2019 NFL Draft Guide: The SMART System
Rick Wolf offers up a proven, winning draft strategy as he breaks down the famous SMART System for fantasy football.
In the summer of 2003, Glenn Colton and I were chasing down a back-to-back victory in the League of Alternative Baseball Reality (LABR). We were also writing the first Rotoworld Fantasy Football Magazine with publisher, Matthew Berry. We had just penned the SMART System for fantasy baseball to poke fun at every fantasy writer who thought they needed a TLA (three-letter acronym) to define their system. Our football system had a couple of the same ideas as our baseball system and we worked on an acronym. Hilariously, we ended up with the same one.
Of course, we have rules that are very different in baseball than in football. For instance, in baseball, don't pay full value for a player who changes teams and gets a big contract. In football, we added things like take super talented second year wide receivers instead of counting on rookie wide outs when you draft.
So, without further ado, the SMART system, a set of general principles to help you draft and WIN: