It’s starting to get more and more interest and national love, but it’s just a flea on the NFL’s back when it comes to popularity.
But it’s still fun.
All leagues are going to be different when it comes to scoring systems, configurations, and whether or not it’s a national thing or just concentrating on conferences. No matter how you do it, here’s generally the deal.
1. Like in pro fantasy football, just take the superstars up top and worry about positions later.
2. If you don’t go big on tight end early, forget about it. The position falls off the map instantly.
3. If you don’t go big on wide receiver early, you can’t forget about it, but you’re sort of screwed.
4. It’s okay to secure a top defense and/or kicker early, but there’s no real desperate need to.
5. Take BIG swings late. College is far, far different than NFL in that the speculation on the superstars is more of a shot in the dark. Last year, Jonathan Taylor, Khalil Tate and David Sills weren’t exactly flying off the board early.
So for the preseason College Fantasy Football Top 200 Prospects, it’s about value more than the potential raw numbers. No matter what your scoring system, the 75thish-best quarterback is likely going to score around as much as a top wide receiver, much less a great tight end.
With that in mind, this isn’t a ranking of players based on likely overall scoring; it’s combining value and timing as well as the likely straight stats.
Remember, this is ONLY about the potential fantasy football stats, not necessarily talent.