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Top 5 Mock Draft Strategies For 2014 Fantasy Football

Top 5 Mock Draft Strategies For 2014 Fantasy Football

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The time to start thinking about draft strategies is here for everyone that loves fantasy football. Take a look at these top five draft strategies to remember for your 2014 fantasy football league.

5. Wait To Draft A Starting Quarterback

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5. Wait To Draft A Starting Quarterback

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Most people don't realize that you don't need to waste your precious first-round draft choice on one of the top quarterbacks available. You can actually draft good, if not more productive, quarterbacks in the later rounds of your fantasy football draft. The best strategy to use is wait until the later rounds and draft both your top quarterback and backup quarterback right after the other.

4. Don't Fall For Rookie Hype When Drafting

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4. Don't Fall For Rookie Hype When Drafting

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The 2014 NFL Draft was one of the deepest in history at wide receiver. When drafting in your fantasy football league, don't make the mistake of falling for the hype because fans predict a breakout rookie season. Most rookies start incredible slow because of the transition from college football to the pros is far from easy. If any are available in the later rounds, then go for it, but anything in the early to mid rounds would be a waste.

3. Make Drafting Running Backs A Priority

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3. Make Drafting Running Backs A Priority

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It's important to remember that since the NFL has turned into a passing league, everyone will usually draft plenty of receivers and forget how important a running back or two can be. Always make sure to draft a top ten running back in the middle rounds of your fantasy football draft and you will earn plenty of points. Especially hybrid running backs that are also a receiving threat can double your fantasy points.

2. Draft A Tight End With Second To Last Pick

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2. Draft A Tight End With Second To Last Pick

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While everyone will be looking at the handful of top tight ends in the NFL, don't waste a draft pick early on as they will be plenty of viable options to chose from later on. It's a good strategy to draft a decent tight end with your second to last pick after you've drafted everything else you need to succeed. Do some research and get your homework done on tight ends that could be sleepers ready to breakout.

1. Draft Defense Last

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1. Draft Defense Last

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In the end, defenses don't really produce as many fantasy points as people think they would. Truth of the matter is, use your draft choices on receivers, running backs and two quarterbacks. Drafting a defense is necessary, but can be done either with your final draft pick or even through waiver wires once it's all over. Listen to these top strategies and you will reap the benefits of being the person to beat in your fantasy football league.

Luis Tirado Jr. is a New York Jets writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, like him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google