INDIANAPOLIS --- Remember that scene in the movie Wedding Crashers when Vince Vaughn asks himself what he likes better? Christmas or wedding season? Well, I pose to you the same question. Which do you like better? Christmas or draft season?
If your answer was draft season, grab that net and catch that beautiful butterfly pal! Because we're about a month away, and the 2015 NFL.com Draft Kit is loaded with tools you may have not even thought of to get you ready for a run at a fantasy championship.
Player Rankings - The average rank on NFL.com and where each of the experts ranks players, if you have a favorite among the fantasy crew.
Average Draft Position - Strictly when players are being selected in NFL.com Fantasy Leagues and Mock Drafts. Compare this with your rankings to find values and overpriced players.
Expert Mock Drafts - Where are the experts taking players? Is a player going lower here than your rankings tell you? Maybe you should pass on him in your draft.
Mock Draft Lobby - Conduct your own mock draft, with tons of different league format options, from an 8-team standard league to a 14-team league with individual defensive players. The 10 and 12-team mock drafts are the most popular.
Sleepers - Who do the experts over at NFL.com think will drastically outperform their draft position?
Deep Sleepers - Some of these picks aren't even being drafted but should be on your radar.
Busts - Fantasy red flags galore here
Top PPR Running Backs - In a point per reception league? NFL.com Senior Fantasy Analyst Michael Fabiano tells you which RBs have added value in this format.
3rd-Year WRs - Before last year's "year of the rookie WR", the breakout season usually came in year three. Consider these names late on draft day.
Fantasy Points Against - One of my favorites: this tells you how favorable a player's schedule is in 2015 for fantasy purposes. Don't take it as gospel, as teams change from year-to-year in the NFL, but if you are trying to pick between a couple players, this is a great tiebreaker.
Draft Strategies - QB early, middle, or late? RB or WR in round 1? When to take a tight end? Three NFL.com Fantasy experts have the strategies they like for you to consider. For me, listen carefully to Marcas Grant’s wise words about not getting cute/risky in the 1st round, especially if you have a middle/late pick.
Draft Board - Not doing your draft on-line, opting for the superior draft party alternative? The NFL.com Draft Kit even comes with a link to buy the perfect draft board for your fantasy draft party.
Player Rankings Analysis - The rankings for each position on NFL.com and my take on who is too high and who is too low. Find value. Avoid busts.