This article is part of our Baseball Draft Kit series.
The NATIONAL FANTASY BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ("NFBC") has grown in a major way over the last 15 years and with its variety of offerings in both format and entry fees, it has become one of the most popular and competitive fantasy competitions. The contest is discussed extensively on podcasts, radio and in print, plus the ADP has become the industry standard. I have played since almost the very beginning and have noticed the level of competition really has ramped up recently as new (and young) people have joined the competition. Every year is different and sometimes just too many injuries will happen, but there are many in the contests who manage to be competitive on a consistent basis and I am going to try and pass along a few tips to help you achieve that. Note that I will mostly be referring to the Main Event (15-team leagues) and RotoWire Online Championship (12-team leagues), which have FAAB and an overall component to the contests, but much of this will apply to any of their contests or even home leagues.
FOCUS ON THE FINAL TWO-THIRDS OF THE DRAFT
I feel like there is too much on the first 10 rounds of drafts (especially the first round!) when discussing draft preparation. Anyone playing at this competitive level knows all the top players well and while we all have targets and fades and need to build a solid and balanced (more on that later) base in the early rounds, you are drafting great players