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A New Way to Look at the Cowboys, NFL, and Fantasy Football

By Jonathan Bales

Fantasy Football: Are rookie quarterbacks the new rookie running backs?

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At RotoWire, I took a look at the emergence of rookie quarterbacks in fantasy football.

In terms of any sort of trend, the improvement in rookie quarterback production has been dramatic, not a gradual increase.

You can see that, from 2004 to 2010, there was no consistent trend among rookie quarterback fantasy production. The top rookie quarterback over that period was Vince Young with a ninth-place finish in 2006. On average, though, the best rookie quarterback each season averaged just a 25th-place finish, meaning first-year quarterbacks weren’t even really worthy of a selection in re-draft leagues.

With three rookie quarterbacks in the last two seasons – Newton, Griffin, and Luck – figuring to finish in the top 10 at the position in their first years, though, it sure seems like things have changed. Could such a dramatic jump really be the result of chance?

Read the rest at RotoWire.

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