Whether you’re a veteran player who has a deep understanding of how the game works or you’re a beginner who’s just starting to play, there are certain things you can do to improve your chances of winning your fantasy football league. 

In this article, you’ll learn how to draft a team of high-end backup running backs and wide receivers and how to avoid the bye weeks that plague rookies.

Build A Team 

Whether you are joining a fantasy football league or simply scouting for new teammates, you need to make sure you have a solid draft strategy. A good draft simulator can do half of the job for your planning purposes.  

A Good Draft Matters

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The draft is a great way to show off your football knowledge and make friends. However, you need to be careful not to overdo it.

Depth Chart

While it is not the first thing that comes to mind, the best way to win your fantasy football league is to have a solid depth chart. 

This includes players that can play more than one position, such as a top-five WR and a top-tier RB. You may also want to make sure you replace injured players. This is especially important if you have players on the same bye week.

Draft Early

The best way to find your tier-one players is to draft early. While the first ten rounds may not have all the top-tier players, you should still be able to find a few in round two. Similarly, if you are looking for players to fill your bench, you can start drafting early.

Pick Players with Solid Track Records

A good rule of thumb is to always draft players with a solid track record. This includes players that did well last year but haven’t quite reached their potential. 

Also, don’t forget about players on the waiver wire, especially in the middle rounds. These players can be useful as injury replacements and potential stars.

While there are no guarantees in the fantasy football game, the best way to win is to be picky and pick the right players. 

You can do this by focusing on the players that best match your team’s needs. This is particularly important if you are drafting for a league that allows you to swap players.

Draft High-End Backup Running Backs And Wide Receivers

Having high-end backup running backs and wide receivers in Fantasy Football for Beginners is one of the most important things you can do in your draft. 

Running Backs

Having a strong RB/WR core will help your team win for years to come. These two positions are incredibly volatile, which is why having high-end players at each position is important.

The RB position is the most important position in fantasy football. A RB is more prone to injury than any other position, so it is important to have backups available. Also, a high-value running back can cost $50 or more, so it is important to keep that in mind when you are drafting.

Wide Receivers

The wide receiver position is also a volatile position. WRs are one of the most inconsistent positions in fantasy football, but they can also be very valuable. The value of wide receivers is higher in the peak performance seasons. 

However, the wide receiver position is also the most volatile position, so you should be careful when you draft wide receivers. 

Check out their early-season schedule to see if there are favorable secondaries. Also, check to see if they have had ACL injuries in the past. This can give you valuable information about the player’s potential.

The wide receiver position is not an easy position to draft, but it can be very valuable.

Treat QBs Like The WRs And RBs You’re Deciding To Draft

Whether you are building a team for the long haul or you’re just starting out, it’s important to know when to draft a quarterback. 

This isn’t always easy, as you’ll have to rely on your own strategy and luck to get it right.

There are plenty of options for drafting a QB, so if you don’t feel like drafting a stud at your position, you can still get good value in the early rounds. You may be surprised at the quality of QBs available in your league. In addition to the obvious superstars, you’ll also find a few good options in the next tier.

If you’re in a Superflex or two QB league, you’ll be especially interested in drafting a starting QB. You’ll find that the demand for this position increases significantly in these types of leagues. 

In fact, you may be able to find the top 25 to 35 QBs on the waiver wire before they are off the board.

In the same vein, drafting a backup RB is important for injury reasons. However, you don’t want to overdo it. You shouldn’t go for a 27-year-old RB unless you’re in a dynasty league.

The smallest possible number of running backs is also a good rule of thumb. For instance, the top-scoring RB last year outscored the 10th-ranked RB by 700 points.

It’s no secret that quarterbacks aren’t the most important position on your team. However, if you’re looking to build a young team, you should take a shot at a top-tier QB in the early rounds.

Avoid Bye Weeks

Having a bye week can ruin momentum in your fantasy football league. In fact, it can even cause despair, especially if you are losing.

A bye week is a week in which an NFL team does not play a regular season game. Most teams have at least one bye week each season. If your team is scheduled to play a bye, it is important to remember that they will not receive any fantasy points.

Evaluate Your Rosters

It is important to evaluate your rosters during bye weeks. Players may be injured or out of the lineup for the rest of the season. Bye weeks also force Fantasy Football players to fill in roster holes. It is important to make roster changes and negotiate with players during bye weeks.

Some experts advocate stacking bye-week players. This can be a good way to maintain a solid roster throughout the season, but it is also difficult to implement in practice. 

By stacking bye-week players, you are limited in the amount of value you can extract from each player. Stacking bye week players can also lead to the drafting of players with lower value.

Ignore Bye Weeks

The other option is to ignore bye weeks. This is a good strategy when you are considering in-season trades or adding players to your roster from the waiver wire. However, it is not recommended for long-term strategies.

Injuries can be very costly, so it is important to evaluate your roster during bye weeks. It is also important to consider the probability of losing during bye weeks.

Stacking bye-week players may lead to lower-valued picks in each round. It can also be confusing to draft players based on their bye week.


Fantasy Football is a great way to have fun with friends and family. It can be a great way to stay connected in the off-season or to just add an extra layer of excitement to watching your favorite teams play on Sunday. 

With the help of this guide, you should have a better understanding of how Fantasy Football works and the strategies for dominating your league. 

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