Fantasy Football: How to navigate the turn in your 2020 snake draft

Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

What is the best way to win the turn in your fantasy football snake draft?

Oh, the dreaded turn. It’s a blessing, but mostly a curse in any fantasy football snake draft. The turn refers to the spot at the end of the round where a player has back-to-back picks to start out a new round. In a 12-team league, this means the fantasy players has pick No. 12 at the end of round one and pick No. 13 at the start of round two.

The Fantasy Footballers address how you should best navigate the dreaded turn in your 2020 fantasy league. If things went chalk, you’d likely end up with Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs at picks No. 12 and 13. You’d be happy with either of those picks, assuming you want to go wide receiver and running back early in the draft.

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If you were to go with Jones and Jacobs with your first two picks, you’re likely to end up with Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore and Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson as your third and fourth-round selections the next time the draft snakes back in your favor. But how would it go if you were to double-down at either position group in rounds one and two?

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In addition to Jacobs, you could get Kenyan Drake as your other running back. With Moore at wide receiver, your other receiving option in the third or fourth round would likely be Robert Woods of the Los Angeles Rams. With Drake, Jacobs, Moore and Woods, you’d have to feel pretty good with that foursome to build your fantasy team around. But what if you went the other way?

Should you go with someone like DeAndre Hopkins of the Arizona Cardinals as your other wide receiver opposite of Jones, your running back situation would be something along the lines of Carson and Le’Veon Bell of the New York Jets. You’d crush at wide receiver, but there is a lot of volatility at the running back position here. Things could go south in a hurry.

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Ultimately, if you’re drafting at the turn, you’re best served going one wide receiver and one running back or two running backs than you are to double-down with two wide receivers early. After Moore and Woods, there are other excellent receivers like Calvin Ridley of the Atlanta Falcons readily available for you take take as your WR2 in this snake draft scenario.