Now that the preseason has commenced, football enthusiasts are flocking by the thousands to the internet to start their conquest towards greatness. Most of which sign-up for an automated draft, others draft via auction. But the real fun in fantasy football (in my opinion at least) is the live draft.
Being able to draft live puts you the same shoes as a General Manager during the real NFL draft. Most fantasy drafts (if not, all) draft in a what is called a snake-like format. The first drafter drafts first in the first round, then last in the second round, first in the third round, and so on. However, in the real NFL drafts, they simply go back to the first pick after each round.
Most folks strive for that elusive #1 spot, the first pick in the draft. From that position, they can select any player they want. More times than not, a running back is chosen. In fact, most of the first round selections are running backs.
The downside of course, is that the first drafter has to wait until everyone has drafted twice before they can pick again. This method is the most fair practice among team sports.
Thus, some will argue that the top position is not the most desired one. Perhaps the middle pick, or the last pick is the optimal spot to draft your team. The advantage of being the middle drafter is that you wait the fewest amount of picks in between each selection. The downside is that you do not get to benefit from making multiple choices before someone else. The advantage for the last pick is that they are the first to select twice.
So, based upon a 12-team format, which position do you think is the best, and why?