2019 NFL Draft Guide: Being Flexible in Snake Drafts
Howard Bender explains why you should always be flexible with your strategy during snake drafts.
We get it. “Let the draft come to you” is one of the most boring clichés in all of fantasy sports. As tired as you are of hearing it, though, fantasy football analysts are equally exhausted hearing you tell us you’re going RB-RB-WR with your first three picks. It’s not that we think you would be wrong for taking Melvin Gordon , Joe Mixon and Stefon Diggs . Those a three great guys around which to build a team. The problem is, when someone states a game-plan like that, it usually means they are going to stick to it regardless of who is still on the board.
Simply put, you cannot walk into your draft with such a rigid game-plan. What if you are picking ninth and the first eight picks are all running backs? Are you telling me you’re going to pass up DeAndre Hopkins for Dalvin Cook or David Johnson ? Yeesh. That would be a mistake.
And what if you said, “OK, I’ll take Hopkins here and grab two running backs with my next two picks,” and the next six picks before you were all...