My article Planning Your First Two Draft Picks is always popular and it is so detailed that it cannot be kept current with every change and it deals with just the most common league size for the first two picks. But I get so many requests to do different sized leagues and another round deeper that I wanted to help in some way. This is a listing using the current Huddle rankings and what we suggest at each pick. A few players will still move around like Arian Foster who has been all over the first and second round so far. The names are less important than the positions because each draft slot will have its own unique situation. Certainly your league won't pick all the players in my order anyway. I offer this late hour response to you, my esteemed and treasured Huddler.
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Performance League - 1/10 rush and receive yards, 1/20 pass yards, TD = 6 except pass = 4 Reception Point League - Same as Performance but with one point per reception QB Heavy League - Assumes QBs are significantly more valuable than other positions and/or you can start two of them.
A league of eight means everyone will have a good team. You can hardly avoid it. So you have to own major firepower in all your positions. You have to own star power. Forget depth, this is all about those starting position and getting any advantage that you can get. It is almost hard to pick because you do have so many choices. Choosing quarterbacks, tight ends, kickers and defenses late makes a lot of sense in other leagues but not here. The worst RB2 would theoretically be the 16th best running back in the NFL - guys like Frank Gore or Maurice Jones-Drew. The worst WR2 might be Dwayne Bowe or Marques Colston. Eight teamers are fun and better be high scoring.