With the third week of the preseason behind us, we are truly closing in on the start of the 2014 NFL season. A lot has happened so far in the preseason, and if you’re drafting this week, you’ll want to make sure you’re up to date on all the latest news. Here are a few tidbits to keep in mind when you sit down around the draft table.
The auction is clearly the superior of the roster-filling formats available to the fantasy community. First and foremost, every player in the NFL can be had by any owner in the league at the right price. We’ll be taking a look at the best auction strategies over the next week here on SI.com, and we’ll start where every owner in an auction league should: the budget.
After the top six running backs, there are a lot of question marks at fantasy's most coveted position. By contrast, the first two tiers of receivers go 10-deep, and the seven guys in the first tier all feel like locks to meet or exceed their draft-day prices. You can afford to wait on running backs if you're saddled with a late pick in the first round.
Over the next five weeks, we’ll take a look at changes in average draft position (ADP) with some of fantasy’s most intriguing players to help you get the most value out of each and every one of your draft picks. To kick it off this week, we’ll take a look at some players who have already seen their ADP move significantly among early drafters and identify a couple overvalued and undervalued guys. All ADP numbers are courtesy of Fantasy Football Calculator as of August 7