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Every good general has his battle plans, just as every good fantasy team manager has his drafting strategies. At The Huddle, we understand the importance of having a solid fantasy football draft strategy and provide all the information you need to form your plan of attack. We provide extensive draft strategy options to help you make the right picks and avoid being caught unprepared come draft time. With The Huddle’s 2013 fantasy football draft strategy guides, you can be the hero of your league. Start your season ahead of the other guys with the steps to building the ultimate team. Sign up today for full access.

Fantasy Drafting Strategy

What To Expect In Week One - Dorey (September 2, 2013)
What you should expect during week one of the NFL season and how your fantasy team should react
Off Tackle: All In Fantasy Players For 2013 - Tuvey (August 28, 2013)
With several drafts in the books, what players are John Tuvey "all in" on so far in 2013?
Fantasy Football Nuggets: AFC - Pomponio (August 28, 2013)
Some quick-hitting, need-to-know nuggets to digest before applying the finishing touches to your draft board.
Targets, Touches & Throws: Pre-Season Week 3 - Miglio (August 27, 2013)
Dissecting the targets, touches and throws that matter from week three of the NFL pre-season.
10 Pre-Season Stats You Need To Know From Week 3 - Tuvey (August 26, 2013)
Kenbrell Thompkins's growing role in New England plus 9 other stats you should know from week 3 of the NFL pre-season.
Three Round Plans: 12 Team Leagues - Dorey (August 24, 2013)
A follow up to the popular "Planning Your First Two Draft Picks" - an updated look at your first three draft picks and beyond for several league scoring types and league sizes.
10 Team Leagues  |  8 Team Leagues
Fantasy Football Nuggets: NFC - Pomponio (August 23, 2013)
Some quick-hitting, need-to-know nuggets to digest before applying the finishing touches to your draft board.
Late Round Legends - Sandy (August 22, 2013)
These late round draft picks will give you instant drafting cred in your league and a leg up on the competition.
Off Tackle: Early Fantasy Football Sleepers Revisited - Tuvey (August 22, 2013)
The NFL landscape has changed over the past three months, so a glance back at those early sleepers is warranted.
Understanding Your Scoring Rules - Dorey (August 20, 2013)
Understand your league's scoring rules. Sounds simple right? Well it isn't. Thankfully we've broken it all down for you in this extensive analysis of how it will impact your draft strategy. You may be surprised.
10 Pre-Season Stats You Need To Know From Week 2 - Tuvey (August 20, 2013)
Jordan Cameron's diminishing undercover status plus 9 other stats you should know from week 2 of the NFL pre-season.
Targets, Touches & Throws: Pre-Season Week 2 - Miglio (August 20, 2013)
Dissecting the targets, touches and throws that matter from week two of the NFL pre-season.
Offensive Line Review & Ratings Summary  |  AFC Team Breakdown  |  NFC Team Breakdown - Tuvey (UPDATED: August 16, 2013)
Offensive lines keep quarterbacks upright and open holes for running backs. So fantasy football relies on them and we review and rate all 32 o-lines, providing grades and detailed breakdowns.
Off Tackle: Un"chunking" Fantasy Football Information - Tuvey (August 15, 2013)
Breaking down some "chunks" of fantasy football information that lead to specific player predictions for this season.
What's On Tap: Special Draft Edition - Schultz (August 15, 2013)
Looking for the perfect brew, or combination of brews, to take to your fantasy football draft this season?
Separating Fantasy Fact From Fiction - Pomponio (August 14, 2013)
Digging into some fantasy theories - or conventional wisdom - to determine if they are fact or fiction.
Planning Your First Two Draft Picks - Dorey (August 13, 2013)
It's back for 2013! The most highly requested article each year at The Huddle. An in-depth look at how to create the perfect plan for rounds one and two and beyond of your fantasy draft.
Planning Your First Two Draft Picks In A PPR League - Dorey (August 13, 2013)
Same in-depth look at how to create the perfect plan for rounds one and two and beyond of your fantasy draft, only for those in PPR leagues.
Targets, Touches & Throws: Pre-Season Week 1 - Miglio (August 12, 2013)
Dissecting the targets, touches and throws that matter from week one of the NFL pre-season.
10 Pre-Season Stats You Need To Know From Week 1 - Tuvey (August 12, 2013)
The offensive pace of the Eagles and Bills, plus nine other stats you should know from week one of the NFL pre-season.
Off Tackle: In Defense of McFadden Over Brees - Tuvey (August 8, 2013)
That's right. This is about taking McFadden over Brees in your upcoming fantasy football draft.
Team Defense Fantasy Review & Ratings - Gallo (August 6, 2013)
An in-depth fantasy analysis of all 32 team defenses going into the 2013 fantasy football drafting season.
Ultimate Running Back By Committee Report - Tuvey (August 1, 2013)
The name says it all. A 32 team breakdown of every backfield, the RBBC situation and how it will impact your fantasy draft.
Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule Swings - Dorey (July 31, 2013)
This could be the most important schedule strength analysis you read this pre-season. What players stand to gain or lose fantasy value due to SOS "swings" from last season to this season.
Finding Fantasy Value at Wide Receiver - Casale (July 30, 2013)
Receiver is always the deepest position in fantasy football, which means there’s a lot of value throughout the draft. Here are five receivers that are being selected in Round 10 or later but have a good chance to make a fantasy impact in 2013.
Five Year Trends in Running Backs - Dorey (July 26, 2013)
Taking a deep look at the trends in running backs over the past five years can set the table for great results on your fantasy draft day.
Finding Fantasy Value at Running Back - Casale (July 25, 2013)
Running backs have always been drafted early and often but that doesn't mean fantasy owners can't find some bargains in later rounds. Here are five running backs with an ADP of round 14 or greater that have a chance to make a fantasy impact in 2013.
Fantasy Football Pre-Season Preview: Receivers - Tuvey (July 23, 2013)
And you thought 2011 was big for wideouts? Last year blew those numbers out of the water. What should fantasy football players expect in 2013?
Finding Fantasy Value at Quarterback - Casale (July 22, 2013)
Every season there are a couple of quarterbacks that come out of nowhere to have a big fantasy impact. Here are five quarterbacks being selected in the later rounds that have a good chance to outperform their ADP this season.
Fantasy Football Pre-Season Preview: Running Backs - Dorey (July 19, 2013)
2012 was a remarkable year for running backs. Adrian Peterson proved inhuman and rookie running backs suddenly came roaring back into vogue. Not to worry - the fantasy running back decline is alive and well.
Fantasy Football Pre-Season Preview: Quarterbacks - Tuvey (July 17, 2013)
Last season rookie quarterbacks and running quarterbacks were all the rage, but across the board the position was full of productivity. What should fantasy football players expect in 2013?
Dissecting Quarterback Value In Fantasy Football - Gallo (July 17, 2013)
If you zero out the QB's points on a winning fantasy football team, will that team still win a majority of head-to-head matchups? The answer may surprise you, as will the finding of this in-depth dissecting of QB scoring.
Offensive Line Review & Ratings Summary  |  AFC Team Breakdown  |  NFC Team Breakdown - Tuvey (July 9, 2013)
Offensive lines keep quarterbacks upright and open holes for running backs. So fantasy football relies on them and we review and rate all 32 o-lines, providing grades and detailed breakdowns.
Primary Receivers Report - Tuvey & Dorey (June 25, 2013)
Pass-catchers tend to be inconsistent. Still, we can identify trends in how teams use their primary receivers to help us properly asses their fantasy value.
2013 Coaching Changes: Offensive Coordinators - Tuvey (June 19, 2013)
A quarter of the league turned over their head coach. In the shadow of that monumental overhauling are five new offensive coordinators with teams who didn’t change at the top. There are nuances to these changes fantasy owners need to be aware of.
QB1 and QB2 Pairings - Bye Week Fillers - Dorey (June 5, 2013)
An intriguing look at who you should consider for your QB2 based on who you draft as your QB1 and the bye week scheduling.
An Early Look at Fantasy Football Sleepers - Tuvey (May 31, 2013)
Despite the inevitable changes that tweak rankings between Memorial Day and Kickoff Weekend, our early sleepers article consistently identifies value picks. Last year four of the six early sleepers outperformed their final average draft position.
Old Faces in New Places: Tight Ends - Tuvey (May 24, 2013)
Here’s a look at Martellus Bennett, Brandon Myers, Jared Cook and other tight ends with new teams bring to the table for 2013.
Top 10 Rookies Worth Watching - Dorey (April 29, 2013)
Rookies matter in fantasy football. Here's an initial look at the top ten players coming out of the draft and why you need to track them in training camp.
Old Faces in New Places: Wide Receivers - Tuvey (April 26, 2013)
Used to be that big-ticket wide receivers didn’t fare well when switching teams. That may change in 2013.
Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule: Quarterbacks - Dorey (April 22, 2013)
This season's version of The Huddle's exclusive and innovative look at the "fantasy" strength or weakness of NFL team schedules. A must read.  Running Backs »    Receivers »
Old Faces in New Places: Running Backs - Tuvey (April 17, 2013)
Three top-20 fantasy backs from last season have switched jerseys since the calendar turned to 2013. The potential lack of a first-round back in this draft class has contributed to the movement.
Old Faces in New Places: Quarterbacks - Tuvey (April 12, 2013)
Quarterback needy teams were left to comb through each other's leftovers this offseason due to the lack of immediate help from the NFL draft.
2013 Coaching Changes: Philadelphia Eagles - Tuvey (April 8, 2013)
Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated coaching change this offseason, at least by those with a vested interest in fantasy scoring, is Chip Kelly’s move to Philadelphia.
2013 Coaching Changes: Arizona Cardinals - Tuvey (March 28, 2013)
Last offseason, Bruce Arians was on the brink of retiring from coaching; now he’s the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.
2013 Coaching Changes: Buffalo Bills - Tuvey (March 19, 2013)
The Bills didn’t travel far to replace Chan Gailey, staying in-state as they tabbed Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone to take over in Buffalo.
2013 Free Agents That Matter - Dorey (March 11, 2013)
This year brings an interesting mix of free agents hitting the market that fantasy football owners should keep their eyes on.
2013 Coaching Changes: Jacksonville Jaguars - Tuvey (March 7, 2013)
Bucking the trend of rookie coaches, Gus Bradley is a defensive guy. So while his intangibles and leadership will set the tone for the Jags, someone else will be calling the plays.
2013 Coaching Changes: Cleveland Browns - Tuvey (March 4, 2013)
One of the key traits that landed Rob Chudzinski a head coaching job in the NFL is his ability to adjust his scheme to the talent at hand.
2013 Coaching Changes: San Diego Chargers - Tuvey (February 20, 2013)
McCoy was a hot commodity this offseason, one year removed from being passed over for the Miami job that ultimately went to Joe Philbin.
2013 Coaching Changes: Chicago Bears - Tuvey (February 14, 2013)
The Bears went north of the border to replace Lovie Smith, returning Marc Trestman to the NFL after almost a decade away.
2013 Coaching Changes: Kansas City Chiefs - Tuvey (February 13, 2013)
Of all the offseason coaching moves, there is no greater philosophical change than that of Andy Reid taking over in Kansas City.


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