HomeFootball#271: SPORTS KRUNCH SPECIAL (2021 Fantasy Football advice with CBS Sports Senior...

#271: SPORTS KRUNCH SPECIAL (2021 Fantasy Football advice with CBS Sports Senior Fantasy Writer Dave Richard)


-The two most common ways to begin a fantasy football draft (at least the ones I’ve come across) are to either draft two running backs in the first two rounds, or to draft one running back and one wide receiver in the first two rounds. Which of the two approaches do you prefer and why?

-When you’re drafting, how much stock do you put into early season schedules (Weeks 1-4) and [fantasy] playoff schedules?

2. Speaking of fantasy playoff schedules, with the NFL changing to the 17 game/18 week regular season format this year, when would you recommend fantasy league commissioners schedule their playoffs (same standard as always with weeks 14-16, or do you move it to weeks 15-17)?

3. Running Backs

-Why is Christian McCaffrey your #1 fantasy player right now?

-Why is Jonathan Taylor worth an investment as early as the fifth overall pick in fantasy drafts?

4. Wide Receivers

-Why do you think 2021 will be Terry McLaurin’s breakout season from a fantasy perspective?

-WR is always one of the deeper positions in fantasy football. Would you be content if the first receiver you drafted was a guy like Adam Thielen, CeeDee Lamb or D.J. Moore?

5. Tight Ends

-Would you fault anybody for taking Kyle Pitts with both Mark Andrews and T.J. Hockenson still on the board?

6. Quarterbacks

-Unlike in real football, great QB play in fantasy football is quite plentiful. That’s why they say every year to wait as long as you can to draft a QB. How long would you personally wait on a QB in 2021?

-Currently, you have Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson ahead of Dak Prescott, Justin Herbert, and Russell Wilson, on your board. Why are you more bullish on the former two than you are on the latter three at the moment?

7. Name some players to avoid at each skill position

-QB: Joe Burrow, Aaron Rodgers

-RB: Josh Jacobs, Darrell Henderson

-WR: Mike Evans, Kenny Golladay

-TE: Dallas Goedert, Noah Fant, Robert Tonyan

8. Fantasy drafts are usually won in the latter half (rounds 8-16). Name some players at each skill position with the potential to become HUGE steals who will likely be available in that range

-QB: Tua Tagovailoa,

-RB: A.J. Dillon, Gio Bernard

-WR: Parris Campbell, Elijah Moore

-TE: Adam Trautman, Jonnu Smith



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