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It's Almost Time For Fantasy Football: Part 3

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In our third installment of the series, Toronto sports fans,  let’s take a closer look at some of the stats from last season with regards to draft position and championships.

Some of you might be asking yourself, “What’s the point of all of this talk about mock drafts?”  or, “Why does it even matter?”

The answer is simple: You need to understand what your team will look like from any draft position, because you don’t know where you’re selecting from until the draft begins.


These statistics, courtesy of, show the rate of success that each draft slot had during the last fantasy football season.

In understanding these statistics, we know how much additional in-season work we need to put into our rosters to ensure success.

Look back at the mock drafts that we covered in the first two installments. (We’ll get to some others in a moment)

We’ve shown you possible team outcomes for slots 1-2-9-and 10, and while each appears to be a solid team these statistics indicate that these are the on the opposite ends of the success spectrum. Having the last pick has meant the greatest chance of winning your league.

What I forecast as a championship worthy team from the No. 1 position faces an uphill battle based on these stats.

Here are more examples to look at, from each of the remaining draft slots:

Picks 3-8 10 team standard league

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While they are all similar in team make-up, statistically speaking slot 8 would give us our best chance at a title.

Doing mock drafts allows fantasy players the best form of preparation for the upcoming season. Being able to analyze your teams strengths and weaknesses ahead of time will keep you ahead of the game.

I hope that you have found these articles to be informative, and perhaps a little educational.

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