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Fantasy Football Draft Kit

Fantasy Football Draft Kit: Rankings, mocks, cheat sheets, sleepers and more

The end of fantasy football draft season is nearly here! We're in the thick of it now, with the start of the NFL season just days away. If you haven't drafted yet, we've gathered all of our excellent analysis and advice here, in one place, to help you build those eventual championship-winning teams.

The 2023 Yahoo Fantasy Football Draft Kit is being updated daily and we’ll continue to add new content here all the way up until the season kicks off. So 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 all the rankings, sleepers, busts, position previews and more expert analysis you need to win.

Don’t forget to also listen and subscribe to the "Yahoo Fantasy Football Show" for advice five times a week.

And here's a reminder: Yahoo Fantasy Plus is available for the fantasy football season, so be sure to get an exclusive edge on the competition by signing up now!

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Want a quick way to prep before making your picks? Try a mock draft — practice makes perfect!

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

Draft Rankings

Who should be the top-ranked player this fantasy season?

A debate between Christian McCaffrey — fresh off a successful season with the 49ers — and Justin Jefferson — last season's top fantasy receiver — and Ja'Marr Chase — who has scored just three fewer touchdowns than Jefferson while playing in 21 fewer games — is raging.

Draft rankings

Downloadable cheatsheets

2023 Rookie fantasy rankings

2023 salary cap rankings tiers

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Where expert rankings go wrong

Mock Drafts

The Yahoo Fantasy team is conducting mock drafts, with varying formats, to learn where their player convictions are the strongest and to help provide big-picture takeaways you can take into your drafts.

Draft Strategy

Tips to help fantasy managers have a successful 2023 draft.
Tips to help fantasy managers have a successful 2023 draft.

One of the season's biggest questions is whether to invest in one of the elite quarterbacks or to look to find value later. Twelve of the top 18 all-time fantasy seasons at this position were delivered over the past five years, so there's a strong case to be made to take one of the stars.

Going receiver early and often is also becoming more popular, leaving the Zero RB landscape in a different place than in years past. In many ways, receiver has become the new "It" position in fantasy football.

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Deeper dives

Position previews

🗣️ Draft debates

Busts ⛔️

Fades don't necessarily mean players on these lists are un-draftable, it's more about where they're being picked that makes it tough to justify the investment.

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Sleepers 😴

There's plenty of draft value to be had, let's examine potential bargains at each position:

Quarterback Advice

If you do opt to wait on a quarterback, there's still some solid choices in the later rounds.

Running Back Advice

Running back has been devalued in the NFL, and that's somewhat reflective in the fantasy landscape, with fewer automatic fantasy RB1s available, more committees to sift through and contract disputes leaving us with more questions than we'd like come draft time.

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About the only thing that most can agree on is Christian McCaffrey is the top back. After that, player rankings and strategy is up for debate.

Wide Receiver Advice

The position is just so rich with quality players at all levels of NFL rosters. The fantasy football space has reacted. Wideouts are being selected earlier than ever. It would have been unthinkable five years ago that this many receivers had consensus ADPs in Round 1 (five on Yahoo before Cooper Kupp's hamstring injury).

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Tight End Advice

The position has become fantasy football's toughest position to navigate unless you decide to invest a first-round pick in Travis Kelce, which presents its own set of challenges.

The All...

📈 ADP trends 📉

Additional Draft Prep Content

Get ready for Week 1

Draft advice from the Yahoo Fantasy Football Show

Getting started and making leagues better

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