Yahoo's 2018 Fantasy Football draft kit: Rankings, sleepers, busts and more

With Fantasy Football season ramping up, we’re here to help you get ready for the biggest day of the year … your draft! We’ve rounded up advice from our award-winning group of fantasy analysts, so you can dive into all our great content and be 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 2018 sleepers, busts, breakout candidates and so much more. We’ve also launched the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Podcast, so be sure to listen and subscribe.

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If you’re looking for a quick way to prep before making your picks, check out our rankings or try a mock draft. Practice makes perfect.

We’ve also listened to your feedback and made two changes to the Yahoo Fantasy Football default settings to create an even better experience:

1. We’ve moved to a half-point-per-reception as the scoring standard
2. There will be a FLEX position, replacing a third receiver spot in your lineup

You can still customize your league settings, but make sure you consider format when prepping for your draft. The only way you’ll miss out is if you don’t play. So sign up now and let the draft season begin.

Note: This page will be updated as we continue to preview the upcoming season.

Where to start your draft prep

– Rankings: Overall top 200 | QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | Defense | Kicker
– Printable cheatsheets: Top 200 | Positional rankings
– Sleepers: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Receivers | Tight Ends
– Busts: Quarterbacks | Running backs | Receivers | Tight Ends
– Breakout candidates:
Running back 
– Position tiers:
Quarterbacks | Running backs | Receivers
– Draft values by position
: QBs | RBs | WRs
– Yahoo Sports Fantasy Podcast: Draft strategy roundtable
Post NFL Draft Mock: Rounds 1-2 | 3-4 | 5-6 | 7-8 | 9-10
– Why you should consider an auction draft
– Best and worst of an experts’ auction
– Mock Draft now: 
Get ready for the real thing
– Ways to play: Join or create league | NFL Yahoo Cup | Pro Leagues
– Other tips:
Don’t be a homer | Setting a lineup | Most popular team names

Expert Analysis

Second-year players set to breakout
Under-the-radar players for PPR leagues
Case for taking Fournette over Hunt
Maximizing value when drafting in .5 PPR
Following real-life salaries to find ADP bargains
Top training camp position battles
Which offensive lines can unlock RB bargains?
Ranking pass protection for every QB
Slot receivers with sneaky value
It would be a mistake to dismiss Fitzgerald
Rookie dynasty three-round mock
Five favorite rookies
Don’t sleep on these rookies

Fantasy Power Rankings: Team-by-team previews

No. 32 Bills | No. 31 Dolphins | No. 30 Jets | No. 29 Ravens | No. 28 Raiders
No. 27 Browns | No. 26 Colts | No. 25 Redskins | No. 24 Bears | No. 23 Titans
No. 22 Jaguars | No. 21 Cowboys | No. 20 Bucs | No. 19 Bengals | No. 18 Broncos
No. 17 Niners | No. 16 Cardinals | No. 15 Seahawks | No. 14 Lions | No. 13 Panthers

Booms and busts for every AFC team

AFC East: Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots
AFC North: Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers
AFC West: Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders
AFC South: Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans

Booms and busts for every NFC team

NFC East: Cowboys | Redskins | Giants | Eagles
NFC North: Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings
NFC West: Cardinals | 49ers | Rams | Seahawks
NFC South: Buccaneers Falcons | Panthers | Saints

Tips for improving your fantasy league

Starting with the basics | Why bylaws matter | Building franchises
Recognizing the champ | Tapping into rivalries | Fun ways to set draft order
Make your draft memorable | In-season coverage | Communication is key
Creating memories | Capturing the community

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