receivers can be had in the 3rd and 4th rounds with the final ones leaving the board by the 6th.

The talent pool is shallow:
The first two points lead to the third.  If all the 'good" RBs and WRs are gone in the first 6 rounds of fantasy football drafts, what is left for the final 10 rounds at those positions?  Uncertainty.

By now, everyone knows you're sleepers:
When Dwayne Bowe went 62nd overall in my recent 10-team PPR, I knew there was no sleeper stone left unturned.  Nevermind Miami Dolphins WR Ted Ginn Jr. went 92nd overall.  With fantasy sports sites having expert mocks,  there will be at least one other team in your league who has the same sleeper you do.

Strength of Schedule:

Team Opp Win Pct Opp. Total Wins Opp. Total Losses
Steelers 0.598 153 103
Colts 0.594 152 104
Jaguars 0.559 143 113
Vikings 0.551 141 115
Ravens 0.551 141 115
Titans 0.551 141 115
Bengals 0.547 140 116
Texans 0.547 140 116
Browns 0.547 140 116
Lions 0.543 139 117
Bears 0.531 136 120
Packers 0.531 136 120
Redskins 0.523 134 122
Cowboys 0.523 134 122
Eagles 0.52 133 123
Giants 0.52 133 123
Rams 0.488 125 131
49ers 0.484 124 132
Seahawks 0.477 122 134
Buccaneers 0.469 120 136
Falcons 0.469 120 136
Cardinals 0.465 119 137
Dolphins 0.465 119 137
Panthers 0.465 119 137
Jets 0.457 117 139
Chiefs 0.453 116 140
Bills 0.449 115 141
Saints 0.449 115 141
Broncos 0.445 114 142
Raiders 0.438 112 144
Chargers 0.422 108 148
Patriots 0.387 99 157