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How fantasy GMs drafted in four remaining NFL regions

DraftKings broke down how New England, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Green Bay drafted this fantasy football season.

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Fantasy football GMs take their craft seriously, and when it comes to drafting their team before the start of each season, they shoot for only the best.

But the best, as it turns out, depends on where you call home. DraftKings broke down how each of the regions of the four remaining NFL teams drafted this season, and while some picks are a sign of allegiance to the hometown team, others cross team lines. 

When it came to quarterbacks, New England, Pittsburgh, Atlanta and Green Bay drafted the arm cannon closest to home, choosing Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers respectively. While it's no surprise that each city favored the hometown team, three of the four regions chose the Patriots as their top defense selection. Green Bay was the only city that strayed, choosing the Cardinals No. 1 overall.

As far as New England picks in enemy territory goes, the defense is where it begins and ends. 


Of course, New England stuck with their local stars, including LeGarrette Blount, Martellus Bennett and Julian Edelman.

All four regions selected Tampa Bay's Mike Evans for a receiver and the Cardinals defense, and Drew Brees was the second pick at quarterback across the board. Arizona's David Johnson and Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell were top picks at running back in all four regions, and Kansas City's Travis Kelce was a common pick, as well. 

While there are no real surprises when it comes to these individual picks, it's nice to see the loyalty of each region in action -- especially in Patriots Nation. 


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