Round By Round Targets
Before a draft, I create a good cross-off list via recent ADP, but another thing I like to do before selecting my KDS preference (and also after receiving my draft slot) is to look at the NFFC recent ADP by grid and go round by round, seeing who’s available at my desired (or alloted) spot.
Doing this gives me an advance sense of the decisions I’ll face while on the 60-second clock. You don’t want to get too wedded to the hypothetical choices because sometimes you’ll get a surprise — either all the players you like that are usually available are gone or, more likely, someone you didn’t expect to be there slips, and you have to consider him. Accordingly, while you should focus on two or three players per round per draft slot that should be there by ADP, have a sense of how you’d respond if they were all gone or someome six picks ahead of your slot fell.
It’s almost always better to be decisive than panicking or resigned, so get as clear as you can before the draft on the choices that are likely coming your way.
Let’s do this exercise based on the current ADP (September 2-4, NFFC Primetime.)
Here it is in grid form:
Round 1 — From the early slots, I’m taking Jonathan Taylor, Justin Jefferson or Cooper Kupp. Middle slots: Kupp, Ja’Marr Chase or Saquon Barkley and from the late slots Barkley, Dalvin Cook or CeeDee Lamb.
Round 2 — Early slots: Lamb, Alvin Kamara, Aaron Jones or Javonte Williams. Middle: Jones or Williams. Late: Williams, A.J. Brown or Travis Etienne.
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