Bob Lung guides you through the Perfectly Consistent Draft with the help of FantasyPros.com Draft Simulator and the Tier Draft List in the 2017 Fantasy Football Consistency Guide! Follow him on Twitter @bob_lung

In our continuing series of giving you guidance on how to draft a perfect team (as per the FantasyPros rankings) and consistent team (from Big Guy Fantasy Sports Consistency Tools), we take a look at drafting from the No. 7 position in a 12-team PPR snake draft.

Fantasy Draft Day can be one of most exciting or most horrifying days in a Fantasy owner’s life each year! It’s exciting for those who prepare by spending hours of going through magazines, websites, etc. It’s horrifying for those who don’t have time to prep because LIFE gets in the way.

Well, worry no more, my friends! I’m here to help you give you a winning draft, REGARDLESS of the position that you choose from!

My friends at FantasyPros have some great tools to help you in your Fantasy Football draft preparation. One of them is the Draft Simulator. I am going to use this tool in conjunction with a tool from the Big Guy Fantasy Sports site called the Tier Draft List. The Tier Draft List is a one page Excel file that groups each position by Tier (RB1, RB2, etc.) and then separates the Tier into Grade A, B, C and D. Each Tier correlates to an Expected Consistency Rating or how consistent that player should be in 2017. This is explained in the Guide.

By utilizing the Draft Simulator, I will perform a mock draft from each position and present the results as ranked by the FantasyPros expert rankings. Upon presenting that the mock draft results are ranked #1 by FantasyPros, I will also show you why it’s a great draft because of the consistency ratings of the players I drafted.

We start with a mock draft from position: PICK #7

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The Results

Below is the embed code from the FantasyPros site showing the results:

 

As you can see from the results, the team drafted ranked #1 by the FantasyPros expert rankings. And while, that’s certainly important that our drafted team scores more points than any other team, it’s also important that the players are consistently scoring those points.

Roster with Consistency Rankings

Pick # Player Position Tier Draft ECR    
1.7 Melvin Gordon, LAC RB RB1A 80%    
2.6 Dez Bryant, DAL WR WR1A 80%    
3.7 Lamar Miller, HOU RB RB1B 70%    
4.6 Aaron Rodgers, GB QB QB1A 80%    
5.7 Julian Edelman, NE WR WR2B 70%    
6.6 Kelvin Benjamin, CAR WR WR3A 65%    
7.7 Delanie Walker, TEN TE TE1B 60% 72% Starters
8.6 Terrance West, BAL RB RB3C 60%    
9.7 Cameron Meredith, CHI WR WR4C 55%    
10.6 James White, NE RB RB3C 60%    
11.7 Ted Ginn, NO WR WR4C 55%    
12.6 Seattle Seahawks DEF        
13.7 Carson Palmer, ARI QB QB2A 65%    
14.6 Brandon Oliver, LAC RB RB4D 55%    
15.7 Cairo Santos, KC K     58% Bench

Overall, the consistency is very good for this team. The Starters overall consistency is 72%! That’s outstanding! If your starters can average over 65%, that’s a solid team. The Bench scoring a 58% consistency average is good, but not great based on the sixth place finish. (Note: There is no consistency ratings for Kickers and Defense).

So, let’s break down the starters.

STARTERS

One thing that I always stress to Fantasy owners is to make sure that you draft your CORE starters (1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR and 1 TE) within the first seven rounds (depending on your league starter lineup). Many will argue and throw out their “crazy” strategies like ZERO-RB or four straight WR’s or no QB’s until Round 8! Whatever! Don’t be that person!

The starters all have a grade of Tier 1-3 and Grade of A or B. 

The running back starters of a RB1A (Gordon) combined with Lamar Miller (RB1B) within the first three rounds is huge! Even more important was surrounding the backs with Dez, Julian and Kelvin. Seeing Aaron Rodgers available in Round 4 is tough to pass up. Delanie Walker is a solid tight end to round out the starters. 

This is very important to try and get these tiers for your top seven starters.

In summary, this is an excellent draft for starters with a #1 ranking by FantasyPros and a consistency rating of 72%.

BENCH

Drafting a solid and consistent bench is just as important as your starters. Yes, there will be underperformers and injuries, but by having a consistent bench when they’re playing gives you depth for possible trades to improve your starters, in case one of them get injured.

In this draft, I have covered a backup to all of the important positions.

In summary, the FantasyPros ranking was #6 overall, but more important is the 58% bench consistency rating. Which isn’t great, but you can easily improve this on the waiver wire during the season!

OVERALL

The FantasyPros ranking of 95 out of 100 and an A rating says it all! This is an excellent draft, both in total points and consistency!

If you’re interested more in the Tier Draft List and Fantasy Football Consistency, go to www.BigGuyFantasySports.com and we will help you improve your Fantasy teams in 2017!

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Colby Conway shares those players who look good on “paper” but could hurt your Fantasy teams with inconsistency in 2017. Follow him @colbyrconway.

We are getting closer and close ladies and gentlemen. Football season is almost upon us and it’s time to take another look at a few more inconsistent players! You should be wary of drafting the players below and there are better, more consistent options a round or two later. As always…

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Ben Roethlisberger, PIT QB – The key to being the Bob Lung of your fantasy league is consistency and unfortunately, Roethlisberger lacks that vital trait. In 13 professional seasons, he’s played a full 16 games in just three seasons. Drafting a quarterback that high with a near certainty of missing at least a game or two is foolish in my opinion. He’s consistently off the field and there’s another consistency problem for Big Ben. Over the last three years, his clutch rating of 90 percent at home is elite. However, that mark is just 32 percent on the road. He’s scoring over 11 more fantasy points per game at home than on the road during that span. His 59:16 TD/INT ratio at home is astronomically better than his putrid 23:22 TD/INT ratio on the road over the last three seasons. The Pittsburgh gunslinger boasts some of the game’s best weapons in Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, but you’re better off waiting for a quarterback ranked behind Roethlisberger, namely Kirk Cousins or Marcus Mariota.

Eddie Lacy, RB SEA – Lacy is a tough read for fantasy owners in 2017. He’s making money to lose weight and be in shape. Boy, I wish the average, everyday citizen had the opportunity to earn 50 thousand dollars just to show up to work in shape by the following month. While Lacy could succeed, and find his 2014 form in Seattle, it may not be in the cards for the 2017 campaign. After posting a 75 percent clutch rate in 2014, that mark plummeted to an ugly 47 percent in 2015, only to fall to 20 percent in an injury-shortened 2016 campaign. He’s still bigger—for a lack of better terms—and Thomas Rawls and C.J. Prosise offer stiff competition for the guy coming off ankle surgery. Prosise is a solid receiving back, so Lacy won’t do much there, and both Rawls and Prosise will take some carries from Lacy. In the first preseason game, Rawls got the work with quarterback Russell Wilson. In short, Lacy is not someone that’s going to be on any of my fantasy teams.

Alshon Jeffery, WR PHI – Much like Roethlisberger, injuries have become a regular storyline during Jeffery’s career. Jeffery played in all 16 games during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, but has played a combined 31 games in his other three professional seasons. He’s found a new home in Philadelphia and is on a one-year “show me” deal with the Eagles. He’s easily the most talented wide receiver on the roster, but just because you took the injury-prone Jeffery out of Chicago, doesn’t mean you get a healthy version of the talented wideout with the Eagles. Last year, six different Eagles received 60 or more targets, and quarterback Carson Wentz will continue to spread the ball around to everyone in his sophomore season. With plenty of mouths to feed and a quarterback who wants to spread the ball around, Jeffery just isn’t a guy for me. I’ll let someone else deal with his inconsistencies.

Bob Lung guides you through the Perfectly Consistent Draft with the help of FantasyPros.com Draft Simulator and the Tier Draft List in the 2017 Fantasy Football Consistency Guide! Follow him on Twitter @bob_lung

In our continuing series of giving you guidance on how to draft a perfect team (as per the FantasyPros rankings) and consistent team (from Big Guy Fantasy Sports Consistency Tools), we take a look at drafting from the No. 6 position in a 12-team PPR snake draft.

Fantasy Draft Day can be one of most exciting or most horrifying days in a Fantasy owner’s life each year! It’s exciting for those who prepare by spending hours of going through magazines, websites, etc. It’s horrifying for those who don’t have time to prep because LIFE gets in the way.

Well, worry no more, my friends! I’m here to help you give you a winning draft, REGARDLESS of the position that you choose from!

My friends at FantasyPros have some great tools to help you in your Fantasy Football draft preparation. One of them is the Draft Simulator. I am going to use this tool in conjunction with a tool from the Big Guy Fantasy Sports site called the Tier Draft List. The Tier Draft List is a one page Excel file that groups each position by Tier (RB1, RB2, etc.) and then separates the Tier into Grade A, B, C and D. Each Tier correlates to an Expected Consistency Rating or how consistent that player should be in 2017. This is explained in the Guide.

By utilizing the Draft Simulator, I will perform a mock draft from each position and present the results as ranked by the FantasyPros expert rankings. Upon presenting that the mock draft results are ranked #1 by FantasyPros, I will also show you why it’s a great draft because of the consistency ratings of the players I drafted.

We start with a mock draft from position: PICK #6

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The Results

Below is the embed code from the FantasyPros site showing the results:

 

As you can see from the results, the team drafted ranked #1 by the FantasyPros expert rankings. And while, that’s certainly important that our drafted team scores more points than any other team, it’s also important that the players are consistently scoring those points.

Roster with Consistency Rankings

Pick # Player Position Tier Draft ECR    
1.6 Odell Backham Jr., NYG WR WR1A 80%    
2.7 Dez Bryant, DAL WR WR1A 80%    
3.6 Lamar Miller, HOU RB RB1B 70%    
4.7 Aaron Rodgers, GB QB QB1A 80%    
5.6 Greg Olsen, CAR TE TE1A 70%    
6.7 Jamison Crowder, WAS WR WR2B 70%    
7.6 C.J. Anderson, DEN RB RB2B 60% 73% Starters
8.7 Terrance West, BAL RB RB3C 60%    
9.6 Tyrell Williams, LAC WR WR3B 65%    
10.7 LeGarrette Blount, PHI RB RB2B 60%    
11.6 Ted Ginn, NO WR WR6D 50%    
12.7 Seattle Seahawks DEF        
13.6 Jamaal Charles, DEN RB RB4D 50%    
14.7 Carson Wentz, PHI QB QB2B 60%    
15.6 Adam Vinatieri, IND K     58% Bench

Overall, the consistency is very good for this team. The Starters overall consistency is 73%! That’s outstanding! If your starters can average over 65%, that’s a solid team. The Bench scoring a 58% consistency average is good, but not great based on the fourth place finish. (Note: There is no consistency ratings for Kickers and Defense).

So, let’s break down the starters.

STARTERS

One thing that I always stress to Fantasy owners is to make sure that you draft your CORE starters (1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR and 1 TE) within the first seven rounds (depending on your league starter lineup). Many will argue and throw out their “crazy” strategies like ZERO-RB or four straight WR’s or no QB’s until Round 8! Whatever! Don’t be that person!

The starters all have a grade of Tier 1-3 and Grade of A or B. 

It’s really difficult not to pick Odell and Dez in the first two rounds in a PPR format. You take a slight hit at running back, but I backed them up with good, consistent backs like West and Blount. To improve the overall consistency of the starters, I grabbed Aaron Rodgers and Greg Olsen.  

This is very important to try and get these tiers for your top seven starters.

In summary, this is an excellent draft for starters with a #2 ranking by FantasyPros and a consistency rating of 73%.

BENCH

Drafting a solid and consistent bench is just as important as your starters. Yes, there will be underperformers and injuries, but by having a consistent bench when they’re playing gives you depth for possible trades to improve your starters, in case one of them get injured.

In this draft, I have covered a backup to all positions.

In summary, the FantasyPros ranking was #4 overall, but more important is the 58% bench consistency rating. Which isn’t great, but you can easily improve this on the waiver wire during the season!

OVERALL

The FantasyPros ranking of 97 out of 100 and an A+ rating says it all! This is an excellent draft, both in total points and consistency!

If you’re interested more in the Tier Draft List and Fantasy Football Consistency, go to www.BigGuyFantasySports.com and we will help you improve your Fantasy teams in 2017!

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