How important is draft prep?

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If you're like most serious fantasy leaguers this month, you are probably scouring websites, filtering news, downloading data, crunching numbers, ranking players, making charts, requesting advice, doing mocks and generally obsessing over all of it.

Is it worth the effort?

For some, the draft is everything. Those in leagues with limited in-season player movement rest their entire season on the draft . . .

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