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100 Fantasy Football Tips in 100 Days, Day 57: Evidence to Wait on Quarterbacks

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At RotoWire, I wrote about why at this time last year, I was wrong in advocating an early-round quarterback strategy. I was fooled by an outlying season that I believed would become a trend.

I was wrong. Very, very wrong. At this time last season, I was advocating an early-quarterback draft strategy. You see, I had done a lot of research on position consistency, and quarterbacks came out on top. Quarterback is still the most consistent position in fantasy football, especially among the top-tier guys. There’s a reason we see Drew Brees,Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady & Co. among the league-leaders in fantasy points each season. And there’s value in that consistency, especially when you’re spending early-round draft picks.

That consistency alone wasn’t enough to catapult elite quarterbacks near the top of my board, though. The reason I was all over Rodgers and Cam Newton in 2012 was I mistakenly believed elite quarterbacks – true top-tier guys – were scarce. As is the case in any market, scarce commodities are valuable. If the top quarterbacks were as scarce as I had believed, the decision to take one early was a no-brainer given their consistency.

Check it out at RotoWire to see stats that show late-round quarterbacks are the way to go.

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One Response to 100 Fantasy Football Tips in 100 Days, Day 57: Evidence to Wait on Quarterbacks

  1. JT says:

    Great tip! Waiting on a QB is a risky strategy, especially in leagues where your fellow owners try and block by drafting a second one early. Still, with so many QBs in this year’s class – I agree 100%….invest those early picks on RBs – those aren’t so deep!

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