The start of football season is almost upon us. But for those of us who aren't Aaron Rodgers or Odell Beckham Jr., it also means something else—fantasy football leagues. If you've played in a league with friends or co-workers before, you probably know all too well how one bad week can have dire consequences for your rankings.

We're the first to admit we're not experts at this, so we talked to someone who is: John Hansen, founder and CEO of FantasyGuru. Hansen's site has been the go-to source for fantasy football advice for more than 20 years, and Hansen even hosts shows exclusively about fantasy sports on SiriusXM radio. Here are Hansen's top "best value" picks for each skill position, based on early average draft positions.