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You can also take Terry Glennís 04í stats and put them up against some other receivers who may have been overvalued in this years draft, like Marty Booker or Jerry Porter. Glenn has more receiving yards and touchdowns than both of these higher picked receivers, but probably only cost his owner no higher than a 9th or 10th round pick. How would you like to have Terry Glennís statistics in your third receiver spot this year?
There are two morals to this story. Moral one is always to be prepared for your draft. Keep up on offseason news such as injuries, free agency moves, NFL draft acquisitions and coaching changes. These little tidbits of information all add up when it comes to fantasy draft time. Take all those bits of info and try to piece them together best you can to come to some conclusions about some players. Just because Joe Schmoe put up good or bad numbers year before doesnít mean they are going to do same this year. Did a new QB come to town via free agency? Or did teams Joe Schmoe plays for draft a big stud LT in draft?
Moral two is to pick your spots wisely. Donít jump on players you are high on too early in your draft. If you jump on these guys early and they donít pan out like you think they will, your team is going to be in a world of hurt because back end of your roster is going to be much weaker than it should be. So make like a good possession receiver in early rounds of your draft and make nice, safe, sound picks. As rounds move on though, start taking your shots deep and see if you can come up big, with some not so big name players.
Jason is the editor and webmaster for Huddlegeeks.com, a respected fantasy football analsis website.