We made it! We finally made it, it’s the heart of draft season and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. If you’re like me, you’ve been consuming every bit of FF content since the NFL Draft, and have participated in countless mock drafts. Shhh…don’t tell my girlfriend how many mock drafts I’ve completed. By now, you’ve tinkered around with different draft strategies and hopefully you landed on one that will lead you to the promise land. Before it’s too late, I want to make sure you are not forgetting a critical component that can set you up for a slam dunk on draft day– the handcuff.

As a new writer for Razzball.com my main focus will be providing you with a weekly RB handcuff report. I look forward to interacting with you all as the season progresses. Let me know if there is a topic or player you would like me to comment on. Today, we will focus on how handcuffs can impact your overall draft day strategy and give you a couple of the top RB handcuffs. Are you ready? Let’s do this!

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Hey everyone! I’ve joined the pristine group of Razzball Fantasy contributors to shine a light on the Fantasy Football season in hopes that you heed my words of wisdom and win your leagues.

In terms of specific players and projections, I will leave that to the other writers who are doing a magnificent job. My focus today will be on the draft itself and why it is so very important for you to do adequate homework before you head into your draft lobby. Nobody likes sitting there in a draft when you’re on the clock and you are completely clueless as to who you should draft, forcing you to panic-pick someone overrated that will end up on the waiver wire after Week 2.

In the words of wisdom from a great fantasy football player:

“You can’t win your league in the first three rounds of a draft, but you can lose your league in those rounds.” – Myself, obviously.

So what do I mean when I refer to “homework”?  This post is going to focus on topics you need to be privy to before draft day…

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Back by popular demand I bring you the first two rounds factor. And by ‘popular’ I mean ‘I’ve never typed this before’ and by ‘demand’ I mean ‘two people commented about how to handle the first two rounds on my Preseason-palooza post last week and how it could dictate the rest of your draft and here’s me humbling obliging’. See how much less text you have to deal with when I say ‘popular demand’? You’re welcome. The reality is how you spend your first two picks has a domino effect on the rest of your draft. It makes guys who were sleepers or steals worthless pickups or dire needs depending on how you start this silly little game of ours. So to try and put out as many articles as possible assist you in your drafting journey, I’m here to give you the lowdown on how to handle the rounds beyond depending on what you did for the first two. So here’s my draft strategy for said sitch for 2013 Fantasy Football…but wait, there’s more! Ok, not really. Just me kindly reminding you that we have this whole Razzball Commenter Leagues thing going on. Nothing big, really, just a way for you to winner a killer Razzball jump suit and to show everyone on Razzball how awesometastic you are. No bigs. Oh you’re interested? Well then go click the link and get started! And now on with the post…

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Warning, I think this post might be short. Like really, really short. Like why your girlfriend laughs every time your pants drop and you ask ‘why are you laughing’ and she says ‘you’re just so cute’ kind of short. It will be short namely because I can’t preach to you about the subject at hand for longer then about 300 words unless I throw a lot of fluff at you and since I don’t want you to think I’m a fluffer, I’m not gonna do it. I also realize the reasoning behind this is partially personal and partially league setup. I’m speaking more on behalf of standard type league setup and not for the deeper ones where I would be more inclined to draft or pick up a handcuff and I will delve a bit into that, how I’d do it and why in this little ditty as well. Overall, this is a sticking point for me when discussing drafting strategies because of the position at hand we’re talking about and I’ll do my best to refute the many reasons that people use to excuse themselves for doing it as we go along. But without further ado, let’s take a look at why I don’t want any handcuffs as part of my Vandersexxx nor for 2013 Fantasy Football…nope, still interrupting myself. We need commissioners and we need more leagues for our Razzball Commenter Leagues. I’d offer you money but since I’m already offering a grand prize to the big time winner I think you’re getting plenty to play this game for free with us. So go click that link to find out how before reading on…I’m waiting…nope, still waiting I can tell you haven’t gone and done it yet…nope…ok, ok now you can proceed.

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As they say, change is inevitable. Whether it’s the tuck rule, the crown of the helmet rule or the ‘how many days can I wear my drawers before they’re considered stanky’ rule, we as a species are always creating new ways to experience this little world of ours and fantasy football is no different. I’m not gonna bore you with the stats but we have all noticed the QB position become the most dominant offensive spot in our lineup over the last few years and the depth at the position has become hard to ignore. So with that in mind, I’m gonna two-tone this post by not only trying to give you draft strategy but also strongly suggesting your leagues become two QB leagues but not the standard version. For all that talk of QBs being great offensively, there’s no reason anyone should ever feel they have to draft Christian Ponder and a 2QB setting would do that. I strongly encourage if you do go the two QB route that you go with a QB and a QB flex (QB/RB/TE/WR) position to back it up. It adds a unique wrinkle to your draft strategy and puts less weight on drafting those afterthought schlubs. So now that I’ve derailed, I’m gonna rerail and get us back on course. So lets discuss some two QB draft strategies for 2013 Fantasy Football…seriously, who’s working on this railroad? We interrupt your route to fantasy football glory to give you another way to said glory via our Razzball Commenter Leagues. I had a dream the other night where some weird guy whispered into my ear ‘if you build it, they will come’ and woke up and created this year’s RCLs. Only you’re not coming…well, not coming to Commish or join leagues. Do you not like us? Do we smell funny? Not cool…neverthewho, I guess I’ll still talk draft strategy with you but note I’m doing it under protest…

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So you’re gonna notice something if you’re a previous reader. Though I don’t like repeating myself, I’m going to repeat myself. There’s only so much new you can bring to a personal strategy each year. Most of what’s ‘new’ here is going to be the intro post. I like to make cultural references of the time so that I can look back in a year and say ‘what the heck was THAT all about?’ to myself. For that reason, I’m just going to say ‘Sharknado’ and move on with the knowledge I’ve completely mindf’ed my future self. But of course, you didn’t come here for my love of messing with future versions of me, you’re here to discuss auction draft strategy for 2013 fantasy football…

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Yes, I went with that title. Don’t ask me why I thought that would bring in readership. I’m actually assuming it’ll scare most off but you’re gonna miss out on the meaning if you just freak out about how I said ‘prom’ in the title. We can’t all be Will Ferrell with our marketing strategies. Not everyone can come up with ‘Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby’…damn messed up genius that man is sometimes. Ahem, Semi-Pro? I did say sometimes, imaginary reader. However I didn’t just put that title out there hoping everyone would misread it as ‘porn’ to click on it. Though that would’ve been a better idea no doubt. No, I’m going to take you back to that time in your life when your priorities were messed up and you didn’t know what you wanted but you knew you wanted it now. So without further reveal, let’s take a look at a draft strategy for 2013 fantasy football that I’ve stupidly titled the prom analogy…

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