Eclipse Your Competition During Fantasy Football Drafts

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This Monday, August 21, 2017, we will get to experience an eclipse of the sun. The path of totality will allow you to see a total solar eclipse - and will also help you win your fantasy football drafts! The moon will cover the sun, allowing us to see the solar corona, while drinking a iced cold Corona (with a lime of course). From Oregon to South Carolina, people will stop working to gaze at the eclipse, similar to the way we attack the waiver wire on Tuesdays, while at our desks, once the season begins.  Follow along on the path below to eclipse your competition in fantasy football drafts over the next few weeks.

As injuries continue to pile up and position battles are won, it can be a daunting challenge to keep up with the latest depth chart moves.  Let the Gridiron Experts do the work for you and bookmark their 2017 NFL Depth Chart page!  The Houston Texans are a prime example of why this page is so important.  WR2 Will Fuller is out with a collarbone injury, keeping him out until somewhere between week 5 & week 8.  Braxton Miller and Jaelen Strong are fighting for that starting gig.
Once you have a better idea of all the recent roster shuffling, check out David Gonos' site for 51 FREE Fantasy Football Draft Tools.  He brings you links to draft simulators, YouTube channels worthy of subscribing to, multiple ways to find ADP data, apps for your mobile devices and much, much more.  These links will continue to be updated throughout the draft season so make sure you come back a few times each week!

Eclipse Viewing Safety

Don't Stare Directly Into the Sun! That is the equivalent of saying, don't fall in love with rookies during your draft!  Rookies can be valuable pieces to a fantasy football championship, but they don't necessarily require an early round pick.  John LaPresto tackles this issue for So Called Fantasy Experts and highlights rookie RBs that all seem to be part of a RBBC as well as those pesky rookie TEs.  Can this year's class of athletic TEs produce right away?

Speaking of when to draft rookie RBs, Brendan Cole take you division by division to find sleeper RBs over on Fantasy Knuckleheads.  His latest post zooms in on the NFC North and features a rookie RB on the Green Bay Packers that could challenge Ty Montgomery for snaps.  The Minnesota Vikings have a rookie RB of their own in Dalvin Cook who will limit Latavius Murray’s 2017 fantasy football value.  They also have a kid in Jerick McKinnon who is the forgotten man in Purple.

It is also very important to know which players to avoid in fantasy football drafts.  Dennis Sosic has two blog posts on Fantasy Six Pack breaking down 4 QBs and 4 RBs to avoid in drafts.  One of those QBs was in the Super Bowl last year while three of the 4 RBs are in their first year with a new team.