Breaking Down the Best Fantasy Football Draft Position for 2019 NFL Season

Dan Israeli
Divisional Round - Dallas Cowboys v Los Angeles Rams
Divisional Round - Dallas Cowboys v Los Angeles Rams / Harry How/Getty Images

Fantasy football drafts are already happening across the world, and with that comes data based on who is getting picked where and when. While it's still early in draft season, some draft positions appear more advantageous than others.

According to research conducted by Pro Football Focus (PFF), the best place to draft in a typical 12-team league is at the top, as the first pick averages the most projected total fantasy points. The second overall pick is close behind, while the 12th pick, on the other hand, has the lowest point projection.

While the data is based on projections, the implication is that the top-two picks in 2019 drafts, whether it be Saquon Barkley or Ezekiel Elliott, are both expected to outscore their round-one peers by a decent margin.

Additionally, the middle part of the draft includes some interesting variance. The fifth spot is projected for the third-most fantasy points, while the sixth and seventh spots have the second and third-lowest projections after the 12th spot.

No matter where you're drafting in 2019, don't forget that the draft can be won or lost at any spot. You will need to get lucky and avoid injuries, but a championship will also rely on how you draft in the mid-to-late rounds, where value plays and sleepers can propel your team to success.

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