Dynasty league rookie draft strategy

Jeff Ratcliffe unveils his round-by-round draft board for 2017 dynasty rookie drafts and breaks down his approach to drafting each position.

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Dynasty league rookie draft strategy


Fail to prepare and you’re destined to fail. This statement is true for all fantasy football drafts regardless of the format. Whether you’re talking about a 16-round standard draft, a 53-round deep dynasty draft, or a three-round rookie draft. If you don’t do the prep work, you’re shooting yourself in the foot right from the start.

Fortunately, you don’t need to spend countless hours in the trenches prepping for your 2017 rookie fantasy football drafts. We did the work for you here at Pro Football Focus. But a little primer can’t hurt.

It’s a good idea to prepare a draft board for every one of your drafts. Below, you’ll find my board for rookie drafts along with some strategy ideas on how to attack each position. Don’t forget that you can also check out my 2017 fantasy football rookie rankings if you’d like a traditional list for your draft.

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Director of Fantasy at Pro Football Focus. He produces all of our projections and is 2016's second-most-accurate ranker in the fantasy industry. Jeff also is the host of our show on SiriusXM fantasy sports radio and is one of the main hosts of our Fantasy Slant podcast.

  • Nate Hile

    Steelers fan here. You are over rating Smith Schuster and under rating Ross. Go look at Dalton’s downfield passing numbers, he’s better than you think. Schuster has no value unless Bryant screws up. Bryant really does seem like a changed man so I would not bet against him.