DRAFT & HOLD: When in Rome

Draft-and-hold (D&H) leagues have seen a surge in popularity (NFBC has 70 such leagues thus far in 2011, versus 23 in 2010). Perhaps these leagues appeal to the draft purist—after all, if you don't draft well, you won't likely do well. Or maybe it's just easier: after the draft, just a weekly lineup check. Whatever the reason, if you're headed for your first D&H draft, there are a few things to keep in mind, strategically.

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