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Welcome back to Target Practice! We have worked our way through the first round before getting into rounds two and three. Now, we can work on rounds four and five. But, before we get to the fourth and fifth rounds, have you joined an RCL League yet? You can win prizes and play against your favorite writers at Razzball. It’s totally free and really fun to play in 12 team leagues against other Razzball enthusiasts. If you want to play against me specifically click here to join. If you think I’m ugly, smell bad, or think my writing is trash but just needed to click on something to avoid connecting with your loved ones, we have plenty of other writers on board as well. Reid, Zach, B-Don, DonkeyTeeth, Rotowan, and Stan Son have all signed up to play this season.

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It is officially August and the Hall of Fame game is tonight! Football is definitely in the air. Earlier this week I covered what I will be doing in the first round of drafts, now it is time to move onto the 2nd and 3rd rounds. Of course, if anyone that I wrote about in the first installment slips through the cracks like an Urban Meyer cover up, I would take a stab at those names first. I don’t know what’s going on in your draft! I’m not there. All I can do is go off of ADP and my rankings and tell you who I like and don’t like. Let’s run through some names in the teens through the 30’s, shall we?

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Throughout August, I am going to be breaking down 2018 Fantasy Football drafts by round. Not to sound like captain obvious here, but the first round is the most important round. Back when I used to read Matthew Berry religiously, he would always emphasize that you can’t win a fantasy football league in the first round, but you can definitely lose it. The injury stuff is just dumb luck, so it’s hard to kick yourself if you drafted David Johnson last year. It was the right move. In leagues where I was picked first last year, I took David Johnson and I would do it again 100 times out of 100. Anyone can get hurt at any time.

Reid wrote a piece about the back end of the first round that you will enjoy as well.

I’m going to break down the first round in four sets of tiers. I’m going to use the 12 team format. We will have the 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12 tiers. I’m simply going to tell you about the player that I like the most in this tier and why. Some of you aren’t going to agree and that is what the comment section is for. If you have checked out my rankings, most of this won’t be a surprise to you but it is a chance to go more in depth.

Be sure to check out my PPR and Standard Rankings if you haven’t already!

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Instead of throwing a table on Monday’s post, I think that a separate post for PPR is justifiable. I can talk about players who make a jump up in PPR for beginners and we can always discuss in the comment section. PPR is my preferred method of scoring. What can I say? I’m a sucker […]

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If you drafted Jay Ajayi at the end of the first round in 2017, you probably thought that you got the steal of the draft. After week one, you were convinced. It was all down hill from there and if you were lucky, you swindled a hopeful league mate for a useful player. Ajayi was eventually traded to the Philadelphia Eagles and didn’t see double digit carries until the final three games of the season. It’s also tough to find the end zone when Legarrette Blount is the red zone back. 208 rushes and 1 touchdowns just isn’t going to cut it…

Legarrette Blount and his 40 red zone carries have left for Detroit. In fact, Ajayi didn’t see a single carry inside of the 5-yard-line in all of 2017. The Eagles ran 77% of their offense out of the shotgun and that is exactly the offense that Ajayi can be successful in. According to Warren Sharp, when the Eagles were in the lead, Ajayi averaged 8.6 yards per carry from shotgun and when trailing he averaged 4.6 yards per carry. Obviously, with more of a workload these averages are sure to regress. But, with more volume, comes more overall fantasy production.

Check out my pieces on Undraftable QuarterbacksLeonard FournetteDoug BaldwinUndraftable Running Backs, and Undraftable Wide Receivers.

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There is no denying just how important how important the running back position is to fantasy football roster construction. Once you get past the first couple of rounds, the position becomes a cesspool of what ifs. If you’re in a 12 team league, current ADP data says that only eight picks in the first two rounds won’t be a running back. It’s more important than ever to make the right pick.

Just like with wide receivers, this is a pre-training camp evaluation so my opinion is subject to change going into August. But, as of now, I’m going to let you know what running backs that I don’t see myself drafting this season. When I’m drafting running back early, I’m targeting volume second only to skill. Dual-threat is also something that I look for too. I mostly play in PPR leagues. A lot of the time, the past performance and current off season moves at offensive line can also sway me.

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The hockey guys Viz and Reid join me for what is pretty much self explanatory in the title. We definitely had fun with it…

  • First Pick in the Draft.
  • Chubb vs. Michel.
  • Sutton Vs. Ridley.
  • Over/Under on Alabama Players going in the 1st round.
  • LSU Vs. OSU players taken in rounds 1 & 2.
  • Iowa vs. Texas players taken in rounds 1 & 2.
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Hello Razzballers. Reid here about to start some early mock drafts for the 2017 NFL Draft coverage here at Razzball. I’m using the draft order based on the results of Conference Championship Weekend. I won’t be projecting trades in this one. Those mock drafts will come later as the playoffs progress.

I will post a quick comment on the picks since it’s still very early in the process. Would love to hear input from you guys if you think the team you root for has a bigger need or would act differently (without trading). I will also be adding in who I had in my prior mock draft so you can note the changes.

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