Experts Debate Fantasy Draft Strategy: Should You Go RB or WR in Round 1?


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Sep 01, 2019, 12:20 PM EDT
  • Our experts debate fantasy draft strategy and whether you should take a running back or wide receiver in the first round.

Should you be targeting a running back or a wide receiver in the first round of 2019 drafts?

We asked five of our experts for their opinions, and it turns out, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer — but there are different strategies.

Let’s run through each of their answers and how they’re attacking the first rounds of drafts below.

Sean Koerner: If I Have a Top 5 Pick, I’m Going RB

It’s worth noting that I’ll certainly be monitoring Ezekiel Elliot’s holdout closely, and at some point, he could move outside of my top five.

But for now, I’m either going wide receiver or tight end (Travis Kelce) from Pick 6 on.

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