I’ve been there before. I’m sure you’ve been there before as well.

You need an extra player at a position of need so you draft an NFL team’s backup, thinking you got a decent late-round pick. But as the season draws closer, you suddenly realize that the player you drafted is actually buried third on the team’s depth chart.

Oops. Well, that guy is destined for the waiver wire.

Do yourself a favor and either open up a webpage on your laptop that lists all the team’s updated depth charts at the time of your league’s draft, or print them out and bring them with you on draft day. You must know what the depth charts look like, not only to avoid taking a guy buried on a roster, but it also could lead you to a sleeper.