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Running backs have a monopoly at the very top of the draft board, but after those first few players come off the board, the positions are relatively even. In fact, year after year receivers bust at lower rates than backs. Additionally, with most fantasy leagues including at least one flex spot among their starting requirements, the typical fantasy owner needs to find at least six backs and receivers every week, with at least two from both positions.
Given all that roster flexibility and the co-equal status between backs and receivers, fantasy owners can pay less attention than ever to positions early in drafts. All you should be concerned with in the first few rounds of your draft is securing the services of as many stat compilers as possible, regardless of their position.
Still, you can always backfill holes throughout the season. It would be a shame if you eschewed the chance of adding one because you felt you already had too many players at that same position. They may not pull from leagues that match your roster parameters. One of the most common mistakes made every year is exchanging free will for servitude to ADP. All too often a fantasy owner will like a player and ultimately be right about him, but miss out on having him on his team because his ADP was half a round later.
Be prepared to reach for your guys. Understand that I am not advocating taking a player with, say, an eighth-round ADP in the fourth round. Few fantasy owners have regretted reaching a round or a round-and-a-half for a player they like. Many, however, have kicked themselves for slavishly following ADP, only to watch that player go off the board before their next pick. Please enter your email address associated with the account so we can help reset your password.
Daniel Murphy struggling lately. David Peralta hits 28th home run Sunday. Jose Abreu goes hitless in weekend series. Anthony Rendon homers on Sunday. Rhys Hoskins goes 2-for-5 in Sunday's loss to Marlins.
Joakim Noah and Knicks expected to part ways before training camp. One of the top centers in the league? Luol Deng agrees to join Timberwolves.
Devin Booker will be out indefinitely due to hand injury. Boris Diaw retires from the NBA. Clippers match Pelicans offer on Tyrone Wallace. Rodney Hood agrees to one-year deal with Cavaliers. David Nwaba officially agrees to deal with Cleveland. Kevin Knox signs with Puma. Chinanu Onuaku to join Trail Blazers. Franchise is banking on it with an Aaron Rodgers- Jordy Nelson stack. The David Johnson pick might feel a little chalky After a big performance last week against the Lions , can Jordan Howard double up with a strong showing against the Colts?
Julian Edelman welcomes Tom Brady back to action and has a quality matchup against the Browns this week. Zach Ertz follows the trend of starting tight ends against the Lions. Dustin Hopkins is the top scoring kicker in fantasy football and facing a defense that has offered more resistance than expected and could keep Washington out of the end zone a few times.
Finally, why not roll with a Rams defense that has been the main component of the team's surprising start to the season? Alex's first three selections for Week 5 mimic Franchise's roster -- though I suspect Rodgers and Johnson will find their way into plenty of lineups this week.
The same goes for Antonio Brown , who gets his shot at a Jets secondary that has been repeatedly abused while Odell Beckham faces a Green Bay defense that has recently struggled against top wideouts. Tom Brady is back for the Patriots and Alex is hoping that means a return of Rob Gronkowski to fantasy relevance.