1)The very helpful advice I got from these guys last year was for the first 3-4 picks, to grab the best available player. Then fill in your roster from that point. I was in first place the whole season and finished 20 games ahead of anyone else. So I think it worked.
2)In all of the fantasy sports I do, I do not let others control my drafting. If someone starts to make a run on a position..chances are you already missed out on the top 5 in the spot...I will go for the top pick in another position, and look for some good value later in the draft to fill in that position that had an early "run" on it.
3) Make sure you have a Solid #1 and #2 SP.......complete your infield and outfield......then I look to fill the rest of my SP's. Then I go for closers, and then look for some good upside at ulitity spots.
Again....this strategy worked very well for me in a long established league. I think me being a FLB rookie surprised a lot of people in the league.
Hope this helps, good luck!!!!!