It’s the most wonderful time of the year. That’s right, it’s draft season. With fantasy focus at all time highs, there is never a bad time to brush up on auction draft strategy. If you play in a league with a snake draft, you’re really missing out. Auctions are just better plain and simple.

Fantasy Focus: QBs

If there has to be a battle for the quarterback position, odds are the quarterbacks on the team are not going to be very relevant in fantasy, but regardless, they are worth watching because there is a possibility that somebody may break out and deliver some value. Furthermore, some of these quarterbacks will be able to benefit from good receivers and tight ends and may affect the value of those players. Here are some of the more interesting quarterback battles brewing this preseason.

Fantasy Focus: RBs

While it's easy to look away from the players who burned you last year, it could also be a wise move to look deeper into them. While other owners in your league are scarred away by a bad campaign in 2014, make sure to capitalize on low values and high upside. These running backs are primed for bounce back years in the upcoming season and should be followed in our fantasy updates.

Fantasy Focus: Week 1

Even though there are many great matchups for the first game of the regular season, there are some games that are getting slept on. So before you finalize your starters for week 1, here are some great matchup fantasy updates, that should make you reconsider.

Fantasy Focus: Cincinnati Bengals

Our latest NFL team profile looks at a midwestern based NFL team with a productive yet migraine-inducing quarterback running the show. No, not Jay Cutler and the Bears, but Andy Dalton and the Bengals.

Fantasy Focus: TE

Tight ends often offer completely different value in real life vs. in fantasy. Coaches may be more inclined to gain value from tight ends by having them block rather than serve as a receiving option. The best fantasy options at the position are the ones who transcend the blocking background of the position and put up receiver-like numbers. A few teams are dealing with this balance and trying to figure out who to start at tight end and how to use them as options for their teams' offense. This week, we focus on a few of the more interesting tight end situations in the league and analyze them in more detail.

Fantasy Focus

The Baltimore Ravens are in the midst of a transition offensively now that Torrey Smith plays elsewhere and the injured Dennis Pitta doesn't play. Then again, the rock solid Joe Flacco still lives in Charm City, as do some other interesting options for fantasy football this season.

Fantasy Focus

Preseason games allow players who are on the roster bubble the chance to show coaches why they should earn a spot on the roster. For many players trying to make a roster, preseason games are the first NFL experience that they’ve ever had. From these games, fantasy owners can get a preview for potential breakout stars in the coming seasons and learn more about a team’s style of play.

Fantasy Focus: WRs

As a fantasy owner, nothing is more painful than drafting a bust, a player who potentially derails a promising season. Though these receivers performed well below expectations last season, it's time to forgive and forget, and target them in drafts because of their lowered values. Look to fill your roster with these players on draft day.

The “sleeper” is dead. Every intelligent fantasy football analyst has been saying this for years, but it might finally be sinking in. Grantland’s Bill Barnwell had an excellent take on “sleepers” in his column last week. As he pointed out, it’s virtually impossible to predict which players are on the precipice of a breakout, in the mold of Odell Beckham Jr, C.J. Anderson or Justin Forsett from last season, because a lot of that has to do with factors outside of their control like injuries and playing time. So if identifying prototypical “breakout” candidates ahead of time isn’t an exact science, where should fantasy owners invest their late round selections?