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Mitch Moss' Tips On A Successful Fantasy Football Draft

The NFL season starts on Thursday, which means it's time to set your fantasy football lineups. 

But who should you pick up in the draft? 

Should you stick to stars, or try to find some diamonds in the rough? 

Or, is there anybody to avoid at all costs?


On when to pick quarterbacks:

“I will wait, wait and wait some more to take a quarterback because I want to fill up my roster with depth – running back, wide receiver and tight ends first."

Moss said he would wait until the ninth or 10th round to pick a quarterback and his recommendations are: Jimmy Garappolo, Philip Rivers and Patrick Mahomes.

He said some of the more marquee names like Aaron Rogers and Tom Brady really aren't going to make a big difference in points for your team.

On picking running backs:

“Generally, I would take wide receivers in the first and second rounds. I like to wait on running backs. I’ve noticed this year if you wait on running backs then it’s going to be slim pickings come later rounds.”

He said for running backs to go for are: Alex Collins, Joe Mixon, Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis. He also recommended looking for those picks in the third or fourth rounds.

And avoid at all costs: Jerick McKinnon and LaSean McCoy.

On whether the negative attention the NFL has received will hurt the league's popularity:

"It’s not a great product."

Moss said most people only continue to watch because they've placed bets on the league or play fantasy football or both.

He said recent rule changes have hurt the game overall.

On Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin 2:

“There is nothing – in my opinion – as a big boxing fight on the Strip in Las Vegas.”

Moss said he thought GGG won the first fight. The judges disagreed and called it a draw, which is why the fighters will square off again Sept. 15 at T-Mobile.

A lot of people have said that boxing is dead, or at least dying, Moss doesn't agree with that sentiment. He thinks the sport will be fine but it won't be like it was during Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya's prime. 


Mitch Moss, VSIN

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Casey Morell is the coordinating producer of Nevada Public Radio's flagship broadcast State of Nevada and one of the station's midday newscast announcers. (He's also been interviewed by Jimmy Fallon, whatever that's worth.)