I’ve done 10 startup SF TEp drafts this season, mostly bestball.
The key is getting at least 2 RB’s in the first few rounds while also snagging a solid QB1, ideally a QB2 by round 7ish. (12 teamer adp’s)
You don’t want to be left starting Lev Bell and Marlon Mack as your two RB’s, so best to get a Jacobs, Sanders, etc early if possible. If it’s not TE premium just punt the position entirely and hammer WR’s in the mid rounds to shore up where you’re clearly gonna be weak if you get RB and QB early.
https://www81.myfantasyleague.com/2020/options?L=25877&O=17 is my most recent draft (1 month old~ now at this point) to give you an idea of what I’m talking about. I’m team Killing in the Name (highlighted in red)
I probably went a bit overboard with drafting my 4th QB before a WR but the value was too good there and I can always use one as a trade chip later.
It basically comes down to how fast the positions fall off. RB and QB fall off super hard super fast. WR falls off slower and you can find value late in double digit rounds. If the league isn’t TE premium, punting or drafting double TE’s later is ideal.
I’d target a combo of CEH, Sanders, Jacobs, Mixon etc in your first two picks. If Kyler, Dak, or Deshaun are available there you can argue for them too. Don’t fall into the trap of picking WR here.
Round 3/4 turn you should be targetting at least 1QB, and potentially getting a WR here if there’s a good value, otherwise just go RB/QB again.