Welcome back to the 2012 Fantasy War Room sponsored by Sprint! Every day for the next two weeks, SB Nation will be here to provide you with live fantasy advice as you maneuver through your fantasy football drafts. Whether you are taking part in your first ever fantasy draft, or you are a veteran playing in three re-draft leagues and two dynasty leagues, we will be here to provide insight and advice to help you win your leagues.
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The Fantasy War Room has gotten off to a great start and we're starting to see some trends developing in the topics. Everybody wants to know about sleepers, but an interesting question relates to the first round. After Arian Foster, Ray Rice and LeSean McCoy, who is the number four guy? In PPR leagues, Calvin Johnson would seem to be the choice, while in higher QB point leagues, Aaron Rodgers would seem to be the guy. In a standard league, given how much of a QB league this has become, I suppose Rodgers might be the better choice.
Tonight will be our first live chat during preseason action. Packers-Bengals and Jaguars-Ravens get going at 7:00 p.m. ET, while the Cardinals and Titans are on ESPN at 8:00 p.m. This week generally is viewed as a dress rehearsal type of week for most teams, so you might get a better idea about players about whom you were on the fence. I have to think drafts tonight could swing in certain respects based on strong or weak performances during the draft.
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If you have a question, go down in the comments below and post the question in the subject line. In the message portion, include a quick rundown of pertinent facts about your league. Fantasy football has evolved to a point where most leagues differ on numerous issues. In order to best assist you on draft night, we will need to know some of the basics of your league.
You don't need to spell out every single point category, but things like where you have points per reception (PPR) and whether you have passing touchdowns equal to rushing touchdowns are incredibly important in determining drafting strategy. PPR vs. non-PPR is generally the most important distinction, but if you have any other rule tweaks that impact decisions, let us know so we can provide as much help as possible.
All official SB Nation answers will come from the user SB Nation Fantasy. For tonight, that account will be run by Brad Newberg, a recent addition to our team of writers. Brad has been playing fantasy football for 20 years and last year took home first in his PPR league and second in his non-PPR league. He isn't perfect though, as he decided in a keeper league to take Andy Dalton over Cam Newton. Whoops.
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