Welcome back for another edition of the SB Nation Fantasy War Room. The 2017 preseason comes to a close tonight, and then roster cuts get underway between now and Saturday. We have seen quite a few trades this month, and I would expect several more as teams get to the 53-man limit. Whether that has a dramatic impact on fantasy football remains to be seen. In the meantime, we’ll be live until 10 p.m. ET tonight answering all your fantasy football questions. If you can’t see the comments at the bottom of the article, click here.
The most notable news today is that Greg Olsen got a some more incentives added to his contract. He remains arguably the top tight end on the board (factoring in Rob Gronkowski’s injury risk), but a few more incentives are always welcome! Other than that, teams will be resting most of their starters Thursday evening, which hopefully means no significant injuries that will impact you as your fantasy draft gets underway.
This marks the sixth season of a chat room that offers you the most extensive fantasy football advice on the internet. In 2012, SB Nation created a live chat called the Fantasy War Room to help you better prepare for your fantasy football drafts and weekly lineup decisions. Unlike other chats that are for an hour or two on game day, the Fantasy War Room is live several hours a day for virtually the entire season.
The War Room is officially into our normal August draft schedule. We will be operating from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. These hours will take us to the Thursday kickoff opener the first week in September.
Today’s war room will feature fantasy analyst Jeff Goldberg answering questions. Drop in the comments with any questions you have to get ready for your fantasy drafts and the 2017 fantasy football season!
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Fantasy football drafts require hitting on your high picks, but factoring in potential sleepers and busts is critical to winning your league. There will be players in the first couple of rounds who flame out, and you’ll find a player in round 10 or 11 who is the key to victory. Each week, we have taken a look at how potential sleepers and busts have performed to give you an idea of whom to consider and avoid in your drafts.
Preseason Week 1 fantasy football analysis
Preseason Week 2 fantasy football analysis
Preseason Week 3 fantasy football analysis
There is a host of new rookies in the NFL each season, and they can be critical to your success. If you are in a dynasty or keeper league, they hold a little more value, but even in single-year leagues, there will be rookies worth considering in your drafts. Here is Week 1 and Week 2 preseason rookie analysis.