Cheat Sheet: The ultimate fantasy draft kit

Fantasy football draft season is here, so to get you ready to build those championship teams, we present our fully loaded draft kit for 2021!

We’ve rounded up all the advice from our award-winning group of fantasy analysts so you don’t have to worry about being ready when you’re on the clock.

Whether you’re playing Fantasy Football for the first time or a seasoned pro looking to add another title to your trophy case, our draft kit will provide a guide to sleepers, busts, expert analysis and so much more. Don’t forget to also listen and subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football podcast for advice five times a week.

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Want a quick way to prep before making your picks? Check out our rankings or try a mock draft. Practice makes perfect, but make sure you also consider what format you’re playing in when prepping for your draft.

Ultimately, the only way you’ll miss out is if you don’t play. So sign up now and let the fun begin.

Note: We’ll continue to add new draft prep content here all the way up until the season kicks off.

Fantasy Draft Prep

Rankings: Overall Top 300 | QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DST | Kickers

Printable Cheatsheets: Overall Top 250 | Positional | Tiers

Yahoo fantasy expert mock

Four draft mistakes every fantasy player makes — and how to avoid them

What to do with your first-round pick: 1st pick | 2nd pick | 3rd pick | 4th pick | 5th pick | 6th pick | 7th pick | 8th pick | 9th pick | 10th pick | 11th pick | 12th pick

Positional Tiers: QB | RB | WR | TE

Positional Previews: QB | RB | WR | TE 

Salary Cap Draft Tiers/Values: QB | RB | WR | TE

Positional trends to exploit in drafts

How to draft a team that gets stronger by Week 1

How to identify an early round bust so you don’t draft them

Which kickers should you target — or stream in Week 1?

How to play fantasy football: A refresher and 101 guide

(More coming!)


One analyst’s top running back sleepers

Trey Lance leads sleeper QB options

Four sleepers to chase at the tight end position

(More coming!)

Searching for draft values

Two value picks at each position

Players being undervalued in drafts: QB | RB | WR | TE

Break-out candidates: QB | RB | WR | TE

(More coming!)

Who are the draft fades?

Players to fade: Pianow’s slippery seven

Players being overvalued in drafts: QB | RB | WR | TE
(More coming!)

More Expert Analysis

Which way do you go on draft’s most polarizing players?

Key second-year players to target in drafts

Why early round running backs present the biggest risks in fantasy

10 crucial fantasy developments from training camp, Week 1

Which players need the right to deployment to succeed in fantasy?

Repeatable fantasy stats: QB | RB | WR | TE | DST

Should we fear Derrick Henry and his taxing workload in 2021?

Rest vs. Rust: Will Dak return to fantasy glory? | Can you trust Barkley at the top of your drafts? | What will Babytron bring to NYG?

Chase the efficiency: Don’t fade these WRs in your drafts

(More coming!)

NFL team analysis

One player stat you should know for every team

Takeaways from preseason Week 1

Fantasy power rankings for all 32 NFL teams

Fantasy analysis of the 2021 NFL schedule

Divisional pressing fantasy questions: NFC East | AFC East | NFC South | AFC South | NFC North | AFC North | NFC West | AFC West

Advice for alternate formats and settings

Dynasty league rookie rankings

Guide to starting and playing in a keeper league

Best Ball cheat sheet and strategy guide

The top teams to stack in best ball: NYJ | CIN | DAL | LAR | SEA | JAX

Consider trying one of these settings for your fantasy league in 2021

PPR league winners and losers

Which underrated running backs should dynasty leaguers consider?

… And way more to come!

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