2014 Fantasy Football: 5 Draft Day Trends That Make Sense

2014 Fantasy Football: 5 Draft Day Trends That Make Sense

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When draft day comes for your fantasy football league, make sure you know what trends to follow that will bring you much success. Take a look at five of the best draft day trends that absolutely make sense for your fantasy football team!

5. Draft a Top Wide Receiver Immediately

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5. Draft a Top Wide Receiver Immediately

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With the NFL becoming such a strong passing league, it only makes sense to draft a top wide receiver at the first opportunity presented. They contribute plenty of fantasy points that above all gets only more consistent throughout the NFL season. It's one of the best trends in fantasy football as only the smarter ones use this strategy.

4. Stock Up On Running Backs

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4. Stock Up On Running Backs

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Believe it or not, running backs, aside from top wide receivers, actually score more fantasy points! Therefore, a common trend is to draft a top running back with your third pick. It's also wise to grab a backup running back in the later rounds that could be used as a flex pick depending on who they are going up against that can't stop the run.

3. Grab A Starting Quarterback After Your First Pick

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3. Grab A Starting Quarterback After Your First Pick

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The NFL has plenty of solid quarterbacks that will be available after the first round in your fantasy football draft. A trend that the pros use is to use your second draft pick on whichever top quarterback is available and spend the top pick on a top wide receiver or even running back. Don't waste your first draft pick on a quarterback that should still be available in the second round!

2. Draft A Kicker With Second To Last Pick

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2. Draft A Kicker With Second To Last Pick

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It's always good to draft a kicker with your second to last pick because they usually can rack up some last minute points for your fantasy football team. The pros tend to use their final two picks for a kicker and team defense, respectively. Plenty of kickers should still be available towards the end of the draft, so be sure to grab one that will be very productive on struggling offenses that can't score touchdowns.

1. Draft Quality Backups

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1. Draft Quality Backups

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Devastating injuries can happen at any given moment, so it's imperative you draft quality backups just in case. A common draft day trend that makes the most sense is to secure backups at wide receiver, running back and quarterback. Draft players that are just an injury or depth chart move away from becoming instant superstars. If your starter is injury prone, find someone that will make a huge impact once given the opportunity.

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


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