Fantasy Football Draft Kit

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POSITIONAL PREVIEWS

  • Joe Mauer

    Catchers
    If you're unable to draft Joe Mauer early, you might as well wait until the end of the draft to fill the position.

  • Albert Pujols

    First Basemen
    Once again, Albert Pujols leads the way at a very deep position that features plenty of top-notch talent.

  • Chase Utley

    Second Basemen
    Chase Utley is still the top dog here, but there are many near-elite options lurking in the next tier.

  • Alex Rodriguez

    Third Basemen
    Power is at a premium at the hot corner, which is why you need to get guys like Alex Rodriguez early on.

  • Hanley Ramirez

    Shortstops
    After Hanley Ramirez and four other elite options, the pickings at this position get very slim in a hurry.

  • Ryan Braun

    Outfielders
    There are plenty of solid options to fill the outfield spots this year, starting with Ryan Braun.

  • Tim Lincecum

    Starting Pitchers
    Tim Lincecum may be our top starter, but strategy goes a long way in building the rest of your staff.

  • Jonathan Broxton

    Relief Pitchers
    Jonathan Broxton is our best bet at a position with few sure things and lots of volatility and uncertainty.

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STRATEGY AND PRIMERS