Fantasy Football Draft Prep 2023: Drafting No. 3 overall in a PPR league


Fantasy Football Draft Prep 2023: Drafting No. 3 overall in a PPR league

Here’s how it played out preparing from the 3rd position


The most convenient part of selecting 3rd total is who you take. Justin Jefferson figures to be the agreement 1.01, so you’re most likely taking a look at among Christian McCaffrey, Austin Ekeler or Ja’Marr Chase And think what ?! You’re most likely to choose from 2 of these 4! That’s excellent. Prior to you prepare, rank them (I simply noted them in my favored order).

The hardest part of choosing 3rd total is who you take with your next 2 choices. Late Round 2 and early Round 3 deal lots of excellent gamers, however it’s still difficult to handle. Per our PPR Average Draft Position (ADP), you ought to anticipate to discover in Round 2 a running back like Josh Jacobs or Joe Mixon, or a receiver along the lines of Garrett Wilson, Amon-Ra St. Brown or Jaylen Waddle Most likely not a quarterback.

In our mock, there were quarterbacks and few of these other names. If your league cheapens quarterbacks type of like how our expert drafts decrease the value of quarterbacks, then this is a most likely circumstance. It made my choice a little bit more difficult.

Here’s a take a look at my lineup construct from the 3rd choice:

1.03 Christian McCaffrey, RB, SF
2.10 Jalen Hurts, QB, PHI
3.03 Calvin Ridley, WR, JAC
4.10 Dameon Pierce, RB, HOU
5.03 Drake London, WR, ATL
6.10 Jordan Addison, WR, MIN
7.03 Mike Evans, WR, TB
8.10 D’Andre Swift, RB, PHI
9.03 Brian Robinson, RB, WAS
10.10 Dalton Kincaid, TE, BUF
11.03 Rashaad Penny, RB, PHI
12.10 Elijah Mitchell, RB, SF
13.03 Evan Hull, RB, IND
14.10 Greg Dulcich, TE, DEN

With Patrick Mahomes going the choice prior to mine, I was not assured that Hurts nor Josh Allen would be there for me in Round 3. Who else could I have taken? DeVonta Smith, Chris Olave or Calvin Ridley– there wasn’t much of an idea for Joe Mixon or Jahmyr Gibbs I figured it was most likely for among those 3 wideouts to be readily available when I was up at 27 th total than among the 2 quarterbacks, so I took Hurts. Sure enough, Ridley was there for me in Round 3.

This is the sort of logical thinking that’s crucial to do when you’re choosing near completion of a round. You’ll see on your own which gamers are left and identify who may be there at your next choice. And it’s not simply for the Round 2/3 turn, however for all of the turns. That’s why it’s likewise essential to consider who the drafters at Picks 1 and 2 may take when they’re up. I utilized their requirements versus them when I took Dameon Pierce in Round 4 when I understood both supervisors had simply one running back and would think about that position with their next 2 choices.

You’ll see that after the Pierce choice I opted for receivers for 3 straight options. That’s due to the fact that we need to begin 3 receivers and a Flex. I felt genuine great about my options as all 3 have leading-24 half-PPR capacity. Evans especially has actually ended up being an afterthought this summer season however we believed the very same thing of Seahawks receivers in 2015 and they ended up excellent.

Did I plan to prepare both Swift and Penny? Never, however Swift’s worth in late Round 10 was alluring. And hence when I was up in Round 11 and saw Penny’s name, I figured it would be a great concept to put the set together. I question there will be one reputable weekly Fantasy starter from the Eagles backfield, however I wagered both backs will factor into my lineup at points throughout the season. The Eagles are among the absolute best running groups in football.

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