Fantasy Football Ultimate Draft Board: Perfect picks for every round

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Fantasy football drafts are all about collecting the best possible values, but we all know those special players exist whom we badly want on our squad.

Whether it's the young up-and-coming wide receiver on our favorite team, a sleeper running back no one is talking about or this year's big breakout at tight end, these players add an extra level of excitement to the roster construction process.

This round-by-round analysis will give you an idea of what's going through my head on draft day, headlined by those players I have circled on my cheat sheet.

For a more philosophical look at the 2021 fantasy football landscape, including strategies for drafting, trading and working waivers in all types of formats, be sure to check out the 2021 fantasy football playbook.

Here it is: My personal recipe for the first step toward a 2021 fantasy football championship.